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  1. ShadowCraft for Warlords of Draenor

    Why would you ever want to do that?
  2. Rogue Simple Questions

    Simply: No, it's not worth it and doesn't make sense. If you want to make the most out of the drop, switch your spec to Assassination and use Shortblade MH, Hvitserk OH. If you want to stay Combat, keep the Axe MH and use the Shortblade OH.
  3. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    I'm curious, do you know how the calculations of optimizing gems and reforges are done? I am wondering if it would make sense to reset all reforges before optimizing gems and then reforgiong again or is the gem-calculation done "from scratch" with base numbers anyway?
  4. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Of course he meant in Shadowcraft, that's why he wrote it in this thread ... And yes I was wondering it myself, I couldn't find a way in Shadowcraft to add the Socket too.
  5. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Works fine, thanks a lot!
  6. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Is the Shadowcraft Backend service still/again running on a non standard Port (I think Antiarc mentioned 8880 once). I cant't get Shadowcraft to work on my office PC, since our Firewall blocks all ports except standard web (80/443), I can use the equipment part, but there happens no dps calculation. I always just get "Error contacting backend engine". Isn't there a way to contact the backend service without needing a nonstandard Web-Port?
  7. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    The EP values should still be the same, just the caps you have to reach are obviously much lower. So yes reforge the excess hit into better stats.
  8. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    <wrong thread please delete>
  9. Since Rhonin does a city-wide yell all around Dalaran, when someone finishes the "send the changed mesage to the titans" quest, how XXX has saved the world from destruction by the titans. I would think everyone will learn more or less what the true ending of Ulduar is, even if they don't kill Alganon themselves.
  10. I am wondering, why noone yet suggested that maybe Loken himself might be the endboss of Ulduar? OK not the feeble Version you kill in Halls of lightning, but the new, improved, buffed-by-yogg-saron-version. For me that's much more likely than Thorim. He'll surely be there, and i find the idea of teh four watchers quite compelling, but I don't see Thorim as endboss.
  11. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Just 2 pages back, the list is there for you to find it ... http://elitistjerks.com/f15/t29288-wotlk_profession_thread/p57/#post985484
  12. WHAT'S THAT MOD???

    OK, I don't know if there is a mod like the one I am searching, but I thought I'd better ask here than opening up a new thread: Is there an addon that tracks/notifies me when I complete one subpart of an achievement? Like fishing up one of several fish or completing one sub-achievement of the large ones. It's quite hard to keep track of "what has changed" in the achievement window as long as you don't finish an achievement.
  13. You are forgetting about the marketing of such an expansion. What you describe might "feel" good when played, but it will not "sell" good to 10-12 million subscribers. "Visit the new ...", "Experience the new ..." that's what sells the boxes. New lands to explore, new race or class to play, not experiencing old areas in a new way. Details like that are largely expected to happen in content patches, not the large scale expansion add-ons. Lets face it, there WILL be a completely new area to explore. The next expansion will with 100% certainity not play in Northrend or in well known Azerothian areas again and everything that might be added to Azeroth itself will be sidework to the main context. This opinion is not based on any secret insider information, just on plain and simple economical considerations.