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Reforging and the pain that it is…

Friday, December 14th, 2012

So, if you are like me, you dual spec on most of your toons.  But some of my toons share gear between the specs and I reforge when I change specs.  Yeah, I am one of those crazy people that have bought one of the Grand Expedition Yaks.

To do my reforges I love AskMrRobot.  I could load my character from the armory and have it tweak my toon to hit the best numbers for my main spec.  But then, when I switch to my offspec, things are a bit out of whack.  Like since I focus on my resto spec on my shammy, when I go to elemental, I end up with like a 23% chance to hit with the high amount of spirit I have.

Normally, I would log out in dps spec, load myself in Mr. Robot and then use the Reforge Export option and Reforgerade to switch things around.  Yeah, it can get expensive but I don’t worry about that much.  It worked pretty well though I would have to actually log out of the character and back in.  Which can get time consuming.

So what I found a few days ago was ReforgeLite.  Let me back up a second.  I’m an addon addict.  You’ll probably see a lot of addons get posted here as time goes by.  Most will fill one little niche thing that I want to do and not much else.  I don’t use addon sets and I am sure most people would say my interface is too cluttered, but I like it.  Pick and choose what you want.  That is my motto.  LOL!  Anyways…  ReforgeLite.  This allowed me to do similar to what Mr. Robot does but in the game.  So I could just switch specs and reforge without having to log out and back in all the time.

The other nice thing is that it works for reforges only.  It takes into account the gems and enchants you already have on your gear and works around them.  So I don’t have to “lock down” my gems and enchants in Mr. Robot to force it to not tell me to redo them.  Yeah, I know it’s not optimal to have the spirit/crit gem in a helm as dps.  But those things are expensive to keep swapping out.  For the most part, I have found that if you order the stats the same as they are on Mr. Robot, you come up with the same results.  You can even select between 5 mans and raiding setups.  That nice because of the difference needed on some stats like Hit and Expertise.  If I know I am going to be running 5 mans as dps, I can use some of the extra hit stats to increase my other stats like haste, crit and mastery.

And best of all, I don’t have to think to hard!  Always a good thing.

Who? What? I’m so confused…

Friday, December 14th, 2012

So who is Noodlez?  Noodlez is a gnomish warlock on the Feathermoon-US server.  Right now he’s sitting at 85 because I have not had time to level him up.  Other toons have taken my time.  He’s the Guild Master of The Mirage on that server.

So why didn’t I start a blog with one of my other toons names?  Well, I like Noodlez.  I love his name.  It fits him so well.  He’ll probably never be my “main” but he’s the toon I most closely associate with.  Not really sure why.  I just love him.

So who do I play?  Well, right now, I have 3 90’s in my cast of characters and about 6 more waiting to hit 90.  First up is Mysteiria.  She’s my raider.  She’s a elemental/resto shaman.  She’s geared pretty well, and though I have struggled a bit with her, she can hold her own in healing raids.  She’s part of a 10 man raid group but I’ll mention that in a bit.

Next up is Cyndir.  He’s the toon I am having the most fun on.  He’s a Draenei Frost/Blood DK.  Though I have a decent set of gear, up until now, I have not tanked at all with him.  I can probably do it but I enjoy the dps and don’t mind sitting in queue for a bit.  So I dps on him mostly.  Thanks to and his awesome class videos, Cyndir DPS’s “like a baller”.  LOL!  It also helps that it’s only a few cooldowns and an easy rotation.  As well as a nice addon called CLC DK that keeps everything I need to see centralized.

Lastly is Saimus.  Saimus is a human pally.  Everyone has to have one right?  He’s ret/prot though he doesn’t get much action.  I have a similar addon for him but he’s just not as much fun to play.  Too many things to track and too many buttons to push.  He farms and collects my herbs until I send them over to my scribe or alchemist.

So who else do I have waiting “in the mists”?  LOL!  I like that.  Oh yeah, I make TERRIBLE puns.  My guild actually suggested I make a Panda named “Punda” because my puns are so bad.  Let’s see, next up will probably be GrayGhost.  He’s my leatherworker and we need someone to learn patterns in the guild.  He’s a worgen rogue.  Then there is Leucis.  He’s my alchemist.  He’s a worgen druid (boom/resto).  Mailee is also a druid.  She’s a feral/guardian druid.  Yeah, her name is a play on words too.  When people would say “stack with melee”, I always heard “stack with Mailee”.  There is Nouillez (which is french for Noodlez).  She’s my gnomish priest.  Mostly shadow but she does have a disc spec.  She’s my enchantress/engineer.  Of course there is Noodlez.  He’s a tailor/engineer.  He’s a gnomish warlock.  And lastly is Aalexa.  She’s a draenei hunter.  Currently she’s sitting on a BM spec but that may change as I play her.  Oh, and Punda is just out of the starting area.  The plan for her was a mistweaver/windwalker monk.  But she gets almost no play time either.

Why so many toons?  Well, I like to be as self-sufficient as possible.  Make my own stuff.  Gather my own stuff.  Spend my own cash.  Yeah, I am GM of a pretty cool guild but it’s just how I play.  I’ve carried that feeling all the way from my early days in Ultima Online forward.  Help where needed.  Give as needed.  And just do my thing.

Grayce!  You’ll here me mention her from time to time.  She’s my wife IRL.  In game, she’s a human arcane mage.  When we first started dating, I got her into the game.  She thought she would never make it past level 20.  But Grayce and Saimus leveled mostly together.  They made it into the wedding vows.  They showed up on the grooms cake.  And now, she raids along side of me.  She used to only play when I played but she’s branching out.  Recently she has been doing the cooking dailies and now other dailies on her own.  She still runs into stumbling points and can get lost but it’s awesome to see her progressing.

I think that’s enough for now.  Gonna wrap this up and prep to head home.