Twink Goodies

I haven't written for a while, I know. My previous poem sums it up -- there's just not much going on. Some raiding, some dungeon runs, some dailies. Nothing new or exciting in the WoWverse.

I suspect many of you have ended up in the same place I have, which is PvP. I know in my guild PvP is more prevalent than it was a few months back. Even though I don't consider myself much of a PvP player, it's a way to get nice gear and it's more reliable than dungeon/raid drops.

On a different note, one of the issues for my family right now is recreational disconnect. Both of my older kids play WoW, but they are Horde side on a different server. So even though we all play, we can't really play together. My hubbie doesn't play at all, he tried WoW and pronounced it a clone of EQ/DoaC/CoH and decided it wasn't original enough to be worth his time. He's got RPG burnout, what can I say? Still, it's kinda weird being the woman who's on WoWCrack, instead of the other way around.

So... I decided to combine my three different issues: boredom, lack of opportunities to include kids and apathetic hubbie into one solution. Twink PVP!! The theory being that we can quickly build a team of 19 twinks and get to the action without all the level grinding. So that's what I've been working on lately and it gave rise to a crafting scenario I thought I'd share.

I'm sure you seasoned twinkers out there know that Blizz changed the BC enchants so they can no longer be used on lowbies. The old ones still can though, which I think opens up some interesting possibilities for enchanters looking for a new angle. Consider specializing in "old world" enchants for twinks. More and more I see people in Trade chat asking for the old versions of enchants, and at first I thought it was weird. After researching my own twinking needs, I now assume this is for twink purposes. Surely this can be taken advantage of by enterprising crafters!

Obviously if you were an enchanter prior to Burning Crusade, this would be quite easy to do. You simply advertise your old enchants with a twink-focused message. For new enchanters who skipped all that old stuff, you'd have to go back and get it. But since Blizzard made it easier to grind old factions, that might be worthwhile.

For example, one of the best enchants for twink healers is the old +22 INT chant from the Thorium Brotherhood. My enchanter Kayree was only Honored with them before the expansion. She had been working on Revered to get the +22 INT, but gave up after BC came out because there was an upgrade available in Outland. Faction with the Thorium Brotherhood used to be painfully difficult to build, but now it's not too bad. Dark Iron is no longer in demand, and most guilds have zero use for all the Molten Core materials they collected way back when. So if you're looking for some new ways to stand out from the crowd, consider building a solid twink chant repertoire.

There are many other valuable enchants that would fit in with this strategy, which I'll be happy to write further articles about if there's enough interest from readers. And I'm sure there are other professions that could potentially provide similar services, if there's enough interest in that. Discuss....

Credits: I would like to thank Mamabear for graciously sharing the guild's MC materials with me so I could hit Revered with Thorium Brotherhood. She was happy to reclaim bank space, but I'm still grateful to her for letting me take them.

7 comments:

  1. always a pleasure to read your blog
    keep it up

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  2. Hi Nausica - I'm glad you enjoy the articles! It sure would be nice if Blizz would give me something new to write about, rofl! Never fear, I will continue to concoct new stories as best I can :)

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  3. I was thinking about creating a twink myself. I'll be looking for your posts.
    :)

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  4. Well as you can see, not a lot of reaction here on this particular post. I've also had trouble finding definitive information on twink gear for this particular bracket (10-19), the only site I know of with a chart is Shadowpanther.net for rogues. For my druid and hunter twink I've been using the same data in combination with my own variations for druid/hunter goodness to create gear lists. Wailing Caverns has been our home for awhile, most of the best leather gear drops there. In general I'd say pick a class you know and that you feel confident about using in Warsong. If you're already familiar with the gear needs of the class (as I am with my druid) it's not too hard to figure out which items to get for gearing up. I used the advanced item search function on Allakhazam to find lvl 15-19 blues for each slot and also used Atlas Loot in-game to see what the lowbie bosses were dropping that I could use. Good luck and feel free to drop an email if you need help for rogue/druid/hunter.

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  5. Twinking is incredibly fun!

    I agree on the lack of solid information, well a site devoted to building the characters, at for the 10-19 bracket. The shadowpanther site is very useful for the ranges that he gives for the rogues and leather wearers.

    I was debating with a friend (my current webhost) about making a site specifically about this incredibly addictive class of pvp. Btw, Hunters and Rogues are the 'easiest' to twink at 19. I might have to think about making that site again.

    Enjoy the bedlam in pvp, I am envious of your more than 2 person group, you guys will have fun.

    ~Demon

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  6. Good article. Not a huge fan of 10-19 myself, but if you're looking to make a 29 twink hunter or need some tips on 29 twink rogue gear then I'm your guy.

    Actually, in hindsight, I don't feel like I've given 10-19 a fair shot. What class would you recommend besides rogue or hunter? Something that will be worth the cash invested, but still be a bit challenging. Thanks in advance!

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  7. I'd say a challenging class would either be a mage (I've run into a few very mean mages) or a paladin. Paladin's are effective flag carriers and off healers. They all have their challenges but the bracket seems primarily dominated with hunters and rogues.

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