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Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Igrado » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 am

Hello all,

I'm a player from a by-gone era. I am currently re-joining the fray on a private server that is 2.4.3 (Burning Crusade). I was wondering if anyone has links on file for the great guides and such we had back in TBC. It's been a while, I've forgotten a lot of it, and unfortunately I didn't keep the links. I'm going to search through the old forums by hand if need be, but if anyone has the old links on file I would appreciate it - it would save me a ton of time.

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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Gab » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:12 pm

Not sure about mechanics guides but if you're talking about boss strats you could try the "Classic Strat Archive" forums.

viewforum.php?f=35

Edit: A quick search found me Winchester's 101 might be a good start/refresher.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3637
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Igrado » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Thanks Gab, that second one you found is spot on. I also went to HonorsHammer's blog. I'm sifting through old posts, which is easier because they are tagged. I found several tagged for Gear, including this one, that will help me going through Outlands, which is where I want to be gearing up and getting used to tanking TBC style.

http://honorscode.blogspot.com/search/l ... date=false

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=163

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36 am

Hmm, I wrote a big list with gear and all, and posted it on this board as well. I remember seeing it a few months ago, but now I can no longer find it. :(
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Igrado » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 am

Thels wrote:Hmm, I wrote a big list with gear and all, and posted it on this board as well. I remember seeing it a few months ago, but now I can no longer find it. :(


I found a small list you made of some pre-Heroic upgrades here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=700&hilit=gear
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:31 am

That's just a few random items. I actually had a complete list and now it annoys me that I can no longer find it. :(
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Barathorn » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:08 am

Thels wrote:That's just a few random items. I actually had a complete list and now it annoys me that I can no longer find it. :(


This list?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=163

Hope that helps, sorry for the necro.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:36 am

That wasn't it. I actually was looking for a guide I wrote myself.

Nonetheless, your link should help Igrado out :)
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Barathorn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:42 am

Which guide was it Thels, I have most of them archived? Zoe's Guide to being a Tankadin?
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Igrado » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:57 am

Barathorn... 6 years later and you still "can't don't read no good"

Thels wrote:I actually was looking for a guide I wrote myself.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Igrado » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 am

Thanks for the links. I've gone the way of manual leveling, so it may be a month or so before I reach Outlands again, at which point I'll refer back to this thread and the connected guides.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Lyoness » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:24 am

Though currently not launched yet, you might also be interested in this (blizzlike) server as it sounds quite promising: World of Corecraft

Article + YT links

Key features:
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  • working VMaps/MMaps
  • (optional) instant level 58 server with 1x Experience rates

Does one recall the builds for 2.4.3 from Lore's popular specs thread by chance?
-> TBC talent calculator
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Fenrìr » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:47 am

Something like this.


However, there were other builds that took 5/5 reckoning, 5/5 Divine Strength, etc as TBC went on through. In my particular raid though, one of our holy paladins took 5/5 imp devo and the other covered Conc Aura allowing me to run Ret.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Lyoness » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:17 am

Fenrìr wrote:Something like this.

I'd rather spec this way for raids.

Prot-Tree:
Improved Devotion Aura's kinda useless as you'll be using Retribution Aura most of the time.
Afair precision is very important on Boss fights. Reckoning is quite useful during leveling.
Kings if no other pala's around.

Ret-Tree:
Ret-/Holy-Paladins got more spare points to spec into IBoM, I'd take Benediction instead.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Fenrìr » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:14 am

I don't really recall ever having mana issues back in TBC to ever warrant Benediction.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:17 am

Fenrìr wrote:I don't really recall ever having mana issues back in TBC to ever warrant Benediction.

Really? While I don't remember if I took that specific talent, I *do* remember carrying stacks and stacks of mana injectors and even that nether storm stuff just to keep my mana up with no downtime.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Fenrìr » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:25 am

The things I remember with the whole mana and Benediction argument was 'If you're having mana issues, tank more things."
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:44 am

I do recall some mana issues from time to time, especially when offtanking, as we didn't get much damage. The alternative is Blessing of Might, which was likely provided by one of the other paladins. Blessing division:

Blessing of Salvation/Sanctuary - Protection Paladin 1.
Blessing of Wisdom - Holy Paladin 1.
Blessing of Kings - Holy Paladin 2 or Protection Paladin 2.
Blessing of Might - Retribution Paladin or Holy Paladin 2/3.

Devotion provided quite a bit of armor, but again, was likely to be provided by a Holy Paladin as well.

I'm a little confused, though. Wasn't there an aura talent that increased healing received? I recall that our tank party back in the day consisted of 2 warrior tanks (Commanding Shout, Battle Shout), 1 paladin tank (That aura that increased healing received), 1 holy paladin (Devotion Aura) and 1 Warlock (Imp). Of course, alternatively, you could have the paladin tank run Devotion Aura and replace the holy paladin with a resto druid.

I think I had something along the lines of this, but I'm not sure. I thought I had Improved Seal of the Crusader in there somehow.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:56 am

Barathorn wrote:Which guide was it Thels, I have most of them archived? Zoe's Guide to being a Tankadin?


That's the one, I think. I no longer have that one, I'm afraid. If you still have it, it would be awesome if you could send it to me!
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Lyoness » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:03 am

Thels wrote:
Barathorn wrote:Which guide was it Thels, I have most of them archived? Zoe's Guide to being a Tankadin?


That's the one, I think. I no longer have that one, I'm afraid. If you still have it, it would be awesome if you could send it to me!


Found Zoe's Guide to Building your Tankadin. Is that the one you're looking for?

Though another talent calculator (PoJ just 2/2 instead of 3/3) is used, this new guide also looks quite useful.
I don't recall, what exactly talent trees looked like in 2.4.3.

EDIT: As per game client 2.4.3's PoJ is (3/3)
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:35 am

Yes, that's it, or at least, the first part of it, and the blue response that it was stickied. There were a lot more posts that made up the guide.

And that could be it. I didn't stick around to the very end of TBC (was hacked, then the GMs left my account frozen for like ages, and I decided that it was nice to step away from WoW for a while. :P), so perhaps I was used to an earlier talent build.
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Lyoness » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:54 am

Thels wrote:Yes, that's it, or at least, the first part of it, and the blue response that it was stickied. There were a lot more posts that made up the guide.

Internet Archive FTW!
-> Zoe's archived thread
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Re: Old Burning Crusade Guides

Postby Thels » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:19 am

Hmm, nice to read that all back. I forgot I did all that stuff for talents and what not...

Though it doesn't seem to be the latest version. I included a big list about gear and what not...

EDIT: And those were on page 2. Nice find!
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