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teebling
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Looking great man, so much detail being added in
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Posted : 05/02/2019 12:12 pm
Keytucks
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Great guide! Two pieces of feedback:

1. I would add Nightbane Vile Fangs as a prime AOE spot for levels 28-32. Not very contested, this was a great spot for me to practice my AOE early. https://classicdb.ch/?npc=206

2. I recommend only 2/3 points in Improved Blizzard. The 65% slow is nice, but it does not last very long, and it overwrites the much longer 50% slow from COC. Leaving Improved Blizzard at 2/3 results in a 50% slow that does not overwrite COC.

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Posted : 05/02/2019 1:08 pm
Jpy
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Great guide! Two pieces of feedback:

1. I would add Nightbane Vile Fangs as a prime AOE spot for levels 28-32. Not very contested, this was a great spot for me to practice my AOE early. https://classicdb.ch/?npc=206

2. I recommend only 2/3 points in Improved Blizzard. The 65% slow is nice, but it does not last very long, and it overwrites the much longer 50% slow from COC. Leaving Improved Blizzard at 2/3 results in a 50% slow that does not overwrite COC.

Thanks for the feedback.

1. I’ve updated my guide recently to reflect strategies for Classic launch. Expected population is massive and anyone who’s experienced private server launches with massive pops knows first hand how difficult it is to AoE early; spots are heavily contested and low level AoE is extremely mana intensive. Just one person from the opposing faction can easily ruin your attempt to pull a pack and then you’re left with an inefficient spec for questing. Respec costs are far too expensive to swap specs often. Because of this, I’d highly recommend a more single target friendly spec and heavy emphasis on questing until at least 40 when you’ve already secured your mount, you have Ice Barrier to help with pulls, and your options for AoE spots are much more plentiful and even then it’ll be hard to find good spots with so many people actively leveling.

2. I did mention 2/3 Imp Blizzard as an option for people newer to Mages or AoE farming but 3/3 is pretty vastly superior with 3/3 Permafrost once you get used to it as it allows you to easily cast 2 full length Blizzards before the pull reaches you, when your Frost Nova will be back off CD and you can repeat 2 more full length Blizzard channels.

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Topic starter Posted : 05/02/2019 2:01 pm
Hawk
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Thank you for making this guide. I have it book marked and intend to test it out this summer! 😀

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Posted : 22/02/2019 7:35 am
Krevan
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Just curious, how come the "Addon Collection" link just links back to this page? Is it supposed to?

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Posted : 21/04/2019 5:13 am
Jpy
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Krevan no, it’s not. Although, this is pretty out of date now with the changes to what’s available at launch. Honestly I’d prefer to take it down as there’s no way I’ll have time to work on this with no intent to play Mage for Classic. The drop rates listed are probably wrong also as unfortunately most listed rates on the majority of classic databases are wrong.

E: honestly I can’t remember what I had linked for the addon collection but here’s a few:

https://forum.twinstar.cz/threads/github-list-of-vanilla-addons-1-12-1.123906/

https://legacy-wow.com/vanilla-addons/

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Topic starter Posted : 21/04/2019 8:26 am
teebling
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Honestly I’d prefer to take it down as there’s no way I’ll have time to work on this with no intent to play Mage for Classic

Just give me a green light and I'll remove this guide for you if you'd like Jpy.

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Posted : 21/04/2019 3:19 pm
Jpy
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teebling just to clarify, teeb, this isn’t anything against the forum— I love barrens.chat. I just hate having a write up with my name on it with so much wrong in hindsight (every piece of information provided for drop rates for the grind targets are almost certainly wrong due to inaccurate databases) and due to changes for Classic.

E: I’d love to fix everything but it’s just not realistic, we just purchased our first house and will be moving everything in at the beginning of next month!

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Topic starter Posted : 21/04/2019 3:39 pm
teebling
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@teebling just to clarify, teeb, this isn’t anything against the forum— I love barrens.chat. I just hate having a write up with my name on it with so much wrong in hindsight (every piece of information provided for drop rates for the grind targets are almost certainly wrong due to inaccurate databases) and due to changes for Classic.

Oh yeah totally understand mate, I'd feel the same if I knew I wasn't going to maintain it. I'll get this down tomorrow (will involve also getting rid of a few other links in places, but I know where they all are cos I wrote them down )

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Posted : 21/04/2019 3:40 pm
Pista
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Levels 56-60 you can farm Gordok Matiffs in Dire Maul North. This will generate you insane amount of leather and gold. Can leave and do DE: E lasher route as well before resetting instance. If the pathing is the same as private servers then this is by far the most optimal leveling/ gold farming you can do once you hit 52 (starting with East then North at 56).

Here's a video I found that showcases this

I'm new to the fourms but I've been on Northdale for a while, and I mostly leveled with AOE famring rather than questing so I'd thought I'd comment. I dont think I will aoe farm untill 30ish, respeccing around 30. This is due to server population, no dynamic respawning, and just overall experience with farming pre-mount. I personally don't really like questing as much as aoe farming, but when clasasic releases I will be duo leveling with my brother who is rolling Warrior, so I will be focusing single target dps at low levels.

I found Aoe grinding really not that worth it untill your mount. Its just really hard to get the mobs together, and unsafe without Ice Barrier. My goal going into classic is to rush as fast as possible to 42, and thats when you can farm pirates in Tanaris, which is insane amount of exp. In my private server it was way too packed to farm consistently, but there is also other packs around that area to farm. After leveling a few, running Zul'Farak for trinket, then I plan to quest in Ungoro until 52. Once you are 52, its smooth sailing in Dire Maul till the end.

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Posted : 17/06/2019 7:46 am
Wyrade
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"2/3 Improved Blizzard may be more suitable to first time Mages or people who haven't experimented with AoE farming before as it will allow you to refresh your slow with Blizzard before it falls off."

I assume you meant refresh with Cone of Cold, fix it if you have time.

Thank you for the guide, it is very helpful! =)

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Posted : 17/06/2019 11:29 pm
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