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Looking for a sweet ride? The Mekgineer's Chopper (Alliance) and Mechano-Hog (Horde) bike mounts not only look cool, but they let you carry a passenger, too. While you can't customize the license plate (they all say "PWN"), having a Chopper is definitely a great way to show off your toon. That is partially because of the price you must pay to build one of these fine pieces of craftsmanship!
Over time, leveling in World of Warcraft has become a lot easier. Many veteran WoW players often complain that it's too easy. The WoW Ironman Challenge aims to challenge WoW fans to put their money where their mouth is with that complaint. The concept behind it is simple; leveling is so easy that it could be done in white and gray gear without dying or receiving help from anyone else. Die once for any reason and you're eliminated. Sound exciting? Continue reading for a rundown of all the rules!
If you play on a high population server and are not in a guild, you have probably received an unsolicited guild invite from someone at one point. While this is an easy way to get into a guild with many guild perks, perhaps you're not ready to join a guild yet, or simply don't want to be in a guild. If that's the case, the good news is that Blizzard has conveniently provided an option for you to block random guild invites.
The Vial of the Sands is a brand new flying mount in Cataclysm that transforms you into a dragon, with the added ability to give someone a ride. Wrath of the Lich King brought us the Mekgineer's Chopper, and with Cataclysm comes the flying version! Being able to show off this amazing mount doesn't come cheap, though. If you've got the gold and time to farm the materials (or more gold to buy some of them) then here's a quick checklist for obtaining a Vial of the Sands mount.
After the Cataclysm, the Barrens of Kalimdor were ripped apart and divided into two new regions – the Northern Barrens, and the Southern Barrens. With the North and South Barrens split by a chasm full of lava, it's a little bit trickier to make your way south than it was pre-Cataclysm, but it can easily be done if you know the right path to take.
Having a bank alt is a great way to deal with the problem of limited bank storage, especially if you've got an army of alts. With your own private guild, you'll have access to six entire guild tabs (seven or eight if you level the guild up) that can be used to store all of your items – in addition to your bank alt's own bank tabs. Here's how to create a bank alt, start your own guild, and get up and running.
The honor points you earn from battlegrounds and world PvP, and conquest points from arena and rated battlegrounds can be redeemed for PvP armor sets, trinkets, rings, and many other items.
Once your Blood Elf reaches level 20, you can learn the journeyman riding skill and get your Hawkstrider mount right outside of Silvermoon City. After exiting Silvermoon City through the south exit, head east down the road until you see a building on the left side. It will say Thuron's Livery on your map. Inside the building you can learn the riding skill, and the vendor outside the building will sell you a mount. While you can get riding training from any riding trainer, your land mounts can only be purchased from Thuron's Livery until you reach exalted reputation status with another Horde city faction.
Gem sockets, and item enhancements such as enchants, leg armor, spellthread, and shoulder/helm glyphs provide a way to enhance your character without having to upgrade your gear. At the level cap, having your gear fully gemmed and enchanted can provide that last bit of DPS/healing/damage mitigation that you need to complete a heroic dungeon or raid. Once you reach the level cap and start running heroic dungeons, the question is not "should I enchant or gem this item" but "how much should I spend on gems/enchants for this item?"
Organizing your inventory and keeping your bags clean is a housekeeping chore that every World of Warcraft player has to deal with. If you're looking for a way to spend less time taking care of in-game chores, and more time playing, here are 3 add-ons that you should definitely get your hands on!