Gear up! The 550 Challenge

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Gear up! The 550 Challenge

  1. 1. Gear Up! The 550 Challenge Hangout
  2. 2. Overview • Item Level • Getting Gear • Average Item Level • The Challenge
  3. 3. Item Level • Each item in the game is assigned an item level • They higher the number the better the gear
  4. 4. Getting Gear • Gear can be obtained in several ways – Random World Drops – Dungeon Drops – Raid Drops – Justice Points – Valor Points
  5. 5. Getting Gear • Random World Drops – Varying Quality (Blue or Purple Gear) – Is exactly as it sounds, it’s random
  6. 6. Getting Gear • Dungeon Drops – Typically next best gear (Blue quality) – Use the Dungeon Journal feature in game to see what gear drops from each boss and it’s item level – Several modes: • Normal, Heroic, and Challenge (lvl 90 only)
  7. 7. Getting Gear • Raid Drops – Best gear in the game (Purple Gear) – Only exist at the max levels of each WoW Expansion • • • • • Lvl 60 – Classic Wow Lvl 70 – Burning Crusades Lvl 80 – Lich King Lvl 85 – Cataclysm Lvl 90 – Mists of Pandaria
  8. 8. Getting Gear • Raid Drops – Several levels of difficulty – Difficulty affects item level of drops • Harder the difficulty the higher the item level
  9. 9. Getting Gear – Specific Vendors in game – Earned by completing • Higher level dungeons • Downing bosses in Heroic Dungeons and Raids • Scenarios (normal and heroic)
  10. 10. Getting Gear – Specific Vendors in game – Earned by completing max level • • • • Heroic Dungeons Looking for Raids (LFR) Heroic Scenarios Dailies & Weekly Quests
  11. 11. Getting Gear • Valor Points – Can also be used to upgrade pieces that have an item level of 476 or more – Can upgrade each piece twice – Each upgrade increases the item level by 4 levels (max 8 levels) – Costs 250 VP for each upgrade
  12. 12. Average Item Level • The average item level of all 16 gear slots – 2 hand weapons count as 2 slots.
  13. 13. 1 7 2 8 3 9 4 10 5 11 12 13 15 6 16 14
  14. 14. Slots Slot # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Items Helm Neck Shoulder Cloak Chest Wrist Gloves Waist Slot # 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Items Legs Feet Ring 1 Ring 2 Trinket 1 Trinket 2 Main Hand Off hand
  15. 15. Average Item Level • Shown as two numbers on your character sheet : Equipped / In bags
  16. 16. The 550 Challenge • Select a level 90 character from Inevitable Betrayal • Based on their current item level, devise a strategy on what they need to do to get to a 550 average item level • Post your strategy in the Item Level 550 Challenge Forum
  17. 17. The 550 Challenge • Hints: – Use the Dungeon Journal Feature in game to determine what gear will drop from each Mist of Pandaria Dungeon and Raid. – Remember the VP upgrades as they can get you an additional 8 item levels on any piece above 476
  18. 18. Google Hangouts Saturdays @ 10am MT • Rise of the Mathmancers – Dec 21st
  19. 19. Questions / Discussion
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