First introduced in Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expands on the tiered item level requirements when queuing for dungeons in the Dungeon Finder. As you level up and your gear improves, you will gain access to additional dungeons, heroic dungeons, and raid finder. Here’s a list of all the item level tiers you’ll be aiming to reach as you gear up in WoW Cataclysm’s Dungeon Finder.
With Mists of Pandaria on the horizon, a lot of crafting items are rapidly dropping in price on the auction house. Many of these items will lose a lot of their demand when the expansion comes out. Some of these items, however, will continue to be sought on the auction house by people who are leveling professions. If you have the bank space, and the gold to invest, you can make a nice profit stockpiling these items when you flip them on the auction house after Mists of Pandaria’s release.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm greatly revamped the 1-60 questing and dungeon experience, making it incredibly easy to access all of the classic dungeons and their respective quests while leveling. Later on, Outland and Northrend dungeon quests were also added to their respective dungeons. Completing dungeon quests is not only the easiest way to gear up your character, but it’s also a great way to level up quickly!
Maelstrom Crystals are a necessary material for many high end enchants in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. With some enchants requiring as many as four or five Maelstrom Crystals, relying on the auction house for individual crystals, or hoping for unwanted dungeon loot to disenchant can be a pain. While you can still obtain Maelstrom crystals from raid bosses, heroic dungeon bosses, and disenchanting your own epics, here are three simple ways you can farm Maelstrom Crystals without breaking the bank too terribly.
Embersilk cloth can be incredibly expensive, and often in short supply on the auction house. You’ll often need huge quantities of Embersilk to make cloth gear and high level Cataclysm bags such as Embersilk Bag (22 slots) and Illusionary Bag (26 slots). If you don’t feel like paying upwards of 100 gold per stack on the AH for cloth, or are simply looking for a reliable way to make lots of gold in World of Warcraft, you need to check out the number one Embersilk farming spot in WoW Cataclysm!
There’s a lot of folks out there trying to make a living selling you information that’s readily available for free. While their entrepreneurial spirit is admirable, there’s no reason for you to waste your hard earned money. When World of Warcraft was first released, quests were often scattered throughout the land, and occasionally difficult to figure out. All of that changed in Cataclysm, though – which means you can put your wallet away and skip the WoW leveling guides!
Unlike in Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm now requires your character to obtain a minimum item level in order to queue up for the new Cataclysm dungeons. Upon release, the minimum item level was 272, but it was later dropped to 226. Any fresh level 80 will need to spend a little bit of time upgrading their gear before using Dungeon Finder for Cataclysm dungeons. Here’s a breakdown of all the different ways you can raise your item level up to 226 after you ding 80.
Every month, the Darkmoon Faire comes to town for one week in either Mulgore, Elwynn Forest, or Shattrath. If you’re collecting a deck of Darkmoon cards to trade in for a trinket, you have to wait until the Faire arrives. The Faire’s monthly schedule can often result in the auction house filling up with Darkmoon trinkets from many competing sellers. In an attempt to make a quick sale, many sellers undercut heavily – sometimes bringing prices ridiculously low. This makes the Darkmoon Faire week a great time to save if you’re in the market for an epic trinket. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to pick up cheap cards and decks while the market is over-saturated with supplies!
While Cataclysm heroic dungeons aren’t as frightening as they were when the expansion first came out, Cataclysm heroic dungeon bosses are still far less forgiving than their Wrath of the Lich King counterparts. The experience you gain from tanking regular Cataclysm dungeons will help prepare you for the heroic versions, but you’ll also need a solid set of tanking gear. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you gear up your tank for heroic Cataclysm dungeons.
If you’re an officer of a WoW guild, or even just a member who’s looking to get the word out about your guild to attract new members, there’s a few ways to do it. With the guild leveling system introduced in Cataclysm, joining a guild gives members lots of free guild perks. The downside of this is often that people only want to join high level guilds. While that is an obstacle, it should not stop you from growing your guild if you are just getting started. Here are five ways you can get more people to join your World of Warcraft guild without too much legwork.