Realm Maintenance: Ep. #33 – 500 WoW Things

Yes, Monday’s show was a joke! And now we move on! On this week’s REAL show the 5 WoW Things podcast turns 100, 5.3 datamining continues, and a listener is looking for some PvP action, podcast style.

Rolling Restart- Tri-spec data files are just an experiment. Rho ponders if the experiment goes deeper than Ghostcrawler states.

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2 thoughts on “Realm Maintenance: Ep. #33 – 500 WoW Things

  1. I think the idea of tri-spec is more interesting now than previously. Mainly because from a developmental standpoint, I think it would be easier to implement with the new simpler and more meaningful talent system.

    I don’t think that gearing up a 3rd spec will be difficult. It is quite common to hear of guilds “sharding” a lot of loot especially when raids become farm status. In addition, there are a number of specs that are able to share gear (healers/caster dps, feral dps/guardian tank etc…). There may be an issue with tier has it already has limited drops. If you end up with 4pc tier on all 3 specs, I’d say you are in a fast progressing guild and/or extremely lucky.

    It terms of maintaining it, the cost is minimal. Gems and reforging are cheap. However I feel there may be a higher cost with the better enchants, specifically the ones requiring multiple Sha crystals, or any crystal type if tri-spec doesn’t make this expansion. If less gear is getting sharded, acquiring crystals could be costly. The Dancing Steel enchant takes 10 for example.

    I think it would be common to see 2 PVE specs and 1 PVP spec rather than 1 spec for each tree.


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