WoW Rookie: All about Darkmoon cards


New around here? [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide] has your back! Get all our collected tips, tricks and tactics for new players in the [hide]WoW Rookie Guide[/hide]. WoW Rookie is about more than just being new to the game; it’s about checking out new classes, new playstyles, and new zones.

Last week, we talked about what it meant to be a rookie and casual in this crazy [hide]patch 4.2 world[/hide]. Tharenar asked about something much different in the comments, though:

Could you do a wow rookie: darkmoon cards column please? I started playing just before wrath and this whole section of the game is a mystery to me. What are the cards for? Why do I want them? Which cards are good and which are a waste of money etc. Thanks

Fellow commenter Revnah provided a pretty good, short explanation of Darkmoon Cards, but I wanted to take the time expand on that this week. Darkmoon Cards are a big enough part of the end-game dynamic that it’s worth our time to make sure we understand it.

First, a little history. Darkmoon decks were created by combining crafted «cards.» (The cards are made via [hide]Inscription[/hide]). You would then take these decks and turn them in at the [hide]Darkmoon Faire[/hide] to get trinkets. Some trinkets, like those created by the [hide]Nobles deck[/hide], were so perfectly itemized that they never stopped being really, really good in the previous expansion.

It’s not that these trinkets possessed a very high item level. It’s that they wasted no points on stats that weren’t absolutely perfect. So later, when higher item level gear became available and spread their points among sub-optimal stats, the Darkmoon trinkets still had more of the stats that you really really wanted.[hide]Continue reading WoW Rookie: All about Darkmoon cards[/hide]Filed under: [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide][hide]WoW Rookie: All about Darkmoon cards[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
New around here? [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide] has your back! Get all our collected tips, tricks and tactics for new players in the [hide]WoW Rookie Guide[/hide]. WoW Rookie is about more than just being new to the game; it’s about checking out new classes, new playstyles, and new zones.

Last week, we talked about what it meant to be a rookie and casual in this crazy [hide]patch 4.2 world[/hide]. Tharenar asked about something much different in the comments, though:

Could you do a wow rookie: darkmoon cards column please? I started playing just before wrath and this whole section of the game is a mystery to me. What are the cards for? Why do I want them? Which cards are good and which are a waste of money etc. Thanks

Fellow commenter Revnah provided a pretty good, short explanation of Darkmoon Cards, but I wanted to take the time expand on that this week. Darkmoon Cards are a big enough part of the end-game dynamic that it’s worth our time to make sure we understand it.

First, a little history. Darkmoon decks were created by combining crafted «cards.» (The cards are made via [hide]Inscription[/hide]). You would then take these decks and turn them in at the [hide]Darkmoon Faire[/hide] to get trinkets. Some trinkets, like those created by the [hide]Nobles deck[/hide], were so perfectly itemized that they never stopped being really, really good in the previous expansion.

It’s not that these trinkets possessed a very high item level. It’s that they wasted no points on stats that weren’t absolutely perfect. So later, when higher item level gear became available and spread their points among sub-optimal stats, the Darkmoon trinkets still had more of the stats that you really really wanted.[hide]Continue reading WoW Rookie: All about Darkmoon cards[/hide]Filed under: [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide][hide]WoW Rookie: All about Darkmoon cards[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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