#1 - 2012/12/29 11:41:00 AMI have seen a lot of topics asking for help, which class to chose, which level, what gear, if there are any guilds and more. I thought I'd make a thread to try to answer these topics and anything else a twink interested player might wonder. I hope you will find this thread helpful.
Personally I'm a 70 twink as you can see, thus this is the bracket I will focus on, I appreciate tips from people knowledgeable in other brackets, 80s, 19s and 24s for example. I will also include a list of the twink guilds that I know or that writes to me and asks to be included.
If you got questions after reading, add Lebro#2385 on battletag. I'll do my best to answer them.
PVE: Every class is stronger now than they were in The Burning Crusade, therefore raids are also easier than before. There is no need to gather the 25 best twinks in the world to down Kil'Jaeden or Illidan. All you need is a nice group that can hold together and follow some tactics.
When it comes to heroics, they will be easy even if you go in Brutal Gladiator gear (Buy full set with offparts for slightly more than 2k honor, I will return to this.) It is only in green gear or blue gear that they will be truly challenging. In my guild, we have a big variety of gear level when it comes to players, we have BiS (Best in Slot) geared players that do 6-7k dps or 30k hp as tank aswell as people with green gear struggling with 2k. With this mix we have downed all raids and heroics.
As raids are so much easier, we sometimes do so called challenge runs. That means that we unequip 50% of our gear and try like that, making it quite hard in some cases. Another way of making it a challenge is doing timed runs, splitting the participants in two groups and see which group is the faster. All classes are viable in pve. With these words, it's pvp time.
PVP: That every class is stronger doesn't matter very much as it balances out. There are flaws in the balance just like in every other bracket but overall it's a quite good bracket. The main balance problem is resilience, you can reach ridiculous amounts of it because of the 40% base and the 20 resilience gems that are available. The highest I have seen is my friend with around 87%.
The key to battling resilience is called PVP power, another thing you can gem but unlike resilience it almost doesn't exist on gear. I'm aware of 2 exceptions, an offhand for casters and a ring for casters, both Brutal Gladiator offparts. This means that a decent player with a class that can heal fairly good, healer specced or not, is impossible to solo if he or she gems all resilience. Healing is also very overpowered at the moment. I almost heal myself to full health in one flash heal, that's a 1.5 seconds cast. If a fully PVP power focused player meets a fully resilience gemmed player he can count on facing around 50% resilience. My friend got 87% due to some special gear, most don't get more than 80%. Resilience might seem like a big problem now but truth is that there aint that many players with maxed out resilience at all. Especially when it comes to players that aint healers. Now to some class balance! When it comes to gear of preferance it's a mix of resi and pvp power, some people go with agi/str/int aswell but I'd say pvpp is to be prefered.