Category: World of Warcraft

As promised during episode 10 of Bitter and Salty, I went through the list of pre-raid, Holy Paladin shoulders. I’ll admit that it wasn’t an enjoyable experience. However, I did learn two things: Paladins have a healing spec and the Masterwork Lightsteel Shoulders are not actually in the game. It’s interesting that this item was completely left out, but what’s more interesting is that nobody is working on correcting the issue. There’s probably a very good reason for that, and has nothing to do with the fact that nobody cares about Holy Paladins.

While every class and spec sits and waits for these shoulders to be made available, take a look-see at all of the other plate-with-spirit gear that is in the game. If you’re saving up your valor points while getting your Golden Lotus dailies done, you’ll be rewarded with the Paleblade Shoulderguards. If you’re a Paladin and you enjoy running heroic Scholomance, then you could find yourself with the Shoulderguards of Painful Lessons. If it were me, I would just disenchant those, though. While you’re out questing in Dread Wastes in your healing spec, look out for the Lucidity Spaulders, a reward from the quest, “The Mariner’s Revenge.”

Oh and for the record, the Lightsteel Shoulders would fall below these three items in terms of best-in-slot, slightly above the already-in-game-and-craftable Contender’s Spirit Shoulders. Let’s all just agree to move on, shall we?

Paleblade Shoulderguards 90 Golden Lotus Revered 1,750 Valor 7,209
Shoulderguards of Painful Lessons 90 Scholomance (Heroic) Darkmaster Gandling 6,441
Lucidity Spaulders 89 The Mariner’s Revenge Dread Wastes 5,246
Contender’s Spirit Shoulders 90 Crafted Blacksmithing 5,153
Goldtalon Spaulders 88 Mists’ Opportunity 4,104
Narsong Spaulders 86 For Family 3,462
Wasteland Burnished Spaulders 88 Len at Arms (Adventuring Supplies) Vale of Eternal Blossoms (66 Gold) 3,425
Serenity Spaulders 87 A Funeral Kun-Lai Summit 3,329
Paoquan Burnished Pauldrons 86 Evacuation Orders 3,256
Lightsteel Shoulders 85 Crafted Blacksmithing 3,016

When I opened up World of Warcraft to play with patch 5.1, I noticed that one of my favorite addons, ArkInventory, was broken. Lime green boxes appeared in my inventory in place of things like Golden Lotus, Crane cards, flasks, and Giant Turtle Tongues.

While we patiently wait for ArkInventory and all of our other addons to be updated, there are workarounds. For ArkInventory, here’s the fix:

  1. If you are currently in World of Warcraft, exit the game
  2. On your local computer, navigate to <Your WoW Installation Folder>\World of Warcraft\interface\addons\ArkInventory
  3. Open up ArkInventory.xml in your favorite text editor.
  4. Find all occurrences of file=” and replace it with¬†file=”Interface\Buttons\UI-PassiveHighlight”
  5. Save ArkInventory.xml
  6. Launch World of Warcraft and enable ArkInventory (even as an out-of-date addon)

That’s it! Your bags will return to the way they were in all their glory.


UPDATE: This has now been officially fixed in version 3.03.21.