La la la, it’s good to be a rogue.
Since this is all over the World of Warcraft boards and the (mostly-boring) game video sites, take a look (or just read) about
rogue chest farming in The Underbog. In addition to the linked video in that thread, there’s several other instructional Underbog videos on WarcraftMovies.
UPDATE: Thread deleted under mysterious circumstances (woooOOoooOOooo), but here’s the gist — rogue sets Underbog to heroic, stealths into instance, checks upstairs for a chest in 1st position, stealths upstairs to the overhang above the chest, pulls chest-guarding mobs with a long-range aggro mechanism (engineering items, magic candles, etc.), watches now-aggro mobs path around to his position in the distance for max lock-pick time just in case, drop down, vanish to lose aggro, the race to loot the chest is on, loot chest, dance if you’re a troll rogue, stealth, flee!, PROFIT! A video link is below for interested rogues. Shame they deleted that thread. Most of the entertainment was the rogues calling each other snitching shits and greedy F’s. Thanks to DSJ for the heads-up on the thread delete.
(No, my rogue hasn’t done the Underbog chest thing. I’m too busy farming magic candles in Elwynn Forest.)
Speaking of nerfed treasure chests … and I’m using the word “treasure” loosely … has anyone ever pulled good loot from an outdoors Outland chest? I never have. Never, never, never, never. I don’t even know why I bother anymore. I don’t think I’ve looted anything worthwhile from an outdoors chest since early 2006, and trust me, I check every one I see.
Chests used to mean something in this game. Now it’s just a bunch of crap food not even fit for a hunter pet.