Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hail Neltharion!

So I was working on mining on my rogue last night, hanging out in Thousand Needles, half hoping that Blizzard was going to do something cool the night before the Shattering patch dropped. Have Deathwing actually come screaming out of the Maelstrom and start messing things up a bit early. So, I was sitting there in Thousand Needles, with my surf board waxed and ready to go.

I was figuring, with the way that place is going to be flooding, once Deathwing does break out, that's going to be one heck of a wave. Would be a shame to miss it!

But, alas. The Earth-Warder, Deathwing the Destroyer, decided to stand me up instead. All I got was dust and scorpions (and a crap load of Tin and Iron Ore).

I was a bit disappointed to see that the requirements for Loremaster were going to be changing effective today. I'm guessing that's going to be off the table for me before Cataclysm at this point, but I guess we'll have to see what the numbers look like once the servers come back up.

My priorities continue to be getting the rest of my gathering professions maxed on my last two toons prior to launch. At this point, I just have mining on the rogue, and then mining and herbalism on the priest to go. If I had any sense at all, I'd just wait until after Cataclysm to do those on the priest. After all, it's probably going to be easier to do when you can fly around to do it.

I may also do a quick race / class change today as well. I will admit that I've never been a huge fan of blood elves, and when I go through my list of toons, it seems wrong for me personally that I have two blood elves and only one Orc - so I will likely change my blood elf mage to one of the new Orc mages!

I've also been debating the order that I'll be leveling my toons after the expansion hits. In case I want to run dungeon content, I will likely do the tanks and healers first, but I feel like Joar needs to be pretty high on the list as my original toon. So here is what I'm thinking:

Druid
Paladin
Warlock
Death Knight (maybe give tanking another try?)
Shaman
Hunter
Mage
Priest
Rogue

Given how much I enjoy both the priest and the mage, it seems odd to me that they're near the bottom of the list, but I guess part of the problem with being an altoholic is I really love all my classes! I could move the Death Knight down, switch to tanking on the paladin and move the priest way up to level as a healer. The only downside to that approach is the priest is the least geared of all my healer toons, so seems a bit risky. In any case, I'll likely be tweaking this list a bit over the next two weeks. The other advantage to the order above is it has all my crafters being leveled first.

2 comments:

  1. Heya Joar!

    I also missed out on Loremaster, with only 13 quests in Zul'drak, and all of Grizzly Hills left to go.

    About your crafters....send your gatherers out for extended sprees, then engage in a bout of crafting, using Kaliope's crafting guides at the Crafter's Tome. You don't have to be max level to have max level crafting. Hell, most of my toons are 450 engineering the minute they hit level 65.

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  2. Heya Bloodshrike!

    I should have clarified. I already have every crafting profession sitting at 450 with my various 80's. So they'll be good to go starting on the 7th. What I'm working on now is getting multiple gatherers keyed up to match each crafting slot. By the time I'm done, I should have four herbalists supporting an alchemist and an inscriptiopnist, four miners supporting the blacksmith, jewelcrafter and engineer and two skinners supporting the leatherworker. Then I'll probably add a miner and one more crafting slot for the tenth a final toon. Probably another alchemist for the extra transmute cooldown, but haven't decided on that yet.

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