Brajana – Level 80 Troll Hunter
- Skinning: 450
- Leatherworking: 424
- First Aid: 450
- Fishing: 392
- Cooking: 400
They were all right, it IS cool.
The chain is long, and a bit interesting along the way, but when you get to the end and the post-quests, wow. Pretty neat.
Anyway, as yesterday was my final day of classes, I took the afternoon and evening to start getting caught up on some play time, since I haven’t been on much in the last couple of weeks. And it was great. I got almost a level and a half yesterday! Like I mentioned, I finished off the Wrathgate line, as well as almost all of Dragonblight. Next stop? Sholazar Basin! I can’t wait. There is not a whole lot of skinning to be had in Dragonblight, and the blood on my [Skinning Knife] is beginning to dry up. Not cool.
I’ve got my leatherworking up a bit more though, and when I hit 77 I will likely start some leather and elemental farming so I can make some of that pretty Swiftarrow set when I hit 78. I spent a good couple hours on Wednesday planning out my 78 upgrades, because I realized I didn’t know anything about which factions I needed to focus on or which recipes I needed to buy, but now I can approach my next couple of dings with aplomb. I make a point to only plan my upgrades on stuff I’m sure I can get, so quest rewards, crafted items or reputation rewards, because I don’t like to depend on drops. And it looks like Ebon Hold is my first target, with all their shinies at Revered!
Brajana – Level 76 Troll Hunter
- Skinning: 450
- Leatherworking: 413
- First Aid: 400
- Fishing: 381
- Cooking: 400
So things have been pretty busy for me, IRL. Wrath came out midnight on Thursday, but unfortunately I had two very large and difficult exams on Thursday, so I didn’t make it out to the midnight launch. Instead of getting only 2 hours of sleep because I’m busy working on a Death Knight, I only got 2 hours of sleep because I was busy studying relational database design and token ring network topologies.
My original plan was to head out to EB Games and pick up my preordered copy at 2:30PM, after my second exam. Unfortunately, I also have an extremely large final project due on Tuesday, and my group partner decided Thursday afternoon/evening was the time to work on it. So we worked til 6:30, I managed to convince her we needed to take a dinner break so I could go pick up my game, and finally I was able to play 10PM that night.
I didn’t ge to play much Friday because I had ANOTHER exam on Saturday morning. But I got a bunch of Fjord quests done anyway. Saturday, I had my exam at 10AM and then a couple local guildies and I had an afternoon of board games.
So my real Wrath time didn’t start until about 7PM on Saturday. But I had all of Sunday to play, even if I shouldn’t have.
I’m sitting about 75% through level 73, with all of Howling Fjord and most of Borean Tundra finished off. Here’s my take so far.
Howling Fjord is amazing. I loved it there, and enjoyed all of the quests. From the first quest on, I felt really engaged and interested in the story, and found the atmosphere beautiful. I felt like I was just flying through the content, and there was no time that I felt like I really wanted to stop.
Borean Tundra… well, my first impressions weren’t great. After figuring out how to navigate Warsong Keep, I get outside and am surrounded on all sides by these Nerubian creepy crawlers and everything was all grey and burnt red. As someone who never enjoyed places like Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge, I was not very pleased. But once I got out of the initial area, I was a little more satisfied. Borean Tundra has some fun quests, like the D.E.H.T.A. quests and the seige tank quest, but I got very sick of swimming very quickly.
“Go swim out to these ruins.”
“Go swim out to this rift.”
The Tuskarr are my favourite thing in the expansion so far. They’re so cute! They are walruses riding turtles! And their quests are fun! And they have a little non-combat penguin pet at exalted. hehe!
I did actually start a Death Knight, which I wasn’t planning to do for a long time. But I’d come up with a good name (wish I could do that with my Gorilla…) so I started him up and did about 20 minutes worth of quests. I like the starting area, even though I haven’t seen much of it yet.
I have also now tamed a Rhino! I wasn’t sure what to replace, but I figured… I never really used my wind serpent, and I can always go back and get a new one if I feel it’s necessary. So I said goodbye to Sparkle, and hello to… Sparkle! Yes, I named my Rhino after my wind serpent. He’s fun, and I can’t wait to get him out on the AV bridge and make him punt gnomes all over the place.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Next time I’ll talk a little bit about instancing and how that’s going. When I leveled from 60-70 I only ran 2 instances. Now that I have a guild to level with, I’m getting a lot more action in there. It’s been pretty fun!