I’m ridiculously close to 77. Should be able to get my flying mount and Cold Weather Flying tonight when I get home. I’m really excited about that, it should make questing a lot easier. We’re now questing in Zul’Drak. Finished up Borean Tundra just before Thanksgiving and then went to Dragonblight which we finished on Sunday. Dragonblight felt like a lot of running around. Maybe we just weren’t doing our quest loops efficently enough. In Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord we were able to do all quests in a town/hub and then move on to the next. In Dragonblight it felt like we had to go back to Venomspite like 8 times.
Azjol-Nerub… all I have to say is ewwww. Thank goodness it’s short.
The herb node shortage seems to have lessened. Dragonblight and Zul’Drak seem to have a lot more nodes. My Herbing is VERY close to maxed (448 I think), and Inscription is finally comming along. I can now make both Weapon and Armor Vellums, the 2 Off-Hands, and all the Shoulder Inscriptions. I felt really stupid immediatley after learning all of them, they can only go on MY gear… learning the AP Inscription was a waste of gold. Oh well, I’m a completionist at heart. It would have bugged me to have those patterns untrained. The discovery process for Inscription kinda sucks. I know I complained about it in my last post, but it’s still true. Getting form 390 to 400 was brutal. Northrend Inscription Research is the only orange recipe and of course you can only do it once a day. I got over that hump and I think I’ll be able to get the last 25 levels in the next week and a half or so.
I’m still plugging away at my Raiding guide. I’m mostly shamelessly copying other people’s theorycrafting, but I’m at least putting it all in one place for you 🙂 I expect to have it done some time after the 1st of the year. I’m going to have 12 days off of work for Christmas this year so I should be able to get some good work on it then.
(I’m currently listening to Dominck the Christmas Donkey on the local radio station that plays Christmas music… just look for it on Google or YouTube, I’m sure you’ll find it… and yes, it’s a funny as it sounds)
I’m thinking about a series about Achievements (the easy ones, hard ones, tips for getting them, etc.) I really like the Acheivement system and I plan on getting as many as I can. What I really want is the Acheivement for doing all of the Holiday Acheivements, the reward is a Violet Proto-Drake… it’s got to be the most badass mount I’ve ever seen. I don’t know this for a fact, but I was told it’s also one of three 310% riding speed mounts outside of PvP rewards. It will be next Haloween at the earliest that I’ll be able to get it. I’m not really looking forward to the Lunar Festival one, but it’ll all be worth it when I have that mount!
In other news Ashley won my quilt that I donated to BBB’s Child’s Play raffle! I’m currently working with her to figure out what she would like on the quilt. When I get it finished I’ll post some pictures (don’t hold your breath or anything, it’ll probably take me a few weeks).
Think that’s all I’ve got. Have fun out there in teh intarwebs, hopefully I’ll be 80 then next time you hear from me!