Cataclysm Here We Come!
At 12AM PST the new expansion officially launched. Now we know what Blizzard meant by Stamina was going to be key this go around, am I right? Worgens and Goblins are popping up all over and the elitists out for Server or World first could care less what effect their goal has on you and your ventures.
I set out a few goals this time last week and as I reflect on them, I do so with mixed results. I simply could not get Liouxpold to Honored with the Winterspring Trainers. I don’t know if others decided this is what they wanted to do before returning to endgame, but Winterspring was covered in level 80′s on both sides whenever I logged in on Lioux. I managed to get another thousand rep or each pair of quests once each time I tried. I think Blizzard reduced the number of Winterfall Shamans in the area as well, so the sniping was at a premium.
Neither Liouxpold or Elcombe got to 400 on their professions. In Elcombe’s defense, he can’t. As he’s only 51, he caps at 375. The happy news is that I did get him that far.
My newest Tailor, Egwydorian (Dwarf Shaman), made her way into Wool as I had hoped and I also got her to level 20. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
The hardest goal to meet, that I succeeded on, was getting Siori Exalted with Cenarion Expedition. First off, I went against my own views when it comes to achievements. As I’m not Azeroth’s greatest Rogue by any stretch, and quite often had infant in hand, I stuck to running regular Steamvaults for rep rather than the Coilfang Heroics. I also knocked off quests in Blade’s Edge. But a good chunk of my rep came from Coilfang Armaments. Some I got in Steamvaults, but the rest came from the Auction House at 8-14g a piece. I think I bought over 150 of them. The end result is Siori is Exalted with the Expedition and despite popular thought it was not to get the Hippogryph (though I cringe at wanting that for Liouxpold). You see, The Shattering changed a number of things, including stats on a number of things. Take for example, Enchant Cloak – Stealth. The new +8 Agility and +8 Dodge is twink heaven, and I appreciate the tip from Mageshadow (now content manager for JMTC) about the change and how to obtain it.
So out of six goals, I did complete four. Liouxpold was the toon to get the short end of the stick unfortunately. It also got me thinking about setting in-game goals each week and Tuesdays work rather well. So, what’s the plan for this week then?
- Well, I realize Liouxpold is very close to Revered with the Thorium Brotherhood and has enough rep items in his bag that I should have done that quite some time ago. I’m going to refrain from any Wintersping goals, because further content today has my attention even more divided.
- I’ll be rolling my Worgen Warrior, Horrux. I will probably wait to play him because the start zone is ridiculous.
- Getting Tumunzahar his Flight Master’s License and then getting his Mining maxed.
- Getting Siori’s Enchanting as far as I can before she needs to level.
- Starting my One Life To Live challenge.
- Leveling Egwydorian’s Tailoring to 150 and getting her Archaelogy to the same.
So, another half dozen goals in the works. I’m sure some weeks I will have more and others will see me have less. I just imagine little things will pop up that will grab my attention in the early Cataclysm days (including the new Guild UI, and what Claws of Nature will be focusing on).
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ve stopped experiencing Cataclysm long enough.