Capped Again, For The First Time


With a little bit of pet battling, I hit level 90 on Tumunzahar.  It was a good feeling, and a strange feeling.  I think because I returned at such a high level to begin with, it didn’t really feel like a huge accomplishment.  Perhaps it’s due to the fact I really didn’t feel Pandaria and viewed the last few weeks as nothing more than getting ready for Draenor.  I have another theory as well, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

If you look at the picture, you’ll see that Tum is standing in front of the Pet Battler in Shadowmoon Valley.  I took great pleasure in doing the daily, and kicking his arse for the monumental ding.  When I first found him, I beat him with ease.  When he turned into a daily, it took six tries.  Hate his pets.  So, yes, I relished the moment (which I attribute to the pet generosity of Tome, by the way).  There is much more significance to me choosing that location though.  You see, man,y many, many, many, many moons ago, I hit the level cap for the very first time.  Level 70, with Siori, and yes that’s the zone I did it as well.  So I felt the need to come full circle and do it again.

Except, I didn’t.

For the first time since I started playing World of Warcraft, I did not hit the level cap with Siori.  I’ve always gone through the game with her blazing a path and the rest of the crew following behind (at various paces, of course).  She was the one to see everything first.  Heck, if not for a nap she would’ve been world first Rogue to 80 in Northrend.  I think that’s where part of this odd feeling comes from.  It just seems out of sorts for someone such as myself who settles in to a certain way of doing things.  But, she remains retired.  Oh, she still “makes with the stabby-stabby” as Mrs. Amateur would say.  But her heading to new worlds and such ended back when she watched the fleet leave for Pandaria in the first place.

So now that I’m 90, what now?  I know Shoryl and Mrs. Amateur spoke of scenarios, while there’s dungeons I haven’t seen and a few easy pets I haven’t caught.  There’s always learning the panther mount recipes, or seeing where the level 90 quests lead me lore wise.  For Tumunzahar, time will tell.

For the rest, it’s hard to say.  Liouxpold has landed in Pandaria, and seems to enjoy gallivanting about with his pets, not to mention I think Tum has relayed a few more.  There’s also a Horde presence with Saintvache and even another Priest in Paramita.  Do I level Logard so that he’s ready for the return to his homeland?  Perhaps someone lower will step up in their adventures.

Ah, the joys of altitis and the time between expansions.

10 thoughts on “Capped Again, For The First Time

  1. tomeoftheancient December 4, 2013 / 9:59 am

    Grats to Tum! I do that too, I think my first Hunter hit 70 in Blade’s Edge and most everyone who’s come up reaches 80 in Sholazar Basin accidentally on purpose with a little help from me!

    • JD Kenada December 4, 2013 / 12:29 pm

      Most of the time I think I end up hitting 80 in Icecrown. Or somewhere completely random. You would think out of four characters I would have a better memory.

      And thanks!

    • JD Kenada December 4, 2013 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks Rep!

  2. kamaliaetalia December 4, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Congrats again!
    I would definitely feel wierd if someone other than Kam were to be my first character to 90 in Warlords.

    Well, now that you’re 90, you should start coming to OLRG, when/if you can! 😉

    • JD Kenada December 4, 2013 / 7:58 pm

      Oh, I’ve had folk suggest that to me more than once and I’m thankful for every invite. There is just the matter of scheduling, which I believes works much more in Mrs. Amateur’s favour than mine.

  3. euphyley December 6, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Congrats on 90 JD, it’s great to see you back! 😀

    My suggestion…get yourself some free epix on the Timeless Isle!

    Also…I just realized it’s snowing all over your blog. This……is…..awesome.

    • JD Kenada December 7, 2013 / 12:41 am

      Oh yeah, a Holy Priest with 0 hit rating booting around the Isle. I mean, I’m a glutton for punishment, but I think the chances of going well at all are not good.

      Thanks for the kind words on being back. 🙂

      And yeah, it’s a WordPress setting that kicks in for the month of December. Maybe January, I can’t remember for certain.

      • euphyley December 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

        Oh you don’t even have to kill things for gear though! Just run around and loot chests and your almost guaranteed a few really nice pieces of gear! 😀

        • JD Kenada December 7, 2013 / 7:35 pm

          Interesting. As you can see, there is much I still have to learn since coming back.

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