90-2 (not 92)

Much DingYes, Saintvache finally capped this morning.  As you can see I picked up a sexy set of achievements in the process.  Better late than never.  Despite a higher survival rate than Tumunzahar, I definitely found the leveling process to take longer.  Perhaps because there was such a hiatus in the middle of Tum’s go that it didn’t seem so bad. I will say, quite obviously, it improved when I ended up in a new guild.  The XP boost was nice.  But even so, I found 89-90 was smoother than the rest of Pandaria.  I think because even when I couldn’t really hop on and bang out some bubbles of experience, I could still take about 10-15 minutes and do three little quests to get me close to a million xp per day.

CookI would start with the Cooking Daily.  On Horde side, my personal preference is Thunder Bluff.  They’re all pretty simple and if you land Mulgore Spice Bread, you’ve really got it easy.  I will say a Fishing Daily will help even more, but few of my toons have fishing (two come to mind).  After that I took the Blasted Lands portal, where I headed to Karazhan for the Pet Battle Daily, and then back to the Blasted Lands to go through the Dark Portal and do the Pet Battle there.  As I said, three quests, almost one million experience.

Pet Battles For what it’s worth, you need just over 18 million experience to go from 89 to 90.  If you did just this every day and used your time for other toons, you would ding in just under three weeks.  Sure, that still seems like a fairly long time, but not when you’re only popping on for 15 minutes at a time.  You’d be there before you know it (toss in the Darkmoon Faire around the same time for a couple of easy Profession Quests as well and you’re laughing).

So now what?  Well, I joined said Guild last Saturday or Sunday and thanks to the Lunar Elders and the rest of my ventures, I’m halfway to Exalted.  Since I helped them unlock the Dark Phoenix mount, I find myself beckoned to finish that rep and get said mount.  I’m sure part of that will come via the Timeless Isle.  Once again, it has more appeal as a class that can throw out some damage and survive, versus my Holy Dwarf.  Along with that, it’s probably time to start boosting the rest of the Amateur Army.  I know Liouxpold is on Pandaria, but I can go without the place for a little bit.

12 thoughts on “90-2 (not 92)

  1. kamaliaetalia January 28, 2014 / 11:07 am

    Congratulations on all those lovely achievements!

    I’m sure I have characters who will be leaning on things like cooking, fishing, and pet battle dailies to get them up that last steep stretch to 90, too!

    • JD Kenada January 28, 2014 / 11:10 am

      I’m thinking I can get away with it on anyone about 60 and over. 70 for sure. But the next 89-90 might be that same route.

  2. tomeoftheancient January 28, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Congratulations on that Dynamic Duo! I know I got tired on the last push to 90 with my DK so she make it to 90 pet battling.

    • JD Kenada January 28, 2014 / 1:07 pm

      A friend did 88-90 with just Pet Battles, so I can understand that too. It’s nice to have a few options, that’s for sure.

  3. Lorelei January 28, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Big grats on the ding! 🙂

    I like the idea of a few dailies ever day to get some exp. I might do that on some of my characters to get them some levels. 🙂

    • JD Kenada January 28, 2014 / 1:09 pm

      I swear by the Cooking ones in Thunder Bluff and Ironforge on almost all of my toons. At low levels, those suckers are ridiculously helpful.

  4. Cain January 28, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Congrats JD! The cooking/fishing dailies was one I hadn’t thought of. I didn’t realize they gave that much XP. I suppose some professions have their old daily quests too, like JC.

    • JD Kenada January 28, 2014 / 1:10 pm

      Indeed. Add a JC on top of that and you’d really be rocking. Half a dozen quests in probably 20 minutes. That said, I really wish all the profs had a daily like that.

  5. Zwingli January 28, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    GRATS JD!!! That is a job well done, my friend.

    Z

    • JD Kenada January 28, 2014 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you sir.

  6. AmerPriest January 31, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Nice Congrats on achievements JD quiet nice!

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