Dance, Tauren, Dance

Indeed, Saintvache hit 85 this afternoon.  Gotta love an old-fashioned exploration ding!  Much like Kamalia last month, I now have more end level characters than I did when I came into the expansion.  Granted, three isn’t all that many.  But when you’re a proverbial Octopus reaching into various cookie jars, it’s still something.  More importantly, it’s my first level capped Horde.  Heck, it’s the first non-Death Knight-Horde I got past level 40 (yes, that will change).

Once I started getting down to the final four bars, it was exciting.  After doing some of the red dragonflight cut scene quests in Twilight Highlands/Grim Batol, I noticed I needed about three thousand experience, so I took to the sky and a short time later…


With limited time before I had to carry on with the rest of my day, I made my way to the Justice Points Vendor and immediately bought my first epic.  I figure trinkets might be hard to come by via drop, so I bought the Singed Plume of Aviana.  The reason being, I’ll be healing far more than tanking when I run things (finally) with Myth, so I figured it was a good step in the right direction.  I then equipped the healing set I had built thus far…

…and quickly realized how Illidan-awful his outfit is.  Next step: design a transmog set.  You know, had I been thinking this through, I would have had Rhianous do that instead of Elcombe.  Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.  I’m looking forward to doing the Thrall chain now, as well as Molten Front.  Yes…I realize how sick that sounds, but I actually like the Front.  Regardless, I’m going to enjoy my freshly minted 85.


Mining Guide: Twilight Highlands

While many folk jumped on Goblins/Worgens/Mains, I took Tumunzahar to mining.  I suffered through Obsidium Ore in Hyjal as long as I had to (packed zone, plus other miners) and then took off as soon as I could do Elementium.  I headed straight to Twilight Highlands where I figured few people would be.  In fact, while mining there Tuesday there were never more than four Alliance players and two of those were Shamans trying for server first 85.  So needless to say, I had my pick of the terrain and had plenty of minerals in no time (not much Pyrite as I might have liked though, it’s the new Titanium hotness).

So, while the Ore nodes spawn throughout, here’s the route I found the best to get a consistent supply.  The reason it’s short is because there shouldn’t be too many people farming the place yet.  No point wasting time flying, when there’s fast enough spawning and availability to keep it simple.  It’s also why I’m getting this route up fast, so you can get in and get what you need before the place is crawling with farmers.