DAY ONE: It appears that talents have undergone an overhaul in the Beta – so – each of my demo toons logged in completely untalented again. What an awesome chance to play with different specs, right?
Hawli Hunter played with tamed and releasing several different pets this morning just to see what kind of new skills and abilities were available to them. Our crocolisk, Giggles, has an ability called “Bad Attitude,” it appears to be an AoE-tanking ability. Too cool for school, huh? The duskbat, Detroit, had a “Sonic Boom” kinda stun. Chaos, the dragonhawk, breathed fire. Finally, she dropped by the barber shop in UC for a new ‘do.
Next I jumped on Tehrawreyes, our shiny new Death Knight. Tehr had been leveling as Unholy and having an absolute BALL blowing up corpses and summoning Ghouls to do her dark bidding. Today she respecced to full Blood, and hopefully we’ll get to see how that works pretty soon. It appears to be more of party-dps spec, although it does have some self-healing abilities. And without even having to go to group therapy!
After respeccing I zep’d her to Northrend in order to pick up the Herbalism and Inscription professions. She’s now on a quest for mass quantities of Peacebloom and Silverleaf. I predict that upon the expansion release you won’t be able to swing a cat in Tirisfal Glades without smacking 18 Death Knights farming Peacebloom. I have now officially grown weary of my Deathcharger’s pained, screeching whinny from all the herb-farming. Don’t worry, though – I took it out on a random level 7 undead mob, and I’m feeling much better now.
Next I’ll be going to Malarea. First on her list: turning herself into a demon! Yes, D has long suspected it, and now it’s true – I am at heart, evil. She’s also going to be making the long trek to find Dalaran, lovely purple-domed city that was, for some uber-fun exploration.
DAY TWO: Well – the server was crashing every 30 seconds, but I did manage to set her hearthstone, find the Inscription supplier, and discover the city portals before logging.