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No, you come HERE and I’ll heal you. Maybe.

I’m working on a WoW Newsletter for one of my favorite clients; this one is a monthly repeat project. March’s newsletter has a nice feature on Battlegrounds in it, which means that I need some Battleground screenshots. Which means I’m going in, cover me.

Not only will I be subjecting myself to PvP, but I’m going to have to do it on multiple characters from both factions. That’s so all my screenies don’t give the impression that WoW means playing an Undead Warlock, and nothing else. We can’t have that.

So I’m trying to put together toon-BG combinations that I know will go well. For example, no one but Ahimdylaw, the Paladin, is allowed to do Alterac Valley. Those people are just insane, and it’s not safe for the rest of my toons. ‘Law is the only character I’ve ever had any success with in AV, and that includes healers.

Now that I think about it, healing is probably the best way to do BGs. I’m not expected to fight, not really, and I can play “god” for a few minutes. What the schnitzle am I doing writing this post? I could be not healing rogues fighting in the middle! Right this second!

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There is no appropriate title for my Undead Warlock

I decided the other day that I want Somnambulist, the Troll Druid, to get the Cenarion title. I mean, of course, am I right? And then it occurred to me that Annasteezia still has no title. She should be Ambassador, don’t you think? I do.

Of course, that means I gotta finish off Thunder Bluff to Exalted. Gah.

And Ahimdylaw, of course a Paladin should have the Argent Champion title, right? So now I figure out how to get Argent Dawn rep in this day and age.

It’s what I get for not caring about rep while it was relevant, I guess.

So anyway, it turns out you can purchase WotLK faction rep with Justice Points: 520 rep per 16 points, as a matter of fact. So I turned my measly ~160 points into a 1/2 way to Revered status, and I’ll finish the rest off while doing the Argent Dawn stuff in Eastern Plaguelands. That’s fitting, I think. I’m going to enjoy it.


Ch-ch-ch-changes

There’s been a lot of them.

To start with, I transferred Ahimdylaw, my 80 tanking pally, to the Wyrmrest Accord server. I was really digging the environment and community over there, and I wanted a Cata-level toon to enjoy it. Plus, she can totally benefit from her new guild’s leveling perk.

Speaking of leveling perks–or the lack thereof–everyone else wandering off to do their own things meant that Occam’s Razor, our little friends-n-family guild on Nesingwary, was going nowhere fast. As I was telling one of my friends in game the other day, the new guild leveling process, while very cool, will be the death of most such guilds. Those who choose to keep it small, close recruitment of strangers, and only allow IRL friends to join have no chance of surviving.

So, I didn’t kill OR, but I did pass the leadership down to an alt and then moved Malarea over to the guild our friends had joined. D did the same thing with his tanking druid. We’re oh so pleased to be a part of Ă–men, and they really seem to be great folks. Mal’s only a bubble or so from hitting 85, and then she’ll be working on that heroic gear – joy!

Anyway, back on Wyrmrest: I’ve been having a blast with the druid. I know, I know, first a pally and now this. I’m getting all touchy-feeling on you. Well, hold on to your bloomers, I have an even more shocking announcement for you: she’s Resto. /cringe/ Eh, what can I say? I like having the lives of all other party members in my hot little hand. Well, she’s a Troll, so in her huge, sweaty, blue hand. Whatever.

 


Onward, ever onward

Ahimdylaw dinged 75 last night. For a little pally who has leveled mainly through the dungeon-finder system, she’s certainly having a ball questing in Grizzly Hills. This one of my favorite questing zones of Northrend, and only the second time I’ve been through it. The boost in XP gains implemented since Wrath released has made it possible to level several 80s and still have some variety in zones. For instance, Tehr, the 80 DK, hasn’t touched Borean Tundra, and never did anything in Sholazar Basin except herb.

I’d forgotten about the Worgen present in Grizzly Hills and how much fun it was to discover and work my way through that particular quest line. With each subsequent expansion, some portion of the game gets tossed aside, leveled past, and ignored, and I’d hate to think that this is going the way of Thrall’s greatmother in Nagrand.

The Hunter and Rogue are both still languishing at 70, and while Hawli’s engineering profession is a blast, I’m having a hard time getting excited about leveling either of them. Instead, I feel more drawn to either the Mage or the Priest as the next to receive some leveling love. Knowing that I’m going to be starting a new Worgen in a few short weeks makes me less than excited about leveling the Shaman out of her 20s, even though she’s now a total beast with dual wield and Lava Lash at her fingertips.

So, help me out – where do I go once ‘Law dings that fabled 80?