Monday, December 13, 2010

What a crazy week it has been..

I don't have too much time this week for a long blog post and believe me there are lots of things to talk about. The scramble to 85, the dungeons, the heroics, the gear, the Tol Borad raid, gear, reforging, stats, alchemy, engineering, YIKES!

I did go through some guild changes as well, probably more on this later, but right now I want to focus on getting Shenanigans Inc. up and running. Quite literally any information you could want to know can be found at our website - here. If you are a Protection Warrior or Hunter and you enjoy raiding and having fun and all that other cliche stuff that sells a guild, get a hold of me in game or on the website.

More to come..once things calm the heck down.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Pre-Cataclysm game plan

Time to chat about a game plan for Cataclysm, starting with preparations for the leveling rush on December 7!
  • Clear the work schedule.
    I have a bunch of vacation days that I should probably use anyways before the end of the year. Sure they carry over, but accumulating 10 a year, I could spare a few to get a head start on leveling! Just told the boss I was taking a few days off for my birthday, a kind of stay-cation. =]

  • Clear bags of anything I don't think I'll need while leveling.
    I typically carry around a bunch of extra gear including several different sets for PvP, Feral Cat, Feral Tank, and special items for specific tanking encounters (armor/survival compared to threat/avoidance). Most of this stuff can find a place in my bank, which leads to my next point...

  • Clean up my bank and make some room!
    Really my bank is a large extension from my bags because of my robot butler pal, so I don't mind not having every single item I might need sometime between 80-85 in my bank. I can also move most WotLK crafting materials, mats, non-soul bound items to my bank alt.

  • Consumables.
    I'll have a few stacks of Well Fed food as well as my Alchemy flask, it's nice to have that extra bit of oomph!

  • Leveling Spec.
    Since I'll be leveling with dual feral builds I'll have one specifically tailored for tanking (my current spec) and one tailored for kitty leveling.

    I'll add points into Natural Shapeshifter/Master Shapeshifter, and then grab Perseverance as I level.

    Not sure if I'll for sure go with these particular glyphs, but I'll be able to switch them on the fly so it doesn't much matter. As far as points while leveling, I'll probably end up filling in Natural Shapeshifter/Master Shapeshifter and then Fury Swipes and then it won't matter much.

  • Full quest log.
    It's a great way to grab a quick little boost of experience the second you log in to start leveling. Think dailies!

    Wowhead does a great job of filtering dailies and experience gained (based on level): Sorted by reward, filtered to only WotLK and Daily