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(Slightly Gimped) Mad Machine of Paladin AoE Goodness

Last night, West Kingdom guild night, some of my guild mates offered to run a couple of instances with the guild’s lowbies (level ~20). Just as we were starting two of the other lowbies had to log off.. so it was just me Tatia (level ~18), Bankenstein (warrior level ~17) and Klee (hunter level 44).

We ran through Blackfathom Deeps and then Deadmines. Mostly I concentrated on healing.. getting my occational plink in when Klee pulled a single mob out of a group for the lowbies to play with. Klee died once. He ran out of sight while body aggro-ing a bunch of mobs and I couldn’t get to him fast enough to heal him. On Ventrillo Klee said that he was used to clearing that instance with a much higher toon. I did get to demonstrate my rad skillz at rezz. :) **

** On a mostly unrelated topic.. what pronoun should you use when refering to a male person playing female toon?
“Klee ran out of sight. She died before I could heal her. On Ventrillo Klee said that he was used to playing a much higher level toon” It just sounds weird. Even though it’s more technically correct.

Tatia picked up [item]Smite’s Mighty Hammer[/item], [Tortoise Armor], [Cape of the Brotherhood], [Lavishly Jeweled Ring], [item]Raider’s Boots[/item] of the Bear(+3 Stamina, +3 Strength), [Chausses of Westfall] and various other greens. I also picked up various bling for my family of lowbies. They’re all getting presents in the mail. By the end of the night I’d dinged 20 1/2. It was a very good run.

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Another example of why Paladins are so smoking-hot sexy

In Big Red Kitty‘s comments someone posted a link to this on wowPaladin.

OMG! I want to be [...]

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Furlbogs and Paladins

It seems to me.. once you finish the “learn the Furlbog’s language” totem questline in Draenei-land.. you really should have “Furlbog 300/300″ listed under your language skills. It may never be used again. But it would be a fun reminder of what I view as the most entertaining quest I’ve done in the game.

Tatia [...]

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To be (human) or not to be (human)

The day before I started my Paladin I was chatting with a guildie on Ventrillo and I mentioned that I had decided to make a “main” Draenei Paladin. He paused for a moment and then asked “Why Draenei? Why not Dwarf or Human?”

Now I admit my reason for not doing a dwarf is all vanity. I don’t find the dwarf females attractive.. and if I’ve got to run around staring at something’s ass for the next few months I’d rather find that ass pretty darn lovely.

The reason for not being human though is more tied to my enjoyment of the game. Warcraft is a fantasy. It’s about the fantastical. Humans are not fantastical. They’re humans. Been there, seen that. So although human’s have a nice ass… I wanted the fantastic.

Guildie listened to my explaination.. and then he and another (male) guildie tried to convince me that if only for the end-game, I should roll a human instead. In their opinion, the faction bonus that humans get far outweighs the aesthetics.

I considered their words.. and then made a Draenei. From my understanding, faction is more of an end-end-game thing. Since my goal is to achieve level 58+ and start playing in Outlands, I don’t think faction figures into it. It may be that after I get into Outland’s I’ll wish I would have gone with the human.. but future pain/suffering does not disuade me from my current fantastical and aesthetic dream. And even with a tail, Draenei gals have a nice ass.
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Crafting a “Main”

Finally I started my new “Main”. Following the first part of this guide:
1-20-Draenei

I dinged 6 in under 2 hours (give or take the 20 minutes I futzed with macros and the 10 minutes futzing with screen shots). Tatia is currently a level 6 1/2 Paladin hearthed at Azure Watch.

Loving the Paladin, though I [...]

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Best laid plans…

My intention last night was to create my new Draenei Paladin and play her up as far as I could get her in one night. Instead when I arrived home Fiancee said that a couple of the guildies were going to be running through level 20-ish quests and that I should join them with Tikataka [...]

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Picking my favorite child …

When I started playing warcraft Fiancee said “It’ll be so fun. I’ll start a new character and we can level them together.” Unfortunately I started playing about a month after BC.. and Fiancee is madly trying to level his main to play in outlands.. or farming for gold to buy his flying mount.. or [...]

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Almost like a headless chicken

Guild night number three was much less bumpy than guild night number two. For the most part my mapping of quests worked out well, at least for my group. Because we have six players.. and the biggest party can only be 5 we broke the guild up into two groups of three. These [...]

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You’ve got mail

Does anyone actually use WoW mail as a way to exchange letters? I mean written notes of any importance?

I’ve received gold, goods and notes from the Auction House.. but I don’t think I’ve actually received a honest to goodness, actually-full-of-content letter.

Wait, no, the only letter I’ve rec’d has been from NPCs as parts of quests.

I [...]

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Life as a bear

Speed skilling is for the birds. Or at least it is when you’re speed skilling a lowbie. Obliette started the night at level 10 with alchemy up to 130. A quick visit to the trainer showed that she can’t train to the next level of Alchemy until she hits level 20. [...]