Settling into 2.1. Couldn’t get on until late last night so didn’t spend very much time with it.
I started the night in Darnassus and spent a while popping into and out of the game while fiddling with addons. Most everything is now working. The only big loss so far is MoveAnything! and KTM. Really hoping those come back soon.
Then I ran off to Exodar to respec. Happy new Tatia deep deeeep into the Protection tree.
Current spec: 0/45/0
This puts me at 6.54% Dodge, 6.6% Parry and 6.6% Block (310 Defense). It also give me Avenger’s Shield and mitigates a lot more damage (both physical and spell) Rawr! Probably going to end up at 5/46/10 as my goal for 70.
Ran off to Winterspring to test out new build. At level 54 the level 55-57 mobs were middling easy to moderate. The level 59 (red) mobs were difficult but even with adds I never needed to bubble and ended most fights at half health/mana. I am finding that I’m burning through mana a lot more quickly. If I’m trying to speed the fight I usually end it with 0 mana. If I just let the fighting go as it will and keep Holy Shield up with Judgement of Light on the mob and Seal of Wisdom on me then I found that I’d end at full health/mana.. but it would take forever.
Quick run down to the south end of Felwood to get the new flightpath (yeah for convenience). Someday I’ll go back and grind more Furbolgs.. but not tonight.
Hearth back to Shattrath and decide it’s time to up my limit on skinning. I’ve been capped at 300 for a while and found while skinning in Wintersprings that the mobs ranged from yellow to orange skinnable and I was getting quite a few “failed” messages. It seems a waste to -not- up my limit to 375 when I have so much skinning ahead of me. At level 54 the run from Shattrath to Honor Hold wasn’t too bad. It would have been less bad if I hadn’t followed the road blindly to the end and ended up in a “bad place”. I didn’t die.. but I was fearful.
I got to see my first Felreaver.. no sure what all the fuss is about ( ) he was far away.. wandering the landscape. He in fact reminded me of the T-Rexes wandering in Un’goro.
Skinning is now 300/375, Enchanting is at 282/375, Cooking is 300/375, First Aid 336/375, Fishing 22/75. I’m planning to skill up fishing eventually soon. It’s just not at the top of my list (getting 70 is).
Things that caused exclamations:
– Draenei now leave footprints in the snow!!!
– The “Judgement of XX” on the mob now has a cooldown shadow. Nice to see, makes it easier to keep track. I bet this is a freaking over-the-top fantastic for Warlocks.
– 90% of addons worked as expected only minor tweaks necessary (there was no wailing from me even though Fiancee suggested that I was so add-on dependent that my world would end after the patch).
Tonight: BRD take two.