Going back to questing seems to be almost a let down after weeks of constant instancing. There’s less adrenaline in killing yet another Firewing Blood Elf than in running in an instance with the lives of four other people in your hands. I also found it weird to fall back into the “oh, yea, I need to kill things” mentality.
I guess it doesn’t help that I had the bright idea of starting my trek to having a Kara key last night. Since I respeced Holy I’ve either been in an instance or been killing things that were level 62-63. The pre-part of getting the Kara key has you killing level 69-70 undead near the entrance to Kara. They were hard. Especially since I’m out of practice with killing things.. and I don’t yet have a set of +spell solo gear (I think I need to make another list).. and I’ve forgotten the scope of all offensive spells I have.
I didn’t die.. but it was close. Eventually fiancee took pity on me (or rather was embarrassed that it was taking me so long to kill off a single mob)(They started to respawn behind me before I’d even gotten to the well) and brought his 70 Rogue to the Kara area to help me kill the mobs off. It went much faster after that.
The second part of the pre-questing sends you off to Dalaran to talk to a Mage there. I wonder what they’re going to do when Wrath of the Lich King comes out and Dalaran relocates to Northrend.
At the moment I’m finally up to the first key part. I’m hoping we’ll be able to run Shadow Labs tonight. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime I’m working on Terrokar quests. For my next toon I think I’ll go ahead and do the Terrokar quests. Right now some of them are “grey” to me so there’s no gold bang over the quest giver’s head. I’m having to make sure that I talk to all of the NPCs to make sure I don’t miss a quest. I also feel kind of cheap since I’m using my flying mount on the quests. It almost feels like cheating
Last night I spent 2-3 minutes at the end of the night running to an inn.. and then checked to make sure the ZZZ was up before I finally slapped myself in the forehead and logged off. Old habits die hard. I don’t know how long it will take for me to just start logging off wherever.. that just seems so sloppy