This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Achievements online

OOO the achivements are insidious. Now, not only do you have them in game.. but they’re reflected in the Armory

But take everything with a grain of salt.

For example here’s one of my achievemnts:

ORLY? Lilac… the warlock.. has pickpocketed 82 times? You’re right.. warlocks are totally OP.

There’s also some squirrelyness with AV deaths/kills counting [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Tale of Tatia

Tatia is my level 70 Draenei Paladin. She started life as Protection. I found that tanking was more stressful (particularlly because I wasn’t doing well at it) so I switched her to healing. At the time Retribution was still a joke.

Tatia was my sole 70 for a very long time.. until West Kingdom had a glut of healers. That was when I decided I wanted a DPS toon. I started playing Lilac and found Warlocking very fun. Lilac is now my main.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

I’m thankful for Wow

We’re not going to family’s house for T-day.. the last few years we’ve invited friends over and had a veritable feast. Every year we make way too much food. This year we decided to do a “just us” Thanksgiving.

Original plan: eat cereal, play Wow…
Pro: This plan had simplicity. It was easy to understand. I didn’t spend all day cooking in the kitchen. It had the added bonus of possibly allowing me to get closer to 80.
Con: No turkey, No leftovers. I like turkey sandwiches. It didn’t feel very celebratory.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

A question of light

Mulling this over.. I think I like/dislike zones based in part on the quality of their light.

Howling Fjord: 90% love it. Bright summer day.. love it. The burning part in the middle.. loved it less.
Dragon Blight: 90% hate it. Ever overcast winter day. Every once in a while I wonder into a [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

HEAL ME!

I think West Kingdom is facing a healing shortage. I’m not panicked about it.. I’m sure we’ll get through it.. but I’m concerned. Times are tough all over.

Our main Holy Priest pulled her main out of the guild to go raid with more hardcore guild.
Our only Resto Shaman has instead leveled a Warrior tank.
One of our priest is leveling a Boomkin. I don’t know if she plans to stay boomkin.
Another Holy Priest is leveling her warlock (which could partially be my fault).
On of our Resto Druids finally took this opportunity to go back to playing his Mage main.
Another Resto Druid is leveling a Death Knight.

A long while back I changed my Warlock to be my main and stopped focusing on my Holy Paladin. The Paladin is still there but I’m still feeling kind of kicked in the kidneys when I play her.. so she’s still stuck at 70.

Thank god for Persephany (Holy priest) and Leadpally(Holy Paladin). If it wasn’t for them we’d be totally healerless.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Affliction scribbles: Minor rotation note

Very quick note.. I’m currently spec’d hybrid Siphon Life/Felguard.. but I miss my true affliction roots. I stumbled upon a little tidbit.

Things of note.. only lasts 12 seconds.. so you can’t use haunt to easily get two stack. If you’re 5/5 then a two stack adds 10% damage to your dots.. and reduces hots [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“ZOMG! Players are OP, nerf players”

I’m starting to not like this. Well ok… leveling has been ok but not exactly challenging. I’ve been distracted the last few days and haven’t really done much in the way of leveling.. but really I want to talk about instances.

So far I’ve done Utgarde Keep, The Nexus, Azjol-Nerub, and Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom. The only one that was even slightly challenging was The Nexus.. and that was only because the pugged tank did not understand tank kiting. Even then, we ended up killing the last boss when the Ret Pally picked her up.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Daily Grind

Daily Quest

Do your dailies!
But I’m leveling
That’s no excuse!! Do your dailies!

Yesterday, while I was 72 I did 4 dailies, they each gave me ~10g and 20k xp. Yes. 20k.
This morning at level 73 I did the Isle dailies. The quests from the first two buildings gave 8.5k per quest. The quests from the last building and the inn gave 12.5k xp each. I think I got 1/4 of a level.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Warlock pre-Naxx Gear

I have made my first cut of a pre-Naxx gear set. Oddly, it doesn’t look too hard to acquire.

Most of my pieces are pretty good already. I just need to fiddle a few pieces [...]