Ding 90

WoWScrnShot_020113_221159My warlock ding’d 90 on Friday, February 1, 2013 on some random quest at the start of the Townlong Steppes.

First step: train Pandaran flying.

I’m surprised how much I missed it. In fact I missed it MORE after I ran back to the old world and spent a couple days flying around taming battle pets. It’s good to be back in the air.

Second step: Continue questing. I read somewhere (? maybe a tweet from Blizz?) that the easiest way to get iLevel 460, and be ready for raiding/heroics, was to complete the quest lines in Townlong Steepes and the Dread Wastes. So, like a dutiful daughter.. I soldier on.

It made me laugh
On the initial trip into Townlong Steppes the Pandaran guide shouted out: “Come, we must go!”. I just about hurt myself /facepalming.

Also, on that same trip, my guide noted that Townlong Steppes is the “most desolate area of Pandaria”. Wow, seriously? -This- is desolate? Someone obviously has never been to Shadowmoon Valley. Compared to Shadowmoon Valley, Townlong Steppes is practically a vacation destination. Just sayin’

Factionating…
Oh.. also.. anyone know which faction, as a good little Warlock, I should start working on? I suppose I could go and research it.. but I have the feeling that since I’m so far behind the curve someone else has already done that work.

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4 comments to Ding 90

  • Jacob

    In my opinion, there are two answers to your “which faction” question.

    The easiest faction to start with is the Klaxxi of the Dread Wastes. Set aside Townlong Steppes, go to the Dread Wastes, and complete the whole zone. In the course of completing the zone you’ll unlock and then enhance a central quest hub, and when done with the zone you can go on doing dailies for the Klaxxi.

    The dutiful faction to start with is the Golden Lotus of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Two quite useful factions are locked and unavailable until you get Golden Lotus to a certain level, so the sooner you start on Golden Lotus the sooner you get them out of the way.

  • Roose

    Start doing you farmville, Klaxxi and Golden Lotus. You need to get GL up so you can start doing the Celestials. That one gives you good stuff. Then you will be doing Shadow Pan too.

    Lorewalkers can be done in a couple hours. Google is. You fly around and pickup stuff then turn it in. Really easy

  • Agree with the 2 posters above, but really depends on what your goal is. I wanted to be able to fly on the cloud dragons. There’s a handful of mounts that you need riding skill from them first, which requires exalted with Order of the Cloud Serpent. So, you may (or may not) want to throw that in the mix as well. But for gear… you’re gonna want to get most of them to Revered so you can spend your Valor points. (Honored rep is required for Justice Points).

    So… I’d probably do dailies with Klaxxi and Golden Lotus to revered while waiting for queues to pop for an instance. There’s a lot of decent gear in Dread Wastes. (437 vs 429 in Townlong Steppes.) But you’ll need dailies to get Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, which can be turned in 90 per week for 3 Elder Charms, that allow you to get another roll (chance at loot) in raids. So the quote you sorta remember is kind of right, but not exactly. :)

    Oh, and the benefit of staying in Townlong Steppes (iirc), is that you should hit Honored with Shado-Pan. (Otherwise, you won’t be able to get rep with them through dailies until you hit revered with Golden Lotus.

    But ultimately: dailies, dailies, dailies. :)

  • You can’t really get raid-ready by finishing zones, but the gear you get in The Dread Wastes will definitely find you on the way to get ready for heroics. Get a couple upgrades from heroics, buy a piece or two from valor you get from your daily heroic and dailies, and you’re on the way to get ready for LFR.