I’m still depressingly busy in Real Life (managed 5 budgets for 5 different locations last week and didn’t even get an achievement, meh) and finding I’m only playing WoW sporadically at best. Still, there has been some progress. The hunter has reached 78 and the Paladin 69. What I have learned is I don’t really like playing a hunter. They sure level quickly enough, but I just can’t quite get into it. I can see me levelling the hunter to 80 and then not doing an awful lot with him thereafter.
Paladin is more fun, but I’m undecided whether to keep on with Engineering or go for Enchanting, which does seem more useful to have when building a group of characters with a commercial venture in mind. My instinct is to go with Enchanting and have Engineering on the Goblin when Cataclysm comes out. I know that sounds a tad predictable, but I mean it is a Goblin afterall.
On the rogue side of things, I managed to get a couple of 232 daggers for Cimetiere and also some 226 bracers from the Flame Leviathan from the weekly. I also finally bit the bullet last night and got everything enchanted. Nothing else for it, at some point the troll will have to raid. I still want to be proficient in the Rogue ways and while gear isn’t everything, it sure helps. Looks like ICC is beckoning and I may just manage to get in at some point.
The DK continues on doing the odd daily Heroic and trying to get JC recipes.
Leaving me the Shadow Priest dilemma. After not playing him for a while I donned Shadowform and set out in a couple of HCs and thoroughly enjoyed it. All well and good, but what next? The Shadow Priest lurks in what has been my guild for sometime, which has a large number of people I just don’t connect with and a small number I get on very well with. I have no qualms dumping the former, but I would miss the latter greatly. The guild has too many cliques but at the same time it is my clique I would miss. The option is transfer him to Aszune and play in the new guild where there is very little in the way of cliques, but also I lose the close playing friends. It’s probably a healthier playing atmosphere without cliques. I can always leave the 2nd rogue there to catch up with the friends as and when. Most are in some form of hibernation just now awaiting Cataclysm.
I’ve added a music section to the links. I always play Warcraft with music on unless I need vent. So in a display of complete selfishness I have decided to share (or inflict – delete as you see fit) the sort of thing I listen to. I’ll be changing this randomly to whatever grabs my attention at the time. First up is Joy Division and their classic Love Will Tear Us Apart. It’s almost exactly 30 years since the singer Ian Curtis took his own life, and with that act one of the brightest lights in music went out. The influence of this band is still massive, even 30 years on. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are well worth looking up.
I’ve also added a couple more links to some blogs and resources I use myself.
Lastly, this will never get old. Truly a nation cheered.