Monday, November 1, 2010

Planning for Cat: We've only got a month!

Since we've got about a month to go, I figured I'd discuss what I'm doing to prepare for the coming Cataclysm.  After all, we should be prepared, right?

Figuring out what I'll be doing first is the challenge.

I'm not going for a server first of any kind, but I do want to get my mining up to max as quickly as possible so I can make a tidy profit selling ore. To that end, I'm scouting out the two starting areas, trying to get a sense for which has more ore, and which I might want to start in. I like Hyjal because well, I like nelf areas, so I'm leaning that way.  I'll probably go with the organic quest and ooh ore strategy, because I have little patience for farming. I'm also going to leapfrog ahead to the next zone asap, since the starting zones will probably be swamped.

To further this strategy of ooh ore profit, I'm going to try to get my DK to 80 before Cat. She's also a miner, so even if I end up leveling Lyllea healing in instances with my guild, I can still go out there and profit!  I figure I can always farm the mats to raise my JCing later on, there's not a rush there.

I'm going to try to do the same thing with Garetia and Monera and herbalism. I'll also need to look at both inscription and alchemy, decide which one is going to be more helpful/profitable, and level that one first.

I'm also trying to get my tailor/leatherworker to 65ish, and get her profs maxed. She's at 58, not too far to go. As a bonus, I'll finally be able to use the flying carpet she's had in her bags for several months. 

Basically, I'm trying to make sure I can level whatever profession's going to be the most profitable. In the meantime, I'm slowly liquidating Wraith stuff, for the most part. I am hanging onto some ore, just in case.

And I finally settled on a look for my worgen lock.... I like this in both her human and worgen forms, so I'm going to try to replicate it.  Also, the music in the beta is great, just thought I'd mention it.
I do have some other goals, like knocking out Loremaster of Kalimdor on Garetia (only 120 quests to go), but if I don't make it, it's not a big deal. I'm also cleaning out my warrior and rogue's inventories, since at least one of them must go to make room for the lock. And I need to get my pally her robot chicken and a sprite darter for the druid. I should get on that...


  1. Ohhh don't delete one of your toons :(

    Is there any way you can splurge the $25 and server transfer one or both of them to a new home? That way your effort won't be wasted =/

  2. Sadly, not right now. I may try to transfer my bank guild's leadership, and delete that toon instead, but I dunno.
    And at least neither one's that far along, and both classes have had their leveling experiences improved, or so I hear.