Unlike some people, I usually prefer to keep my posts on a single topic. But some days I have a couple of topics that don’t feel like they rank a post on their own, so they have to share. So some tidbits about World of Warcraft.
Pet Battles to Level Cap!
So in about three weeks of focusing on pet battles with a level 95 character, I now have another level 100 character.
The pity is that in that fly through he barely accumulated any garrison resources, so he’ll be stuck doing that for a while to upgrade his garrison.
Of course, having gone on and on about pet battles for a week and having shown it to be a viable leveling strategy, I have gotten some questions in the guild about how to get into pet battles. Everybody else seems to have level 1 pets, which just gets the “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” response out of me.
However, it looks like Patch 6.1 is going to change that. After that hits, level 100 characters who have upgraded their garrison to tier 3 will get an item in the mail that will boost a pet to level 25. Insta-levels again.
My daughter was especially keen on that. I told her she had best use it on the Molten Corgi or the Terrible Turnip, as both have skills akin to the Pokemon False Swipe attack, which will never reduce your foe below 1 hit point. I favor the Terrible Turnip, since the Molten Corgi’s skill has a four turn cool-down on it. But if you only have one, you go with what you’ve got.
Patch 6.1 is Nearly Here!
Speaking of Patch 6.1, it will be arriving on Tuesday the 24th. Blizzard announced that the other day and the launcher has started pre-downloading the data.
There are a lot of new and interesting things coming with the patch. I am not sure Twitter integration is a huge thrill… oh how we suffered when Rift launched and everybody linked their accounts to Twitter and bombarded the world with every little achievement… but I’ll still hook it up to my “gonna spam you” Twitter account.
The heirloom consolidation though, that does interest me quite a bit, if only because I think I have totally lost track of all the heirlooms I have collected over the last few years. I know that there are some heirlooms from Argent Tournament that are socked away somewhere. I like that I will be able to check out a copy of an item on as many characters as I need. I may soon have an army of alts I never play so equipped!
Now they just need a tabard organizer.
Eye on the Horde
I have been watching my daughter play her main character, which is a Horde Pandaran monk, and that has given me a desire to see the Horde side of the story in Draenor… and Pandaria… and Northrend… and, honestly, Outland. I have a collection of horde characters, but the highest level is in the low 60s.
Anyway, while I am in no way done with my alliance characters yet, doing the Horde tour is on my list of things to do again. That sounds like another project to run through when the inevitable group hiatus comes during the summer. But the first question I considered was which character. The heirloom update will make equipping him easy. If I don’t have the right heirlooms now, I will once a few more Darkmoon Faires roll by.
I do want a character in a guild, if only for the perks. That sort of lets out most of my Horde characters. Our guild on Lightninghoof was stolen from us. No more “friend of a friend of a friend” invites to our group guilds any more. All our characters now have these blank tabards. On Garona, our temp guild moved servers, while on Thrall I do not think we ever got around to forming one.
Anyway, my eyes landed on the Orc hunter I still have on Eldre’Thalas. I have had him for a while.
He is level 42, he hit level 40 back in October of 2007, and he still has a quiver equipped and it still has arrows in it for his crossbow. I almost hate to sell those. But he’ll have a set of heirloom gear to replace that. I also wonder if I should change his profession. He has the whole leatherworker/skinner thing going on right now. That will allow him to make himself some armor. But I almost want to switch him to Engineer right away so he can make his own item level 630 gun in Draenor. Plan for the future! We’ll see about that.
But the best thing he has is ownership of a Horde guild dating back to 2006, back when you needed an annoying amount of signatures in order to create one.
He has to earn rep with the guild, but at least he doesn’t have to level it up in order to get the perks. So perhaps, come the summer, I will return to my old Orc hunter.