Whoo!!!! I did it.. Finally pushed up to the ripe old age of 80.. This happened Wednesday night. I got though Zul’Drak.. Well, I ran out of quests there except for the Arena thing (like Ring of Blood). Didn’t have enough people that were interested to do it, so moved on to Storm Peaks. Through the tiredness I persevered and at around 3:30am or so he dinged 80.. I was the 8th person in the guild to hit it (3 of us in one night).
Oh! I’ll tell you what! Lots of stuff.. Still have to get Fizz to 65 for inscription. Still have to start working on Fyra and Fhuun and Freez… It just keeps going. I’ll keep questing on Fimlys too for the gold and doing instances and heroics and raids.. Just keeps getting better from here.
Anyway. Quick post.. Talk you later.
Again a night of questing and I am still loving it. Had a great time finishing up the Sholazar Basin quests, especially the ones that take you through the two factions. WoWHead has a great post about it on their blog, go read it. I then followed my plan and headed to Zul’Drak, stopping by Dalaran on the way.
Zul’Drak is a very cool zone too. Very different from almost any other I can think of in the game. Having a flying mount definitely helps in this zone. There are a bunch of little quest hubs, as usual, and lots of flight points, which is cool. The quest line that has you doing stuff for the “Death Knight” faction is awesome. You get to disguise yourself as a ghoul and do quests for the scourge.. There are some pretty cool game mechanics in there, mostly centered around “controlling” a mob to do something for you. (Very Scourge-like, eh?)
So, anyway. I dinged 78 and picked up a new wasp in Sholazar.. In quests for the two factions, the Frenzyheart side has a quest to kill her. It’s the Sapphire Hive Queen! And she doesn’t shrink all that much when you tame her either. She just looks awesome. Of course, this is saving for instances/raids. Leveling is still just the ‘rilla! I had some trouble coming up with a name. Not that I couldn’t think of one though. I tried “Queenie”, but it is reserved. I tried “QueenBee” (I know it isn’t a bee.. ) but it was reserved.. Then.. I figured I might loosly follow the trend I started with my Rhino naming (see previous post for more information) and I named her “QueBee”… You like?
So, I got very close to 79, but again, it got too late and I couldn’t finish it up. I think I am about 359k away from leveling.. So, it’s getting very close. I’m sure I’ll pick that up pretty quick tonight and then be on my way to getting the final level.. Maybe I’ll just stay up until I’m done! My plan is still to finish up the achievement for quests in Zul’Drak and then move onto Stormpeaks and finish off there. Icecrown will wait until I am already 80 and I’ll do the quests there for the extra gold you get from being max level.
So, if I don’t blog again until next week, everyone in the US have a happy turkeyday and I’ll see you on the other side! (Don’t eat too much…).. OH! And Episode 24 of the Twisted Nether Blogcast is up! Go Listen!
Much happened last night! I started out by doing the daily cooking quest and then hopped on the special flight from Dalaran to Sholazar Basin. There is a mage by the flight point that sends you there as part of a quest. The zone is really cool, very reminiscent of Un’goro but better. The jungle setting with all the animals is a skinner’s dream, btw.
I plowed through the quests there, enjoying the stacks and stacks of leather I got from just killing the mobs for the quests. Meat, leather, what’s not to love? I also tamed a rhino there (since they were close to my level already) and named him … DanMa.. I won’t spoil why I named him that just yet.. Lets just say it has something to do with American Football.
So…. Anyway.. There were lots of pretty awesome quest lines so far. I finished up the Nesingwary one and got the achievement for that. And also did one in the east section of the zone with the Avatar of Freya. That one ended pretty well too!
I’m now on the questline that ends with you picking a faction in the area, but I’ve just started, so I’ll have to let you know the outcome. I finally logged out pretty late but still short of leveling to 78. I was about 114k or so away, but I just couldn’t continue. I’ll pick that up first thing tonight and then finish up the quest line in SB. Once I am done, I”ll probably move to Zul’Drak and then Stormpeaks as the final push to 80. The rest of the quests/zones will be reserved for gold at level 80.
Looks like we are going to start our Raiding cycle again on Jan 2. The plan is to run a 25-man Naxx. We’re only doing guild runs of 25s. If other want to put together a 10-man run of something, that is fine too, but it won’t be an “official” event. Jan 2 gives us time to get enough of the right classes up to 80 (I’ll probably have at least 2 toons, if not more, up to that point by then) to head in with 25.
Anyway, that’s enough babbling for now. Leave me a comment if you can figure out why I named my Rhino “DanMa”.. I promise, it is pretty horrible… !!