Working Mom of Three, History Buff, Writer, World of Warcraft Addict. . .My Comments on My Crazy Life.

I can’t decide who to play! Since Cataclysm has dropped, I have been terribly torn. There’s so much to see and do, and I want to do them all right now, at the same time!

The first thing that I did last weekend, when I finally had some free time, was create a Worgen. I created a Druid Worgen named Lunaleigh and have played her to level 10. My favorite part of the Worgen Questline so far has been shooting myself out of a catapult onto the Undead’s ship. It is possible to over-shoot the ship and end up “dog paddling” in the water. . .just so you know.

The next day Hubby and I made our gobblins. I made my very first priest, and I will probably keep her in Shadow-Spec. The goblins are funny but strange to me. Like the gnomes, they embrace technology. But, unlike gnomes, they prize corporate greed and all the evils that brings. Enron? BP Oil Spill? Bernie Maedoff? Gold Spammers? Holding up people’s unemployment benefits in Congress until tax breaks for millionaires are passed? Yep, that kind of goblin-evil.

Night three was spent on my Paladin, leveling her up to 85. No, I didn’t get her to 85–I haven’t even gotten her past 81 yet. We’re questing in Mount Hyjal. Here’s my heartbreak–Prized ICC gear is being traded in for Green Quest Rewards! I have good memories of getting those pieces, winning those “Need Rolls,” playing with dear friends, and now here I am vendoring them for a GREEN! It makes me physically ill every time.

Two big Cataclysm changes that I have enjoyed so far are flying in Azeroth and Archeology. Flight points are never the direct route, and so flying has been a great timesaver. Archeology, once I figured it out, has been fun. I can’t wait to see what happens when I put together a troll Voodoo doll. I simply fly to the digsites that show up on my map in a troll terrirtory (Zul-Farak, for example) click on my “Survey” ability, and pay attention to the light on the telescope and the direction it points in. Red means that an artifiact is far away. Yellow means I’m getting close, and green means it’s right in front of me. There are three “digs” at each digsite. Something odd that Hubby and I discovered was that we each are offered different digsites. I might have in Desolace, for example, and he has one in Feralas. Later, I might see one near where his was in Feralas, but not at the exact same spot. I thougt this was to keep us from taking each other’s relics, until I had that happen to me in Tanaris. I had found one artifact, and started surveying for the second, when I got the message, “You can’t do that here.” The shovel had disapeared from my map and, sure enough, there was a level 85 Tauren at the same site.

I think that Blizzard has done a spectacular job in making the new areas friendly to the experienced players. The new starting zones now have mailboxes and bank access. There was a professions trainer available to the Worgen right at level 5–However, the Professions “Vending Machine” didn’t appear for the goblins until we had neared level 10 and finished the “Town in a Box” questline. Poor goblins–if anyone would bemoan loosing 4-5 levels of making gold, it would be them!

I am looking forward to spending more time playing the new areas and new toons this weekend. The weather is still cold, the kids are with their Dad, and I will be looking for the distraction. Next week, I will be taking a break from WoW and spending time in OH with my family, holding my baby niece, and enjoying the holiday. Real life will again encroach upon my game-time, but this time I will be happy about it.

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Comments on: "Worgen vs Goblins vs 85s" (4)

  1. Fidelity said:

    I totally know how you feel. I want to play worgen, I want to make a gobilin, I want to level all my 80 toons to 85. I want to do ALL the new quests with Fidelity, so much to do and so little time to do it (or at least, I THINK so!). With the Christmas rush upon us, time for WoW has been less and less. Snowy weather usually keeps me in and playing the game however, this time of year, there is so much to do.

    I am in the process of finishing up wrapping all the presents, making homemade candy and hand painting Christmas ornaments – I simply don’t have enough time to do all that, finish my finals for class and play WoW. /CRY!

    However, I did manage to make it to 85 with Fidelity. I completed all the quests in three areas so far and am slowing working on Uldum.

    I have ran three of the new dungeons and am terribly disappointed in my mana issues as a healer. I know it’s not just me, but that isn’t comforting enough!

    On a side note. I am off work Christmas Eve until January 2nd – returning on January 3rd. So, if you happen to want to get together on your way back home, even if just for lunch or dinner, we would love to see you guys!

  2. Fidelity said:

    Wow. I should just start a blog that responds to your blog.

  3. Goblins win for me over worgens any day. Goblins are adorable and worgen have stupid casting animations. I, also, rolled up a worgen druid but I abandoned him after about 15 levels because the flailing casting animation drove me nuts.

    • Goblins really are adorable. They remind me very much of mini ferengi from star trek. I get a kick out of the things they say, too

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