This past evening I achieved level 85, on the very last quest of the very last quest line in Uldum. Well, barring the questlines that go into the instances there.  That was pretty spiffy, actually, one of those precision landings you usually hear about over a cup of mulled wine in the tavern.  So, the next time I start questing, I’ll be jumping straight in to Twilight Highlands, rather than dealing with loose ends.

Hey, by the way – Flora informs that there are Deepsea Sagefish pools up there now. Casters rejoice!

Speaking of questing; Meta observes that after hitting 85 in a Hunter, Warlock, and Mage, that questing with a priest just seems lonely. Aside from my mana beastie and my evil clones, ’tis true, I don’t keep much in the way of company out there. I wonder if this is true of other multi-classed altaholics out there?  Is this a common feeling, that something missing when out and about as a pet-less toon?  I personally don’t get it; the fuss and mess seems like it would be a pain.

Jas_Runecloth_Robe I’ve availed myself of the Transmorgrification services now being offered. While it is true that this is the same robe that The Dark Father was wearing when we caught him swinging for the other team, it has also long been the regalia of followers of the Light for decades. I wear them proudly.1

The great thing about this service is that you have it if you want it, and if you don’t, then you can ignore it. Oh, some people couldn’t manage to keep quiet if anyone was enjoying themselves, but we have the word troll for a reason. As Flora says, haters gonna hate. I dig it, so do a few of us. Grimm’s not so thrilled, but at least he can replace that horrible helm with some stylish engineering goggles. He says it’s Engineering Pride. Best to just nod, smile, and call for another pint.

Side note: I have a theory that if the game artists would spend more time wearing the ghastly things they foist on us as "tier gear", we’d see a lot more realistic patterns emerge. The elegant simplicity of the Black Ash Robe or the Robe of Power stands out as a far better pattern than anything I’ve seen on the tier vendors’ racks for years. 

And don’t get me started on head pieces. You know what? Guys, don’t eliminate the ranged slot. Eliminate the head slot. Because you guys just can’t do it. Again, try wearing the T8 Turtleneck of Doom. Just for a day. My private theory?  All helms are designed to scare the bejeezus out of other players in PvP.  Only that joke got old real fast and now they’re stuck trying to service the same tired ideas that never worked in the first place.

Incidentally, I’d like to thank the interface designers for the "hide helm" flag. You have no idea.

Anyway.

I’ve been working on and off on a long post about how to succeed at the Glyph business without being one of those annoying "gobbo" types, but it keeps meandering off into a step by step how-to.  Got to go back to formula on that one. Soon, I promise.

So, we’re a bit content-free at the moment, apologies for that.  Grimm’s full of gloom and woe, Flora’s all excited about Firelands, and I’m just now making 85. Until I get my big project finished, I don’t have much to talk about.

Looking forward, I might heal if I can get some guinea pigs lined up for instances.  It’s been over a year since I last healed, and last night marks the first time I even logged out as Disco.

Time may not heal all wounds, but it at least makes you forget where they came from some times.


  1. And, yes, the signature image is now horribly out of date. []

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