Despite having taken the day off, I was awake at my normal workday time and unable to get back to sleep. Check the tracking on my game delivery and it had just arrived in town. Unfortunately, it took three more hours for it to find its way onto a FedEx truck for delivery, so I spent the morning finishing Westfall on Kaedren. Hope, that was quite an act you put on, my dear. *sigh*
At 12:30 it finally came. I stuck some food in the mic because I knew I wouldn’t be getting up again for awhile, and sat down to open the box. Pretty cool, and oh look, I get a loot card! Redeem that, upgrade the account on battle.net and away we go. Kar was logged out just outside of Booty Bay, where he had been doing cloth turnins. He’s at the point where he’s free to come and go without being attacked, but no one will talk to him. Fortunately, Landro the TCG trade-in dude is not associated with BB, so I was able to turn in my code and receive the spectral tiger … no, not THE mount, the little riding toy one. Still cool though!
Then it was back to Stormwind to train all his professions, learn achaeology (Harrison Jones, yes!!!) and finally head to Vash’jir. Being the mount collector, Kar couldn’t pass up the seahorse mount, so the starting zone for him was decided long ago. Pretty cool zone, even with lots of people questing (other than Stormwind Helms … 1000 curses on Stormwind Helms grrrr). 46 quests in, he hit 81. Back to Stormwind to train and … let’s make a worgen! (altoholic? moi?? nevar)
So I logged on Kaladis and cleared out his bank and bags and sold or mailed everything including the clothes off his back. Say goodbye back in a few, delete, and reroll. I reused his name, but he is now a female worgen. I really love the female worgen model, and it was either this or the lock and … well … wait until you see the lock. (hawt) I only got to level 5 before Analogue and Reversion were on and ready to try dungeons. Back to Kar …
We picked up Log and Share and headed to Blackrock Caverns. Pretty cool I guess. I love the way the quests progressed. Oh, and the teleporter thingy to get to the quicksilver room. We missed that the first time and actually ran all the way back from the wipe. Yeah, we wiped a couple times learning that fight, but we went in cold with no knowledge of anything about the instance. We figured it out well enough, and decided to go try Throne of Tides as well.
Getting there might have proved to be a challenge, but Karius was hearthed at … someplace close to it. (Some shelf or ledge, idunno, all the places there seem to be named about the same) So he bravely rode his seahorse into the abyssal whirlpool thingy and popped out next to the stone. Nice. While the others were riding the ship and doing the first quest to get the Sea Legs buff, Eloen happened to log in … right beside me. Oh, hi El! Hey, want to be awesome and let us invite you to the group so you can help me summon people here? Yay!! We tried to get her to go along since Share had to leave, but she was leveling with her parents and didn’t want to get ahead of them on XP. Dang Cael, you done taught that girl well! Then Multi logged on, so the problem of the last dps slot was solved.
Throne of Tides is awesomesauce. Hadn’t read a thing about it, didn’t know what to expect … holy cow was it cool. I got to practice some sheeping (yay humanoids, down with undead!). We got to die. We got to help out an elemental Lord. I got to cast some poorly aimed Flame Orbs that sat there not next to any mobs and did nothing. haha
Once that was done, it was back to Worgenville. I decided there was no better time than the present to use up that final character slot and roll my lock. Naturally, he’s totally hawt.
Hm, I really should have dressed him in his starting robe for that. It’s quite sexy. Although the blue goes well with his eyes, doesn’t it. Yeaaah, so … this is Korgus. The second time through the first five levels was better, I read the stuff more closely and got further along. The storyline is great, and having already done Silverpine, that helped me understand some of the things that happen.
Amazingly enough, all his minions got great names (not that I remember them now of course). He got to level 10 and got his felguard before I finally decided I’d better get some sleep. haha.
I *think* I will be taking Kerick to Hyjal tonight. So many things to do!