When we last left Madorsa, Averry had just run her through dungeons in Zangarmarsh so she could escape having to wait for respawns because of the overcrowded climate caused by Cross Realm Zones.
She moved over to Terrokar, and the questing was a little better at first. She had her choice of killing Arakkoa in two places, Blood Elves at Firewing Point, Orcs at a couple of different places, or wolves and warpstalkers in between. This goes well when you have so many options. Where it doesn’t go well, is when you have cleared up a couple of those and have no choice but to watch in despair as 5 or 6 other people camp spawns and tag everything as soon as it pops.
I managed to get her to 65 and then I just couldn’t take any more. I found myself looking at her on the login screen and just exiting the game rather than attempting to do anything. I had to find a way to get past this. I think if I had it to do over again, I’d have gone ahead and just leveled on Drak, PvP flag be damned. At least then I could take out my frustrations on the Alliance who are in my way killing my quest mobs.
So yesterday, I decided to take her back to Azeroth for some archaeology and pet battles. Hey, xp is xp. Averry has been trying to convince me that dps queue times for dungeons aren’t too bad, as his monk isn’t too far ahead of me in levels and recently went through all the same dungeons I would be doing. But … the thought of doing them as dps just … I mean … I *know* it doesn’t make sense to be more scared of doing dungeons as dps than I would be if I were tanking or healing, but … I never claimed to be normal.
I got almost a full level, plus got my arch up over 225 AND got a flawless battlestone. Then I had to log over to Kerick for LBR. So while I’m doing that, Averry starts texting me, asking what level I am now and when I tell him, he proposes hitting up the Auchindoun dungeons later. I’m like … yay! So after LBR I finished getting to 66 while I waited for him to log on, then we went and did all four of those dungeons.
That got me to 67, and I figured that we were done. But he’s all like … what can we hit next? Um … well, I just had Steamvaults and Botanica unlock. So he says ok let’s go to Netherstorm and starts to fly off.
Um … you know I have slow flying, right?
Just hit up the flight path.
Yeah … I don’t have any flight paths there, they removed automatic flight path learning in the last patch.
So he gave me a ride. But … we forgot about that fun little CRZ 2 person mount bug. As soon as we crossed the line into Hellfire, I was disconnected. When I reconnected, I was falling, and landed right on Razorthorn Shelf, amidst a crowd of level 70+ flayers. Not even a youngling spawn to make it worth it. Of course, I panicked and forgot all about my damage reduction abilities, of which there are many. So I died. I was ready after that to just fly on my own across the twisting nether, but he insisted we just go the long way around and, with him staying close to the ground as we crossed borders, we managed to not have me dismounted again, although I was disconnected twice more. Riding from Zangarmarsh into Blade’s Edge through the tunnel didn’t dc me though.
Finally we arrived at Tempest Keep, and hit up Mechanar, Botanica, and the Arcatraz. I dinged 68 before Arc, but since we were there we did it anyway. Plus, I think Averry was having fun gathering as many mobs as he could and seeing how nice of a pile he could make with them. I got quests to complete in every dungeon we did except for Shadow Labs. Now I’m ready to hit Northrend, and I think I got enough mats to level my professions up to 350 or so. I know I have enough cloth at least.
Cross your fingers and pray that Northrend leveling will be better. At least there I have more than one zone to choose from per level. I may bounce back and forth.
And thanks again Averry, that was a wonderful suggestion and a great time getting me through those levels. You rock.