Other blogs will complain about the linear nature of questing in the post-Cataclysm world. They are unhappy with having to do the exact same questlines over and over in order to level, with no variation, especially if you want to hit up all of the reputations. Very little can be skipped, with the possible exception of Vashj’ir since you get more ER rep in Deepholm anyway, which you absolutely cannot skip if you want shoulder enchants.
You won’t find any of that here. There are options, including many that didn’t exist in the past, such as xp for archaeology/herbing/mining, or daily cooking/fishing quests starting at level TEN, or leveling through BGs or even LFD. Sure, I get tired of the same quests over and over, who doesn’t? I get bored, I try one of the above options or swap to another toon in a different level range. But even when I’m facing the same questline for the sixth time … there are gems to be found that are worth doing on every single toon.
You’d have to be a heartless, inhuman cretin to not love Pebble and his pile of stone bats.
Hmm …. at some point Van is going to have to start collecting ret gear. I’m not sure I want to do *all* of Deepholm as holy. Oh. Hmmm … my baby warrior is wearing the heirloom chest and shoulders … maybe it won’t be so tough.
Anyway (back on topic) a few quests later and we have max level toon number six.
Of course, being the wonderful friend that I am, I rushed right back to town and proceeded to inject just enough iLevel into my gear to get into heroics, so my dear sweet Divergent would have an undergeared melee to heal. Kerick threw a chunk of his useless VPs into a pair a boots, and I borrowed a set of BoE holly pally PvP shoulders out of the guild vault. NO, I did not equip them. I’m not Logarithm.
We drug Slice‘s mage Velineda along and … got Stonecore. The experience deserves a post of its own but … ugh. Maybe someday when I’m over the pain. Hahaha. I was tempted to swap spec and throw on my sword and board … I couldn’t have failed on Ozruk any worse than the pug tanks we had. Srsly … they made the fight easier than it was before! Are you all a bunch of slack-jawed, window-licking keyboard turners??? /headdesk
Anyhow, after 3 hours in there …. the Monday night raid got over and several guildies took pity on me and took me along so I could get my VPs. We got …. Stonecore! Aaaaaaand …. steamrolled the place. And with my shiny new Tear of Blood, I could put the holy pally shoulders back in the gvault and still have a high enough iLevel to run heroics. ;)