Quick Note on Progress

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My little Hunter is now Level 37 and has 6 pets (4 of which are stabled of course). So far I’ve run through Azshara, Ashenvale, Stonetalon Mountains, and the Southern Barrens. Keep in mind this is all in one week, and I’ve been working on professions and some auction house stuff on the side.

The quests in these zones are way different than they used to be. Well just starting out in Azshara tells you everything you need to know really. Interestingly enough a Hunter I helped out today told me that he couldn’t go to Azshara because he didn’t have the expansion. I don’t quite thing that was the case, but I did help him find the Northern Barrens so he could get some questing in there. Funny guy, pretty much just wanted to get to 15 to start running dungeons and doing PvP. Hey that is where the good gear is.

That of course reminds me that I’ll have to run some dungeons myself. My gear is getting pretty crappy. The dungeon stuff I picked up on my earlier runs pretty much lasted me through the late 20’s. At that point I started replacing bits and pieces with stuff from a quartermaster in Stone Talon. The cool thing was that as I finished quests more of the items were unlocked, it wasn’t a rep thing.

Dungeon gear can really make a difference when you’re running around. The extra crit on the dungeon items I replaced has been hard to pick up again. That really made a difference when blowing through mobs. So far the additional hit doesn’t seem to be mowing things down as quickly, even though it should mean that I’m actually hitting mobs more often. I guess hitting mobs each time isn’t as important as getting in a big blow once in a while? Who knows, I’m still too little for it to matter.

So far leveling a hunter has been a dream. I’m pretty sure that the only reason I’m leveling as fast as I am is because I have two friends in my back pocket there to help take down anything and everything that comes at me.

Now it’s on to Dustwallow Marsh, unless I feel the need to hit Desolace. Stranglethorn is open as well but it’s probably a pretty dangerous place on a PvP server. I will need to get out there eventually though just so I can tame an ape. Maybe once I hit 40, who knows.

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Foxie Hunter Pet

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So the Shattering added some new hunter pets to WoW, one of which is the Fox. After checking this Hunter Pet out over at Petopia I had to tame one.

The Fox is a Ferocity pet type so it’s more for DPS than for tanking. That means Beebee my crab will probably be my main helper while I’m out questing for the most part, but I’ll have to see how my new little white fox Foxie does.

I did level up little Foxie while on two dungeon runs today in the Stockades and Black Fathom Deeps.  She’s now at the same level as my little Goblin around 21 I think.

While I did put Itsybitsy on the back burner for now, I know I have a spider hanging out in the stable whenever I’m ready to level it up.

I just couldn’t pass up getting a Fox pet especially since they have a little “bonus” ability called Play which makes them dance. It really is a cute dance.

While yes this isn’t the Bear, Boar, or Turtle hunter pet I should be taming for maximum leveling efficiency I do still have my Crab Beebee who is all the Tenacity pet I could ask for. That and having a crab pet is just plain strange enough for me to totally love it.

Now I just have to remember to keep them both leveled up, I think that will be a challenge.

300 Level 1 Orcs In Birthday Suits

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So what can you do with 300 Naked Noob Orcs? Check this out over at Zam.

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My New Life as a Hunter

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So as I’d originally planned for Cataclysm I did roll a Hunter. Thing is though the Alliance side just can’t hold all that is Creep.

I mean come on, the name says it all. It’s Horde or nothing.

With that said the Worgen couldn’t hold me to the Alliance even with all the badassery which Worgens convey.

Instead, I am now a Goblin of all things. Yeah in the past the Forsaken have been my faction of choice, (love the Undead). Really being the retarded adventurer that I am I couldn’t pass up the chance to at least run one Goblin through the starter zone just to see what it’s like.

Safe to say I enjoyed it and I like the Goblin race. They are cut throat,  greedy, polluting, ingenious little bastards. All of which make them a perfect addition to the Horde.

Now on to Hunter stuff.

So first off here’s a great post from the WoW Insider blog, the segment called Scattered Shots: Leveling a Cataclysm hunter

Keep in mind there’s two parts. If you are brand a brand spanking new Hunter, read this, no seriously, click the link and read the text, it will help you. Thank you to Oakstout for pointing it out to me.

So after doing some reading and some field work I’ve decided on my two pets for the moment. I’ve stuck with my Crab since birth Beebee. I love my little crab it has served me well.

Here’s Beebee in it’s current state at level 21. Beebee now has Pin on top of the other happy abilities that level 20 Hunter pets get. I haven’t had a chance to play with Pin much, but Beebee seems to like it and that’s all that matters. Beebee is a fisherman’s best friend since it loves eating fishies. Since I like fishing, I’ve had no trouble keeping Beebee well fed.

I went through the Ghostlands to do my Hordie initiation quest (The Lady’s Necklace), and to tame a happy little spider. That poor thing was NOT too happy to be tamed though. Sadly Spiders also ONLY eat Meat so that meant picking off some boars outside Orgrimmar to feed the little bastard.

Oh yeah, I named the spider “Itsybitsy”. The saving grace for Itsy is that once it hits 20, it gets a webbing ability. Awesome for me, sucks for everyone else.

Between the two of them I now have a Cunning Pet (Spider Itsybitsy) and a Tenacity Pet (Crab BeeBee). So I’ve got a tank as well as hopefully a fun PvP pet. In the end we shall see right?

So yeah productive day. Gobleta is at 21, she’s been through Shadowfang Keep and Wailing Caverns. She’s also tamed her second pet. I ran into a blogger friend also in Latency Lowlifes Medwa (aka Smashie the Pally). I’ll have to write up on the Latency Lowlifes too. Don’t let the name fool you, there’s some awesome peeps in the guild.

Well until next time (or next pet, whichever comes first).

Where it’s At – Cataclysm

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Cataclysm has finally landed and I’m really impressed. It was worth the wait Blizzard made the new race areas really fun and it’s awesome to see the differences between the way things were pre and post “Shattering“. The Shattering of course being the utter upheaval of Azeroth by the big happy dragon Deathwing.

Alliance side

I did make my Worgen Hunter and couldn’t finish the starting zone due to technical difficulties with the quest to take back Gilneas. So I re-rolled a Druid and found that I really like playing a druid. The Druid Worgen made it out of the noob zone and I got her up to 18 or so I think.

While it was fun checking out the worgen noob zone as I’d wanted to, I’m done with it for now.

Horde Side

I finally managed to get in touch with Scary on Azgalor so I could join the River‘s guild High Latency Lowlifes. It’s a PvP server which made me kinda leery but meh figured I’d give it a go. It looks like they’ve got a fun collection of people there (not surprising with Scarybooster and the River involved).

So this means a whole new character on a whole new server. Oh goodie. Chances are I’ll roll and play a Death Knight if leveling seems to get to me. That and I’d like to play one of the two real hybrid classes (Paladin or Druid) but sadly Goblins can’t be either one. I could go with a Shaman but I’ve never really got very far with a Shaman so it doesn’t seem like that’s a class that I can enjoy too much.

On the plus side though the Goblin Huntard seems to level ok so I’ll just stick it out.