Not feeling the pressure to level up and gear up Rossini anymore bought me a lot more time to do a few other things…and so this weekend became a little more “normal” for my playstyle.
I did some more archaeology on Elgar, I finished up the Orc artifact achievement and will work on the Seven Scepters one as I just have two left and am currently working on the Nerubian one, so that shouldn’t be too bad. I also screwed around with a little bit of Outland reputations as there were a few that Elgar got close on but never reached exalted. I figured I would do a heroic Mana Tombs run for the Consortium Rep. Well, after the first couple pulls I could see this was going to take a LONG time. PW:Shield would barely hold up to level 70 heroic hits. No wonder everyone is complaining about disc. Those bubbles really do need a buff. I also noticed that priest DoTs cost nearly or above 3000 mana for the instant cast! I’m pretty sure that corruption on the warlock does not cost that much, so I’m curious as to why they are so expensive! In fact, everything on the priest seemed really expensive. I suppose because we’re supposed to have much more spirit…but really, wow. I did note on Schubert that frostbolt cost just 350+ mana. Now granted he’s level 81, but still.
Speaking of which, seeing that I was going to start needing volatile elemental parts for crafting, I decided to work a little bit on Schubert because he does mining and I thought that perhaps I could get lucky finding some things. Maybe I should have taken the paladin instead since he’s mining and engineering…I assume there are still gas clouds around. I took Schubert out to Mt. Hyjal and he ended up with quite a bit of obsidian. It’s been awhile since I’ve been in a competitive collecting environment and it’s amazing to me that people will run up right next to you while you’re in combat, have one mob sheeped and just take the ore and run off. It’s times like these I wish I could engage my own alliance…though then, he probably would have just killed me first to get the ore. I take it back.
Anyways, other than that stuff, I mostly just did more preparing to be ready to do whatever I like. Rossini did a few more dailies to build up rep so that he can slowly keep working towards being raid ready. Well heck, even heroic ready!
I’m now toying with the idea of how I want to level and spec some of my other toons. I’d like to try healing on my other toons as well. The druid had a healing spec long ago but I just couldn’t get into it, though I will give that another try. I’ve never tried healing on the paladin and though it means an extra set of gear I think I will trade his retribution spec for a holy spec. I think I will try resto for the shaman too. He’s currently enhancement and again it will mean an extra set of gear if I decide to keep an enhancement spec for him instead of elemental, but we’ll see…usually quests give you either casting gear or DPS gear for your armor class, seldom are you choosing between two pieces of the same armor class for one quest.
We’ll see, there’s more to come, lots more! So much to do, so little time!