As the patch breathed new life into the game, Elgar saw more play time this last week than he ever has. A result of the new Darkmoon Faire and the new dungeons as only he and Sousa were capable of queuing up for them.
But Saturday my friend came over and he played on his hunter of level 36 and me on my warrior of level 39. After he did his Faire things, I ran him through all the Scarlet Monastery instances to get him to level 38 and hopefully some new gear. I was hoping we’d get some of the Darkmoon artifacts as well, but no dice. We did a few more dungeons, but for him, I think he enjoys questing better as it’s more dependant on his pace rather than the pace of an heirloom geared tank who is all “go go go!”
We did some quests in Western Plaguelands and then headed over to Eastern as we both dinged 40 and got our fast mounts. The mobs there were more appropriate level and leveling went much quicker. We stopped for herbs and ore along the way. There are so many since Cataclysm that I had a full 28 slot bag of herbs before I knew it!
I also did a few archaeology dig sites on the warrior and after his first completed artifact (fossil) my next one is the fossilized raptor pet, awesome. So it looks like at least one other toon will do some archaeology. It is amazing how much faster it goes now. One dig site now can provide as many parts as 3 did before!
While end game is fun, I’ve always enjoyed leveling up alts, doing the dungeons again, getting new gear and talent points. Trying out new classes and new quests.
The nice thing about having that second account up and running is that I have the ability to play more alts over there on the same server and get the perks of the guild. Since I have 10 toons already on Winterhoof and apparently 10 is not enough. I mean the GM should make up 10% of the total population of his whole guild, right?
Anyways, on that account there’s a druid and mage (71), hunters (63 and 41), priests (36 and 21), warlock (14) and a couple of level 1 alts that were used mostly for holiday achievements. Many of these toons haven’t been logged in on in a very long time so last night I decided to see if they still needed any respecs or whatever. I decided to log in as Linus, the level 35 priest last night, assuming he’d need to respec talent points or something. But as it turned out he was ready to go, already in shadowform. I never leveled a priest shadowform so he was my experiment. I queued up for a dungeon and in about 1 minute it popped up, awesome. I did two dungeons and leveled up to almost level 37. Good times.
The character names on this second account are more hap-hazard that the ones on my account which are almost exclusively named after composers (save Troutwort and Floy–though I’ve been tempted to change Floy). While playing Linus a guild member pointed out… “so now you have a toon named after someone who obsesses over a dead composer?” It never dawned on me. But yes, yes I do. It couldn’t have been more fitting.
Probably more alts in the future, like I said, you can never have enough!