Monday, April 6, 2009

Oops, I Did It Again

Sunday night, I kept banging out quests. I’ve been following a quest guide that takes you from Borean Tundra to Howling Fjord, then to Dragonblight, and onto part of Grizzly Hills before sending you into Zul’Drak.

Finally late Sunday night, I finished the course and crossed the finished line of my second level 80 toon. My Hunter is something of an ironic toon. I rolled him because I was dropping Mining on Honorshammer to pick up Engineering about midway through the Burning Crusade. My guild wasn’t anywhere close to being able to do Tier 5 content, so the Goggles were extremely attractive, and I wanted the ROFLcopter.

I knew Hunter’s reputation for being a fast leveler, but something happened along the way. I really began to have fun with him.

I’m looking at a 2/18/51 spec for him.

As soon as I hit 80, I jumped on a bird and headed to Dalaran. My ultimate destination was going to be Exodar to train my level 80 skills. I stopped by the mailbox where I had 3 pieces of gear waiting for me, a chest piece, a belt, and a pair of gloves.

While I was in town, I saw people talking about Wintergrasp and forming groups. One group was specifically looking for a Ranged DPS class. I whispered the person and got a raid invite. My strategy was to keep moving around the room as much as possible. This was to make it difficult for anyone to actually inspect and see the gear I had on. Gogo ilevel 158 green quest rewards.

We burned through the trash and started working on Archavon.

Raiding as a Hunter is so much more relaxing than raiding as a Paladin. I didn’t need to worry about who was going to pick him up or stepping on anyone’s toes. Just DPS as hard as my quest reward blues and greens would let me.

This is just wrong. I had dinged 80 not 20 minutes before, had not even trained my level 80 ranks of skills, and had unenchanted and ungemed gear.
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