Saturday, January 31, 2009

Level 80

Well, I finally got to level 80 a couple of weeks ago, but I was too lazy or occupied to post about it. The truth is that I am helping some guildies level their toons so we can raid. We have been practicing on Karazhan, for which we ought to be ridiculously overpowered, but some of my guild mates don't understand the game so well. I can only imagine how they will fair in the Northrend raids and dungeons!
I am spending time finishing up the quest chains from my leveling guide, and where possible I am also doing the daily quests for rep. There are some really nice upgrades available that will help with the raiding later on.
Lastly, I am starting another blog, this time on my own domain, at I will keep this one going more more for personal blogging and chats and stuff, but the new one will be dedicated to giving pointers and improving play as a Hunter, as well as some technical stuff regarding add ons, interface, macros, etc. I find that as a guild member, especially a high level one, I get a lot of requests for "how do I do this." I can then use my blog as a means to document whatever I just taught them, and the next time someone asks me I can guide them there.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Borean Tundra

I have been questing in the Borean Tundra, and fun as it is, I can't help but notice that there is very little in the way of good gear for Hunters out here. I am not sure if it is the area or the game in general, but the quest reward gear as well as drops from mobs do not seem to include any mail items with good Agility bonus. I find that my gear has slowly been replaced with leather items just so I can keep up with my DPS.

That's fine as long as I stay out of any PvP stuff, but I won't be able to survive any bad accidental aggro situations should they occur. I am told that it gets better at level 80, but in the meantime I am sticking to PvE...not even raids for now.

Anyway, I am level 72 now, and I might head to Howling Fjords to run through there for some fast XP.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Finally! Level 70!

Well, I finally hit 70 last night, and I have already spent a bit of time on Northrend. I picked the Borean Tundra rather than Howling Fjord to start off with, but I have not done a lot there yet. I did enjoy driving the tank, though, as well as the ejection. I had one unplanned ejection in a rather difficult spot, but it all worked out. I simply mounted, rode back and got another tank.
I've gotten lots of skins, but no mining yet.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Level 66

Once again, I have been blazing along...and now I am in Terrokar at Level 66. Well, actually, I am in Thunder Bluff having just picked up KILL COMMAND!
This got added straight to my Steady Shot spamming macro, which looks like this now:

#showtooltip Steady Shot
/stop macro [no combat]
/script UIErrorsFrame:UnregisterEvent("UI_ERROR_MESSAGE");
/cast !Auto Shot
/cast Kill Command
/castsequence reset=3 Serpent Sting, Steady Shot, Steady Shot, Steady Shot, Steady Shot

I actually had one more Steady Shot in there since it about equaled the time the Serpent Sting takes to wear out, but I don't mind refreshing it a little more often since it helps regenerate Mana while using Aspect of the Viper.

I haven't tried it with Kill Command yet, as I am waiting for my Hearth cooldown so I can get back to leveling, but I anticipate no trouble. I will change the macro here if it turns out that there is an error.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Level 62

I have spent the last two days in Hellfire, and just got 62 while grinding outside of Spinebreaker Post. The only reason I did any grinding was because I did not feel like doing another quest, but I did not want to go to bed before I got my level, and I only had about 7k to go. I know it hardly matters, but it's always satisfying to get a level. Plus I am trying to catch up to a friend. :)

Any, this weekend I plan to catch up on some posts instead. I have to finish what I started about the Pet Talent Trees, plus I want to get started on some Hunter Macros.

Lastly, I want to reiterate my request for ideas about what kind of Add-on to write. Again, I am looking for ideas specifically related to Hunters, but it is not absolutely required.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Level 60!

Well, I made it; I did not need to finish most of the quests in Eastern Plaguelands, possibly because I got ahead of the guide by resting or grinding more than was called for. There are even whole chunks already removed from the leveling guide now that Blizzard made it easier.
Anyway, now I need to get my mining up to 300 before I head to the Outlands, as I want to level out there as well. So, of to Tanaris for a few circuits, and then maybe to Burning Steppes (once I can mine Thorium).

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Level 57

It has been a while since I posted anything about my progress on my latest Main...I ma not at level 57, less than 2 bars from 58. I have started questing in Western Plaguelands.

Unlike many of my friends who play World of Warcraft, I do not go to the Outlands until I am level 60. Yes, I know you can go there at 58, but I feel it is a great disadvantage to do so.

First, you can use up the easy quests that would otherwise get you to level 70, leaving you no option but to grind your way on the last level or two. Second, the initial quests go a low slower because you are comparatively underpowered. I prefer to be as strong as possible when I do my quests, and I suspect I can more than make up the extra time spent in Azeroth by burning through the Outlands quests faster.

In fact, I plan on doing all the quests outlined in the Horde leveling guide that I use, even if it takes me to 61 before going to the Outlands!