OK, we're up to mid-September in the screenshots and level 74.
Vier was getting bored with my questing so for a few days she ran me through some dungeons. Which was "Holy Crap" Scary at first. Though, I was getting some sweet gear - like my glowy, shiny, big axe! And rackin' up the gold ... gotta get to 5,000 gold so I can get Northrend flying and mount!
Here we are in one of my first dungeon runs.
|In the Titan Place - very cool. Very Mines-of-Moria.|
When I started my Bank Alt, Soozuu, I even made her a Ret. Pally to see what that was like from the ground up.
[for the non-WoW readers: Retribution Paladin. The damage-dealing specialization of the Paladins.
In Wow, whenever you get into a group, you can play one of three roles:
- a Tank [which I have no earthly idea what they do or how they do it],
- a Healer [which I told Vier I wanted to be 'cause I had the naive notion I wouldn't be killing things, or killing a lesser number of things -- rolls eyes--], or,
- a Damage Dealer.
What I didn't know, and I don't think I would have listened if Vier told me, was that every group has at least One Tank, One Healer and Many Damage-Dealers [DPS]. When you're starting out, it's easier to hide your ineptness if you're one of many v.s. the One Healer - who, if she screws up - wipes or wrecks the whole group.]
So yes, I was makin' a bank alt and I figured I'd get some "sneak" WoW time. Time when Vier wouldn't be looking over my shoulder and chiding me for not concentrating on questing and wasting my time fishing. I even joined a different guild on a whim!
|I didn't recognize Vier in this spiffy get-up!|
Might as well get back into my "real" guild! And of course, do some fishin'!
|Soozuu in Fists with her White Kitten Gift.|
|Old Ironjaw is mine!|
Now apparently I have to sneak into Orgrimmar to fish up Ol' Crafty! Not looking forward to that, go to the link and read the first comment by Dsc666.
I got my Holy Paladin up to the low-70s, healing all the way but during my reading on Ret. Pallies, I've been learning that questing as a healer is not as easy as questing as a DPS [damage dealer]. The tipping point came when I had done so much Ret. Pally studying, that it was interfering with my actions as a Holy Pally. That was when I knew it was definitely time to switch.
So, there was a day lost trying to figure out how to switch back and forth between the two specs and setting up my action bars for the Ret. Pally spec.
I took a day to re-visit some low level areas and get used to being a Ret. Pally.
|Nether Faerie Dragon|
Got some Explorer Achievements.
|Cape of Stranglethorn fully explored!|
Got my Brewfest Wolpertinger.
|It's a Rabbit with Antlers!|
|No, my new computer isn't crapping out. The screenshots are blurry 'cauze I bin drinkin' ... hic!|
|that's a lotta brewskies|
Ate my way through the Brewfest Diet!
|and a lotta sausages!|
And saw some cool mounts and pets with other 'toons at Brewfest.
|Now I'm REALLY flying!|
|Fizzcrank Fullthrottle at the Fizzcrank Airstrip|
|Though why they're equipped with floats for a frozen northern zone is beyond me!|
|Great STOL characteristics on this plane!|
That was NOT fun.
|ugh HUGE spiders and webs everywhere!|
|but ... Ding 76! YaY!|
Now, I've been a Ret. Pally for a few weeks and I ain't lookin' back!