Post-patch Fatigue

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired.

I’ve spent the past few days respeccing characters, reorganizing bank slots, reinstalling add-ons, re-evaluating y plans, etc. On top of that, I maxed out inscription at 365 (which is as high as you can get with the 350 skill level recipes that are the highest you can train up out in Honor Hold.) It made me happy to plop 50+ inscription scrolls into the guild bank last night, hopefully saving some guildies some cash.

And now that I am hearing about Grow 5 Gruul Kills and 40-minute Kara runs and such…I am exhausted. But that may just be because my achievements tab doesn’t give me credit for any of the heroics I’ve done, and thinks that I never copleted Strat or Scholo or AQ20 which has started me obsessing about redoing them all.

Deep breath.

On the other hand, like many folks, I was getting pretty bored, having reached most of my pre-expansin goals some time ago. At least this will keep folks interested in doing runs for the next few weeks — yeah! That means there is still hope for the raven mount in my future…

I am loving that my druid’s T5/T6 healing set that was 2200 or so +heal is now 1160 or so +dmg as a moonkin. And holy smokes does she have a bunch of AOE now.

I am loving earthliving weapon and all the other talent changes for my resto shaman.

I am loving casting dispersion on my shadow priests and running around. And loving the tiny cooldown on devouring plague even more than I miss Touch of Weakness.

Mage-wise…well let’s just say I saw *someone* running around dun morogh for a half hour polymorphing critters into penguins.

So despite the nasty bits, like still not havin my flier and vanity pets restored, there’s lots to love in WoW these days.

Packrats of the World of Warcraft Rejoice!

My druid’s bank is full. It’s always been full. There are her 35 vanity pets, the miscellaneous quest items…the full sets of Tier 1 and Tier 2 gear she can’t bear to part with, the boomkin set she totes around with her…

I’ve gotten a lot of grief from guildies and friends over my packrattyness. “You’re never going to want to wear any of that again”, they say. “That crap is taking up all your bank slots”, etc.  But truth be told, I didn’t just keep the clothes around to play dress up — I also kept them as mementos from my early days raiding. I mean, after all the bad luck I had pursuing [Will of Arlokk], I just can’t shard it now can I?

As it turns out, Blizzard is rewarding packrats like me in two ways when the patch lands today:

  1. My plentiful mounts and vanity pets will become spells, freeing up 2 bags
  2. All the “crap” in my bank that dropped off final raid bosses will be proof of my killing them for their associated achievements

Unfortunately, I didn’t save much that dropped for my main in heroic dungeons– she usually had better gear from raiding than anything that could drop for her in them. I have a feeling though that after the patch we will see some renewed interest in heroics, for the achievement factor.

Today’s post-work WoW agenda: Level inscription. Learn all mounts/vanity pets as spells. Reorganize contents of newly thinned-out banks. Retrain everyone.