Mrs. Ardwulf is playing around with Inscription for the first time, and was telling me about it. It does certainly sound pretty handy. It also explains why the prices for a lot of low-level herbs seem rather high on the auction house. We upgraded her account to Wrath last night and downloaded the Wrath-capable client overnight. She’s probably going to work on school stuff tonight, so I’ll play some on Vaktor after a few days of letting him build rest XP. Even so, I an still more than two levels above the current goal. Hopefully I can at least hit level 55, although 56 would be nice. I need to bring in some more money to finance lower-level operations, among other things.
Last night in guild chat somebody was putting together a trip to Molten Core, presumably of 80s. Even so, I think it’s awesome that we still have people interested in seeing that old content. I for one would love to see that and Onyxia’s Lair, among other things. In due time, of course – at 54 I’m certainly not going to be setting foot in very many of those old instances yet. But it occurs to me that I should, even at this point, be capable of soloing some of the lower-level old world instances. Scarlet Monastery, of example. I don’t know that I’d want to bother with that right now, though – it’d be worth little if any XP (I would get some for quest turn-ins, even if they were gray,) and the gear from any instance I could comfortably solo is likely to be not terribly worthwhile. So I’ll table running instances for now unless an opportunity to do something roughly level-appropriate comes up with the guild.
I did run Vaktor through Deadmines a while back with a guild group, and there were some pretty tricky encounters in there, even though I was over the level of the dungeon by 5 or so levels at the time (the rest of the group was right in the range, though.) We even wiped once, as I recall. It remains the only instance I have run with Vaktor.
Mrs. Ardwulf and I are right now pushing toward level 20 and cat form on our Druids. We’ve journeyed into Ashenvale for the first time, and are currently cleaning up the long ‘Absent-Minded Prospector’ quest, which has you running all over the place – next to Menethil Harbor, which is rather far off the beaten track for Night Elves in this level range. I think I will make the case that our next pair of characters be Draenei, and head to Westfall for the 11-20 range. It’s another area I have never quested all the way through – the last one, in fact, assuming that we go all the way through Loch Modan this time around.