I found the whole Pit of Saron experience very draining, despite the rewards at the end – and I’d forgotten to mention the iLvl 232 writs which also dropped during the instance.
So yesterday, Mrs. Ardwulf and I worked in a long session of leveling our Hunter/Priest pair, gaining 3 levels toward our immediate goal of 35 (we’re now at 32.) The lovely Mrs. has had her tailoring capped for ages and want to be able to craft into the next level, for which we have ample supplies of cloth.
Something we arrange a couple of weeks ago which I haven’t mentioned until now was the “family” guild we created, mostly for the bank space but also for the ability to design our own tabards. Vaktor (the only 80 of the bunch) remains connected to my regular guild, although he’s helping finance bank slots and such. We’re now up to four of these, and it’s still not enough for an array of crafting alts. After hitting 35, I guess we’ll push for 60, although I’d lke to get to our paired Druids who have been sitting forever at 46 as well.
I also started a Gnome Rogue just to fool around with. To do this, I had to delete characters, so my entire array of alts Hordeside went away, save only my level 62 Orc Hunter. None of them had been higher than level 13 anyway, and at this point I have firmly decided in favor of the Alliance side, despite my strong initial affinity for the Horde.
I may, however, start a Tauren Paladin when Cataclysm hits, along with the Worgen I also plan to start; I’m debating Priest or Warlock on that front, but I have time to make up my mind. I would like to see the Goblin starting areas as well, but I’ll probably do that on a different server.