Vaktor is still working toward completing his T9 Ret set. I’m close to getting the next piece, but have been occupied with other things, namely:
- There was a Horde raid on Alliance cities the other day; I jumped in on the defense. We held them at the last city they hit, Ironforge. This kind of thing is no doubt old hat for many WoW players, but I hadn’t seen a big raid on a home city before while it was actually happening.
- Just for the hell of it, I keyed for and soloed Scholomance. The difficulty was trivial, but the place is a gold mine for Runecloth drops – eight stacks plus for less than a full clear went to Mrs. Ardwulf’s Tailor.
- The paired Druids that Mrs. Ardwulf and I are playing are now level 50. We’re working Tanaris at the moment and will probably go to Un’Goro Crater (one of my favorite old-world zones,) next. Then Felwood.
- Interestingly, Mrs. Ardwulf’s Druid is now high enough for her to cheese me through some of the lower-level dungeons. We’ll probably put together a run on Deadmines for my Rogue some time soon, but I’d like to get him a couple more levels first.
- Our Priest/Hunter combo hit level 35. This opens up a new crafting tier, which the Priest has been sitting on the edge of for a long time; my Hunter is nowhere near the next tier of Engineering. The need for vast quantities of Iron is also holding up Vaktor’s Blacksmithing.
- On the plus side, Vaktor’s Mining is now high enough for him to mine in Northrend. I’m a few pips shy of 400 (needed to mine Saronite) yet. My Druid’s Skinning is up to 315 or so and thus well into Outland levels. I need a lot of Thick Leather to advance further, but I’ve managed to get his Leatherworking up to about 230. This is a record for me.
- My guild launched an off-night raid on the Plague Quarter of Naxx, which I jumped in on. This was my very first raid experience, and while we did wipe a couple of times, we took down all three bosses and it was a lot of fun. Hopefully there will be more raiding in the near future. In particular I would like to run Molten Core, since I expect it to change with (or soon after) Catacylsm.