Well, it has been over a week since my last blog post. This has mainly been because I have been fighting a stomach bacteria, probably from undercooked hamburger. (Thanks Applebee’s) However, while being sick and feeling on the verge of vomiting is not fun, I did get to level my mage with the time from being sick. In a few short days, I went from level 73 to 80. Now, I join the ranks of people who have two level 80s. How did I do it? Well, since DPS has a queue in the LFG, I quested while sitting in LFG. Heirloom items did not hurt either. So I am now running heroics trying to get my 5 piece T9 at the very least and then get the trinkets, etc. Also, you geared people who run heroics need to try harder. I know it is nothing for you at this point, but a mage in blues and greens should not be able to double your DPS by putting up 3k DPS on tank and spank boss fights. That is just lazy. Also, I’m still trying to figure out how to handle trash. Blizzard does more damage but alternating rank 9 and 8 Flamestrike is more mana efficient. My main spec is arcane for raiding/5 mans and my secondary spec is frostfire for soloing. Now, I have to decide who I will level next. I have a DK tank who I can get heirloom gear for or a warlock who I can give my mage’s heirloom gear to. Both are in the 60s.
I did raid on my moonkin this week, including clearing 25 man ToC for only the second time ever. I was hoping for a better trinket than Shard of the Crystal Heart to drop, but unfortunately, it did not. I did not do 10 mans however due to my illness. Hopefully, tonight we will clear up to LK tonight on 25 mans and maybe get a kill if we extend this week. We only have Blood Queen, Dreamwalker, Sindragosa, and then LK.
With my new level 80 mage, I picked my professions to level. I chose enchanting and tailoring. I decided to level enchanting first. After a weekend of working on it, I’m currently at 351 with the mats to at least get it to 375. Enchanting is really expensive. I had 1700 gold on my mage after leveling. I burned all of that plus a 1000 gold from my main to get to this point. Thankfully, I have someone in my guild willing to give me the vellums needed to start making some money on enchanting so hopefully leveling the rest of the way won’t hurt me too much. It is expensive enchanting the same bracer, chest piece, or boot over and over again and not being able to sell it. Also, one of the weird things I have figured out is that WotLK blues can be disenchanted with 325 enchanting but some of the greens cannot be disenchanting until 350. I’m thinking with tailoring that I’m going to arcane nova my way through Deadmines and farm some cloth from there. Then, I will probably take my bear tank and go through some of the higher instances and farm the other cloth up to 350 and then probably just run heroics and get frostweave. Hopefully, leveling tailoring won’t be as bad because every time I went to the AH to get arcane dust over the weekend, I could feel my stomach getting upset again.
Now that I’m back this week, I should be putting blog post out again at a more consistent rate. So until next time, please send your enchanting mats or greens to Redheady on the Ner’zhul server. (J/K. Kind of.) Thanks.