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Preparing for Lich King
comment 13 Written by on June 18, 2008 – 9:03 am

So Phaelia posted recently a Blog Azeroth Shared Topic about what each of us happens to be doing in preparation for the upcoming expansion.


Even given my ostritch-like, head-in-sand tendencies when it comes to new expansions, I am doing some things to get ready – and I’m noticing others doing the same.

What have I done?

  1. Stockpiled Netherweave for leveling first aid on all three 70’s (probably 4 70’s before Lich King)
  2. Put serious effort into getting epic flying skill for my 70’s – one down, one earned, two to go. (Angoleth wants a hyppogryph – and has the money, but not the rep for one).
  3. Respecced Aelflaed from mining/engineering to herbalism and something – probably elixir specced alchemy, but I’ve not decided yet.  Not having a high level herbalist hurts when you need potions/elixirs, and I really don’t need another engineer.  (expect an amusing RP tidbit about this one)

Things I’ve not done that I probably should, or will be working on soon:

  1. Get Angoleth’s leatherworking and Annorah’s engineering to 375.  This will happen when I’m no longer selling all the ore, leather, and primals I stumble upon in order to make the money for the epic flyers.
  2. Any extra herbs that Aelflaed gathers will be saved – perhaps she’ll become an Inscriptionist?
  3. Get all 4 epic ground mount riders a Riding Crop
  4. Make sure all 4 have 18 slot bags (at least – Annorah’s got a full complement of 20’s).
  5. Stash enough netherweave to get Annalira’s tailoring up to where she can use whatever the new tailoring materials will be – probably in the form of netherweave bolts (since they take less space)


Things that I will be doing shortly after Lich King opens:

  1. Redoing my shaman leveling guide, to incorporate Lich King talent trees
  2. Writing resto-shammanific guides to the instances you find in the expansion
  3. Yes – I’ll be leveling the shaman first (in groups), and then probably the hunter (simultaneously, and solo).  The other two (priest and paladin) will likely take a slower pace.  I’m intending to continue raiding with the shaman in the expansion, and the hunter is a good character to have around for general farming.

That said, and I’ve said it before – don’t expect to see long posts discussing the new talents, trees, and abilities that are coming in the new expansion until it’s nearing release – while I’ve seen a few rumored new abilities that look *very* cool, I’m hesitant to get my hopes up about anything.  Things are still very likely to change – and change dramatically before then.

Also – I won’t be rolling a Death Knight.  (GASP HORROR /WRISTS!)  To be perfectly honest, I’m not all that interested, and I’m a lousy tank.  I’ve come to accept and be alright with my lousy tank-ness, and it’s just fine with me that I don’t have to delete any of my 10 characters already on Feathermoon!  Besides, there will be bajillions of death knights.  Someone else can take my spot.  I’m working on my third 70 healer, and I’m alright with that.  Hey – do what you’re good at right?

Anyway – that’s my list – what are you doing, or not doing, to prepare for Lich King?

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13 Responses to “Preparing for Lich King”

  1. I’ve already gotten epic flying on both my main horde toons. (Pill got her nether ray last weekend, thanks to a generous gift from Bullhoof.)

    I have actually begun working on cooking and fishing on Pill, two profession I have never leveled on any toon.

    I now have a tailor, alchemist, jewelcrafter, enchanter, herbalist and miner hordeside.

    What I need to do is finish off Cylinn’s professions, finishing leveling at least one more alliance toon to 70 (most likely Tarelyn since she is closest at 49 and a gatherer, meaning more money.) get one more close to 70 (probably Plamja, since I like maging so much)

    Wrap up a storyline that will provide me with the background for my DeathKnight and do it quickly.

  2. Stockpiling Netherweave is such a good idea, especially as it costs next to nothing on my server so auctioning it is very hard. I look forward to your shaman guides for the expansion instances as I hope to be healing a fair few of them.

    I think I’ll also be getting my head around all the talent changes, the new combined spell damage and healing gear stuff and whatever new whacky stats Blizzard add to confuse me further.

  3. I would recommend rolling a Death Knight for the simple purpose of leveling up two more professions. That’s probably all I’ll be doing with mine. Save up a bunch of mats for whatever you want to level and BAM! you’re done. Maybe it won’t be maxed as I’m sure the maxes will be higher than 375, but still nice to have around.

  4. Thing is, rigth now I have a skinner/LW, a miner/engineer, and a tailor/enchanter at 70. I’m working on an herbalist/alchemist, and my little mage (who is 51) or my druid (who is 40) will become my inscriptionist.

    I won’t really need a high level character – I’ve already got enough!

    By Anna on Jun 18, 2008 | Reply
  5. LOL, WotLK. I have my head in the sand and I am running kara with my guild each week loving what I am doing and getting all the badges I can to upgrade my gear so I can have some nice stuff I can replace after 5 minutes in Northrend.

  6. pfft! If you’re havin fun doing Kara? Who cares? Live it up.

  7. ^^ What Pill said! If you’re having fun – who cares!

    And really – I highly doubt any of us will replace the badge gear so soon as we fear 🙂

    By Anna on Jun 18, 2008 | Reply
  8. Nice to see I am not the only one out there who is disinterested in playing a Death Knight!

  9. On the topic of levelling leatherworking, it got really easy with the drum recipes. No need for primals just a little clefthoof and heavy KH leather for the Drums of battle and tarq loves them.

  10. Yeah – need to get the patterns though, and theyr’ drops, if I remember right.

    By Anna on Jun 20, 2008 | Reply
  11. Not anymore. Uh…

    Drums for battle need honoured with Sha’tar and are sold by that faction rep vendor

  12. I think Angoleth might be friendly with the Sha’tar.. maybe?

    By Anna on Jun 20, 2008 | Reply

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