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If high-powered ranged combat and mass carnage suit your tastes, the mage is a good choice.
OK, if WoWWiki says so! Oh wait – ranged combat? mass carnage? nuking?Â oh yeah – that’s me.Â Ask anyone!
In the meanwhile, the forsythia are in bloom, mostly, the daffodils are enjoying the spring and well – the flock of turkey vultures have returned to East Nassau.Â All good indeed.
Saturday…. sometime Saturday…… because a single Warmaul Ogre charged at me….. I experienced the flash of light and that was that: I was now level 70. Standing all by myself atop the Warmaul Hill in Nagrand, one of my favorite ogre locales. In a way, that seemed fitting since much of my time getting to that flash of light and congratulatory message was spent soloing.
I really had no idea what my feelings at the moment might be, and predictably they were mixed. The last couple bars of experience I certainly had a “make it last longer” sense. Make it go on. Don’t kill if you don’t have to…. and it won’t happen. Yet. Maybe make it while doing something nice…. turning in a quest or…. but then that ogre caught sight of me and well, done is done.
I stood atop Warmaul hill for a bit soaking it all in and then there wasn’t much to do but port myself to my favorite mage trainer in Stormwind for a final bit of training. Back to where it all began as it were, and again – I was the only one there. Alone with the mage and portal trainers and my own mixed feelings. I had packed the three tomes of level 70 skills, purchased over the past few weeks to spread the sticker-shock pain around, in my bag and trained those as well.
Off to the auction house, the vendors, the mailbox…
Started getting a few congratulatory messages and then my druid-friend showed up and knelt before me and gave me presents – flowers, wine and cheese. Then he began proclaiming loudly to me (and all within earshot) about how I was now a level 70!
Somewhere along the way we picked up a level 10 character who needed a little help. Paw helped him with that and then the new kid was wishing he had cats like ours…. so we scooped him up and brought him round to the Crazy Cat Lady in Northshire and in celebration of my leveling, I purchased him a cat. He was amazed and confused and probably thought these two folks pretty odd, but he got over it!
Then we ported a newly level 20 mage to pick up her first portals.
Then we rambled a bit doing questage for Paw and then I rested. Oh and among other presents received: a mana wyrm (thanks Jackie and Matt!) and (thanks Matt!) a 10 pound, off-hand fish!
Three days of rain – sometimes 3″ a day….. well let’s just say that this nor’easter has made our cup overflow – or at least our streams and rivers.Â You can almost see the tree buds swelling before your eyes as all that water is sucked upwards in the trees.Â Everything else?Â looking a little soggy.
Made a long long push to level up and did! But it was long. Did the training, cleared out all the big-time loot that I had picked up while getting all that experience points. Now what? T’paw off doing Scarlet Monastery with group, no one else around….. I know — I’ll take The Retribution Live Tour out on the road! Where? Uldaman!
So I hopped a gryphon and headed over there. Knocked off a lot of things on the way in…. ran ahead of a group of undead characters so they could play without me getting in the way…. and then I went into an instance – all by myself. It was certainly familiar to me. This was the first place I’d ever been summoned to, and how I met my regular gang. But! I’d never been in charge of getting around in there. No matter. I had no quests, only my agenda: kill anything that even had thought about killing me.
And I did. I had so much loot that I had to stop and throw away the odd scorpid claw and bat wing spine. Back in my earlier days I didn’t know so much about area of effect things but that door has been opened of late and so I went in looking for scorpids- huge scorpion like things that run in packs and poison you and nip at you…. But they were mine!
They weren’t the hardest group I encountered (that would be the three 40+ elite guys at the very end, one a caster who was resisting a few of my spells…) but it cheered me that these had been so scary then and now — not so much. Exciting as all get out though!
And then it was on to Scarlet Monastery with T’paw who needed to finish a quest. I got into an area of it I’d not been in before and it was more than hairy and ok, we both died once – mostly from surprise when a big crowd of bad guys rushed us. BIG crowd! But we tried again and pulled it off.
That’s the report from the World!
There should be a big sign flashing over my head:
Worst (or best) case of Spring Fever ever!
Don’t say you weren’t warned.
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