I've been slacking on my secondary professions big time. I got my First Aid up to 450 over the weekend but I'm still trying to get my cooking and fishing up. My Cooking isn't so bad, only problem I'm having with cooking is lack of recipes and the sudden need for more memory in my PC so I can actually go to Lagaran. Seems every time I try to go there to do my cooking daily, to try and turn in emblems, run VH, etc I get connected. Only thing I can think is that I need to upgrade the memory in my craptop.
My fishing, yikes has been neglected. I mean I'm 80 and my fishing isn't even 300 yet. It's not even 275. Yeesh!! I know I need to sit down and do some fishing, maybe next time I put myself in a que for heroics, I'll just sit somewhere and work on getting my fishing up.
Why are these professions important? Cooking/Fishing offer nice buffs to a stat. While first aid allows you to put on bandages to help "heal" you up. I don't think it matters what class or race you are. Each of these professions will benefit you. I'm sure you're saying, why would a healer need to know their first aid. First aid could benefit even the healer by being able to throw on a bandage to help save some mana for something else.
Let me be the first to thank my fellow guildie, Horkus. The man knows his shit about the rogue class. Now granted I scour the web for all information about the rogue class and I by far know I don't know it all about the class. Yes I played a Night Elf Rogue to 70 in BC, but I leveled Assassination and didn't switch to combat till far to late in the game.
Well Hork, tweaked my rotation and helped keep my morale up when I just wasn't feeling all that great about my class. My advice is to find someone that plays your class well. Someone that you can question and will give you good advice. Right now I'm one of a very few Rogues in our guild that plays regularly and I want to advance into actually raiding with everyone else. Now I realize that these Heroic Dungeons (or Normal for that manner) are important to getting your timing down, for upgrading gear and for learning.
So pug them, run them with a guildie. It doesn't matter. If you wipe, try and learn something from it and chalk it up to experience and for goodness sake, Find a mentor you can bounce things off of.
Last night I decided it was time to start seeing some of these heroic dungeons and waiting around for guildies to run some heroics have run it's course. I put myself in the que. Granted I have PUGed Reg TOC a few times. I've been able to pick up a set of gloves, a belt and some pants and Norrac has hooked me up with a set of shoulders, so I have epics in those areas.
Well last night I'm putzing around looking for some more frost lotus and working on my Knights of the Ebon Hold rep when I finally get a wispher, want to run heroic Nexus. Now I have run heroic Nexus with guildies once so I sort of know the run so I accept. I died a few times (I really need to get some enchants and some gems in my gear) and nothing drops, but hey I'm wearing my Knights of the Ebon Hold tabard and getting my rep up so I'm happy. Then they are want to run heroic Halls of Stone. I had never been to HOS so I let them know, they are like it's cool we'll explain bosses etc. I go with them, knowing I probably shouldn't as I'm pulling shit for DPS, but the experiance of going along with the increasing my rep with KEB is high on my list (Want to get to exlated so I can grab the sword).
I got one thing that dropped that I need rolled on is the Fleshshaper. I rolled on it because the other rogue need rolled on it for his off spec, so I figured if no one needed it for their main spec that I'd use it for my soon to pvp spec and I won the thing. I got no other gear that I could use at all in two runs, but I was happy to have the dagger as now I can go and buy librarians paper cutter and get my PVP spec going so I can do some BGs.
All in all it was a fun night filled with to many deaths and not enough DPS, but I talked to a fellow guild rogue who has taken to be my mentor and I figured a few things out, so we'll see if I can't get my DPS up a bit.
After some recent guild drama, I figured I'd sit down and write about what I think a guild is suppose to be (I was going to write about the situation but decided against it).
First and foremost a guild in my opinion is there for the progression of the guild, not that of one player. What this means is, I shouldn't have to drop everything I'm doing to make sure you get what you need. That's not saying I can't help, but don't expect me to only look to progress yourself.
On non guild raid nights, It's ok to help other guildies out with stuff. You need help with a quest and I'm in the area doing a daily or farming a herb, sure I'll come on over and help out of I can.
Help others get geared for Uldar 25, instead of excluding them out of the Uldar 10 raid. You got gear, you can't improve with anything else in Uld 10, then please let someone that can use that gear in your spot so we can all do Uld 25.
Do unto others as you would have done unto you. We all started out at 1 and worked our way up. Don't look down on a guildie because he leveled slower than you did or you feel you are better than them.
Don't tell others they should go help a low level guildie run SM when you yourself haven't picked up a finger to help progress anyone other than your own toon in this game or scream that your Alt needs a BRD run when you won't run anyone through anything.
Yes I know it's been a while since I have blogged. I have made it to level 73 and got my Alchemy up to level 450. I'm plugging right along. I am currently leveling up in Borean Tundra and have finished almost all quests. I have ventured to Dragonblight to get the first flight path, so that might be my next area or I may go back to Howling Fjord and picked up where I left there.
Patch 3.2 has come out and I honestly didn't get a chance to really play last night to see much. However I did get to a alchemy trainer and grab the new transmute recipes and the new Alchemy recipes. I like to stay as current as I can with my professions. Though I need to get my Fishing up to a respectable level as well as find the Heavy Frost Weave bandage recipe and get my cooking up.
I'm pretty excited about the chance to learn one hand axes. I'll probably start running around with one in my off hand to cget that up. There are some pretty cool looking axes out there.
With that I will leave you with a couple of my new screen shots.
Last night, I killed many of Ogres in Blade's Edge Mountains and once I turned in the quest, BAM I hit level 68. I've done it, I can officially head over to Nothern and actually quest. That being said, I'm not sure I"m ready to jump into the new content of Wrath of Lich King. I have so many things I want to do. I really want to get to 70 and do Kara. I never got to see it and that was all my friends use to talk about(Similar to how everyone talks about Naxx now).
Hitting 68 also lead me to the decision on what to do with my Alchemy Mastery. I thought about doing Exlir Mastery, but I went to the quest and they wanted me to head into Black Morass, which means I'd have to do Old Hillsbrad and all that. So I figured with recent removal of cooldowns to some of the old Burning Crusade transmutes (ie Primal Might) that I can take up Tranmutation for now and then change later if I want (It only cost me 4 Primal Mights for my Tranmutation Mastery). Though I haven't made any transmutes yet, I'm hoping to see how this proc works.