With just over two weeks til Wrath of the Lich King arrives, it's getting down to the wire to make those preparations for the expansion. As K- and I are both switching classes, we have quite a lot to do.
Leveling the Shadow Priest:
Our goal was level 58, to coincide with the deathknight's level upon finishing his opening questline. Khæli is now about 40% into level 60, and I'm a little concerned she'll hit 61 and level out of the AV bracket — the only BG in my battlegroup where the alliance consistently wins.
I'd hoped to get all six pieces of my PVP Epic set, along with a weapon and maybe a jewelry item. Of course this gear is made obsolete in the Outlands, but it is pretty badass looking, and the deathknight deserves a hot-lookin' shadow priest at his side. I have about 3000 honor now and 3 of the six pieces. So by my count, I need roughly 62,000 honor, 70 AB tokens, and 30 WSG tokens. Ouch.
The shadow priest will go Aldor; the deathknight Scryer. The dailies from the Isle have made collecting the latter quite easy. We need to spend a bit more time farming the Aldor turn-in items. We also have banked hundreds of the Unidentified Plant Parts for the CE rep, as well as a number of the spores and hibiscus parts for Sporeggar faction. Lower City, Consortium, Sha'tar, Kurenai — all these will need to be earned via questing. Whether we choose to do so will probably depend on crafting recipes. At the least, of course, we'll get honored with all of them for the key to the heroics.
Khæli is in good stead for crafting. She's over 300 with both enchanting and tailoring. There are lots of recipes she'll have to track down, however, particularly if there aren't good upgrades in the expansion. She hasn't learned cooking or fishing, however. I don't think I have time before WotLK to level these. We also have quite a bit of ore saved in the bank, along with some blacksmithing recipes, in preparation for the deathknight's professions. And tons of cloth. Seriously. Tons.
Ugh. We have long felt at a deficit in this realm as relatively new players we do not have the large stash of gold that other players seem to. We'd hoped to raise enough funds to buy epic flyers for Khæli and Kaleyen, but needless to say, I haven't amassed enough gold for one yet.
So much to do; so little time.