When Kaleyen and Khaeli leveled to 80, they dutifully completed enough quests to earn each zone’s achievement before moving on.
Now that I’m taking Alts 1 and 2 through Northrend, I feel far less compelled to quest so thoroughly. I do a few quests in an area, grab any instance-related quests, run that dungeon, and ding!, move on. I don’t feel obligated to pull my hair out struggling to complete quirky vehicle quests or locate the mysterious hundredth quest in Zul’Drak.
That being said, my druid and DK will hit 80 in far less good graces with the Northrend factions than Khaeli did. And when planning to make an alt raid-ready ASAP, this limits my access to some nice pre-Naxx gear… as does my solemn swearing never ever ever to run Occulus — heroic or otherwise — again.
What my druid and DK will benefit from, however, is a main toon with rather deep pockets. So here’s my pre-Naxx gear wishlist for Khrii, who with a bit of effort should hit 80 this weekend. This is an Auction House / piss-poor faction gear / stockpiled Honor Points / regular 5-mans / crafted loot list, as honestly, I’ll push to hop into 10-man Naxx runs as soon as I can. By no means are these items best-in-slot, but rather they were selected based on ease of acquisition. (Several of these items have been sitting in Khrii’s bank for quite some time.)
Helm of the Majestic Stag (Kirin Tor – Honored)
Dragon Prow Amulet (World Drop)
Runecaster’s Mantle (World Drop)
Reanimator’s Cloak (World Drop)
Ymirjar Physician’s Robe (World Drop)
Efrem’s Bracers (Quest)
Moonshroud Gloves (Tailoring BOE)
Overcast Belt (Leatherworking BOE)
Earthgiving Legguards (Leatherworking BOE)
Earthgiving Boots (Leatherworking BOE)
Titansteel Guardian (Blacksmith BOE)
Faces of Doom (Inscription BOE)
Idol of Pure Thoughts (Grizzly Hills PVP Reward)
~Other (Better) Pre-Naxx Gear Guides~
Deathknight (Faction Rewards)