Raiding: This weekend was my first foray into 10-man Ulduar, and I am absolutely thrilled we were able to clear the zone — our guild’s first Yogg Saron kill. Friday night, we did Flame Leviathan (one tower up), Ignis, Razorscale, Deconstructor, Kologarn, Iron Council (medium mode), and Auriya. Saturday afternoon, we did the rest of the zone up to Yogg Saron (including what I believe was the server-first hard-mode kill on Thorim), and regrouped Sunday morning for the clear. Achievements aside, I was really thankful for the opportunity to experience all the encounters on 10-man, if only to give me more practice for the 25-man raids (We still haven’t killed Yogg on 25-man). I had some new and different roles on 10-man — launched onto Flame Leviathan, healing those folks inside Yogg’s vision — and I feel like I have better insight now into the zone’s various encounters. I don’t think any paladin / priest / warlock tokens dropped the entire weekend, and so I’m still just sitting with one piece of tier-gear, purchased with badges. I did win a ring for Khaeli, and I accumulated enough badges of valor to buy my druid her epic wrists.
To Do: Clear Ulduar 25 on Khaeli. Run Naxx 25 on the druid so she’s in better stead if ever needed for Ulduar. Run 10-man Malygos on the druid so she can complete the quest for the neckpiece.
Leveling: The hours spent inside Ulduar meant no time for other endeavors. The shaman did hit 60 a couple of nights ago, and thanks to my little brother via the Recruit-a-Friend program, no longer suffers from what K- calls “elephant butt.” Go go zhevra mount. The DK is still 78, as most of the time when I play her it’s to power-level K-‘s alt. K- and I did manage to run Halls of Lightning with me on the DK and him on the hunter. But it involved much dying, sadly. And each time I released to the graveyard, I went on autopilot back towards Ulduar, rather than into HoL.
To Do: Powerlevel K-‘s priest. Make him spec holy.
Argent Tournament: I haven’t had any time for the Argent Tournament either. Khaeli and Kaleyen became Champions of Darnassus last weekend, but we haven’t done the dailies since then. My druid and my DK should really do these quests too: Khrii for the “of Darnassus title” and the Tendrassil Seedling pet, the DK for the epic weapon (the titansteel weapon is so damn ugly; I must avoid it at all costs). I really suck at jousting, however, and if I have half an hour to quickly do dailies on alts, the last thing I’m going to opt to do is struggle to defeat those punkass valiants.
To Do: Dailies.
Professions/Farming: The time spent raiding has limited my time for farming. Herbs are harvested from the auction house, for example, making those folks who are engaged in frost lotus extortion quite happy, I’m sure. Thankfully, the druid is an alchemist and a cook and a fisherman, and so she’s able to keep Khaeli and Kaleyen fed and flasked.
To Do: Profit… or at least break even.