Hallowed End trick-or-treating got me Sinister Squashling pets for both Minionette & my I Still Yearn To Spam Frostbolt gnome mage, thereby insuring the life of both characters.
The Echoes of Doom patch brought a lot of very cool new things to gameplay, like Achievements (this spells disaster for people with OCD) & a free Fire Ball for Deep Frost mages. Yeah, I do still yearn.
This decision was made not for the cool enchants or the tradeskilling items you could get from the Scryers, but because the Scryers' platform was lower to the ground than the Aldors' & so I could usually survive jumping from it.
I hate elevators, ok?
So, just minutes after I had aligned myself with The Scryers, I found myself outside in Terrokar, killing spiders. I think I leveled 62-63 just getting Neutral with The Aldor. But on the bright side, I also collected a few stacks of Netherweb Silk that I could give to our tailors.
This pain & suffering reminded me about Lower City rep, & I think I leveled 63-64 just grinding Arakkoa Feathers. So, at 64, I still had a buttload of green quests in Zangarmarsh & even Hellfire. I hadn't even touched the quests in Terokkar.
At that point I realized that I had a good reason to get Minionette to 70, so that I could actually do stuff with everyone else when the new expansion came out. And I had about a week. It also reminded me that there were a lot of really nice people in my guild that I wanted to play with.
I did 5 levels in less than a week. And then November 13th found me standing outside Ala Moana GameStop at 11pm, cutting in line with Jahni & Fique, so I could get my copy of Wrath Of The Lich King.
And that's the next blog.