A-huntering I go
An entire week since my last post and I feel like I have nothing to say. Which is quite odd, since I have been spending the large majority of it playing my hunter who is now in <Single Abstract Noun> and I have surely had no lack of ideas or funny bits of guild chat that I could relay to you.
(In fact, between you and me, it’s rather exhausting reading all that green text zooming by, and more than one guildie has been so distracted by the /gchat that they completely forgot what they had intended to do at X-time. Such as how I ran all the way to Moonglade and forgot to turn in the quest that I had gone there solely for… only to realize that I had forgotten when I landed in Tanaris.)
And interestingly enough, I’ve been spending the majority of my time questing rather than utilizing the LFG system. Through my 30s and into my 40s I quested through Stranglethorn Vale – one of my favorite zones in the game. There’s always plenty to do there and certainly plenty of beasts to kill to get your skinning skill up when you drop jewelcrafting for it. (Protip, dontchaknow) I am now 51 and I’ve found that for the last several levels, the damn system wants to throw me in Sunken Temple.
I do not like this instance.
I had run Sunken Temple a handful of times at level with guildies and a few times I guilted Lus into running an alt through and those times weren’t too bad (since I had Lus to guide me and tell me where to go.) Most of the time when I’ve gone through on my hunter, there has been someone who (mostly) knew where to go and what to do, but the combination of lack of awareness (some squishy blundering around corners and into mobs) plus the length of the instance (long periods of time dealing with lack of awareness and logic) makes for a pretty cranky hunter. I am always vastly relieved to get the instance over with and will not queue again for quite some time.
I think I’ll have to do even more questing until I hit 58 however, since BRD is coming up on my list and it’s another of of those instances where you need someone with a firm directive text to keep everyone in line and I don’t think I have the luck to have many of those in my future.
Happily, I am closing in on 55, when I will reach my mini-goal of taming a Frostsaber Cub. I have wanted one of these for a pet for a very long time, ever since I saw the pet that a friend had. So… I have slowly been biding my time and creeping towards 55 so I can get my cat! I am only mildly worried that I will need to take a break after I do that, since I’ll have achieved my goal for the time being… however, I’m sure that the allure of the Outlands (and less painful instances!) will prove too much and I’ll be back at the grindstone.