The recent leveling blitz on my warrior and bank alt made me feel bad for my glyph-bitch, er, I mean, my paladin. There he was, sitting in the study, piles of glyphs heaped around him. /sadpanda
He scratched his way up to 62 after being forced, practically naked, into the Outlands to face mobs of a challenging level.
Add in with the nakedness, the fact that I hadn’t trained for a bit, spent any talent points in a while, what I had remembered to train I had not placed on my action bars (or more likely in all the realm/faction transferring my macros got borked), what little gear I had sucked donkey dong, and I have NO FUCKING CLUE HOW TO PLAY A PALLY.
Oh, and the mobs for the holiday respawned about as fast as I could kill them.
So now that the holiday is over and all my heals are back on my bar (those would have REALLY come in handy the other week), I wandered over to the paladin trainer, and even picked up some cheap (and roughly level appropriate) gear off the AH to fill in some of the naked spots. (No, I didn’t replace the leather helm. Bite me.)
According to the command board, it’s officially time to head back out to the Outlands.
No idea if this is his first time out here (separate from the Love is in the Air slaughtering) so this may be a sort of duplicate picture of his “first” trip out.
Amazingly enough, my herbalism was of an appropriate level. I have no idea how that happened…
ZOMG. I GO FAST!!!!
Those pesky seals are rather important. I am always reminded of this as I go barreling into a cluster of mobs, wildly spamming my Judgement key. Might is sort of useful too.
Itemization on gear given as quest rewards in Outlands is pants on head retarded. I don’t think Agility is really all that important to me as a ret pally. I could be wrong (and probably am), but I don’t think there are any plate classes that favor agility. Perhaps I would also like some spirit with that?
Off spec gear… holy or prot? prot or holy? I’m leveling the baby warrior as a tank, but that’s not really in his character development. He was just the easiest to pick it up due to his low level. In my mind’s eye, Jhaelen is the tank… but how often am I actually going to use this off spec (that I haven’t purchased yet)?
I recalled someone saying that collecting holy gear was harder so I suppose I’ll squirrel some of that away to rot. Or maybe the tank gear… gah! Decisions that mean nothing!
I’ve noticed that all my procs go off at once, right after everything dies, and they won’t pop again for a very long time. In AoE situations I tend to spam anything that affects multiple targets. This makes my little blue bar go away very quickly. But I do know where my interrupt button is!
Back to that Crusader Aura thing… it isn’t so useful in combat. DOH!
But all my hard work and toil getting the cobwebs dusted off and some blood on his hands got me: a plate helm! There was a chest that I considered taking… but I figured someone would kill me if I left the leather helm on any longer.