If your intent on getting to lvl80, save yourself a lot of cash, especially at the later lvl’s by not spending oodles of money in AH on equipment. As soon as you arrive in Northrend, the first series of quests are all about replacing your equipment; that means all the money that you spent on those blue and purple items are now as good as grey! lol
Much better to use equipment found in quests and dungeons.
P.s.: remember, as soon as you start raiding, you will need different equipment as well!
When you see wreckage near the coastline, float the cursor over it to see if it has a name come up; ‘sailboat wreckage’ for example. If so, fish this ‘pool’ for some serious goodies – the most helpful to level up your fishing being a weatherbeaten journal which can teach the ability ‘find fish’. This shows every pool of fish or wreckage in the minimap area as a yellow dot with details attached.
Pools are the shiny circles seen just off the coast & spawn randomly throughout the world – hover your cursor over them to see which fish you will primarily catch from the pool, but make sure your bobber lands within the circle on the water. Pools typically give you 4-6 catches before they disappear.
As you level up your fishing, you’ll find that you catch more goodies like mithril bound trunk, iron chest & more from the pools – all packed with the likes of potions, cloth, gems & money.
This is important because even though my Death Knight have hit 80 a long time ago, there is a big difference between working a Death Knight from level 58 to 80 and working a warrior from level 1 to 80.
Scorpyo had been in a bit of a pause for some times, after I hit 55 and got my Death Knight (it was something real special at the time, to get a Death Knight) but from the time I took care of her again, it went quite quickly.
One could say that “the main is back”.
I have regularly taken pictures of my characters (in fact after each time I played them when I started, less often now) so I have put these pictures together in a little movie (4 minutes or so) where you can see the evolution of Scorpyo from 1 to 80.
Some of these pictures were quite nostalgic in fact, you know: Awwwww yes… I remember this shield, I kept it a long time! It saved my ass many times, this kind of things.
I have experienced two real funny situations after each other (almost), so I filmed them and here they are.
The first one is the vendor in Bouldercrag. He is talking with Lich King’s voice, and Lich King’s dialog.
The second was a troll who throw a weapon at me. I escaped but the harpoon (or whatever) just kept following me around until I had to stop and be hit. Nor a bug or a real special weapon that I’d like to have.
Here are the situations put together as a short movie. Enjoy.
Being short (in more ways than one) of common sense I made the mistake of selling everything I picked up to vendors to get my bags empty in order that I could hurry back to questing. I thought this method saved me valuable time at the auction house and that I would level more quickly.
I couldn’t afford the gear I needed for speedy levelling or indeed a mount when I reached 30.
By investing a small amount of time at the end of each play session checking the current AH price of the items I picked up, I soon learnt the true monetary value of those items. Not just the more obvious ones like cloth and leather, but also items such as citrine and shadow gem. These items have uses in professions that make them desirable to certain players and can attract considerable amounts of income.
I now regularly put items in the auction house for the going rate. PLEASE don’t undercut everyone and drive down the value of the goods you are trying to sell. I usually start my play session at the mailbox where the postman has kindly delivered heaps of gold for things I used to sell for just a few coppers.
Hope this is of some use to someone. I’m sure the rest of you aren’t daft enough to fall into the same trap although in my defense it was before I had access to the “Communal Guild Brain Cell”
Pallywolly The Tall!!
Oh and if you ever need rezzin whisper me as I suffer from a resurrection addiction and simply can’t get enough. (You can delete this bit if you like Nim as I appreciate it’s not really relevant.
The 10th of June, at 21:00, Palsass, our Dwarf-Paladin-Who-Just-Learned-To-Ressurect wanted to have a party.
Having fun and commiting suicide were two of the main points of this party.
We should meet in front of The Stockades, in Stormwind, which most of us did.
Then, after a couple of drinks (which explains the blurry picture in the first part of the movie), we jumped into the water and stayed there until we were supposed to die so Palsass could rez us.
Nim died and Pallywolly did resurrect her. It went fine.
After a bit of talk, and I agreed to jump into the water and commit suicide too. I was down there and was waiting for the breath to go down to zero… but then… I heard a strange noise…
It was the noise of a dwarf dying. Aaarhgh.
Palsass had forgotten that, even though he could resurrect, he still needed to breathe from time to time, so he did’nt get up to the surface to breathe and died miserably.
Since no one could resurrect us if we died, we all popped up of the water.
You can hear the death of Palsass in the movie (again, because of the large amount of booze I drank, the picture is very blurry. Sorry about that, but I was about to commit suicide and didn’t want to be resurrect by a dwarf while being sober).
Then, when he found his way back to life, we agreed to make a train… Meaning: We walked around in Stormwind, following each other while we were using the /train emote.
People followed us a bit and were quite puzzled about why 10 people were going around naked, following each other, in Stormwind (most of us had only our tabard on) while saying “tshu tshu”.
Someone asked Nim:
– What are you doing? – We’re training, answered Nim.
Very puzzled, there was some time before he asked:
– Can I join? – Of course.
Then we were a couple more going around /train-ing in Stormwind.