There are my talents as they are right now. That one, single point in Improved Corruption
bugs the crap out of me, but it seemed one of the better options to get to the tier 4 talents. I plan on filling out the last point in Nightfall
(as that's what I was told to do on my blog) and from there... that's your call. Hit my blog
, give me some advice over there. Don't just give me a fully made talent spec, that's no good! Tell me exactly
where my next 5-10 talent points should go, and explain why
. Remember, you
are playing a role in Turpen's success. Justify your suggestions so I know why you're making the choices that you are.The Quests
Last week, you all voted that I go to Westfall rather than continue on in Loch Modan. After finishing up a few quests I had in my quest log, I hopped on the Deeprun Tram
and made the trip down. While Loch Modan still had a bit of freshness for me since I haven't gone there often over the years, I know Westfall
like the back of my hand. For the longest time I really
liked Westfall, so I would take all of my alts there. When everyone started going nuts over the Draenei starter zones, I was still running alts to Westfall. I knew it well enough that I could go in, get all the necessary quests, and be out in a couple hours. Even pre-nerf Defias Pillagers
weren't immune to my brutal efficiency.
There has been one roadbump in my Westfall desctruction, however. Each and every time. The Defias Messenger
. Yeah, sure, you can just wait in Moonbrook for him to either patrol back or respawn, but holy crapola. Do you know how long it takes him to RP walk across the entire zone
? I was sitting in Moonbrook for a half hour waiting for his stupid face to show up. Yeah, I could've wandered off down the road to hunt him down, but then what would have happened if somebody killed him while I was working my way up the zone? Yep, would've spawned back in Moonbrook and I've missed my chance. This quest sucks
, yo. In fact, it sucks so hard that I kind of want to spell it 'sux' to emphasize just how much suck it sucks.
But I killed him eventually, so woo.
My brutal efficiency (with that single exception) caused me to finish up Westfall really, really quickly. Rather than sitting around doing nothing all week, I did a little questing in Redridge between instance runs, and I was reminded why I hate that zone. It's basically nothing but tightly packed Humanoids that all either run or call for help. It was even worse before the removal of elite status from many of the mobs, so I was glad that
Redridge is also home to what is probably one of the most epic (also annoying) escort quests in the game. Missing in Action
's Corporal Keeshan
is kind of a badass all things considered, despite the annoyance of the quest. He's a legit tank, even when he's wrapped in bloodied bandages. Play your cards right and he'll taunt things right off of you and let you blast away. Very convenient. Still, the escort was way too long. I didn't exactly time it, but I'm pretty sure the escort took a good 20-30 minutes or more to go from the back of the cave to Lakeshire. Considering the next person that shows up to do the quest needs to wait for him to respawn back there, they could be camping out in a dank corner of a cave for a half hour. That's not good.
So now comes the part where we decide where I go. At level 25, we have three more choices. We're tied to Hillsbrad, Duskwood, and the Wetlands until around level 30, so...
Level 30 will come up pretty quick, most likely. That'll open up some additional zones to mix it up a little more and give me somewhere else to go. After I finish up the zone picked above, where would you guys like to see Turpen
%Poll-30826%Odds and Ends
In other news, I forgot I had this Kharanos Gift Voucher
in my bag from when I first rolled the character. My WoW
account is a Collector's Edition, so I get a fancy pet each time I roll an alt. I usually default to the Panda
because it's the cutest. The Zergling
is sort of ugly, and I've only recently played a Diablo
game so the Mini Diablo
is sort of meh. The Diablo might go nicely with a Warlock, though. Which should I pick?
The whole leveling process has been very cool. I've had a lot of readers sending me tells in-game (which I welcome, by the way) and that's been neat. I've had a number of people say they want to race me to 80, but keep in mind that that's probably
a bad idea. Level at your own pace, not mine! Remember, leveling this character is practically part of my job now, so when I actually take some time to level, I'm going to be doing it aggressively. It's a work ethic thing, not a gameplay thing. Don't inflict yourself with it unless gaming is serious business to you! Still, I love chatting with you guys, so don't be afraid to stop by and say hello. All of you have been incredibly kind. Well, most of you...
Now a question for the ages: What else do you want to see Turpen do? More instances? Some PvP? Some other crazy random other thing? Try to be as specific as possible in your requests! Heck, do you have any questions
for me? About the class, or my tradeskills? About my experiences? Ask them here or on my feed
! If you ask on my feed, you're more likely to get a quick response. If you ask here, you're probably going to be waiting until next week.
Before I close up, remember that you can follow Turpen's progress visually in my WoW.com gallery dedicated to him
. I'm uploading a screenshot of him at every level, and it's all completely up to date. If you want to see how he grows progressively more awesome looking, that's the place to look.
I'll decide where to go next according to the status of the polls embedded in this post at midnight tonight, but I'll leave them open awhile longer so you can all see the results. If you don't get your vote in before midnight, it won't count. How do you like dem apples?