The levels up to that point, from 35 onward, were done almost exclusively through the Midsummer Fire Festival. I did everything I could in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, and it gave me nearly six levels, if I remember right. The XP from that whole thing was crazy. Crazy, crazy, crazy. When the festival wrapped up, I tied up a few loose ends in Stranglethorn Vale, then moved onto Dustwallow Marsh.
During my travels in Dustwallow Marsh, I started to realize that the story there is now... pretty weird. You go to Dustwallow Marsh and investigate the Defias. You spend numerous quests trying to figure out what they're up to, and then you realize... oh no! They kidnapped someone! You go to tell Jaina
what's happened and she basically says, "Oh, that whole thing? Yeah, we totally knew. In fact, King Wrynn
is back home already. What? Nobody told you? Haha, oops. He's chillin', s'all good. He even killed Onyxia while you were off scuba diving for garbage!"
Well, okay then. Thanks a lot
And then, not 20 minutes later, I'm questing down in Mudsprocket
and this friendly ol' ogre guy tells me to plant a Stonemaul Banner outside of Onyxia's Lair to piss the dragon off. Come on!
Jaina literally just told me
that Wrynn killed Onyxia. I realize that in an MMO, sometimes things can get a little weird when you actually move the story forward, but that's a little much. The zone is lost in some sort of time warp. The past, future and present are all happening side-by-side instead of linearly.
And that pretty much brings us to where we are now! I told you guys that this stretch of leveling was boring, didn't I? So now it's up to you again, dear readers. Where do you want Turpen to go? What do you want him to do?
Voting will end tonight at midnight, at which point I'll do the zone with the highest number of votes. If I can't move onto the next 'tier' of zones with only one of them, I'll go to the second place winner until I can move on.
I've also come to a crossroads with my profession, Engineering
! It has been incredibly useful, and my only roadblock has been that I can't get my hands on enough Mithril yet. I love the bombs, I love the grenades, and I adore my Mechanical Dragonling
. I've been given a choice, though: Do I want to go Goblin or Gnomish Engineering?
I'll also be coming up on level 50! And since I ask this question every ten levels, what should I do with my talents?
And that's all, folks. As always, feel free to hop on Cenarion Circle and say hello! I probably won't always have time to go dungeon crawling with you or anything, but I'm more than happy to say hi to anybody who passes through!