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Choose My Adventure: Stories and advice


Choose the adventures of the staff as we level our characters in <It came from the Blog> on US Zangarmarsh-H.

We continue to have a great time leveling our adventurers. Here is the remaining schedule for the week:

  • Elizabeth Harper as Faience and Robin Torres as Robinemia: Wednesday, 11 p.m. EDT
  • Fox Van Allen as Foxlight: Friday, 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Michael Sacco as Sahko, the orc warlock: Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Amy Schley as Patent, Matthew Rossi as Andrenorton, Michael Gray as Grayfields, Adam Holisky as Adammentat, and Gregg Reece as Yakkowakko will be making appearances as they can.
This week, we have some advice for Foxlight and stories from Annephora, Yakkowakko, Foxlight and a warning from Robinemia.


For Foxlight from Chase Christian, The Light and How to Swing It

So, here's the talent spec I would recommend. Getting interrupted while healing is going to be a huge concern for the low-level healer, as tanks tend to be pretty green and won't always keep aggro on all of the mobs. As a healer, you need to be confident in your ability to heal while under fire -- your enemies will grant you no quarter to heal from 40 yards away in a dress. Healing Focus will allow you to keep your group alive even as you tank loose adds while the tank desperately tries to remember what key he bound Taunt to.

For your first two glyphs, I recommend Judgement and Blessing of Wisdom. Judgement works with Seals of the Pure to boost your damage, while Blessing of Wisdom makes it easier for you to keep yourself buffed at all times. Until you get Consecration and Exorcism at level 20, Judgements will be the core of your DPS, and you should try to keep a Judgement effect on any boss or elite mob that your party is attacking. Be careful to monitor your mana though, as spells like Consecration and Exorcism will drain your fledgling mana pool pretty quickly. Flash of Light will be your primary heal, due to Holy Light's slow cast time and huge mana cost. While the starter paladin playstyle doesn't leave you with many buttons to press, you'll be picking up your various "Hand of X" spells between 10-20, which you'll want to familiarize yourself with. Try to find any opportunity to use one of these abilities, as they form up the core of the holy paladin toolbox at level 80.

P.S. I see that ring you're wearing -- NO MORE SPIRIT!


Anne Stickney, as Annephora, the troll warrior

When I was a little girl, Momma tell me, "Joo stop makin faces like dat! Gonna get stuck dat way!" Now de trainers want me to make faces like dat ta be all intimidatin' ta whateva happens ta need killin'. I tink Momma maybe had it wrong wit her advice. I been roamin round Stonetalon Peak, too many goblins hackin up de trees accordin to de tauren in de area. Peak be right -- ting so tall, me legs ache by de time I get to de top, den I gotta run all de way back down again! Up down, up down, wish dese people make up dere mind. Also went to dis place call Shadowfang Keep on de east side o' de world -- lots o' dogs dere.

I hate dogs. I like beatin' 'em in de head though, so dat work out fo me!

Gets lonesome out 'ere though. I check de mailbox when I stop in de towns, never any mail fo' me. Would be nice ta see messages from people, me tink. I write back! Tell stories, send tings dat I gather long de way. Could be fun! ...well, be less lonesome anyway. Anyone wantin ta say hi, send me mail, I send tings back. Promise!

Now if only I could find a pair o'pants dat didn't make me look like I oughta be dancin in a bar wit fruity lookin paladins. Pink squishy tings, ugh! Dey smell like dey grow up in flower fields. 'alf de time can't tell which ones are men. Tink it's de ones dat don't wear polish on dere 'ands. Mebbe.

Gregg Reece, as Yakkowakko, the orc warlock

I decided to pull a quick 1-10 marathon on Monday night. For the first five levels, I did the usual orc wanderings around Valley of Trials. Since they reduced mana costs on low-level spells, I didn't have much reason at all to stop and rest during any of the leveling. After I hit level five, I decided to head over to Eversong Woods. After chatting a bit with my fellow guildmates, we chose tailoring and enchanting for my warlock. I've never actually leveled tailoring very far in the past, so it will be new for me. At level 7, I met up with some fellow ICftB members, the priest Spawnofhell and mage Allunamoon, who were level 8, and decided to quest together for a while. Spawn was healing us while Alluna and I burned through a truckload of murlocs. We finished out a lot of the quests in the zone by the time I reached level 10. They were a great help, and I'd like to thank them here in the post. Also, thanks to everyone else in the guild for being fun and neighborly. Next time, I'll be working on my level 10 demon summoning quest.

Robin Torres, as Robinemia, the undead mage

Warning: The employers in Stonetalon Mountains enjoy sending their employees to the far reaches of the area and back again. Repeatedly. I do not recommend them to anyone else looking for work.

Fox Van Allen, as Foxlight, the blood elf paladin

Dear Diary,

The big city! Watch out, Silvermoon: Foxlight has arrived!

Well, I arrived last night. It was pretty late when I got in, so I just crashed on a bench just inside the city. They have benches outside the city, but I dunno -- you just feel more well rested when you cross the city line.

My first order of business in Silvermoon was to find a few side jobs. Being a paladin is okay, but the money I steal from the people I mercilessly slaughter just won't cut it if I'm going to get my own place here. I was a bit lost as to my career path until a giant mob of 586 people came up to me and demanded I go into the mining and jewelcutting professions. Apparently, there's high demand in Silvermoon for shirtless blood elf miners. Who knew?

My plan to get an apartment here has hit a bit of a snag, though, even with the new job. I can't afford the rent, even on Murder Row. Something about things getting gentrified -- all the old buildings here are being converted into lofts. Needless to say, I have to search for cheaper digs in another town. I heard good things about the Barrens (i.e., it's cheap), so I'm catching a zeppelin first thing in the morning.

Foxlight, level 10

Dear Diary,

The Barrens. Kalimdor. I'm underwhelmed.

The problems began the day I got here. In Orgrimmar, the goblins had totally lost my luggage. There was a squashed rabbit carcass in that four-slot bag -- I don't even know how I'll replace it. Every time I try to file an insurance claim, though, they just reply, "Time is money, friend!" Scammers, that's what they are.

Oh, and can we talk about my poor youthful, glowing skin? Do you know how dusty it is out here? When I got out from my brief dip in the Southfury River, I was totally caked with dirt! When I chose to follow the path of the holy light as a paladin, I figured I'd at least get a nice tan out of it. This whole place is just so ... primitive. Did you know they don't even have shirtless kungaloosh tiki bars out here? Seriously! I don't know what I'm going to do on Thursday nights now.

I figured I'd explore the big city here, Ratchet. I got here okay by swimming, but I feel trapped. Every time I walk towards the mainland, I get mauled by high-level lions. It's totes embarrassing to have to run back to Ratchet screaming like a little girl to get a goblin guard to kill it for me.

I picked up a few quests that were available, but I'm not ready to handle them yet. Those pirates kicked my ass. Whatever. I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Remind me again ... Why was I doomed to spend my time here?

Foxlight, level 11

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