Yes, I'm standing on a box... so what if I'm short!
You know I think it's high time I properly introduced the Family 'o' Alts to you good people. After all, as we have established, it's going to take a LOOOONG time to work our way through Icecrown to Cataclysm, so I think we'd better work out summat to do in the meantime. So, rather than start with the main, let's begin with the first character on my account list when I log...
Class and Spec:
Destro Lock. If I'm honest I don't know how to play anything else, she's been flinging fire since the Dawn of Time. I am perhaps not the most imaginative of players in this respect: when I find a spec I like I tend to stick with it, and I'm not one to change because another way of playing is proven to be more damage-effective. I play the way I enjoy.
Alchemy/Jewelcrafting. Yes, this is not perhaps the most effective of combinations but it was borne from neccesity when TBC hit. W was originally Alchemy/Herbalism but I needed someone to level JC when it appeared and she was the most logical choice. I then created M as a gatherer to compensate. She's hopelessly behind on her Epic Pattern gathering, which I suspect will be a project as we wait for Cataclysm, but her Alchemy is pretty comprehensive. As established yesterday she's Transmutation specced, which as has also been proven can be very helpful as a way to make money.
3230. My last Achievement? Tastes Like Chicken \o/
W is my most advanced alt in this regard, with 20 Exalted reps thus far. She's very close to her next five as well, so I suspect as part of Operation 'Is Cataclysm Here Yet?' we'll knock those off. She was my secondary character through most of TBC (spending a lot of time in Karazhan.... ah, memories...) and as a result is considerable more rounded and far less shallow than her other siblings.
First on the list is to obtain W a new flying mount. It's going to be a Aether Ray (or possibly several) because there's not enough of them around in Northrend and it helps knock off the last 5k of Skyguard Rep I need for Exalted. After that we have a bunch of reps that need 8k or less to finish off, and as an exercise in going back and having some different content from Northrend to indulge in, this sems like a decent idea. I was never a huge fan of Outland I will admit but going back to it now is actually not as galling as it was when it was the only alternative to Azeroth. I'll take the time to check what recipes I'm missing in the process and see if I can't try a bit of farming on the way.
After that I really need to take the time to do the Daily JC Quest, to occasionally prospect a stack of Titanium (for the powders to get the JC Tokens) and to keep an eye out for the odd Damaged Necklace on the AH. I'm so many patterns missing it's really rather depressing how many tokens I'll need to catch up. I really hope they do something with this system come the Expansion.