|It's a Trap!|
Those of you paying attention will have noticed I've been afk for a bit: I left the Guild running in my absence and we're now 7/8 in the Vaults, and I'd confidently predict it won't be long before we have a full clear under our belts. Me, I've been trying to sort out my life outside the game (including running in a new Fitbit) and so I've been deliberately avoiding the thorny questions of what I do next in game. If I'm honest, I'm not sure what that involves: I am at a bit of a metaphorical crossroads in that regard. I know I still want to battle (I picked up a common Wanderer's Festival Hatchling on Sunday, and an Emerald Shale Spider to complete the majority of new pets from 5.1) and I know that I'd like to try some more Brawler's Guild now I have an invite. There's still only one alt at 90, and as yet she's been woefully underused, plus I need to be earning Valor every week for my Legendary. As this might be my only real chance for a weapon upgrade this expansion, I should be making the most of the collection times I have.
It occurs to me that the problem I've had with getting the family levelled has pretty much evaporated with the introduction of Commendations: K's rep gain while questing means that she's close to being revered with the Klaxxi without even having close to competing the questlines. This means that if I quest (which at 90 means extra cash) and exhaust all the potential rep sources before I start dailies, I should still be able to use gear without grinding myself into the ground. I'm still not done with P reps however: August Celestials and Cloud Serpents remain incomplete, plus I have the Anglers to do for mounts and other items. What I really do need to do as a matter of urgency is a clearout of every single toon, bank alts included, as part of my 'Starting Fresh' approach that I begin each new year with. There is an immense amount of accumulated rubbish across two accounts that needs dealing with.
I think it is also high time that I start a Panda on a journey: what class and how I do it with everything else is still something that requires consideration, but it has been long enough since I levelled an alt to make it something I really fancy doing again. There's also the issue of two outstanding professions to consider (Blacksmithing, Engineering) and with the Faire due at the weekend, this seems a wise opportunity to try and capitalise. Add to that a Darkmoon Trainer to beat every day for a week for a chance to snag the Eye, and I suspect I have my work cut out for me.
I reckon it is going to be a busy 2013. Frankly I'd not want it any other way.