Ding 30, 31; Starting a Tankadin Run

Paladr at 30It was quite a weekend with Paladr, as we were determined to hit level 30 to become a true tankadin. That moment has finally arrived, as I’m now able to take on multiple mobs in a fashion I’ve never done before, although, carefully. we remembered reading that the AOE tanking should be done with melee beasts and other mobs that don’t flee. That really can screw things up, in a number of ways, which we will outline below.

Please keep in mind, at the time of this writing, Paladr is only level 31, with most of the stuff following being from his time at level 30 and does not have all the “cool” tools for tanking as a pally. What he does have is awesome so far, and is bringing us a lot of enjoyment.

Things that I have learned from my mistakes already:

  • You will run out of mana if mobs keep fleeing and bringing help.
  • It is better to hit fast than hard.
  • Your aura is crucial.

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Ding 29; Working Tarren Mill Quests

Paladr at 28I dinged 29 last night in just a short while, but spent a lot of time in Hillsbrad Foothills killing things for no XP to complete a few quests. I’m at 25% or so, but getting up to higher level mobs now. I want to get the recipes for the Green Iron Boots and Green Iron Gauntlets to complete my set. I found the shoulders recipe on the AH. I can equip the chest at level 31, which won’t be a problem because I’m going to play through 35 or 40 before finishing out the 60s on Huntr. He will be able to blast though easier than Deadr because Poor, Unfortunate Deadr has hit a brick wall on some quests that require assistance.

Using my new UI, I found a feature that takes my screen and makes the viewable area the viewport, so when I Alt+Z, the borders stay and make a very nice window to crop pictures like above. When I don’t crop, it makes a terrific area to write things or such… idea popping into my head.

Ding 28; Paladr Is Gunning for Level 30

I got Paladr to 28.5 last night while running a few quests in Ashenvale. Tonight, I’m going to give it a go for level 30 looking around the Satyr area and such. I can safely take on 2 mobs one level below me pair after pair without stopping, but it’s those pesky like-level and one above that get to me.

I looked at the spells for paladins and decided they weren’t worth the trip to UC to train my level 28 skills. At 30, though I truly become a Prot Pally, and I’m really looking forward to it. I was going to get a jump on things at school tonight, but my prof cancelled class, so I’ll get more hours in at the office and have wifey time tonight instead.

I’ll be sure to fill you in on my conquests as an AOE grinder when I get to try things out.

Ding 27; Blacksmithing up to 225/225

I dinged last night with the help of Punitor running some tough-to-do quests as a paladin. I got Steelsnap and the 30 Elite gizmo tiger and the 10 eggs before logging.

I got my blacksmithing up to 225 and topped it off until level 35. I think I’ll start recruiting 60+s before I head back onto Huntr for long-term leveling. I’d like to get Paladr to 35 to craft Huntr great gear and for money-making. That will give me a 350+ Tailor, Enchanter, Blacksmith, and 2 First Aids at 375. Oh, and Huntr’s cooking is around 330.

Time to get back to work now that I restored the blog, sans plug-ins.

Ding 61; Already Ran Hellfire Ramparts

I’ll roll this all into one for you today. I get to pick up my first pair of new glasses in 7 years today. I’m done with contacts for now – pretty much only for outdoor activities where glasses will be a nuisance.

Watchkeeper Gargolmar Is DeadI got Huntr into Hellfire Ramparts Sunday night. I’ve added a paladin a level or two above me to my Friends list because he’s always going when I’m in the queue. We ended up with a 64 hunter, 63 paladin, 63 rogue, and a 70 shaman to tank. Our only death was when the paladin pulled one of the guys leading up to the spiral ramp when we were sneaking by after downing Watchkeeper Gargolmar. We ended up taking on 7 at one time, but came out okay with no healer after 30 seconds. 🙂 TWO Beastmasters FTW!

Omor the Unscarred, Scarred

I was so excited when the last boss fell, I forgot to take screenshots because they both went down sooo easily compared to the others and from my past experiences in Ramparts. Hunter is sooo much fun.

Gauntlets of PurificationI dinged 61 Monday morning before work. It opened up a bunch of new questgivers that had gray exclamation marks over their heads. Last night I blasted through about 20 quests and got another blue drop: Gauntlets of Purification. I debated amongst my toons and decided to not hold on to them until Paladr hits 61. I’m cashing out on them now while the getting is good. That’s two rare drops in one week.

What have you been up to on your realms? It’s a good time to catch up on your toons around the world. Feel free to post your Armory links and latest blog posts in the comments and we’ll have a big free-for-all sharing session about what’s the latest with the Gitr readers.