May 29th 2010 11:35AM Catacombs with undead have never really sat well with me, especially because blizzard made sure to have a quite claustrophobic backdrop tune going on. Prime example of this fear were the chambers under Kharazan (now locked off), they didn't contain any mobs, but when I got to the water filled room with the upside down corpses I got so creeped out that I immediately HS'd.
Apr 3rd 2010 6:36PM At least the kid in the front's got the right idea.
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Jun 27th 2009 3:39AM I recently picked up my little 39 mage again, which I hadn't played since vanilla (Yay Sergeant rank), to kick her up to 80. Now given I've taken quite some characters up to the 80ies now, and remember quests so well I'm my own personal walking Questhelper (never saw the point of such an addon), the most effective questing routes are somewhat getting second nature to me.
My high-thirties are usually spend in a Desolace/Hillsbrad/Arathi. Desolace's also the first place you'll pick up a Swamp of Sorrows quest (pending on your pick with the centaur factions), which I'd usually expand on by visiting Dustwallow (the follow up on the turtle-tongue quest) and finally Stormwind for Mezen's Behest - a quest which has one of the worst drop-rates imaginable, but nets a fine amount of xp regardless. Believe there's also one or two from STV, but I avoid that place like the plague.
SoS then is fairly straight forward (least, if you know what you're looking for), especially now they've added the small hub to it. Once finished you'll have worked some quest-synergy by picking up the Nethergarde flightpath for later.
The Badlands are also an option for a fresh (38-)40, but I only bother with it if I intend on running Uldaman. There are tons of quest-chains leading to the place and its exterior (two found in the Loch iirc), and even one chain which explains why the Dark Iron are present at Uldaman: http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=720.
40+ its usually Dustwallow > and then a mix of Feralas/Tanaris/Hinterlands; these three really got some complex quest-weaving going, and when executed properly should reward a good chunk of xp. Add an occasional dungeon and this should easily get you to 48-49, after which one can up and hop to Searing Gorge.
A note if you're hunting pets: Take two Elixir of Fortitude along for the Sprite Dragon quest and pray to the RNG gods you'll get the three chicken escort quests for your personal Mechanical Cluck (an apt choise for a gnome in my opinion :P).
Have fun Turp!
Jan 26th 2009 4:25PM Can't wait.
Well, for the conference that is; Bioware announced they'll be showcasing Mass Effect 2 :D
Oct 19th 2008 5:44PM I've the feeling that the majority of common folk has never even heard of Ner'zhul, since only the Damned ever seemed to use his name; and most people who heard them utter those words likely ended up as undead slaves.
Arthas however was a big shot, the fallen prince of Lordearon, a celebrity. After he killed his father, Uther and a score of other holy persona, it was his name sporting the covers of every major Azerothian gossip magazine - not Ner'zhul's.
Adding to that that the Lich King still 'looks' like Arthas and not some orc, its no surprise everyone still refers to him as such.
Oct 14th 2008 2:19PM I'll stubbornly continue fishing for Old Crafty in Orgrimmar with my Nelf Warrior.
Oct 11th 2008 11:08AM Hire me.
Jul 28th 2008 9:12AM Tripple bloodstrike won't get you far, given you've got your bloodrunes on cooldown after 2 and the damage it deals is fairly low if you haven't any other diseases applied ;)
Plaguestrike-Denegration-Bloodstrike would be a better bet.
Jul 28th 2008 9:08AM From my experience in the beta, I wouldn't call bloodstrike the heroic strike of the deathknights per se. We've got 5 strikes in total, 6 if specced deep enough into each tree, and blood is usually part of a 3-strike cycle for me (starting with the diseases). Afterwards is either a heartstrike or another blood and an icy touch. Finish it off with a deathcoil and an obliterate/deathstrike and any normal mob is dead.
What makes bloodstrike more appealing though is that if specced far enough into Blood for sudden doom, it becomes preferable over Heartstrike (one teir over it) due to the chance of a free deathcoil crit.
I imagne that in any other tree, bloodstrike becomes fairly useless - have to say I haven't tried anything else but blood yet, since its so stupidly good for leveling.