Aug 28th 2010 6:27PM Come Cata, I will be levelling my 11x 80's to 85 and then rolling a Worgen and Goblin and levelling them to 85.
I'm a certified altaholic.
Jun 9th 2010 8:43AM I have 11x level 80's (one of every class with 2 DK's) and used to find myself constantly forgetting that I did not have certain abilities or misusing the wrong ones.
The way I've gotten round it (or used to it) is too keep my keybinds as close as possible across all toons.
1-6 for DPS rotation skills.
Shift+1-6 for all utility skills.
Everything else on an easy reach action bar where I can click it.
I make sure that certain, that are similar across toons, are on the same keybind.
For example, key 3 is my main DPS ability.
On my rogue that's Sinister Strike. Druid it's Wrath and Shred. Priest it's Mindflay. Mage it's Frostbolt etc, etc.
If you can train yourself to relate each class ability with an equal ability for the other classes, it makes life easier.
However, I will always forget something, like switching from any toon too my mage and forgetting to focus magic someone for an entire instance.
But I find it fun and challenging to play so many toons and do it as well as I can.
Jun 8th 2010 3:31AM I've had every profession covered to max level, across my alts since vanilla and it's always proved to be a great convenience.
However, without the ability to acquire the raid drop patterns and recipes it can leave you feeling unfulfilled.
Jun 5th 2010 8:21AM I have 3 lever arch folders full of notes from when I used to write profession guides and a four one full of various other data that I collected during vanilla and TBC.
Sep 7th 2009 4:53AM I've have been requesting undead hunters on the official forums for years now and finally they've done it (Yeah, I know it wasn't down to just me, but I was one of the small voices that nagged)
I just really, really hope they go the whole way with this and make undead hunter pets, turn into undeads after taming.
From a Lore standpoint, I'm not totally comfortable with undead hunters running around with live pets. It just seems a little "odd"? Whereas, if the pets that these hunters tamed turned into undead versions, it would feel right to me.
Jul 24th 2009 8:29AM I have to admit to doing the same thing with my alts.
My reasoning is "What's the point of working on something right now if it's going to be easier/replaced etc in a few weeks?"
"But surely you play for fun?" some will say. Yes, I do, but having to redo something or do something in a way that is harder or more boring, is not what I call fun (mostly). I'd rather spend that time doing the things that I do enjoy, rather than feeling that I've wasted my time.
Fortunately, I always have something fun to do. 8 level 80's so far and raiding 3 nights a week, give me a enough opportunities to enjoy myself :)
May 22nd 2009 9:14AM Baby Winterfin Murlocs.
You know you want one.
May 11th 2009 9:40AM You really should emphasize how good the starting gear is.
Nearly all of that blue gear will last you into Northrend, as it's been budgeted almost perfectly.
Too many times I see a 60+ DK who has dropped something like the shoulders, for those stupid green quest reward ones from HFR.
About the only item worth going out of your way for in Outland is the 2H axe from the Ring of Blood. Otherwise, stick with your starting blues and don't bother replacing them until you hit Northrend.
May 8th 2008 8:08AM Just to add to this:
The daggers are a significant upgrade for any Muti or Combat dagger spec Rogue that has not gone beyond Mother Shazz in BT.
The MH fist is has made me think about dropping my Blade of Infamy and speccing hybrid fist/sword spec for a large increase in DPS.
The OH fist is great for those that insist on staying full fist spec (get an OH sword ffs and improve your DPS).
The crossbow is actually better than the Arcanite Steam Pistol we all have. I disagree with Shadowpanther's weighting of the Distracting Blades. The Steam Pistol is still better overall and the crossbow is even better.
The legs are big upgrade over T5, but you'll need to juggle pieces to maintain your set bonus (i.e. I have to replace my Stranger shoulders with T5 again to gain an improvement from the legs).
The chest is again, better than T5 and on par with Nether Shadow Tunic and arguably as good as Midnight Chestguard. Set bonuses are your main consideration again.
The belt is better than Vashj belt if you have farmed for the Shard trinket and have capped out your EXP.
So for running Kara/ZA and heroics, you can basically half gear your Rogue in T6 gear. Whether that's right or not is another debate, but there is no denying that this badge loot is pretty uber stuff.