Sep 10th 2010 1:55PM You can still get Going Down in the night elf starting area as well as the Exodar.
May 27th 2010 2:22PM if you want a head start on level 81 then fill up your quest log with finished dailies the day before release and turn them all in when you log on.
As another comment mentioned you do not build rested at Max level but you do keep any that you had left over.
Apr 8th 2010 6:22PM I agree. It's nice to see them together I guess but it really adds no value
Apr 8th 2010 2:14PM A staff is a solid choice for lowby shamans since they generally have slow speeds and high damage. I will disagree somewhat on the mindless frostbolt spam for the Mage though as starting out you will kill faster with FB followed by Arcane Missile. Those two alone will kill most mobs with an occasional fire blast to finish them off. FB spam is the way as you get higher though.
Nov 5th 2009 10:27AM I bought the pets for my wife and she loves them. I had quite a bit of fun watching them myself, and the panda bows to anyone who targets and /bow's to them as well. I don't personally care about vanity pets so I didn't buy them for myself, though I wouldn't mind getting them at some point in the future just because they were so much fun.
$20 down the hole for something that's not real? Yep, and it doesn't bother me a bit. Your subscription fee itself is paying real money for something that's fake. If you consider the experience of playing to be what you're buying with that money then how is it any different than enjoying watching a a new pet throw some kung fu moves out there while you're playing? How is it any different than sitting down and watching tv? We live in a world filled with crap that you pay for that doesn't give you any real benefit. Welcome to the real world and all of its virtual rewards.
I don't give a crap if people can buy things for the game whether it's vanity pets or the best gear in the game. How does someone else's gear impact my own game play in any way? It doesn't.
Seriously guys, why are so many people throwing a fit about this crap? If they offer top level gear that can only be purchased with real money, then yeah that could be a problem. It still won't bother me because I simply don't care, but I could understand people throwing a fit at that point. If they offer what's already there, then so what. The person that buys it has no advantage over the person that earned it, they merely traded time for money. The time they spend at work to earn their money replaces the time you spend in game hoping that it drops. Until a valid argument is presented against it, then I say it's fine. And no "I had to work hard to earn my gear" is not a valid argument.
If you don't want to be one of the people who spends real money for fake rewards, then don't buy anything. What's the big deal? If you PuG with a loser who buys all of his gear and can't play his class, then so what? Ignore the moron, kick him from the group/guild, and continue on.
Oct 28th 2009 4:13PM Also, every class can train their first ability at level 1 if they have the copper, which you can get from killing 2-4 mobs. So you can actually get stealth at level 1.
During low levels I never bother with S&D because, as we've already mentioned, Eviscerate likely would have killed the mob right out instead of just increasing your attack speed. I'm not saying it's a bad move, just not one I prefer.
Also, you might as well take advantage of Pick Pocket every time you stealth, and there's no better way to do that than to slap it on a macro along with your opening move. I do it the second I get backstab:
/cast Pick Pocket
It will pick their pockets if they have any, but regardless you also stab them in the back while you're doing it as PP does not trigger your GCD.
And yes, Backstab is an excellent ability to use while leveling often resulting in a 2-shot kill on the mobs with Backstab + Eviscerate during your first 10 levels with an occasional auto-attack thrown in to get the last little bit or waiting for a couple of seconds to finish them off with Sinister Strike instead. It's great for early levels and should never be passed up.
Aug 6th 2009 5:20PM Nice guide.
One thing that I'm going to slap your wrist on a bit is skipping over the Aquatic Form quest. Not because of Lore or anything else related to that, but because of the reward you get for it. Back in the day you got a craptacular belt that would have been better given in the form of the coins you sell it for. But now, you can a belt that has amazing stats on it, is perfect for PvP and PvE alike, and gives you a 5 minute cd Healing ability that doesn't break your druid forms.
The belt rewarded for doing the AF quest is amazing, and anyone skipping out on it by going to the trainer is really making a mistake.
Aquarius Belt: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=16608
It's something I left out of my own guide on my blog because I skipped the quest and just trained the skill. When I rolled a second druid to be a 19 Twink, I went ahead and did the quest just to do it and found the gem of a belt as my reward.
Aug 6th 2009 3:09PM I'll certainly support a tribute item to BRK. I'm not a huge hunter fan, but even so I read the blog frequently and watched every video he ever put out for us to see.
BRK is (not was) an icon in the hunter community, and this is very well deserved.