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Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite pet? {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 9:10AM My druids all love having their moonkin hatchling our - his dancing and flowers always make me smile, though I love the Teldrassil sproutling too... and Withers.

My rogue farmed forever for Pebble, so he's out a lot! So adorable.

And my paly got her Sea Pony during the first new Darkmoon Faire. She finds it amusing to have a pet with its own bubble.

Breakfast Topic: Has the Raid Finder changed the way you raid? {WoW}

Jan 18th 2012 9:22AM Yes, it's changed my raiding in a major way. I'm doing LFR on alts now... and my main when I even log onto her. The combination of LFR and TOR pretty much killed off my 10-man casual raid guild. I'd raided with some of those people since MC, but a lot of them were planning on going to TOR, and since they could see the content in LFR, we only did one night of normal 10-man Dragonsoul raiding.

I like being able to run my alts through the LFR on the 2nd server I play on, where my guild is tiny and completely casual. But does it feel like raiding? No, not at all. As others have mentioned, it's a long PUG dungeon run, complete with all of the social ineptitude typical of that kind of run. I find that what I loved about guild raids was the social component, the satisfaction of working together with friends to down new bosses. In that respect, Ulduar was the high point of my raiding experience. Our stable 10-man group then made me want to log on and raid as often as we could.

I'll continue doing LFR, but I'm not fanatic about maxing my VP every week now. If I'm going to effectively run alone, I can get as much enjoyment from soloing BC heroics for transmog gear.

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Dec 25th 2011 5:15PM North America, please - and Merry Christmas!

Breakfast Topic: How and where do you prefer to level your alts? {WoW}

Dec 9th 2011 9:19AM I have many alts - including some of my 8 lvl 85's. They usually try to take somewhat different paths as they level. Some duo with friends, for example, so I try not to outpace them. One of my druids is a pacifist - she's nearly 70 now, mostly from holiday quests and cooking in the post-cata world (she was nearly 40 before cata hit), but it's fun to see what other quests she can do non-violently.

There are zones I love and always try to hit, unless I'm leveling one especially to see some new cata content. My favorites include Darkshore (although I can hardly bear to level there since cata... too many sad reminders of what was), Winterspring, Zangarmarsh, Netherstorm, parts of Borean Tundra and Storm Peaks, and Hyjal. Aside from those, I usually go where the interesting quests are for a particular character. I only RP in my head, but the characters do have different preferences. The druids take different paths than my palys, for example. Just try to skip WPL and EPL on a paledin! Mine won't hear of that.

I usually do a few dungeons along the way, ones that I particularly enjoy or for the quests. I do like the Coilfang dungeons, and getting anything in Tempest Keep is a treat again (after spending way too much time there in BC). And I run as many Wrath dungeons as I can because leveling there has been such a grind and I know I don't much like the cata ones.

A couple of times I've chosen leveling zones for the rep they give. I always want the herb bags from cenarion circle rep for my tailors, so they do time in Silithus sooner or later. And I take my skinners, miners, and herbalists to the places where they can easily level their professions (yes I do level professions for all of the alts).

I haven't really run out of ways to level yet. I am, however, pretty much out of character slots...

Breakfast Topic: How many rolls did it take to get your character right? {WoW}

Oct 7th 2011 8:36AM Actually my main at the moment was the first character I ever made, back in early vanilla, a NE druid. In those days, a caster druid was pretty difficult to deal with, and I didn't run instances so I didn't need to be a healer. I experimented with all of the other caster classes and a hunter.

When a new server opened up (still vanilla) I made a human mage there who was my main all through Burning Crusade. But then I transferred my druid to that server, and she went resto in Wrath and became my main again (after learning to heal on a shammy). Now I have a paly healer as well, a class I'd avoided. Still haven't leveled a warrior, but have all the others. But I'm still drawn to druids, either NE or tauren, and usually make those when I try new servers.

Breakfast Topic: What was your first raid experience? {WoW}

Sep 24th 2011 9:09AM The original ZG on my mage. I got pulled in at 58 I think since my guild needed warm bodies. I had hardly ever even run any dungeons. Our raid leader was very patient though - I had no idea what he meant when he said 'take your sheep target from what i have targeted' (before raid icons). He explained how to do that, and I concentrated on tracking my sheeped snake amid a couple of others. I doubt I did much dps, concentrating so hard on managing my sheep.

But it was great fun and I loved ZG then (now, not so much). And I've raided ever since.