May 21st 2010 10:34AM Uh... 5k is a grind? Rolling a new shaman on a server with no other characters, currently at 73. Shaman managed to amass 2500g through questing alone. No AH drops (or purchases), and only enough initial DK play to afford some 16-slot bags early on.
By 80, that'll be 4k, easily. Then, 1k doing dungeon runs and dailies.
Where's the grind?
Apr 20th 2010 12:28AM Yes yes, we see the WoW.com crew and their schedules, but what we all REALLY want to know is: What will Thrahk be doing?!
Apr 19th 2010 9:36PM I just got through leveling my ICFtB enh shaman through Ghostlands yesterday afternoon before the Gurubashi event. It's not so tough, really. Typically, you don't need all your skills every two levels - you'll do fine if you go four, or even six, without learning anything new. The much better itemized gear you get from Ghostlands quests makes up for some of the lack of new skill power. I would advise you to buy a cheap green weapon of some sort for level 11 and 15/16 though prior to starting.
As for me, I made two trips back to Org for training (I also did Eversong, and was 16 by the time I hit Ghostlands. Trained at 18 and 20.) It takes maybe 10 minutes, then hearth back to Tranq. Given leveling is so fast in the Ghostlands, even if you tack on an extra 20 minutes for running back and forth between continents, it's still a win.
Tauren Druids have even less to complain about, since there is a druid trainer in Silvermoon.