What I like most about my expansion experience so far is that there has been so much to do, and not a single one of them has been the “right” thing to do. Lately I’ve been leveling a monk (Pandaren of course, shame on all you who have anything but a Pandaren monk) and have left my druid feeling neglected and still at level 87.
My Priest and Paladin? Haven’t even started the MoP quest chain yet. I’ve been missing out on a lot of gold because of this; my Paladin with inscription and JC currently has no access to Spritit of Harmony or the new Jewelcrafting recipes. My Priest for now will have to keep mining and herbalism because I haven’t been able to get and Gatherer data from my guild, and since I need the spawn data for herbs and mining nodes I’ll have to do it the old fashion way, farm the ore and herbs myself and let my Gatherer record it. Once that’s done I can giver her Alchemy and Enchanting so I can retired my DK which has also been neglected left sitting in Dalaran at level 75 (my DK has always been my profession whore, the only reason I had it was for easy profession slots).
I was going to start farms on my paladin and priest but there’s really no point running them over to start it because I can’t get Tiller’s reputation until level 90. I have to figure out whether it’s worth it or not to tend the farms before I can start getting reputation. Maybe a future blog post? The gold making potential for Tiller’s farm?
As of writing my Monk is currently level 39 and gaining rapidly, she’s pretty much the only character I’ve been playing for the past week except to manage my gold making activities. Why you may ask? Because Mistweavers are awesome that’s why. Mistweavers just have this perfect blend of healing, dps, uniqueness, and badassery (shut up, “badassery” is totally a word).
I must admit one of the things that attracts me to the Mistweaver is how different it handles from the other healers (does that make me a healing hipster?). Don’t get me wrong, Atonement Discipline Priests were fun and all, but so far Mistweavers take the damage to heal to a whole new level. I guess the best way to describe it is that healing as a Mistweaver, so far at least, is exciting. I’ve always enjoyed healing, both in World of Warcraft and other games (one of my top played classes in TF2 was Medic), but Mistweavers are just something special. I guess the whole just getting into the thick of things and smacking around some mobs between heals just appeals to me.
Since I left the Wandering Isle I haven’t even touched a mob outside an instance, I’ve just been running through dungeon after dungeon. With the exp nerfs, BoA gear, rested exp, and the experience buff Monks get I’ve pretty much leveled at least once every time I do a dungeon, and with the day dungeons are spaced out in terms of level requirements I’ve had to redo a dungeon maybe once before I’ve unlocked new ones. Once I start getting closer to Burning Crusade content though I realize I’ll have to actually start questing, I can already start to feel my leveling slow down in dungeons. But if Mistweavers are as awesome as I think they are questing and leveling with my Monk should be super easy, I mean healing while doing damage? Everything should be cake, especially since so far I’ve been doing comparable DPS to actual DPS players.