Shared Topic: Preparing for Cataclysm   11 comments

This week’s shared topic over at Blog Azeroth asks “what are you doing, if anything, to prepare for Cataclysm”? So I thought I’d chime in with what I’m doing to prepare, because just like all expansions you never know what is going to be added to the game, or change with the game! That is even more prevalent with this particular expansion.

First and foremost in my preparations is completing those things on my wish-list that I think might change or be removed. Some examples of this are Loremaster and The Timbermaw Hold grind. I don’t know that they will be going anywhere, but it isn’t a risk I wanted to take! I also want to make sure to gather all of my crocolisk pets, I still need two more for Beru. I don’t know that they will be taking this quest out of the game with Org changes, but I don’t want to miss out!

I am also making sure that I’ve done everything in Northrend, and with this expansion, that I’d like to do. We have a couple more ICC Hard Modes to finish out, but I’ve done all the quests in all of the zones on Beru, so I don’t have to worry about that. I think I’d like to go back for a Yogg 0 kill, and there seems to be a fair bit of support for that in the guild, so I am hopeful! Guild wise, we’ve started a “Pre-Cataclysm Wish List” asking what people would like to do before we get to Cataclysm, so I’d like to make sure to knock a few items off of that list for everyone as well!

Gathering. From herbing to mining, I’m stockpiling for early level profession skill points. A number of things are still of “orange” quality, which means that they will give me a decent number of skill points for things once my skill is raised. I did this going into this expansion, and I had flasks for all of my instancing, leveling and a decent portion of Naxx. So my banker’s bags are filled to the brim! Anything I don’t use will also sell fairly well if I hold onto it for a few months after the expansion releases and the items become rare.

Hoarding Gold. I don’t know what is going to be introduced, but I want to make sure that I have the coin to buy whatever I want! I have been gathering funds any number of ways, from working the AH to just not buying everything that catches my fancy (which is harder than it sounds!). I don’t know how much the new flight is going to cost, or what kind of toys they are going to introduce with cataclysm, but I intend to be prepared! I have frequently found myself pondering “how much gold will I need?”, and the answer is that I just don’t know! So I will just keep earning and sticking it in my “rainy day” jar…I don’t think there will be a “too much”!

Getting all of my alts “cataclysm ready”, from clearing out quest logs, to making certain that their off-spec gear is in order (I have 5 healers and a tank! That’s a lot of off spec DPS gear!). I would probably also include “finish leveling alts” in this category as well. I have a DK at 72 (/yawn), a hunter at 71, a warlock at 70 and my baby druid at 60! I don’t know if they will all make it to 80 this expansion or not. It depends on how much down time I have as we wind down, and if I find other things more intriguing than leveling them (right now, it’s reading!). I also might try to put together some alt groups for Uld 10 for 310 mounts for the toons that I don’t have them on yet….but I’m not quite certain if I’m that ambitious yet!

Capturing memories before everything irrevocably changes. I have been traveling the old worlds making sure that I have some memories of all of the zones. I am curious to see what is going to be changing as we go forward in time. I have a lot of very fond memories of Vanilla, and while I am sure that I will gather fond memories of Cataclysm, I don’t want to wash away all of my old memories either!

How about you? What are you doing in preparation for Cataclysm?!

Posted May 25, 2010 by Beruthiel in Cataclysm!, Just for Fun!

11 responses to “Shared Topic: Preparing for Cataclysm

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  1. My list is short and simple:

    I want to do everything in every zone in every dungeon and raid and have the most gold in the game in the next few months. That’s all!

    Actully, my real list is more like:

    *Explorer title on 1 of my toons (to see the world)
    *Save lots of gold so I don’t have to worry
    *Get one more toon to 80 (my 45 Lock currently)
    *Relax and continue to have fun – that’s pretty much it.

  2. Orc Lash totally needs a 310 flyer! :)

    • Oh man…I’m || close to posting an alt drake ulduar!

      I’m also toying with setting up a regular alt ICC 10 HM…still thinking on that though :)

  3. Hi, just came across your blog a couple weeks ago. Ironically, I play a resto druid in a guild called Monolith as well.

    My wish list for my main:
    Stock up on herbs, finish off any remaining Uld achievements, finish off Eastern Kingdoms quests (610/700 for achievement), then finish Outlands and Northrend, Get a 310 mount, try to get to 100 mounts.

    Alts wish list:
    Finish up any main set/off sets, have sufficient mats to level professions (cloth, ore, primals, etc), epic flying for at least one miner.

    In general: Just to have sufficient gold and mats needed to level and buy what ever I might need.

  4. Money at this point is all ready Im pretty sure, unless the Cataclysm money sink is significantly higher than it was for WotLK.

    Im going after the Baron Rivendare mount in case something happens and they remove/change Stratholm.
    Gotta find a new ZG/Kara mount farming partner too.
    Maybe a red bug mount too hehe.

    Would still like to get some of the mini achievements in Ulduar done, and Immortal in Naxx.

    Outside of that, we need to find out a bit more from when open beta starts up.

    • Gimme some of your sneaky rogue wealth! Elentari still needs an epic flyer, wtf!

      I don’t know if I’ve got it in me to farm Baron anymore :( I get all zoned out and sleepy running the zone over and over!

      Hmmm…think we could get a group for some of those Ulduar achievements?

  5. I just got Timbermaw exalted today on my druid :D

    I’m mostly finishing leveling alts. Timbermaw was the last big old world thing I wanted to make sure I got done.

    Ironically, Anzu also dropped for me today. Can’t complain about that!

    • Grats! The grind really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, and the little guardian dude is kinda cute :)

      No amount of good Karma yesterday netted me an Anzu. But soon! I can feel it! (ps /jealous).

  6. Ok, this past year in preparation for cataclysm I rep farmed and geared up a ton. I had no idea which factions would be leaving or which were staying, so I just decided to do them all. Right now I’m at 44 exalted, I’ve finished all WOTLK and BC reps, but have just a few old world reps like wintersaber trainers and Ravenholdt left.

    Are there any fast ways to do those? Do I need to get them up by Cata even? It would be nice if I didn’t have to think about it.

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