Monday, December 8, 2008


I hit 80 during the day on Sunday. I didn't even realize it at first. I was fully engrossed in some quest in Zul'Drak, working as a double agent under a Scourge guise for the Ebon Blade. I turned in a quest and an achievement flashed across my screen. At first I disregarded it... but then I was like, wait a tick, that quest wasn't anything of... HEY I'M 80!

I proceeded to do all of the following:

  • Run around and grab the tabards for Wyrmrest, Argent Crusade, and the Kirin Tor
  • Get in groups for 2 heroics and 2 other normal 80 instances
  • Do some more quests in Zul'Drak
  • Join in at a battle for Wintergrasp
  • Form a pick-up group for 10-man Archavon
  • Wipe due to terrible tanking at Archavon for a bit
  • Kill Archavon
I realized that either tier 6 was awesomely itemized or that I haven't hit the big show as far as quests yet, 'cuz I still haven't upgraded most of my gear. I've replaced one ring, one trinket, and my weapon (with a bloody terrible looking polearm, I might add). Things on my to-do list:
  • Put together a pre-raid gear wish-list
  • Quest in Storm Peaks and Icecrown once I've finished out Zul'Drak
  • Open up the Ebon Blade quartermaster
  • Run more heroics
  • Run Naxx-10
Now the real game begins. Hooray for reputation and gear grinding!
/rolls eyes


Paul said...

It's not a big grind tbh. Two weeks after 80 and Ulu's exalted with three of the championing factions and within 10k of being exalted with the fourth.

Then again, I get asked to tank stuff a lot.

Alex - aka Firelight said...

Grats dude!

I was still in all my gear from T6 content aside from 2 trinkets and a weapon the day I hit 80.

Things you need:

Spiked Titansteel Helm: Crafted
Tier 7 Chest: 80 Emblems of heroism (or naxx 10)
Tier 7 Gloves: 60 Emblems of Heroism (or naxx 10)
2h Axe from Heroic Halls of Lightning.
Boots from: Exalted Knights of the Ebon Blade.
Staggering Legplates from Heroic Utgade Keep.
Venture Co. Libram of Retribution from PvP vendor in Grizzly Hills PvP area - easy stuff!
Incisor Fragment - Trinket from Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep (king dred)

Darraxus said...

Lol, would you be taling about the hideous polearm that looks like a Priest Staff?

Pike said...


Also ohmahgawsh I love Zul'Drak. Best zone evar.

Herc said...

Gratz! and like Paul said the grind for rep is not too bad.

The only rep I see that will feel like a grind is the Sons of Hodir rep. But the quest are alot better than the nethering rep =P.

Josh said...

The rep grind doesn't look like it's going to be too bad (aside form Sons of Hodir, like Herc noted), but I still don't wanna do it. I wanna just, you know, be exalted.

Thanks for the gear tips, Firelight! I have the Venture Co. libram all ready, and the Spiked Titansteel Helm / Incisor Fragment were on my radar, but I'll take a look at the rest for consideration.

If the polearm of which you speak is the one that has a long handle, a short stubby pointy end, and comes from heroic Violet Hold, then yes, that one. I feel like I'm poking mobs with the broken-off haft of a claymore.

Zul'Drak is pretty awesome, but I've heard that Storm Peaks is even better ;-)
Plus Icecrown is going to be "zomgbbqbestzoneever!!111!!11!" because I get to hang with Tirion and do quests that directly subvert Arthas's plans.

Honors Code said...

"Now the real game begins"

I respectfully disagree.

Dradis said...

Grats man!