First off, my trip up to Oregon the other weekend was a blast. The drive was brutal (especially on the return home), but it was a great trip. I saw a lot of friends I hadn’t seen in… well, too long. I may have sampled a few dozen tasty micro-brews while I was up there as well… 🙄
I’ve been somewhat slow on the posting for the past several weeks. Most of this is mainly due to just being busy outside of the game. As a result of this, when I do have some free time, playing WoW has won-out over writing about it.
A beta invite has yet to reach my inbox, so I’ve not had a chance to test out and report on any of the new stuff, which is the sort of info that most players are clamoring for these days anyway.
Lastly, when I have thought about updating the site, I’ve been at somewhat of a loss as far as topics are concerned. I don’t want to spend a great deal of time on subjects that will be inconsequential in a few months. Having said that, I do intend on addressing a couple of topics I’d hinted at covering over the past few weeks.
However… I have been quite active in the forum. As mentioned in last week’s post, I added a few moderators in order to help facilitate the growth of our humble little hunter community. I also put in a little time over the weekend in an effort to better organize things. If you haven’t been in there in a few days, you’ll notice I’ve added some shiny new icons and created a few additional forums.
As far as what I’ve been doing in-game…
Well, I suppose there is one thing worth mentioning, albeit non-hunter related. I’ve been moonlighting as a stinky Druid off and on over the past several weeks. After discovering the joy of healing, I managed to get my Druid up to 80 pretty quickly. It’s amazing how quickly the Dungeon Finder queue pops when you’re a healer. 😉
As is the case with all of my alts, I mainly play them to level profs and to gather counter-intelligence. There’s no better way to learn how to counter another class than by actually playing it. Not to mention… playing a healer has given me a fresh new perspective on the game, as well as an even deeper appreciation for the healy sort.
I tanked on this guy back in TBC, but the whole healing thing has been brand new for me. I tell ya… there are many DPS’ers out there who could benefit by stepping into a healer’s shoes once in awhile.
I’ve downloaded the PTR client and have copied over…
Believe it or not, I’m not really that eager to get into the beta. I’m fine with waiting for the official release of Cataclysm before exploring the new content. However, I have been chomping at the bit to try out the new hunter class mechanics. Hence, my delight at seeing that the pre-Cataclysm patch was up on the PTR, complete with many of the new pet abilities. 🙂
I haven’t had a chance to hop on there much, but I’ll be trying to do so this week. It’ll be fun trying to wrap my head around the new focus system, as well as testing the different builds and new pet specials.
…and who knows, maybe I’ll just happen to stumble upon the next Spirit Beast during my travels. This is a major content patch, so there’s bound to be one in there somewhere I’d imagine. 🙂
Anyhow… I do hope to get some updated info on here throughout this next week; I just wanted to give you a quick update.
Oh… I also plan on responding to many of the comments I’ve missed the past two weeks, so if you’ve gone unanswered, just be patient. I’m in catch-up mode. 😉