I’m writing this post on March 16, 2010. I’ve secretly been playing World of Warcraft since January. It’s just the kind of thing that I do sometimes.
My Mage hit level 68 last night, a little behind the arbitrary schedule I had set up, but I’m happy all the same. I plan on leaving Outland for Northrend right away after I finish up a few quests in Nagrand. I had originally planned to quest in Shadowmoon Valley and Netherstorm because I never spent much time in those places during my first run through Outland, but the leveling has just been too fast. I’ve done all the quests in Hellfire Peninsula and Zangarmarsh, along with a few in Nagrand, and I’m now 68 after entering Outland ten levels ago. That leaves four zones in Outland that I won’t even touch. I really like Outland but I just want to level this Mage up as quickly as possible, so I’m off to Northrend.
I had a funny moment last night as I was turning in a quest at the Throne of the Elements in the northern part of Nagrand. There are three friendly level 70 elites that hang around there that will attack anyone who initiates PvP. I found that out the hard way a long time ago with my Shaman. I tried attacking a Horde guy and the elites quickly came over and stomped me to death. Last night a 65 Horde Priest had me targeted, and I just knew he was going to attack. I happened to be standing right next to one of the elites and I knew that if he attacked me the elite would crush him, so I was really hoping the Priest would try something. Sure enough, he threw some DOTs on me and right on cue, the elite ran over and one-shot him. I ran over to his corpse and emoted a /LOL to rub it in a little. The funny part is that I wasn’t paying attention to the DOTs on me and my health was inching ever closer to death. I had just returned from killing a bunch of mobs so I wasn’t at full health to begin with. I quickly went to drink a health potion but discovered that I was all out. Crap. I couldn’t use a bandage either as I had recently been bandaged. Double crap. There I was, laughing at this guy just as my health slowly ticks away. I alternated my view between the DOT timer and my health, hoping beyond hope that I’d have enough health to outlast the DOT.
When the DOT ran out I was left with 2 health. Phew.