Koralyra has dominated my playtime this week.
As you can see from these ding-shots, she’s been doing a fair bit of normal questing in between the pet battles and the digsites and the LFD — mostly for quest rewards that I know I will want later for Transmogrification purposes, some of which have even been useful to her now.
Each day, Kora visits all of the (Kalimdor) trainers whom she can easily reach given her current character level. She’s worked her way up to Grazzle the Great in Dustwallow Marsh. She’s going to skip Kela Grimtotem in Thousand Needles until she gets flying, however, because it’s really quite a hassle to get to that trainer on foot.
I’m having a bit of a dilemma with Kora’s Archaeology. Kamalia found all the night elf and fossil relics a long time ago, but she never managed to find the Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan or Zin’rokh, Destroyer of Worlds. Kamalia still needs to find the Staff of Ammunae, Scimitar of the Sirocco, and Scepter of Azj’Aqir, too, so she’d greatly prefer to trade all her crated Pandarian artifacts for tol’vir fragments and let some other character do the grunt work of finding those last BoA dwarf and troll relics. Thus, I’d really like Kora to dig in Eastern Kingdoms where there are mostly dwarf and troll sites. As Horde, however, all her pet trainer dailies are in Kalimdor, where all the convenient digsites are night elf ruins. With pet battling and digging not interlacing nicely, I’m going to have to spend extra time to do the Archaeology the way I really want to do it.
Toward the end of the week, I happened to randomly open my guild pane while I was out and about with Kora. To my surprise, the guild news included having completed “Classy Tauren”! I double-checked, and sure enough, there it was:
The Monday datestamp suggests that the guild got the achievement when Koralyra became honored with the guild, though I don’t remember seeing the achievement toast pop up. So now Koralyra feels slightly superfluous. She is going to carry on anyway. I’m beginning to catch that pet battle fever with her, even thinking so far as to bring up some Elemental and Humanoid pets in my battles against the lower-level trainers so that I’ll have good teams to face off against Cassandra Kabooom’s 3x Mechanical team and Grazzle the Great’s 3x Dragonkin team. Koralyra has some fashion-related goals, too. She’s decided that she wants to collect and wear all of the Devotees of the August Celestials outfits I created for Alt Appreciation — Kate certainly doesn’t have room in her wardrobe for all that stuff. I’m also going to have Kora collect Party Clothes so that I can clear some of those things out of Kamalia’s overflowing bank and void storage.
That I am, indeed, beginning to catch that pet battle fever became even more obvious yesterday evening, when I finally managed to get my Warlock to Outland –
— and caught myself thinking, “while ‘Neia’s here, she should visit the Outland pet trainers”. To which Kalaneia replied, “Uh-uh. That’s Lyra’s schtick.”