When you have a whole bunch of alts, “which one will I play today?” can be a tricky question sometimes. Most of my list of “things I want to do before Cataclysm” (a post I will get around to making one of these days) revolves around the goals of my various characters. I have, on occasion, attempted to prioritize these objectives, but in the end, my choice of whom to play usually comes down to whichever character has been complaining the most stridently about not getting any playtime.
Right about the time I signed up for the Eleventh Hour Challenge, Kaelinda had been pushing for some action. She’d been sulking about the loss of the ability to ever get a Swift Zhevra to ride, and since I’ve decided to get her a Celestial Steed when she gets to 60 (and when I’ve come up with a suitable RP quest line to explain why she has it), she was clamoring to get to 60 quickly. Then Desolace came out of the hat for me, and as I was looking at the quests and lore in the zone and thinking about my assigned Tribulation, Kay was the perfect character for me to do it with. She got another couple of levels out of the deal, and was therefore satisfied… for the time being.
After last Thursday’s raid, Kerisa’s stack of Firecracker Salmon was running low, so I logged on with Kamalia to do some fishing and cooking. I was a little surprised to find Kamalia still in the outfit she’d been wearing for Children’s Week — had it really been a whole week since I’d played with her? Kamalia grumpily went out to Grizzly Hills to fish up some salmon for Kerisa, then declared that if all she was going to be doing these days was fishing, she wanted to go to the high altitude lakes of Terrokar Forest and work on fishing up Mr. Pinchy. Kamalia’s been sulking about being relegated to “primary alt” status. She’s envious of all the times Kerisa has gotten to toss Lifeblooms on Valithria Dreamwalker in between DPSing waves of adds, of all the times Kerisa has seen the Smouldering Bulwark drop off Marrowgar and Trauma drop off Rotface, of Kerisa getting to see Althor’s Abacus drop from Gunship, of all the Icecrown Citadel raiding that she wishes she were getting to see and do. So I took her off to Terrokar, but after a few pools, she got bored and flew out to Nagrand to beat up Warmaul ogres instead. A couple of evenings of this netted her enough kills and Obsidian Warbeads to get Exalted with the Mag’har — something she’s wanted for RP reasons for some time. Being Exalted with one of the Nagrand factions also opens up the Talbuk mounts, allowing her to get her 50 mounts for the Albino Drake without having to buy more than two Skeletal Horses (one slow, one fast). It would have been significantly less expensive to have just bought all the Skeletal Horses, but she spent several minutes staring at them at the stables in Brill and just couldn’t bring herself to stomach owning any more than two.
Getting to Exalted with the Mag’har also reminded her that she liked the sound of “Kamalia the Diplomat”, and so, considering that Outland will always be there but the Timbermaw may or may not still have the same role after the Cataclysm, off she went to commit genocide upon the furbolgs of Felwood and Winterspring. As Ratshag would say, “Cheevement Spam”:
Grinding rep, however, is very very boring, and Kerisa will be picking up a lot of Sporeggar rep items on the side when she does her planned Cenarion Expedition rep grinding, so the last part of Kamalia’s “Diplomat” achievement will have to wait for awhile.😛