Cata 4.0.3 excitement

Just patched my gaming pc, watched the trailer, and read some patch notes. Darn it, that old saying really does ring true.

I thought I got out, but they pulled me back in.

Bring on mid December, when the bug fix patches have been applied, and we’re getting right into it. Fo rnow though its just as exciting to think about DeathWing attacking every damn city in Azeroth.

Cata Tip: Don’t hit 80

If you are levelling to 80 before Cataclysm is released then please consider getting your character to level 79.9, and then stopping. This is so they can acquire a full bar (150%) worth of rested xp prior to launch into Cata with. Of course if you’re not going to continue to level that toon, then go to 80 and wait for the rested to accumulate in the normal way.

Tip sourced from Just My Two Coppers Blog & forums, go read for more goodness.

DPS Ethos

You do zero DPS when you’re dead.

Meaning the longer you survive, the better everyone else is. Don’t stand in fire, don’t pull aggro, kill the marked target, or at the very least the Tank’s target.

(this rule sometimes does not apply; like when I play my Boomkin)

pre-Cata Leveing Boost

Saw a post by everyone’s favourite Greedy Goblin, which had an excellent tip as Cata Prep. TLDR is complete but do not hand in as many quests as you can; and when Cata launches you’ll be able to do a quick hand-in and jump start leveling.

He also suggested saving your hearth to a city on the main continents, rather than Dalaran as the portals will be removed. I am not sure where the new 80-81 quest hubs will be, but a major city is a good idea till we do.

Sometimes that goblin is darn clever. Go read for his other prep thoughts.