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.

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Now these blue geared raiders are impressive

Greedy Goblin’s blue geared project kills 2 of the Ruby Sanctum mini-bosses. Damn that is impressive. Scary and impressive.

Greedy Goblin said,

…in the first week, without more than 1 kill experience for everyone, in the most unnerfed state of the most recent raid instance, Undergeared, the 3300GS blue-only guild killed 2 bosses from 4. And we had only half raid time, since we were 9-manning the first half. We lacked warrior or warlock for +HP (and stance-dance for the third boss).

The team changed the typical setup to use 2 tanks, 5 healers and 3 dps; as Baltharus the Warborn didn’t have an enrage timer, and could be out healed. To give some perspective these guys are wearing gear that would get you kicked from a 5 man heroic as being a total scub.

I love it. I’ll be thinking of this when we run back in after wiping.

Sometimes I dislike the tone of Greedy’s blog posts, but the content is great and he is certainly challenging the typical game experience. The typical expectations of what is achieveable in World of Warcraft has been broken many times by his projects, and killing those two mini-bosses in Ruby Sanctum with blue geared players is borderline insanity, as many very well geared and experienced players still could not do it. My guild included.

Happy wiping.