I am a simple man made up of many rituals. When one of those rituals is broken… things tend to fly out of control. This morning is a prime example of this, considering I am getting a super late start to writing a post. The normal sequence of events was interrupted and in the process I wound up fiddling about for far too long and now am under the gun to produce a post. In truth I don’t have an awful lot to talk about this morning other than to show you my awesome new mount. The luck truly has been with me over the last week, what with getting the legendary belt, a 870 ring from the raid… and the drop needed to start the fox mount quest in Suramar. There are supposedly a whole bunch of ways to start this quest, but I got mine from one of the daily emissary loot boxes. Whatever the case it all starts with receiving a Torn Invitation, that immediately turns around and unlocks a series of four day long missions in your Order Hall. From there you get a quest out in Suramar called Volpin the Elusive that involves saving this fabulous mount, or at least the Fox that becomes the mount. My head canon is that the fox is so grateful for protecting him from the mean hunters, that he decides to be our lifelong battle buddy and going off on adventures with us. In any case it is a very different looking mount, much shorter to the ground than is the normal case and because of this it makes it feel sleeker. This is coming from someone who was already used to riding around on the fairly sleek Spectral Tiger.
Other than the mount I managed to push my paladin across to 110 last night while roaming around in a momentary lag in the dungeon running. In truth I wound up running a normal Eye on him to help out some guildies, and that gave me the initial push needed to cross the finish line. The only problem here is that there is one entire zone that I never touched, which means I am not only trying to hit Friendly with Nightfallen but also needing to go over to Val’sharah and do the same for the Dreamweavers. Essentially the number one priority right now is unlocking world quests. That will allow me to casually gear this character without really needing to push super hard. If I just pop over and check to see what pieces of gear are available I should be able to get to fighting condition in no time at all. Additionally I plan on starting to focus on my retribution weapon whenever I unlock the first gold trait on my tanking set. The truth is I am far more likely to gear the paladin doing LFR as Retribution than I am as a tank… I just found it super handy for leveling purposes to push up without the threat of death. It is always handy being able to talk for friends, and being able to pull literally whatever I wanted with zero threat of death is always favorable to killing things quickly for me. Playing a tank in an MMO feels akin to playing god mode, which is simply something that is hard to get used to NOT having. In any case… I need to wrap this up and get on the road, but I am sure this weekend will be filled with dungeons and more faction work on the paladin. Hopefully yours is relaxing and enjoyable as well.