Dudes, I humbly apologize for the lack of Tales for Tuesday. Real Life has fallen on me with a splat, as a result, nothing last week.This week, however, I will begin a series of informative posts on getting ready for Cataclysm, and tomorrow I’ll start a series on coping with not getting in the Beta when clearly all your friends are there. (It’s ok, we’ll get through this together.)
So without further ado I give you:
Regatta’s Guide to Prepping for the Apocalypse
You and me, we’re gonna’ make it. We’re gonna’ survive this and go on to be stronger, smarter, well fed. Because we are prepared. As every End of the World kook knows, there are 3 major things you must do in order to survive the apocalypse. We’ll be adapting time tested Kook sensibilities for our situation.
- Stockpile, stockpile, stockpile: Every good auction house hero knows that the best way to make money when an expansion is is coming is to clean out a few bank bags and fill them with low-level ore, herbs, gems, enchanting mats, cloth, and meat. If you don’t have a gathering profession (Regatta is a tailor and enchanter) then cloth will be your bread and butter. Stock up, and slowly release them in stacks of 20 (no one will buy one cloth stacks, that’s just dumb.) Be fair, and be plentiful. If you are an enchanter, make a bunch of low-level enchanting scrolls. If you’re a scribe, vellums and low-level glyphs. Even engineers can make money! Sell your low-level engineering parts! I know when leveling my engineer I always went on the AH to see if anyone was selling screws or what not, since I needed so many bits and bobs and didn’t have ore to spare.
- Pick a Safe House: Find a good spot, out-of-the-way, to log off in, to hearth to. When Cataclysm hits, there will be insanity and you don’t want to be caught in that never-ending loop desperately trying to get to the hip new place to hang. Choose places that will remain unchanged by the event, but that have a flight path, repair service and a proper inn, after all, you want rested XP!
- Don’t Split Up: Find your leveling partner/s, and make your plan of attack. If you have at least 2 leveling partners and a loose arrangement it’s best. That way you can all level with each other if you’re all on, or friend A can level with Friend B when you’re not on, or you can level with A or B if they’re on. If you have one solid leveling partner, like I do, when they’re not available, level up an alt!
- Prepare for the Future: Raiding. You may be doing it, and your raid will likely be taking a break to allow folks to level and explore content. Look ahead to good raiding specs, sock away some good gems for your spec, put away some enchants, and save the gold.
If we all follow these simple guidelines, time-tested by kooks everywhere, we’re sure to survive this Cataclysm and come back stronger than ever. Godspeed my friends. Godspeed.