BBB asked that I post some quick updates because the unthinkable has finally happened to him at work. No, they didn’t start filtering the internet to block gaming websites and blogs. No, instead they SHUT DOWN the internet! Yes, that’s right, he has NO access to the internet at all. /cry They used to have web-based company email, so it wasn’t an issue. But apparently, they decided to change that and now everyone has working Lotus Notes accounts that are not web-based. So as soon as the email was changed, they removed the internet option from most people’s computers.
Starting tomorrow, BBB is going to try to pre-schedule some blog posts the night before or write something in notepad and send it to me during the day for posting. But in the meantime, he wanted everyone to know why it’s been so quiet around here, and also why it will take extra time to process your emails since he’ll have to wait until he gets home at night to check. Unfortunately it has to wait until evening since he leaves for work at 4:45am and isn’t up to doing email processing before work.
I’ve been horribly, terribly sick since last Friday (all those germs that kindergarteners have and bring home finally caught up with me). Luckily this is not an audio blog since I have no voice today at all. Ugh! But we still managed to get some game time in over the weekend since I didn’t feel like leaving the house or moving from where I was sitting at the moment.
We’ve both been working on professions and secondary stuff a bit each day, so that’s taken away from our leveling a bit. Last night, on our mains, we finished our joint questing of the Howling Fjord and are around 35% of the way toward 73. We did every single quest in HF, except one that appears to still be bugged. So next we’ll be heading to Dragonblight. We already have the flight point, so we just need to head there and start picking up quests.
BBB hit 450 herbalism on his main last night and is quite excited to have the final version of lifeblood. I got mine last week and have to say it’s quite handy to have, especially since I’m still 2 alchemy points away from being able to make the new healing pots. He’s been working on engineering, has his mining maxed, has jewelcrafting at about 390 and is doing the daily to be able to buy more recipes, and also the cooking daily to buy recipes and spices on both his main and hunter (main buys recipes, hunter buys spices for each of us). I’ve got my alchemy at 403, herbalism maxed, cooking at 422, fishing at 410, and also do the cooking daily.
BBB has also been playing his hunter when we aren’t playing our mains together. His hunter hit 72 and did some respeccing to maximize solo questing/DPS, instead of the raid spec that he’s had. He’s swapping back and forth between quests in Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra since he’ll need exalted with the Valiance Expedition to buy the motorcycle pattern. He’ll need to finish both zones eventually, but is having fun switching off. My alt hit 68 in Nagrand about the middle of the weekend and quickly abandoned the rest of the zone, took the boat to Borean Tundra and settled in to do quests in an unfamiliar zone, all by myself. As of last night, I’m about 50% toward 71 right now and having a ball. Overall, I’m not liking Borean quite as much as Fjord, but at least I’m not doing the same quests again so soon after doing them on my main.
Ok, I think that’s all the game updates for now. Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the Child’s Play Raffle entry is this Friday, so if you haven’t checked it out, you can visit the main page for more details from the right sidebar of the blog.