Beowulfa is 60. I was excited, exhilarated, thrilled with my new mount, loving all the upgrades/new stuff hunters get at 60. I also felt quite a bit poorer. Then, newly armed with my new spells and my lightning-fast mount, I set out to conquer Hellfire Peninsula. And had a horrible realization.
I am undergeared. I am under-enchanted. I am under-supplied with food buffs for me and Twilight. I don't have enough potions. In short, I am not prepared.
Soooo, Beowulfa will be spending some time back in Azeroth gearing up, possibly getting enchants?! (I have never gotten any because I'm unsure of the procedure and hate looking like a noob or getting ripped off ......), skilling up leatherworking so I can use all the knothide stuff I've been getting. I'm at 292 so it won't take long at all.
Does anyone like Hellfire? I. Don't. Like. Hellfire. Peninsula. It feels like you're on a major slope and it messes with my balance. It isn't organized like any of the zones back on Azeroth (don't you love being able to say that-so flippantly, "Back in Azeroth"?) that I can tell. And everywhere I go I have to be on my guard because I'm an unprepared little hunter and there are mobs everywhere. Oh my gosh-I discovered the nasty little mana-burners. I could NOT figure out why my mana disappeared so fast. I'm a mana-conservationist, mana-friendly, mana-whore, however you want to spin it. I carefully use what I have because I hate having to regen it. And it was just going -poof!- instantaneously. And then I watched as the fel-thingy cast "mana burn." And I felt hot & heavy hate and loathing in Hellfire Peninsula. Oh-and what's with increasing the xp necessary to level? From 180,000 to 494,000? -Cry- I'm done ranting now.
We are seriously enjoying BBB's guild. I was going to transfer over Angie, my hunter, and I think I still will, but I'm going to try and level this Beowulfa, whom we'll call Beo to avoid confusion. She's a wee priestie and will be going shadow because, well, have you heard of mindflay? I likes it. I loves it. I want some more of it. Such cool people to chat with. Daxe is always funny and makes me laugh. BBB and Cassie are cool and they mention things like "hey-you need a wand? I have an enchanter that can do that for you ..." Such nice guildies. And they answer questions that if asked in general chat or to some of my previous guild members would have gotten a "duh, you don't know that?" response. Oooh, and Ess, and Harisan/Nasirah are in the guild, and who else? I haven't been on much so I don't know everybody yet.
I really don't have much to say about chocolate except that I had some this morning. Dark chocolate (Hersheys). And if you like Dark Chocolate I recommend you try Lindt's 70% & 80% dark chocolate. Once you get used to it you won't want to go back (except if you're me and you have a MAJOR sweet tooth. This is why I run.). I wouldn't try the 90% until your palate has acclimated to the slightly bitter and not-very-sweet taste. And did you know that the milk chocolate commonly sold in stores is not really chocolate? It's got too much sugar, vanilla, etc. and not enough cocoa in it. I deny reading a book that was all about chocolate and becoming a chocolate connoisseur.
FOR WAR. LOVE. AND CHOCOLATE!