Today was the time when my shaman had to go to Badlands, which for hordies is always a rather long hike.
Unfortunately, when I entered Loch Modan, I realized there’s one thing I hadn’t tried out for ages, so I went to check whether the sneak way up to the airstrip was still accessible.
Of course, Ironforge Guards weren’t exactly welcoming, and since I had only ever been there on alliance toons before, learning about them the hard way cost me a loooong corpse walk from Kharanos all the way back up.
Still, I was there and took in the sight, then went over to the mountaintop above the dwarven capital. And there, too, dwarf security forces was ready to make sure nobody would climb their favourite mountaintops. Tsk…
Undaunted, I continued my trip, rode between IF and Kharanos, then back into Lock Modan. See, I really needed some discovery experience. Badly.
Before getting back to my initial goal, the Badlands, I decided to make another short detour to repay an old debt. See, there’s this level 20 named bear which had killed my very first alliance toon ever, when the unsuspecting youngster was exploring the world at level 15.
Only thing, the furry bastard lost his l33tness with patch 2.3. And here comes a horde shaman, with a vengeance.
And let me tell you, Ol’ Sooty didn’t like Stormstrike one bit.
A job well done, and a moment later I was killing troggs in Badlands for a bit. I have switched to dual-wielding and my 1h-mace skill finally caught up. The amount of Windfury and Shamanistic focus procs you get out of a mere 17.5% crit rate is crazy – stuff dies so fast it’s almost not funny anymore. And guess what, I can’t help but compare it to the measly 7 procs per minute you get out of Seal of Command, for a lousy damage. The difference is just ridiculous.
Anyway, made level 43 shortly after that excursion. So far so good.