Tomorrow morning there will be a lot of pleasant how was your weekend banter at the office. I'll smile and say that I had a nice and relaxing weekend walking down to the farmer's market, baked loaves of bread and caught up on some weeknight TV all while tidying and cleaning our apartment. You know, normal people stuff.
It was too rainy to go to the market (even though it's 35 steps from the front door), the kitchen was too messy to even look at, all the TV shows were repeats this week and I only clean under the duress of impending company.
So what did I really do? Since I haven't outed myself as a huge WoW-nerd at work I can't tell them that I power leveled my Tauren Paladin nearly twenty levels in 2 days. They wouldn't appreciate the difference leveling in the revised Eastern Plaguelands and they certainly wouldn't understand the pure agony it was to only see grey level mithril nodes when I was thirsty for some thorium. Seriously Searing Gorge - why all the mithril?
This was me on Friday night. Enhancement Shaman was at a work thing so it was supper for one coupled with a marathon WoW session for me. It took about 6.5 hours to get from 33 to 40 Friday night.
and then most of the day Saturday to power up to level 50.
While some of the quests are the same in Hinterlands, Western/Eastern Plaguelands, Badlands and Searing Gorge. There are loads of funny quests and really good story arcs that made this very enjoyable. They now have a quest to board a rocket mount from EPL that flies you to Badlands. Not that you can actually make the Arathi Highlands -> Kargath trek anymore - but it is still nice to do while you reminisce about all the characters who made that rite of passage journey.
I wanted to share these achievements here, with people that understand sometimes after a stressful week at work you just want to get into your jammies, sit your beefy behind in front of the computer, play WoW and forget about the rest of the world. And also so that when I tell my boss how great of a weekend I had doing lots of normal-sounding-made-up things I'll know that some folks out there know the truth.