This post is an update on The Ultimate Loremaster Experiment.
I finished Westfall. Blaidd is still 25. Here are his stats at the moment:
- Played = 16 hours, 51 minutes, 21 seconds
- Funds = 17G 62S 24C
- Item Level = 12
- Achievements = 3 new for 30 points (130 total) (250 Quests Completed, Westfall Quests, Explore Westfall)
- Reputation = Honored with Stormwind (4484/12000)
- Rares Killed = 5 (Sergeant Brashclaw, Vultros, Master Digger, Slark, Gruff Swiftbite) Gruff Swiftbite is actually in Elwynn Forest. I couldn’t run through there without killing Hogger so I got Swiftbite as well.
Westfall was quick with only 35 quests to complete the achievement. I stopped just short of the quests that sent me into Deadmines. I got about 4 bubbles worth of experience from these quests. I am high enough that nothing I killed gave any experience.
I am enjoying the Cataclysm quest lines better than I did the original ones. They are more streamlined but also have more character and story. I am a little sad I’ll never be able to run the original Deadmines since it was my first instance in any MMO. Oh well, life goes on.
The one big benefit I am seeing is in my rested experience. Quest experience doesn’t eat into rested experience. Every time I turn one in, it pushes out my limit. As long as I keep logging out at the inn, I should have a good cushion of rested experience even though I’m playing most days. It probably won’t matter in Loch Modan, the next zone I’m heading to, but it might in Redridge Mountains.
On to the Loch!