I have spent the better part of the past week exhausted, achy and stuffed up to the extent that my Ventrilo vocalizations have surely suffered from a severely “nasal”-ly quality – in short, struck down by a nasty summer cold. As a result, I hung around the house in jammies, playing copious amounts of WoW, sleeping, drinking loads of water, eating tons of miso soup (my sick – and well – food of choice is always Japanese cuisine) and hauling about tissue with me wherever I went.
I decided to make the most of it and tackle my Daily demons. I would do Icecrown and Hodir dailies till my eyeballs fell out, get myself an Argent Squire (finally!) and learn to love these level 80 Dailies in all their glory the same way my pally does. Well, I completed parts one and two:
…but part three eluded me. Instead I spent a great deal of my time hemming and hawing with sympathetic guildies about how much I missed the Isle of Quel’Danas Dailies with their speedy, easy, free-money qualities (as Sydera on World of Matticus pointed out, I could get several toons through them all with ease…every day!), and, when all else failed, I retreated to my little solo Hordie hunter alt and managed to get her up to level 38 and off into Stranglethorn Vale.
I discovered along the way that Desolace, a place I had always detested questing in as an Alliance toon, is a joy to quest in as a Hordie. Shadowprey Village is charming! The quests, when actually read, as I do on this toon, are fun and lore-filled and make one feel as if she is Making A Difference For The Horde, etc.
And Stranglethorn Vale is even better! Is there any place more tailor-made for a Horde hunter who back at level [something single digit] plunged without hesitation into the stereotypical hunter professions of skinning/leather-working? There are even trainers for hunters, skinners and leather-workers right in Grom’gol!
Not to mention all the lovely, eminently killable beasts roaming around the wood barricades. (Dwarven Gentlemen’s Club take heed! I’ve considered abandoning my melee weapons for my sojourn in Stranglethorn and simply carrying about a fishing pole and my gun – for killing and fishing is the bulk of what I do there.) Hanging out there is a bit like being on vacation in Mexico – although, admittedly, while on vacation in Mexico I do less killing-of-the-local-fauna and more lounging-on-the-beach. (/sigh Why aren’t I on vacation in Mexico?!) Stranglethorn Vale was another area I’d never been terribly excited about as an Alliance member, but with the Horde it was a whole new game. Which was, in a way, what I was striving for with the creation of my little alt in the first place.