My spy has been planted, now it’s time to go to work and learn all of the Alliance’s secrets…/grin
I finally got my Alliance human paladin, Valoree, to level 90 last night. It was a long and arduous journey, especially not having any heirlooms that my Horde alts are so spoiled with. And I wasn’t about to spend any money just to transfer a toon to mule my BOAs over to Winterhoof.
Val originally was part of a tanking project I was working on towards the end of Cataclysm. My plan was to rotate each of the four tanking classes (Valoree – prot pally, Zackariah – blood death knight, Marrcus – prot warrior and Lorelin – bear tank) mainly through dungeons with a little bit of questing, until the rest state was used up. I did this so that I could closely compare each class and their abilities, while learning how to tank on ones I haven’t done before, like bear tanking. The project stalled and I managed to get Val to level 50 before Mists came out.
I started leveling Val again halfway through patch 5.1, not to restart my project, but for a totally different reason…I didn’t have the Alliance versions of the Guild Page and Guild Heralds (I swear I don’t have a companion addiction, lol =P). I was already Honored with Crits at the time, so I made the grind to Exalted in a few days. At that point, Val had made it to Outland and I figured I would just make the push to 90 to get the achievement.
Level 1 to 85 wasn’t too bad, but the grind from 85 to 90 was rough. And I managed to do it all as prot, Val doesn’t even have a dual spec, lol. I might spec her Holy to try it again. Might.
So what’s next for Val? I might do the Operation: Shieldwall and Isle of Thunder quests just to check out the story on the Alliance side. I do need to go to the Argent Tournament Grounds to get an Argent Squire to add to my companion collection (nope, definitely not a companion collector, not me =P). And now that I have a maxed out Alliance toon, I can participate in future World events and earn some of the faction-specific rewards, like how the Horde got the Mini-mana bomb and the Alliance got the Tabard from the Battle of Theramore event.
And I’m still trying to get used to the setup and the location of the Shrine of Seven Stars in the Vale. I haven’t “accidentally” flown into the Shrine of Two Moons like some others I know have….yet.