Snarkcraft Mailbag: 10/3/08October 3, 2008
It’s that time again, kids. What time, you say? Time for another peek into the World of Snarkcraft Mailbag! I know you’re excited, but try to pace yourself. We still have a big announcement coming later today!
I came across your blog while bored at work one day and I have to say, I am very impressed. The quality of content and the way in which it is presented is EXTREMELY well done. My only complaint is that I wish there was more! 🙂
Keep up the good work.
P.S. I play a Dwarf Priest on US – Mannoroth, named [snip], that is getting 70 this week so a post reguarding what new priests should focus on would be helpful. (BG grind, professions, dungeons/heroics). I am new to Mannoroth, and alliance, after spending 3+ years on Azgalor- Horde as a rogue/warlock/warrior/druid… you get the point 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to write us with your feedback. I’m sorry we don’t have more content for you right now, but rest assured that there is plenty to come. World of Snarkcraft is barely a week old, and we’ve got lots of ideas. You’re welcome to subscribe via RSS or E-mail, but if you prefer to visit our swanky site itself we update on Tuesdays & Thursdays with occasional posts in between.
Pre-congratulations on your ascension to 70! Reaching level 70 with any char is an achievement, but with a Holy Priest you get extra bragging rights. I’m assuming you leveled Holy… wait, the Armory says you’re Shadow… say it isn’t so! Well, don’t worry. It’s not too late to repent, sinner. I am prepared to hear your confession and get you off on the right path with minimal penance. (Read: Baking cookies for the snark mavens.)
Here at World of Snarkcraft, we’re more about making fun of people who somehow made it to endgame raiding without learning how to gear/spec/play their class than we are about educating the next generation. However, there are numerous folks that pioneered Priest blogging before it had even made it on our radar. Rather than re-creating the wheel, please allow us to refer you to several spectacular resources (blogs and otherwise) that should help you get started with gear choices and tips for Priestly PvWhatever.
As an aside, some of these do stress how awesome Primal Mooncloth gear is and give it a hearty endorsement. With the expansion so close on the horizon, we really wouldn’t recommend you grind out the mats for it.
Howdy! Seri included most of what I really wanted to say already. The links she provided are good resources, don’t be afraid to use them.
However (you knew there was going to be a “but” in there, didn’t you?) regarding your question as to where you should focus… At this point, you should focus on whatever you want. We’re ~6 weeks away from the expansion, at the moment, and you’ve somewhat missed the boat in regards to focusing on things in TBC. You’re unlikely to end up raiding in a group you need to seriously gear up for, and without that kind of pressure, you’re living in a free world of doing whatever the hell you want.
My honest advise to you at this time would be to prep yourself for Wrath. There’s nothing like the reset button of suddenly leveling again to balance the playing field. Buffer your bank account with money through dailies, work on your professions so you’re not having to hang out in old content instead of charging forward into the lag-filled noob zones of Northrend. Then… do whatever you want. If you want to instance, go instance. If you want to PVP, do that. If you want to grind out a specific faction for something (mounts, recipes, etc) do that. Or, just hang around Shatt chatting on guild or playing Bejeweled. It’s all good.
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