Yaaaay I did it! Elaynna is now level 80, and with a month to spare before Cataclysm gets here too! I had something like 4 days and 12 hours of play time, which isn’t too bad considering I maxed both my professions and walked away from the computer and AFKed out a couple times!
Now that Elaynna is 80, I’m not going to stop playing her like I did with 90% of my other 80s! I actually really enjoy being a Warlock, and am going to join a casual raiding guild and see if I can’t maybe get myself a Lich King kill before Dec 7! It seems very easy to get gear now-a-days, with the removal of frost badges and all, so hopefully it doesn’t take me too long!
As soon as I dinged I decided to try out my first heroic! I had a few 80 epics on hand so I didn’t have to run around looking for higher ilevel gear before I could que like I had with 80s in the past. I decided to go to Forge of Souls first, just because it’s quick and I really like that instance! After the second pull a Battered Hilt dropped! I’d never actually seen one before, and this would have been an even better story had I actually won it, but I didn’t, lol. I congratulated the guy who won it as did everyone else, and it gave the group a really friendly feel, which was cool!
I’d been having issues all morning with my connection, and I DCed right before the first boss. I rushed to get back on hoping they wouldn’t kick me and was happy to see that they were all waiting for me and even welcomed me back! The tank said he’d been having similar issues all morning, and suggested resetting my modem if it happened again, because that had fixed the issue for him.
The whole instance went smoothly after my DC and we didn’t have any wipes at all. When it was finished I had the highest dps (/flex), which is pretty decent for a brand new 80 I think, hehe. I then had some RL stuff to do so I had to log off, but I’m going to get back to running some heroics tonight! I almost wish Cataclysm wasn’t coming out yet, just so I had more time to gear up and play around in ICC, lol.