Mists of Pandaria launch is swiftly approaching, and the majority of players are on the edge of their seats waiting for the new content to arrive.
We’ve all been working on in-game expansion prep for the last while, whether it’s maxing out some professions, finishing up an alt, or any other stuff on your own personal check-list. But are you – the person – ready to enter Pandaria?
For those people who are planning to rush towards 90, there is definitely some real life planning that goes in to doing so. It means altered sleep schedules, easy food, and provisions for responsibilities. When Cata launched, that morning was garbage day at my house – thinking of that ahead of time meant that everything was simply put out early so I didn’t forget about it while I was go-go in game working to 85.
I won’t be online when Mists goes live, I’ll be sleeping. I can only get away with being away from work for about three days in a row, so I made the call to start my time off on Wednesday. That way, I have five straight days available to get my toons in to Pandaria, while not having to worry about little things like getting enough sleep. 😉
I’m planning to get my priest to 90 ASAP after I log in Tuesday afternoon, so this seemed like an ideal time to re-arrange my living room like I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I wanted to get my computer back underneath a hanging lamp in my living room, so that I can have a better lit area to sit in as well as be next to the window for some fresh air. Yesterday, I made that happen. Ideal computer set up: check!
I made sure that I have bread and peanut butter. Monday evening will see me making sandwiches to pack up and put in the fridge so there is easy, fast access to food.
One of my most important arrangements, though – and this is something I learned from doing the Cata rush – is that my two youngest dogs will be going to stay with my mom for those few days. They are so energetic, on the move, and eager to interact with me that they (understandably) would be driven nuts by this kind of marathon gaming session. My two older dogs don’t care. Heck, one of Russ’ favourite activities is “finding blankets to sleep under.” So the older guys will be staying home with me, but the other rascals will have their own mini-holiday. 🙂
All in all, I feel like I’m set, both in game and out, to jump right in to Pandaria. The order of toons I’m going to level will depend entirely on how long it takes Avi to reach 90. I’d like to do Luna second, so that she can level her herbalism, but I’ve got to get Mina levelled up too. So it’s currently a toss up between druid or shaman to be my second 90 – but I guess we’ll see soon enough!
Are you ready for this new adventure? Anything special that you’re doing for the start of the expansion?