Shaking off the dust; WoW resolutions

Unrelated note: how many times did I type "reoslutions" instead of resolutions? If you guessed 3, you're a winner.

So the holiday lull is over and the new year begins. My real life resolutions for 2010 aren't anything impressive, and I've been cheating on WoW with consoles so I could really use some goal setting... so let's take a look at what I intend to get done in WoW this year.


  • Finish *Insane in the Membrane before Cataclysm - or at least the goblin and Shen'drelar portions*. Ideally I'd like to have all of this done by the expansion, so I can march into Deepholm and prove that I really am insane - see, it says so right above my head... Barring that, I'd like to at least finish the Steamwheedle Cartel and Shen'drelar reputations. Feralas is marked for some pretty heavy changes, and as it's the easiest source for both of those (or at least the best for this title), I'd like to get done with that place while I can. Goblin I can do - Shen'drelar will be hell on the pocketbook... I suck at making money. This also has a sub-resolution:

  • Get my rogue to 60+. This is the only way I'm going to be able to pickpocket all those Heavy Junkboxes unless a miracle occurs. The problem is, I really don't like playing my rogue, so I need to use my remaining month of recruit-a-friend time and power-level her.

  • Finish *The Loremaster on my warlock.* This is the title I originally wanted for him back when he was a little Forsaken warlock. Then he was a gnome warlock on Kael'thas and I'm sorry, I just can't play gnomes. Now he's an orc warlock back on Feathermoon and is only a few levels higher than he was at the end of Wrath. He's halfway done with basically all of Loremaster, barring Northrend, so I guess I should also add:

  • Finally (FINALLY) finish *Higher Learning.* Do you know how close I am to this? I need one book. One. It is never there. I have seen its joke replacements for the last four months. I WILL FINISH THIS ACHIEVEMENT THIS YEAR. Finished on January 18, 2010.

  • Get my warlock to 80 before Cataclysm. That way I can ignore him until it's almost time for the expansion after that. Ha ha, I kid.

  • Get my *Violet Proto-Drake. *As it stands, I'll get this during the Midsummer Fire Festival - assuming I don't get boned by the RNG again during Valentine's Day. The Midsummer Fire Festival is the only event I'm not at least 33-50% done with, because it was the only holiday that passed during the time that I quit playing WoW. I've been cleaning up so far, and I've got no reason to stop. Hot Pink Drake of Speed, here I come!

  • Level a druid, paladin, or shaman to 80. Really, just level anything to 80. I'm pretty sure I'm the last remaining person in World of Warcraft with one level 80 character. And I've really had the urge to level a kitty druid lately... and I do have the leather heirlooms for it... I've just been trying to hold off on it until I finish leveling my rogue, and I was also kind of waiting until troll and worgen druids were available. However, I'm bad at not giving in to temptation.

So yeah, that's it. There's my list. It's a short list of resolutions (spoiler: I typed "reoslutions" again), but it should be enough to keep me occupied.

Especially Insane in the Membrane, which some days feels so overwhelming that I start to think maybe Battlemaster would've been a better idea.

Oh wait! I forgot one!

  • Post informative stuff about Death Knights again. The death knight blogosphere shrank about as fast as it grew, didn't it? And my old guides could really use a good revamp. So yeah, I figure 2010 is a good time for me to get back into posting about the art of death knighting again.

So what are your goals for the year?