Although it’s still very early, I’d figure I’d transpose my plans for the Burning Crusade so that I can later compare them to what I actually end up doing. So what will be the first thing I do after installing BC? Will it to be take Nevik to Outland, or Schmelzen? I’d imagine that Outland is going to be lag-city with everyone and their mom (well at least in one case within my guild this will hold true) trample over each other to get through the Dark Portal. (I wonder what Medivh will have to say about this strange turn-of-events.)
I would also imagine that Quel’thalas will be overrun and considering that I hate crowds I think I pretty much only have one option; begin my BE paladin Aiom’s career elsewhere. Fortunately I am planning on having my paladin ride an undead steed as opposed to a warhorse or cockatrice. Nothing says badass more than a paladin on an undead horse, right?
As for jewelcrafting I once planned on Nevik dropping skinning for it, but now I’ve nixxed that idea. Instead Aiom will take up both jewelcrafting and blacksmithing which means I also need to get off my ass and level up my druid for mining. The main reasoning for not picking up mining to compliment jewelcrafting is the fact that maybe the BoP armor that a Master Armorsmith can make in the expansion will be worthwhile, especially since they’re supposed to have sockets.
Now obviously at some point my urge to see Outland and its vastness will creep up and I’ll trudge through the lag and fight tooth n’ nail with the millions of alliance punks to kill quest mobs and whatnot. It’ll be hard to not fight this urge, so I’ll have to concede that probably within a week or two my paladin will take a back seat while I bounce between Nevik and Schmelzen as rest XP allows.
So that’s my plan at the moment, it’ll be interesting to see how many times I change my mind before the expansion hits.