The detailing on gear is stunning. Above, Fossegrimme the mage as a night elf thanks to an awesome little bauble she picked up in Magister's Terrace. My first night on the new computer Fossegrimme ran around Stormwind just looking at everyone's beautiful sparkly gear. Joy!
Another benefit of the fast new computer is that I no longer lag in LFR. As a result, Fossegrimme's performance in LFR has improved greatly, much to my relief. Perhaps I don't suck at fire mage after all, it was just my computer! Of course two No'Kaleds dropped on Madness while I was playing her, prompting me to log onto Wapsi since she still needs her second No'Kaled- but no No'Kaled this time. If I had a penny for every time I've seen Gurthalak though...
Most of my actual playtime (as opposed to running around looking at shinies) has been on Milyra the hunter. She's made it to Hellfire Peninsula and is mixing up questing with some dungeons. I've decided that her signature colors will be green/gold/white, so she did her 50-55 leveling in Winterspring to pick up some matching pets. Toki the polar bear is currently her questing pet with lots of talent points in aggro generation.
Check out this beautiful agility axe that dropped from a quest mob in Outland. I nearly wept- Milyra can only wear it for another week, as hunter melee weapons are gone forever in the pre-expansion patch!
I'm a bit nervous about the patch, as it will certainly impede my leveling of Milyra and Aeshna to learn a completely new rotation and talent set. I truly hope the changes will result in better gameplay, especially for my feral druid who continues to be godawful in dungeons where mobs are moving all over the place. I don't want to admit that this may be one class that I simply cannot play- I really like being a cat druid in theory at least. So please Blizzard, let post-patch kitty druids be super OP at least until I get Aeshna to level 85 :)