While we are all aware that 6.1 is very light in terms of content, as in none, it is not without things to do at all. There are a lot of updates to what is already in game. While nothing new in terms of content it does still leave us with something to do. Or if you are like me and thinking about it, a lot of somethings to do.
For me my plan of attack with the 6.1 patch is as follows.
First and foremost I need to handle my main, a hunter of course, and his one piece of crafted gear. I will be upgrading that to the 4th level immediately. I will also be finally making a weapon. I kept saying "I'll wait for a drop" but after pugging any weapon boss I could get into and using all my coins on weapon bosses I still am stuck with a crap weapon.
It made some, but not a ton of, sense to make myself the crafted gun but as I had a 655 since the week HM opened changing it to a 660 even with the right stats seemed like a small upgrade. Even more so when I am sure my luck would not be that bad and I would get one that was better. As it turns out, that never happened. So now that I can make it 670 with the right stats it is a huge upgrade over the 655. And think of it this way, worst case scenario is what always happens. I make it and then I get a drop. So if the drop is better I switch and if it is not I don't, simple as that.
So with those two gear issues out of the way I will be upgrading one of my followers to a 660 item level ASAP. I will not send my followers immediately out on missions either after doing that. My hopes are that I will trigger the BRF mission, as it should, having one level 660. So I will do some other little things before I send away my followers on missions to see if I can bait the mission out.
I then plan on doing the LFRs. As it turns out the two wings that are open are the two wings we do second and last. We do the other wing first because, for us at least, they are easier bosses. Still collecting runes so by running those LFRs if we only manage to down the three in the other wing this week on our one night I will still get the maximum stones I can with the exception of the last boss.
I also will be buying all the new cooking patterns and making lots and lots of food while I am waiting in queue most likely. My main has every cooking recipe in the game and can't stop now. I even have some removed from game like them kicking chimaron chops. Even still have some made on an alt in their bank because I am sentimental silly that way and you can not even get the meat to make them any more.
But this is for the new 125 stat food. And as I knew what I would be needing for it, I've been fishing it up the needed fish like a made elf. I have well over 2000 fish that need to be turned into multistrike food thank you very much. And I bet I will still not get the darn pet from cooking. Has anyone got it from cooking yet? I must have cooked over 5000 things so far trying to get it and no luck, but that is another story all together.
While in LFR I will also do my apexis daily, something I really do not do daily any more as there is no need for apexis crystals any more. Had been none for a very long time. However I am doing it to trigger an invasion. Have to try to start getting them again because there are platinum invasions and achievement associated with them to get now. Admittedly the only rewards I want from them are the mount because the gear rewards are still blah. Really, platinum should reward at least 670 gear and more like 680 gear now. Why add such low gear rewards? Blizzard makes no sense some times. Do you honestly think that any group that will be capable of easily getting platinum would actually need a 660? I think not. Think next time blizzard. Most people that can easily get platinum probably do not need 670 either.
I'll be surfing the trade chat trying to pick through the trolls, the political arguments, the racist rants, and the other brain rotting crap that it is filled with to look for raid boss garrison invasions. Again, for achievement sake and because I dig that sort of stuff and want to do it.
Then I will move on to cycling thought other characters. My shaman and my paladin will now be able to add another piece of crafted gear because shields are no longer counting toward the crafted three. So I have to decide which ones to do.
I plan to log into all my lower level characters or any characters I might have some heirlooms on just to add them to the tab. I will surely have more than the 35 needed for the achievement for the mount. I had a full set for all classes, doubles and triples of most. So 35 will in no way be an issue.
My rogue will start soloing BT again for the pets that now drop from it. At least it gives me the motivation to get there as I still need the other warglaive. Maybe I will get lucky while going there and kill two birds with one stone. Get my drop and get my pets all at once. I have always been a huge fan of doing things that have multiple purposes.
As that seems to be the theme of going to these old raids to get the new pets then my priest will surely have to be the one doing mount hyjal. She has been after a piece for transmog off the last boss since last expansion. Ah, love it when I can do two things at once. Try to get the piece I want and get pets means putting my time to best use.
As far as the pets go, yes I want them all and yes I want the achievement, but first things first. People over pay, as in over pay insanely, for pets on my server when they are new. I plan to sell every single pet I get. I will even run the raids on multiple characters. If things go as they had in the past and I have a little luck, I can see me making well over 500K over the next week just on pets. Even more if I take some time to level them first. Once the pets start to settle down in price, which will probably be after the weekend when everyone is soloing old content, I will keep one of each for myself. If they are drops, as they are, they will come easy enough in time so I have no issue selling the early ones I get. Also, I am in no rush.
Speaking of being in no rush. I realized something I do absolutely love about 6.1 and it is going to sound weird.
There is no content in 6.1.
I hate it and I love it.
I have no new quest hubs that I feel I need to get done. I have no new dungeons I want to venture into as soon as possible. I have no new gear to grind. No new quest lines to follow. Nothing. I have absolutely nothing but filler crap that I am in no rush to complete. I kind of like that.
I will get to all my heirlooms sooner or later as I log into those characters. I will get all the pets some day. I will get all the music rolls at some point, probably on a weekend when I am bored. I will get the camera and take pictures of myself just for achievements sake. I'll kill bosses with pepe on my head. None of this is anything I would rush to do. It is all junk content, filler content. And right now I kind of like that nothing actually worth doing is being added. Because if I feel like logging off right after I upgrade my gear on my main tonight, I can. I won't feel like I am missing something, I won't feel like I am not trying my best, I won't feel like I am neglecting my main. There is nothing I feel I need to do. As weird as that sounds, I am kind of liking that right now thinking about it.
What are your 6.1 log in plans?
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