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    Parking and Farming in Cataclysm...?

    So it's a few hours before you leave to go stand in line to buy (or download) Cataclysm, and you plan to farm non-stop for the first day or two of Cataclysm (hoping for a Realm first, but also planning on getting some decent gathering XP in the process)...

    Where do you park your toon? (Flight Master? Profession Trainers?)

    Then what do you do next? If you need a new flight path to get to one of the new zones, how do you get it? If you need to see a profession trainer first, where are they?

    I don't have access to the Beta, otherwise I'd go plan this out myself. I'm not really trying to get a Realm first, but I do want to be as efficient as possible, and avoid wandering around like a noob all over again. I like going in with a plan!
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    Apparently there is a dock outside Orgrimmar and Stormwind with a quest giver that will send you to Vashjir. I highly recommend stocking your character full of 25 completed daily Icecrown quests, as you will be a decent chunk ahead of everyone else, and with a quick flight around Icecrown to turn in, you've only 'wasted' 5 minutes.

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    Hey guys, I'm working on an article that will cover all of this. Just in case you haven't seen it, check out Realm First 85 - Part 1.

    About 80% done.
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    Cool, I read that, but it seems to be missing a key element, for me at least:
    # Park your character in Stormwind near the flight master. Here, you can purchase Azerothian Pilotís License (100g) from a trainer. This is the skill required to fly in the old world and Cataclysm zones. 310% flight costs 5000g and can be purchased here too.
    # Set your hearth to Stormwind Ė Dalaran portals are gone. Stormwind acts as a portal to all Cataclysm zones.
    # Druids can teleport to Moonglade and go straight to Hyjal from there.
    # Clear your bags of anything you donít need for leveling.
    What about Non-druids? Are you saying I should immediately fly to one of the new zones and start farming? or will I need to visit a profession trainer first?

    I'm also guessing Hyjal would be a better zone due to the non-water aspect of it?
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    Hyjal will be crowded as hell, and most of the quest progression is incredibly linear due to extensive use of phasing. If you can jump out to a substantial lead ahead of the rest of the pack, Hyjal will be the way to go but if not you may be better off in Vashj'ir. That said, underwater PvP is hell for melee so if you're on a PvP server you might be better off in Hyjal. I initially wasn't a big fan of stocking up daily quests to turn in once Cata goes live, but after reconsidering I think it's a good idea. The quicker you can get to 82 the quicker you can get into Deepholm and hopefully get additional separation from the rest of the pack. From there you should be able to stay ahead of everyone else as you go to Uldum and Twilight Highlands. To that end, the 25 daily quests could save some time in the long run.

    Also it'll be a good idea to have a profession bag with you if you don't already have one.

    I timed the flight from Moonglade to the summit of Hyjal (the first quest hub), flying from Moonglade is 45 seconds faster than flying from Orgrimmar (with 310% flying).

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    Consumables:
    [Runic Healing Potion] x 100.
    [Scroll of Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality] x 3.
    [Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Berserking] x 3 or equivalent enchant for casters.
    [Flask of Endless Rage] x 40 or [Flask of the Frost Wyrm] x 40
    [Swiftness Potion] x 200
    Engineers: materials for Rocket Boost.
    Just a note, mongoose is considered top for rogues at the moment for enchants. While flasks are good to carry, it may be more beneficial to have more health, so using Elixir of Might Agility (which is actually better for rogues) and Elixir of Stamina, along with a Runescroll of fortitude may work out better for many classes. Alternatively, casters may opt for haste and mana regen over spellpower. Engineers should also carry materials for their glove enchants, as both will be handy for leveling. Also, don't forget food buffs as well as drums of forgotten kings.

    Not sure if that's too much detail, but I thought I would atleast add it to this end of the dicussion.
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    Might sound crazy, but I read an idea that someone used when WOTLK came out that I am going to try to attempt. I'm going to park my butt in Sholozar Basin, and run around mining/herbing/skinning the nodes there until I get a good 20/25 levels (which should be doable). Then I hope to skip over the entry level zone craziness and go to deepholm (for mining at least)
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    I'm not sure but is it even possible to access Deepholm before level 82?

    Without making the effort to go look at what skill levels are required, you could go to Uldum maybe. I don't think it'd be feasible to gather in Twilight Highlands unless you're a tauren druid gathering herbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namssob View Post
    Cool, I read that, but it seems to be missing a key element, for me at least:

    What about Non-druids? Are you saying I should immediately fly to one of the new zones and start farming? or will I need to visit a profession trainer first?

    I'm also guessing Hyjal would be a better zone due to the non-water aspect of it?
    You'll need to hit a profession trainer to go beyond 450. If your goal is only to make money during beta, then go ahead and farm. But if you want realm first, skip the nodes until you're 85.

    As for the location of trainers, you'll have to wowhead that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by drockrock View Post
    I'm not sure but is it even possible to access Deepholm before level 82?
    Nope, you need to be 82 to access Deepholm (unless a warlock ports you there, but then again I'm not sure about that either).
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    It is common knowledge that we need to be level 82 to zone into Deepholm. How about Uldum and Twilight? Is it level gated like Deepholm? I want to take my toon and go farm and get gathering professioin first.

    P.S. Race relam first is not longer available, just class & profession.
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