I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.
Preparing for 6.2
Today is April 23rd, 2015
The expansion is live on the PTR and is being data-mined and explored. It is early, very early, and much will change as it is tested and refined. An educated guess would put the patch dropping for us around June, two months from now.
So, how can we prepare now? We will play off of what we can know now and plan for the day that the patch drops.
I plan on having around 1000 saved up and I’m starting now. Several new pets and odd bits will become available at the Pet Vendor. Among them, for me, this is the most interesting: a toy!
From Blizzard Watch:
More expensive than all of these new pets combined is the new Magic Pet Mirror toy, which costs 500 Pet Charms. It allows you to take on the appearance of any pet that battles and isn’t companion-only, meaning you can choose to look like a pet like Gusting Grimoire but not one like K’ute.
Felbood is the new Savage Blood
Savage Blood will be useless, so I won’t be stockpiling or trying to earn them unless I want to make an upgrade now. So far, on the PTR, it does not say how to get them beyond having a Barn and trapping. I am hoping for purchase via Primal Spirits but no news yet on that front.
I will be stocking mats; ore, herbs and making sure I do my profession dailies for gearspring parts, hex cloth, true iron bars etc. And, just as important, the Sorcerous that they generate.
If we can buy Felblood via the Primal Spirit vendor, then I’ll simply use the Trader Visitor to convert mats. Know too that the new JC gems require Felbood to make as well.
I might need to make a Barn and learn to trap … (frowny face).
We are told that the amount will change. It is currently 6000 resources to get to the Tanaan Jungle, the new zone in the expansion. We will need to buy a new building, the Shipyard, which will open a new exit in our garrison to the docks on the water. We’ll need to build a ship and have quests and stuff.
We’ll only need a few weeks to generate that many resources, so I won’t worry until June.
There will be a new bonus roll ‘seal’ in the expansion, so no need to roll into the new raid having saved up 10. They’ll be useless in the Hellfire Citadel.
Once upon a time, we’d look to the PTR to plan for new recipes. We’d stockpile in advance to make gold, lots of gold. That is not the case in this expansion. It will be our own resources.
Forewarned is forearmed, with just this little information we can begin to plan for Patch Day so we anticipate through it and not agonize through it.