Assorted Tips and Tricks: Recruit a Friend (RAF) Edition

Recently, Zarhym posted a confirmation that Monks will be eligible for Recruit a Friend (RaF) benefits. For those of you who want to get a Monk to 90 as quickly as possible, perhaps for a new raiding toon, this is great news! Since an RaF link is active for three months, and since leveling RaF characters earns you levels you can grant, you can get started on preparing your Monk immediately. I recently leveled up six characters to 80 dual-boxing using RaF, so I thought the timing was appropriate for a post detailing the lessons I learned along the way.

 

I won’t go into too many details about the Recruit a Friend program. For more specifics on RaF, check the Recruit a Friend FAQ, Procedure, and Rewards FAQ pages on Blizzard’s site. Additionally, I’ll be writing from the perspective of someone dual-boxing, so not all the tips will be helpful if you’re leveling with a friend, but there’s some stuff in here for you folks as well. You’ll need a computer that’s powerful enough to handle running two instances of WoW and alt-tabbing between them without too much of a delay, but not much else is needed. On with the guide…. Continue reading

Wrapping Cataclysm Up (Update)

Two months! Ack!

A few months ago I put together a list of goals I want to meet before Mists of Pandaria is released. I’ve made some solid progress towards a number of those, and with the Mists release date being announced, I thought an update was in order. I also thought I should add a few goals just to push myself, so I’ll list those new ones as well.

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Wrapping Cataclysm Up

We’ve reached that point in the expansion where the end of progression raiding is in sight, there are no more content patches to come, and we’re simply waiting for Mists (if you’re not one of those folks hanging up their transmogged hat). It’s a bit of a quiet period, and for me, it’s a time to set goals.

At the end of Wrath, I set a few goals for myself. Some of those were group goals. For example, I wanted the Lich King kill that eluded me. Others were individual goals – I wanted to hit 40 exalted reputations. In the last few weeks of the expansion, I was able to complete both of those goals, with some help from Apotheosis, the guild I had just joined.

Since my guild is now over halfway done with heroic tier 13, I thought I’d sit down and make a list of goals to hit by the end of this expansion. So I did. Here’s what I came up with, separated into goals to complete as a group, and goals I’ll work on individually.

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