The digital download is all set, race change purchased already, logged out at the flight trainer, espresso pot is loaded…this already feels like a long day.
So! Bear stuff. Elitist Jerks has a fantastic feral pre-raid gearing up guide for Cataclysm here, which is required reading. /shakes a finger
For you folks rolling feral alts, as much as I lovelovelove bear spec, just go DPS. You’ll save a lot of time and aggravation. I don’t think I tanked a single instance until 70, and don’t regret the decision at all. However, if you are so inclined to tank at lower levels, check out Lissanna’s Druid Leveling Guide and Feral Tank Leveling.
For all my fellow ferals (or anyone I end up questing with), I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom from Reesi.
“If you’re interested in leveling as fast as possible, do not be nice. You are a druid. That item on the ground that some guy is fighting a mob to get to? Flight form and take it from him. It’s an asshole thing to do, and that’s exactly what I will be doing (and it’s exactly what other people will be doing), but to get ahead it’s what needs to happen. :P If some guy is clearing his way to a mob that you need to kill, sprint and get there first, or stealth and get there first. You could probably group up if you don’t want to be THAT big of an ass. There are a few mobs that are a pain waiting for a respawn for. Assholery will pay off.”
3am tonight, and it’s aaaaawn. Stay tuned for part 2 of The Wacky Adventures of Bearzu and Banjo, kids!