I dinged 86 last night, and while that’s not terribly impressive, it was my goal for day one. I know quite a few players have hit 90, and we have one member in our guild who will do that today. With only 3-4 hours to play in the evening, I’m not rushing to get there. I’m also focusing mainly on questing, which has really come a long way since vanilla.
Speaking of questing, you may have noticed that the when you complete a quest you’re offered a single reward that is Hunter specific. If you’re like me, and geared in DS normal and heroic gear, these early quest rewards aren’t upgrades.
Normally one would just vendor these items for gold, but this is the age of trasnmogrification. Before you vendor the items I recommend that you view them first to see if it’s something you want to keep as part of a set. One thing I noticed is that Blizzard has modeled some of the new greens after tier sets and raid drops.
For instance the very first quest reward is gun that is the same model as the BRK1000. I also got head and chest pieces that are same model as the T9 set, and I got a pair of boots that match the T9 set. The boots are definitely a good item to hang onto as the only other way to get boots that match that set is from TotC.
Not all the quest rewards are worth keeping for transmog, but there are certainly a few surprises out there, and one should check before vendoring.