Count down to Pandas..

Just a little over a month remains until the Mists of Pandera expansion is released and it's time to start getting ready.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall outdated add-ons. I just went through my Curse client and uninstalled every addon from my interface that hasn't been updated in over a year. Friends with Benefits, Gone. TBag, Gone. I easily did this by adding the "Latest Date" column to the interface, sorted by this column then just scanned down for older items. I left a few addons that I am fairly sure will be updated, like Addon Control Panel.

Curse has a nice section of add ons that work with the Panda beta. Take a look. Maybe it's time to start replacing those really old middle-ground addons with something new??

Step 2: Empty mailbox.  Blizzard hasn't handled mailbox items well several times. Making sure that the mailbox is empty before each patch isn't a bad idea. Right before my last logon, I had put bids on a bunch of disenchant prospects. My plan is to stock up on a bunch of entry level enchanting mats and hopefully sell enchants to monks. Since they'll probably level out to close to 15 before leaving the starting areas, I can start there... :) They're all in my bags now, disenchanted and ready to go. I'll pick up the vellums on day 1 of the expansion.

Step 3: Make sure the downloader is downloading bits. Nope, it's not running, I just rebooted. Last I looked, I had 15gb of 21gb of 4.3.4. Worst off, an estimated 100 hours to download that 5gb of data. At this rate, if it drops Tuesday, I won't be ready..

Step 4: Watch for the next patch. This next patch will include all of the pre-events for MOP. I remember all the fun of getting Pre-Wraith, and some from Pre-Cata. Wonder what we can expect this time around.

Step 5: Update drivers on PC. I just rebuilt my PC with Windows 8 "release preview", so my drivers are fairly new. I haven't tried the beta with this release, but WoW is working currently. I am hoping that MoP doesn't have issues with my older video card, I sort of remember issues with it not supporting the latest release of DirectX... Oh well, we'll see.

Pandas are on the horizon.


  1. Woot! We're so close! You know Elk, you're making me feel lazy because I'm not even close to being organized for the patch or the expansion...gah! I'll get there soon I hope. Thanks for the tip on the date listing too... I'll have to use that as well and didn't know you could do it.


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