Well, a couple of nights ago, after a hard push to frenzy level my paladin, the challenge finally came to an end!
The screen shots pretty well speak for themselves:
Since you obviously can’t read the nonexistent text on Fyn’s picture, we ended the challenge at Lexington 64, Fynralyl 80.
My screen shot was taken with the MultiShot addon, which automatically takes a screen shot any time you level up, reach an achievement, or defeat a boss. Boss fights do not get screen shots until combat ends, so you don’t have to worry about the fight getting a lag spike right after the boss is down but all of his adds are still trying to eat your face.
We knew that my wife was going to “ding 80” Monday night, so I had her go download an auto-shot mod as well, but we could not find MultiShot via our normal addon searches, so to save time we took the one that we did manage to find called DingRecorder. DingRecorder only takes screen shots when you level up, but it also takes away your interface before it does it, I assume for nice clean picture. Getting a shot of the level was all well and good, but it missed her achievement since it took it right when she leveled, and does not trigger off of achievements.
So while we did get a picture of the level itself, we missed getting that shiny achievement notification in there for her. For this reason, we dubbed DingRecorder “DingSuckitude” instead. Not because it’s particularly bad, but just because we missed a shot we were hoping to take based on a different addon. Oh well, suck…er, such is life.
What Happened, Lex?
As I mentioned before, the one shot I had at catching up to her was that she planned to respec over to Holy instead of Prot once she reached Outlands, which would slow down her leveling. As I also mentioned before, Dual-Specs pretty well screwed me on that front, allowing her to quest as Prot but run instances as Holy. And that’s exactly what happened.
So in the end it did not come down to focused leveling with AoE grinding thrown in versus focused grinding along with questing. Instead it became a competition between two people doing the exact same thing, with the victor being more dedicated to strictly leveling as fast as possible.
I don’t mind losing a challenge to my wife, so I’m certainly more proud of her for doing so well in such a short amount of time than anything else. I knew the second dual specs came along that I no longer stood a chance.
You earned it!