Will you be trying for any realm firsts?

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In the build up to preparing for Cataclysm's release myself and a few guildies chatted about the possibilities of going for a realm first achievement. A few of us planned on gaining profession achievements, however I dont think anyone was mad enough to get realm first level 85, or the class achievements for max level.

With the introduction of the cooking dailies prior to launch I figured this could be an opportunity to grab a quick achievement straight on login so I managed to stack up on mats and recipes.

However with the subsequent login issues on launch night it seemed to ruin all our plans, I managed to login but ended up falling short of maxing it out (green skill level RNG sucked!) getting stuck on 524 with no possible mats left in my bags or on the AH. Sadly guildies who had spare mats in their bags couldnt login to trade me so I ended up missing out.

Thankfully that only took 10-20 minutes so I decided to push another realm first - archaeology. I figured not many would want to hit the 1-525 early on, but in the end I was just too slow. It wasnt all doom and gloom though as I used it to level up quite a lot just through digging and avoided all of the heavy populated quest zones at the start.

So do any of you have plans to make it to level 90 first? Its always seemed a little hardcore to me, but I did find the profession races quite fun!

Edited by Damien

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As you can imagine, we are going to play quite a lot for the release of Mists of Pandaria. So we will have ample free time to go for Realm Firsts. Personally, the one thing I am after is to be the first Mage to reach level 90.

Regarding professions, I'm going to be out of the race. I would rather focus on reaching level 90 and I find professions to be very costly to train, early on in an expansion.

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My guild organises a contest for this. The first one to reach level 90 gets 50k, second one 40k. 30, 20 and 10k for the next 3. We're clearly hoping for some realm firsts there.

Being a priest I have never been good at leveling fast. That's why some of my guildies and me have decided to group up and try to get there ASAP as a group, probably splitting whatever money we get.

Personally I'll level my gathering professions on my alts first, once i get them to level 90 (for flying obviously). Sell those mats and buy them again 2-3 weeks later at a third or fourth of the price.

Edit: I remember being the second lvl 85 priest on the realm when cata hit, only being about an hour behind on the first one. However that was one a different realm and the realm i'm on right now has a lot more people on it.

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I like the idea of giving away gold for your first few top levellers, will have to do something similar for sure!

The realm first herbalism was done by one of my guildies. He farmed 450 - 500 by going to Icecrown and Stormy Peaks as there was zero compeition and everyone else was fighting over the Cataclysm herbs! Maybe an idea to take into account for MoP

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Realm 1st Warlock will be difficult to obtain on US-Mal'Ganis with 30k+ players, but I'll be using vacation days, 5 hour energy, and a supportive fiancee to push my Warlock to the limits. I'm organizing mat distribution for various players in my core team such as all cloth going to me as the guild Tailor, all BoE greens to my Holy Paladin enchanter, etc. Should be a fun launch! Except when the servers crash and burn haha

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I would try for a Realm First, but honestly, I don't have the time to devote to WoW.I wish I could though!

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If getting to lvl 90 takes more than 24 hours, I probably won't get it either. Planning on playing for 24 hours straight, but if I'm not close by then I'm just gonna go to bed and get it the day after.

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I'll be looking to push for real first DK, but it really depends on how nice the servers are going to be when launch happens and how quickly I can push my character to the limits. I'll be playing for a good 36 hours straight so I'm hoping for it.

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I've heard a story on my realm that a guild master of the top PvP guild is going to pay $ to make himself a team of people who will help him level up, also a team of people from the top PvP guild on the opposite faction to FC and gank their original faction so he can level safely and who knows what...mad...

I won't be going for any but I'm planning a leveling marathon with friends just like in Cataclysm.

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