Well, a fair bit has happened since I last posted here. 3.3 was released and so the dungeon tool went live. So far it is working out ok, although the wait times are still not terribly satisfactory.
Gaiwyn is very close to exalted with Sons of Hodir. I am focusing more on my mage now, as with the release of Icecrown Citadel and the three new dungeons, not to mention daily heroics, there is a lot for me to do now.
I already got four upgrades for my mage, from running through the dungeons on normal:
Tattered Glacial-Woven Hood
Mantle of Tattered Feathers
Marwyn's Macabre Fingertips
Splintered Icecrown Parapet
I also finally created a guild of my own: Vested Interest. It would be nice to have other people around to talk to, but I'm not really advertising its presence a great deal. So far no one has shown any interest in a casual, non-raiding guild anyway. Oh well.
As far as upgrades are concerned, consider the following:
Gaiwyn's plan of attack (aka mage love through pugging):
1. Run heroic Forge of Souls until Arcane Loops of Anger and Very Fashionable Shoulders have been acquired. Seethe is a bonus.
2. Run heroic Pit of Saron until Ancient Polar Bear Hide, Prelate's Snowshoes and Nevermelting Ice Crystal have been acquired.
2a. If Seethe was not acquired from Forge of Souls, run Pit of Saron until Engraved Gargoyle Femur is acquired.
3. Run heroic Halls of Reflection until Sightless Crown of Ulmaas, Bracer of Worn Molars, Suspiciously Soft Gloves, Strip of Remorse and Soulsplinter have all been acquired.
3b. If Engraved Gargoyle Femur was not acquired from Pit of Saron but Seethe was acquired from Forge of Souls, run Halls of Reflection until Shriveled Heart is acquired.
4a. Purchase Talisman of Resurgence and Band of the Invoker with Emblems of Triumph.
4b. Run both random heroics and 10-man Icecrown Citadel.
4c. If Khadgar's Leggings of Conquest can't be purchased, run normal Pit of Saron until Rimewoven Silks are acquired.
5. Spend Emblems of Triumph on Mantle of Catastrophic Emanation.
5a. Spend Emblems of Frost on Volde's Cloak of the Night Sky.
5b. Spend Emblems of Frost on upgrades when possible: Gloves of False Gestures, Hood of Fiery Aftermath and Belt of Omission.
Bonus: Try and have Deathfrost Boots and Leggings of Woven Death crafted before Cataclysm is released.
Long road ahead for a casual player. ;)
Gaiwyn of Proudmoore