I noticed that I haven't been posting as much the past month or so, but it's not like I haven't been doing anything. I'm still plugging away at getting Tomakan and Neve to the Cata zones (they're L76 and L77, thanks for asking), and I'm continuing to pug my way through instances and BGs.
My posts about foibles in instances have been few and far between because, well, the number of worthy failpugs has dropped dramatically. My speculation is that people are working on all of their toons in the Cata zones, and given the commentary about failpugs in Cata instances, I might not be too far off the mark.
One thing I have noticed is that LFD isn't really random. My instance selections while leveling in the Wrath zones have been waves of a single instance at a time: first Utgarde Keep, then Ahn'kahet, and now Violet Hold. Scattered in between have been occasional forays into Azjol-Nerub, The Nexus, and Drak'Tharon. I'm not sure how LFD determines the criteria for an instance, but I suspect that certain instances are ranked higher than others depending on your level, your gear's iLevel, and your role selection. That role selection is subdivided if you're DPS into ranged vs. melee. Finally, you're put into a pug based on need.
Anyway, I'm still plugging away in mostly abandoned areas of Azeroth. Last week, when I had some off time, I spent a morning and part of the afternoon on Tom, and between leveling mining and questing in Zul'Drak, I think I saw a grand total of a half dozen other toons. The power levelers have long passed through with their new alt combinations, and at least one guildie in Neve's guild has already lapped her and is closing in with a third toon.
I'm now starting to get antsy about making it to the Cata zones and see all of those spoilerific things that I've been avoiding on other people's blogs.
"Would it help if I got out and pushed?"
Convoy to L85 Progress
Tomakan - L76
Nevelanthana - L77 ("I'm almost L78!" "How old are you, 10?")