The Shattering is going to be a bit tougher than previously expected.
We don't get to talking about the Darkmoon Faire, but you should check out the videos and artwork here.
Courtesy of MMO-Champion, probably the finest post regarding what players need to know to not, well, suck.
I'm pretty sure she's not allowed to do this, but who cares: The Music of Cataclysm!
Also, from MMO-Champion, here are the faction reputations and their respective rewards. Remember, the only substitute for planning is grinding:
(Ryan's Personal Note: Sigh, it appears I have taken a step backwards in terms of microphone noise. It looks like next week I will be buying myself an early Xmas present: A noise cancelling mic, and a can of WD-40. The mic is for me, and the WD-40 is for my chair which sqeuaked during the podcast like a herd of pissed off mice. I suppose I should lay off the pumpkin pie, because it's never been this bad, but I can assure you many hours were spent removing a lot of ambient mic noise.
Anyway, we're working on a shoestring budget here, but rest assured, next week I'll have a new mic and I'll be sitting on anything other than my current computer chair.
Also, it's our screwup but you can't buy your level 85 BoE's until...tadaa...level 85. Mea culpa. Still, you can easily plan now what you are going to A) buy with Justice Points, B) buy from crafting professions, C) earn from Reputation rewards and D) last and definitely least, Heroic drops. The principle remains the same, but if you're at 4k points already...well..you can cool it with the dungeon finder.)
Ryan & Chris