But this time, I put two very important thoughts together.
1. Cataclysm will have new underwater zones.
2. Underwater monsters scare me.
Yes. You heard that right. I'm scared of pixelated water monsters. I jump a little when Northrend sharks attack me. My heart starts racing and I fight hard just to get out of there.
Heck, when I took Dustfire through Maraudon (level 80, nothing could hurt her!), I still got seriously freaked out by Rotgrip. My little warrior has killed him at least 5 times now, but I always wince when I spot his huge bulk slithering across the pool and know I have to go toward him instead of away.
As a teenager, I had nightmares where I waded through hip-deep water while monsters writhed just under the surface. The movie "Anaconda" didn't help. "Jaws" didn't help. "Finding Nemo" didn't even help.
The idea of being slow and helpless and half-blinded while something stalks you just creeps me out.
So swimming in Cataclysm while mobs wander into my aggro radius? *shudder* Maybe I can hit 85 without doing those zones. Dungeon leveling, anyone?