|At least I have the Windsong right...|
Okay -sorry. I dusted this post off because a dear paladin friend returned to the game, and I have also been thinking if I started playing again right now, what would be the first things I would do in MoP? Talk about overwhelming. I'm fairly certain he's done some of the rounds, but my advice was:
1. Clean out the bank and organize: keep gear you love, and mementos of course
2. Go talk to Varian
3. Be nice to Vol'Jin--he will be helpful.
I would also add enjoy the scenery, because it is magnificent.
The other decision a player returning to the game will have to endure is whether or not to get to level 90 full-bore, because that is when the real "fun" begins. This is when we as players really need to decide if getting to end-game is more fun/important, or if the process/journey is. I'm at that cross-roads myself. My friend was surprised to find out that I was even still playing….STILL PLAYING? Oh Lord help me. I started tallying the Level 90s I've created, and the things I've done in game and out, and yes, yes I am still playing. My resolutions are being mentally crafted as we speak, and many of them do not include Azeroth.
In any case, onward, brave paladin. I have a few more posts in mind for this weekend, and the include one on oaths, and I have a druid story in mind. Those things I know I can keep aggro on.