And so it has begun ! Another expansion is out ! And to be honest, I am not really feeling it. Just hit lvl 113 about 2 weeks in now. I have been questing a little bit and it feels like more of the same. Which is of course always going to be the case in an MMO, but Legion felt somewhat fresh and exciting. This seems like Legion 2.0 with a few tweaks. And classes that have even less abilities than before.
But it’s not too bad, the questing (in small doses) is still fun. The environment looks wonderful, so there is that. Not exactly looking forward to end game with doing tons of world quests. I already did that for Legion and I am not going to do that again. I think I rather level up some alts or just play something else entirely, before falling into that (grinding) trap again.
Well everything is patched, toolbars have big holes in them, and character models are updated ;). I did run the introductory quests towards warlords and got my new pet. It looks quite cool ! The quest was nothing special. Thrall plays an important part once again, and Vol’jin is now standing in Oggrimar where once Garrosh stood.
The new character models will take some getting used to. The walking animation is not as great as they once were. My undead mage zennadar lost his funny undead step :(. Also the damage output is a little weird now with the squished numbers. But stuff still dies reasonably fast even though I wasn’t quite familiar with my new / revamped spells yet.
And then the server crashed, but I needed to encode a video anyway, so not too bad.
The pet battles have been a lot of fun lately. It turns out to be an excellent way to cure the dullness of the intermission between 5.4 and 6.0 (warlords). I now have a group of 25s and am leveling / catching more. Also keep on making the Pet Battles let’s play series on Youtube. Episode 13 is quite fun as I am totally surprised to find a rare quality Scourged Whelpling. It’s an undead pet, which isn’t too common to find, especially not ‘as a blue’ !
Finally got this achievement, after starting these dailies quite a while ago. Probably early 2013 ? It was quite surprising to be honest and must have been hard back then. Now I am slighty overgeared for this fight as you can see.
Ever since that last post I have played quite a bit, but since I reached some goals, I have slowed down a bit. Still have plenty of goals, but not in a hurry in any way, and there are still plenty of other games to play ! It’ll probably be at least 4 months before Warlords hits.
As you can see I boosted Rainhoof from 60 to 90. I preordered the upcoming expansion for both accounts. Turawk the shaman got boosted as well. He is now a jewelcrafter and a blacksmith. Haven’t used the blacksmith profession much, but he is handy to make the living belt buckle. The jewelcrafter is nice to make gems of course. Both characters have been playing on the timeless isle, and the monk seemed to be a bit stronger. He now has the two Hozen can openers for weapons you can buy with the timeless coins.
As I mentioned earlier I have been multiboxing in order to level a few duos with the RAF triple XP boost. I got Ferdix and Morphixea to level 85 first. The priest warrior combo worked really well. I am totally planning on getting them to 90, maybe not dual boxing all the way, but definitely dualboxing on the Timeless Isle once at 90, that would be interesting.
The second duo I have levelled to 60. We reached 60 about 10 days ago, and I wasn’t exactly looking forward to doing Outlands yet again. Around that time the news about the 5.4.7 PTR patch came in. Apparently if you boost a lvl 60 or higher to 90 you get 600 on your two main professions ! So I left Rainhoof and Turawk on 60, hoping to boost them either through the WOTD preorder or the ingame shop. The Monk / Shaman duo worked pretty nice as well, though the monk tank didn’t have the dps (yet) that Morphixea (warrior) had. No shield slam I guess.
The past weekend I levelled Zendrella finally to 90. She was pretty much my main character in Cataclysm, doing the fireland dailies etc., was a bit forgotten, but now she’s back with a vengeance ;). Furthermore I am levelling inscription with Ferdix, spending an hour picking flowers here and there.
Last week I finally managed to complete Celestial Blessings. I had been sitting on that one since November last year. It was quite frustrating to complete the ranged DPS challenge. I tried quite a lot of times and came very close a few times, but finally gave up. Now that I had a few more pieces of gear from ‘Downfall’, I decided to try again and did it in one go ! After visiting the other celestials in Pandaria, I received my iLvl 600 cloak !
Now in order to make it a legendary cloak, you have to defeat all four celestials on the Timeless Isle. I figured that wasn’t going to happen soon, so I bought a gem and got an enchantment from my alt and went on my merry way. Last Wednesday however, I decided to check anyway whether some group would be doing the celestials and lo and behold, there was one. We managed to do three of the four ! Only Xuen the white tiger left to do. The alliance tagged him first however so we didn’t get that kill and it was getting late so I figured I’d get a shot at that sooner or later. As a nice bonus, I got my fourth tier set piece, so I get the tier set bonus :).
Last friday, when I logged on to Morpheus to do my daily leathercrafting thing, I noticed a group was just about to take on Xuen. I quickly logged out and logged Zen in, and managed to get a few sets in, in order to complete the quest and get the legendary. Hooray ! After I got that and went back to the Isle, there was a group forming for Ordos, who you can only reach when you got the cloak, so that was a nice bonus. All in all quite a bit of luck and a nice turn of events. Never thought I’d be able to get the legendary cloak, but after a very long questline, I managed it.
Below is the fun cutscene (of sorts) you get once you get the item in order to turn your cloak into a legendary one.
Yes, I am still playing. And according to Raptr, it’s still my most played game. I am basically popping in with one of my characters for an hour or so. Do some dailies, one or two pvp matches or a quest chain of some sort.
The Deepholme Dailies are nice enough to do every now and then. There is a nice overview over here ! Not a big fan of the Tol Barad ones. Usually a bit too crowded and a bit too annoying !