I was out of town for a week and when I got back I wanted to play WoW. Well, I really wanted to play Mists of Pandaria. New quests, new content, new raids. What is there to do at the very end of an expansion, when all the focus is on what’s to come and there’s the feeling that we can’t wait to shake off the dust of the previous content?
There’s alts. I’ve got a baby warlock up to level 34 (she was 28 before this weekend) and I’m having fun with the class for the first time ever. The new talent system make figuring out how to play her a lot more friendly. Also, finally picked the right race combo. Why had I tried a human lock, a worgen lock, but not a gnome lock, when most of my alts are gnomes? Something about the tiny balls of death make me giggle. She’s the right level for the new Scarlet Monastery instances and man, those are going to rock as heroics. The SM courtyard? That’s going to be a wipe fest, isn’t it.
There’s pre-expansion prep, but that’s mostly done. Bank space and bag space cleared, picked up a few big bags for my main, ditched old quests, d/e’d off-off-spec gear and obsolete trinkets. I’m a trinket collector. At one point I had fifteen different trinkets in my bags that I could swap in depending on the fight. Now I’m down to about six, and no doubt those will be replaced soon…
Oh, and really old content! Rev and I went to Tempest Keep to see if we could two man Kael’thas. We got close, but couldn’t figure out how to avoid the mind control while burning him down. Might have to try again at 90. I want an Ashes of A’lar!
Sunday morning I got out my mage and went to do the Netherdrake dailies in Outlands. It’s been on my been meaning to list forever. I think I did one day’s worth of them years ago and then never went back. Now with shared mount collections I have more motivation. And to my surprise, the Netherwing Ledge was crowded! Cross realm zones meant there were about a dozen of us running around one-shotting things. I was briefly annoyed that I had competition for spawns but it really wasn’t bad and it was fun seeing a deserted world populated again.
Then we tagged along with a Firelands raid with Arioch’s guild, for some achievements. Loads of fun. I hate the color scheme in that place but I do love the fights and the feeling of a cohesive instance, which DS sort of missed. We had a blast and got some achievements. Need a heroic run there sometime…
And then we went and did a pvp tournament with the guild, which the DKs won. Naturally, stupid over powered class (please don’t kill me!)
So I’m really looking forward to new stuff, but I filled about eight hours with old stuff and I wasn’t bored at all!
Can anyone tell me for sure whether we’ll be allowed to bring people in cross-realm for current raids in MoP? Because that might make a big difference in my roster plans… still planning on Saturdays at 7 server, will make sure everyone’s kept up to date if that changes.