After a week of the Shattered world, I can say that releasing all this two weeks before the expansion was brilliant. I’m having so much fun that I’m not twitching with eagerness. It’s like Cataclysm is already here, I just can’t start leveling to 85 yet.
Last night we got on our mid-30s pair, a hunter for me and a shaman for Rev, and finished off Cape of Stranglethorn. Just… wow. I won’t spoil it but: pirates! Ninjas! Noble Cow Sacrifices! [Redacted] pirates! And an awesome phased event that was just incredible. Then we talked to a War-Mage hanging out near the flight point and he ported us up to Western Plaguelands, which aren’t so plaguey any more. We ran around helping Thassarian
get his ass kicked fight a rear-guard action in Andorhal, helped the Cenarion Expedition, and played with a faildruid (NPC). We dinged, but honestly I don’t know what level we were when we started and what level when we ended; it was so much fun I don’t ever remember checking my XP.
My paladin is a scribe and she has successfully researched Glyph of the Treant, so our druids are all happily Treant-trees, not creepy Pedotrees. Again, yay.
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to next week but not desperate for it. I did have to go be stubborn at Best Buy on Saturday – we ordered a normal edition and my collector’s edition through their online stuff months ago and, well, Best Buy and I have had so many go rounds on so many issues I hadn’t be able to get an answer of whether or not I’d actually be getting the games. Apparently we are. Yay. (My issues with Best Buy include, but are not limited to, the fact that they variously think my name is [Mangled First Name] [Mangled MAIDEN Name] or “Shirley Legind”. That bit is not made up. My name is absolutely nothing like “Shirley Legind”. Well I do have some I’s and E’s in my name…. and an L… but really. I’ve spent about six months trying to straighten things out). So it’s possible that Tuesday I will be very angry at not having my Lil’ Deathwing pet but… let’s hope not.
How is time passing for all of you? Are you enjoying the new world or chomping at the bit for what hasn’t come yet?