Hook, Line and Legion
WoW, that escalated quickly (see what I did there?)
Legion has sucked me back in. I am loving it. For all my past and present complaints about WoW it does one thing great – provides entertainment. Sure, it’s not really a world, and yes, it’s so dumb that every single person you see is the savior of the planet, and yeah, of course they could do things to try and fix that but they won’t. They don’t need to. It’s still fun. You just need to stick your fingers in your ear and shout ‘lalalalalla’ anytime someone wants to start a discussion about substance or world building. It’s a goddamn slot machine.
The good of this expansion is that you are rewarded for exploring. I went into a cave (for no reason, because it was there! There wasn’t a breadcrumb or a question mark or anything…
….and in it was a treasure chest, that gave me some Artifact power. On a second instance, in a separate cave, there was a teleporting circle. When I clicked it it moved me to the top of a mountain. There I found a dead horse and some other mean, not so dead horses (which I fixed) and sure enough, another reward for exploration through artifact power.
Sure, it was a long way down but I didn’t mind. I jump, died, and resurrected. Since I can’t fly that is turning out to be a faster way to travel around the Broken Isles. The only downside here is that there it seems every cave actually has something, so it isn’t much of a surprise. Go into caves, get what was put there for you, and get out. The ‘rare’ mobs (indicated by a star on your minimap) aren’t rare, and they spawn 30 seconds after they die so don’t sweat it.
I am 3/5 story lines in Aszuna, almost 103, I have 2500 Order resources, I am still wearing almost the full 700+ gear from the Invasion events, and my Artifact weapon has a few upgrades. I didn’t even pre-research which way to build out my weapon. One, because I am not raiding or being competitive (so who cares) and Two, because YOLO. I am glad you can tag mobs in WoW and everyone gets their own loot finally. That makes sense and long overdue.
The other thing WoW has sucked me into is the logging in more often. There are 2 and 4 hour follower missions – which I feel compelled to log in and check on even at work. I suspect this happened even moreso with the Garrisons in WOD, but I missed all of that. Logging in multiple times per day is new to me here. Is it 2pm EST yet? I have to check on something.
I already received my second Artifact and picked up my third quest for the third one. I am not sure if I can also get the fourth right away – there is mention that it “could be some time before I can get the next one” but they also said that about the second and the third. I am not pushing forward on my feral artifacts because the Restoration one was actually challenging – I haven’t healed in years, and I had to keep up the worst 5 man NPC group for the challenge. They purposely stood in fire, stayed in cleave / cone range, and also did crappy DPS.
It felt like home.
I don’t know the Feral rotation and I am assuming there will be some kind of DPS challenge so I am going to wait on that until I can do some research to sort that part of it out.
I can’t wait to work on my other characters, and I still have a 100 Character Boost waiting for me. I don’t even have time to pace myself. I am glad I bought this expansion.