February 12 2017
I’ve had kind of an interesting week for myself in World of Warcraft. Not that I did anything too exciting or anything, however, I did decide of sorts with the way that I have been playing. I have been plodding along on my main and it sure doesn’t seem like I am getting anywhere and hedging around the edges of burnout even if I hadn’t played for a while – it just seems sort of unfulfilling in Legion sometimes.
Sometimes while I am playing in Broken Isles it just seems like it is never-ending and that I can’t really see any progress to speak of, which is kind of frustrating. It seems like I spend much of my time just trying to get caught up with my always full quest log and trying to see if I can accomplish anything. Still haven’t finished doing the reps to where I can to do the World Quests and it seems like that is something that I should have been doing months ago – still not geared up the way that I should be either and I know that that is my fault because I haven’t been playing as much to get the stuff. I know that I am always reading on the forums about artifacts and such, have yet to see one or gain one on any of my characters that are leveling in Legion yet. I haven’t really done any of the group activities either because I’m not part of a group with my guild – it’s just me. Soloing isn’t all that bad and I do have access for the dungeons and such, however, my biggest problem is that I don’t have any enchants on anything yet and haven’t felt like blowing a lot of gold on it because as soon as I do, I’ll end up replacing said gear. Yeah, the dual edged sword thing. Still questing and still doing the storylines as I can and trying to figure out what is really going on. Sometimes the quest lines complete and sometimes they just lead me further into the abyss of “not knowing” what the heck I’m doing.
I know that I can’t be the only one that enjoys playing in Legion and at the same time I feel like some misplaced tourist that is trying to find their way through a country that has no maps, no directions and certainly no one that speaks the same language. As for Class Fantasy – well, I still have the fantasy about the fact that my hunters were always a lot stronger that some of the mobs and it isn’t every day that I get killed by a butterfly. Tried a few other classes and have the same feeling of “something’s not quite right here” when I am playing.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I’m playing a lot in the old content on my alts because I still enjoy the game and try to lose myself in it for a few hours at a clip. I’m avoiding dealing with the realities in my life and that I am just going to mark time for the next few years until something changes for the better – scary stuff going on in life right now. I used to be quite the traveler in my younger years and no problems with leaving the country and coming back – now, I’m just worried about friends and families that have gone on trips and worried if they will be allowed to come back.
I’ve had a lot of fun leveling some of my little guys and romping around and just having fun. I love my Pandas, Goblins and Gnomes – throw a few of my Worgen in there for grins because they all seem to have different personalities. A lot of them I haven’t introduced to the public yet in any of my blogs because I am still not writing as much as I would like. I like to RP with some of the newer players occasionally and enjoy the chats with the little guys – you never know what the Goblins are going to come up with as a reaction to things.
I had a horrible week with BattleNet and World of Warcraft. I had continually running downloads from the Battlenet that would never complete, lag, disconnects and all manner of problems in game. After three days of working with that, I finally bagged it all and decided that nothing was going to resolve the situation other than a complete download again. Did the repair and all that, however, the downloads would never complete. Frustrated is just a mild word that I can put in print now. Completely downloaded BattleNet and WoW – took 24 hours to download the game because Bnet was still being a bit wonky, however, it’s all working great now “knocks on wood” and I hope it lasts for a while. With Blizzard using Bnet as the key to everything, when that gets messed up, you’re totally SOL in more ways than one. Still running some extremely low FPS in some areas of the game, as are some of the other players, and I refuse to upgrade a new machine at this point, plus, I don’t have the money after all the medical issues lately. If the game is still playable in some fashion, I’m okay with that.
Blizzard did attempt to help me with the issues that I was having and some of the stuff might have worked if it wasn’t all done via ticket which I was no longer patient enough to wait several hours for more instructions. Bnet was so fubar that I couldn’t use the chat sessions because it would cut out every time I finally got connected to someone. What a wonderful experience for Blizzard and myself on that one.
Oh well, time to head back into the game for a while and stop whining about all the tech issues I’ve had. I just hope that it keeps on working for a few days so I can play and try to bury some of animosity towards it.