January 27th, 2018
I spent most of my day yesterday writing an OOC entry to publish and decided that it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to share with folks. I had been working on some of the stuff that I have in my many folders and trying out different ideas. One of the things that I wanted to address is the new leveling abilities in World of Warcraft.
I do go to the forums and read posts here and there to see what is going on with other people in the game. I know that the forums are not exactly the best place in the world to find out exactly what is going on in the game, however, it gives me an idea of what people are not pleased with. Yes, I know that the forums are not exactly a good representation of the game as a whole because only a small fraction of the player-base actually bothers to read and/or post on the forums. You do have the select few that are posting and then you have the “celebrity” posters that have been at it for years. Anyway, I did see that quite a few people are unhappy with the changes in 7.3.5.
I have definitely been enjoying a lot of the changes with my numerous alts and finding the changes very refreshing. Since I am truly an altoholic, I have all of the heirlooms available to me and I’m using them as much as I can. Yeah, I know that they got a nerf but I’m actually not noticing it all that much. I know that as a truly casual player that this is not all bad either and I can take my time and enjoy it. I’m not in a major rush to get things done all over the place, just filling my time with leveling and laughing manically as I go romping through Azeroth.
I admit that there are times I get really fed up with World of Warcraft, however, I have yet to truly throw in the towel and walk away from it for any length of time. I do take breaks every now and again although the longest has been a month after my dog passed away- that hit me pretty hard and I still miss her after all of these years too. No, I did think about getting another dog, however, I do enjoy not having to go outside when there is snow on the ground. I’m spoiled.
The leveling changes are frustrating for some folks, however, I am just wheeling along at a good pace and not really worrying about it. I know that some people are still trying to one-shot mobs like they did in the past and aren’t getting the results they want. You just have to learn how to adjust your strategy and keep going at a reasonable pace.