Not much going on here for me in World of Warcraft at the moment due to just physically not feeling well enough to park my butt in my chair and play a whole lot. It’s nothing real serious and I don’t think that it’s terminal or anything, just not feeling up to snuff.
I know that I seem to be spending more time reading the forums than I do actually playing the game at the moment which is more than just a little bit sad when you think about it. I used to go to the forums to see what was going on and possibly pick up a few tips on things that were going on in the game, however, I ‘m not finding much of that right now other than a wall of negativity that puts Mount Everest to shame. I wish they would bring back the Off-Topic forum area back although I think that might get a bit weird these days from what I have seen in General Discussion.
I did actually make it into PTR to check out the new Blood Elf models and will have to say that for the first pass through, they aren’t bad at all. At least BE’s don’t run like they have a pogo stick planted somewhere it shouldn’t be – oh, they did fix the male Night Elf run, so, that will make it easier for me to watch my poor character in-game. Yeah, I’ll admit that I do like playing my elves, no matter the faction because they are the characters that appeal to me, not to mention the Lore that goes along with them is a bit more fluffed out than some of the other races that I play. I’m sure there will be more tweaking and fine tuning going on before they go live, I hope.
I really did like the new heirloom tab that is in PTR because being and altoholic, this is one major thing that I was having trouble keeping up with. Naturally, I have multiple sets of heirlooms wandering around on various alts and I think that the only thing that I don’t have at the moment is the shield, which, I hope to get in the near future. I did hear that there would be a mount attached to the achievement of having “all” of the heirlooms, however, no one seems to know what it is at this point other than it can be used at level 1 – that seems kind of silly to me, however, if Blizzard thinks it’s a good idea, it doesn’t matter what I think. I do like the scaling of the heirlooms that were purchased prior to 6.0 because that means that the majority of my characters will be in those things until level 90, which is just fine by me. At least I can transmog over the heirlooms a few times if I want to do that to change the appearance.
I am sitting here laughing at some of the “new” things coming out in 6.1 and I think my biggest chuckle has been the addition of Twitter and the ability to do Selfies – yeah, I so want to see some of the interesting things that will coming out of Pornshire on that one – Yeah, I’m almost as thrilled about seeing another Selfie of Miley Cyrus’s tongue and Kim K’s butt. I don’t use Twitter currently and I doubt that I will be using the “optional” version of it in the game either. I don’t think that I need the invasion of the social networking thing in my game announcing my every move to the rest of the world – I’m so happy with social networking that I closed my Facebook account for the second time and I doubt I’ll ever use it again. Oh, alright, I’m older and I like to keep some things private in my life.
Since I haven’t been playing a whole lot in Draenor, can’t say that I have leveled up that much nor completed a whole lot of stuff up there in the last week. I just don’t have the same feeling for this expansion that I have had for the previous offerings that Blizzard has done. Garrisons are kind of interesting and I’m sure that a lot of people enjoy them, however, I’m just not feeling the need to jump in there every four hours or so to send my “followers” out on more fun missions that I am not able to participate in with my character. I may not log into my characters in Draenor for several days, in fact. I’m not bored with the game by any means, I’m just not feeling the way I would normally feel in regard to the newest addition to the game, dunno why.
I’ve pretty much made up my mind that this will be the last expansion that I pre-order and may well be the last expansion that I purchase unless Blizzard comes up with some real “knock-your-socks-off” ideas – if I see Thrall and Garrosh (he’s not really dead, he’s only sleeping) headline the next expansion I definitely won’t be making that journey.
I’m actually having more fun with my “twinked” 90s back in MoP because I have a few that are still rep grinding and going through the motions of completing that expansion as much as possible. I know that I have enjoyed MoP quite a bit more since WoD dropped because I have something else that I can do other than ground pounding my way through topographically horrid terrain in some areas – yeah, I miss flying at level cap. I’m actually doing a lot more archeology in the Old Content these days – Yes, I know I can do that in Draenor, however, it’s less likely that I’ll get my face ripped off in the older side of things.
I did take one of my hunters (tailoring/enchanting) characters to Draenor to see what there was there for her to do and found quite a bit of stuff that I will be working on for the next few months just to make headway and fill up my time. What I was laughing about is the fact that she happens to be one of the few characters that I didn’t spend any time on with archeology prior to her arrival in Draenor. I knew that I could start out with “zero” on the professions and still make some progress if I had too, however, she was maxed out before she got to Draenor through MoP leveling – what has made me laugh was the fact that I can do archeology in Draenor without anything prior even if it is rather tedious and difficult to get to some of the digsites. Well, I took her over to her first digsite near her Garrison and started the process, okay, not bad – she only died two or three times due to things winging in and jumping her at the weirdest of times. I know I have a twisted sense of humor and it was kind of funny how these things just kind of appeared and did more than just rip her face off – nope, poor little Forsaken is now doing more archeology in the Old Content for a while.
I am wondering at this point if it is even worth the time to take up one of my characters that is just strictly a “gather” to Draenor to see what that is like. One of the things that I have done with my herbalists is to turn the “sparkles” back on in Pandaria, my vision isn’t as good as it used to be and I honestly cannot see some of the herbs. Has anyone else taken a gatherer to Draenor yet and what are your feelings on that ?
Well, I need to get off my backside and do some other things for a while and try to get back into the game later today. Hope everyone is still having fun and enjoying themselves in-game.