Quick summary of what I did (achieved?) after 10 weeks since the launch of WoW’s 6th (if I counted correctly) expansion.
- 5 characters at max level (NE DH, Orc Shammy, Troll Warrior, Orc Rogue, Dwarf Paladin)
- 9 more level 100 chars (every class besides Monk, and Warrior/Rogue twice :P)
- started to get mostly one of every class towards max level (or even just starting) on Alliance side as well (Priest 72, Hunter 60, Mage 20 – missing Warlock, Druid, DK, Monk)
- used my Level 100 bost (Pally), still have the Level 90 boost
- 2 class hall quest lines done, 2 more mostly done, 1 just started
- iLvl 851 (Shammy), 848 (DH), 841 (Warrior), 834 (Rogue)
- zero exalted WQ factions, many revered
- started/grabbed at least one artifact weapon on 3 more chars
- Finally levelled some pets with the event, sitting at 55 Level 25 ones now
- Still trying to finish the Naval mission achievements
- Started Tanaan on one character, very low prio
- Timewalking is really fun
- Still haven’t done more than one Mythic – I just don’t like 5mans
- Transmog is still one of my favorite features
So yeah, just barely made it to not post for 2 full months. Too much work, too much summer, too much WoW I guess.
My main is a Female Night Elf Demon Hunter at iLvl 832 that has yet to tank a Heroic, but is doing some OK damage in Heroics and the one Mythic I tried.
I also levelled my Orc Ele/Resto Shaman to 110 (iLvl 820) but so far I’ve been very unimpressed with the damage, maybe I should try Enhancement.
Finally I got some Artifact weapons (Assassination Rogue, Fury Warrior, and Frost Mage) and brought the former two to 101.
During the Legion pre-events there was a lot of pushing. DK 90 to 100, 2nd Warrior 90 to 100, Druid 90 to 100, Warlock 90 to 100, Hunter 90 to 100, Mage 90 to 98, Paladin 90 to 93, Monk 85 to 90, 2nd Paladin 1 to 61. And maybe I even forgot some – but I was so unimpressed with Draenor levelling after the first time Horde and Alliance (still managed to get 5 toons to 100 the proper way, 4 back when WoD launched and one in my month before Legion) that I decided to take every advantage I could get from the easy XP.
All in all I’m really happy with Legion, especially transmog, Artifact Weapons, the Order Halls, the level scaling.
The only downsides for me are Professions (too different, too many dungeons, too many quests, too much focused on your main) and Reputations – I was hoping I could skip like one zone per character to not repeat *everything* but because of the reputation requirements for World Quests you have to do all of them (or at least the first half) and can only decide on the order. That is a very wasted opportunity for replayability for me.
I bought my first WoW token 3h ago and so basically I’m back. My last visit was a short one – bought WoD and stayed for exactly one month. Now I have one month to become excited for Legion… or not.
In other news, I haven’t really played any games (except a bit of training and moving ops in EVE) and logging in for daily rewards in GW2 and Marvel Heroes.
xxxxxxx: so, when are you coming back to wow again?
Armagon: next expansion for sure. maybe if the token comes to europe
yyyyyyy: uhh… Started this week
And so I had a quick look, it’s at 40902 Gold atm, quite on the costly side. wowtoken.info seems to be an easy way to look at it.
My problem now is the UI ingame. I can log in my sub-20 chars, as I wrote in my last post and when I click on a high-level character, a popup appears that lets me buy 30 days of game time for xxx Gold. And that this gold will be evenly deducted from the characters on this account.
Now my problem is that I don’t have a clue how much gold I own on any realm or in general. I could have 200k, I could have just a few hundred Gold more then the buyout price and I could have not enough and it’s buggy and shows the popup anyway. I just tried 3 realms and get the same popup on any of them, I am *pretty sure* I have enough gold on two of those realms, and absolutely sure I don’t have enough on the third – that’s why I find this confusing.
As I don’t want to buy a token right now I didn’t try clicking on it – who knows if there’s a confirmation window and/or how many steps I need to go through to actually activate it, but why o why couldn’t they put the amount of gold on this realm on the char select screen?
Some time ago I had read somewhere that apparently nowadays you can log in to your not subscribed WoW account and play low-level characters. This week I was sick and in bed all day, mostly sleeping, so at one point I fired up the Battle.net client, tried to find my authenticator and then patched up WoW.
I could indeed log in, see all my characters and log in with the ones below level 20 (didn’t check if below 20 or below or equals 20 though). I only did 5 jumps in an inn, but it’s nice to know. Maybe I will visit some people in the future. And if the WoW token comes, I might even spend some ingame gold to check back for a month, we’ll see.
Subscription runs out in 40 minutes and I had forgotten to write this up as I had planned, but gladly I woke up soon enough to do a quick last login.
Although I hadn’t anticipated it, I think I have spent more time with garrisons than while levelling in this month.
Here’s the rough outcome (ignoring iLvl and luck on getting a follower on higher quality in the first place), all level 100 if not noted otherwise
- Epic: 12
- Rare: 5
- Uncommon: 5 (1x 99, 1x 90)
- Epic: 7
- Rare: 9
- Uncommon: 2
- Epic: 10
- Rare: 8
- Uncommon: 4 (1x 99, 1x 95)
- Epic: 3
- Rare: 11
- Uncommon: 5 (1x 98)
Only when tallying up I noticed I only have 18 on Warrior and 19 on Priest, doh.
The Shaman had stupid luck, I think 4 or 5 of those 10 epic followers came this way when getting them, whereas on the Rogue all 12 are manually upgraded from Rare or even Uncommon.
Yesterday I did three notable things.
First I dinged 100 on my Shadow Priest, then I broke the 610 iLvl pre-heroic barrier on my Shaman. Then I cancelled my WoW account.
It’s not *bad*, but it’s not awesome either. I had quite some fun, levelling the first char was moderately interesting, levelling the second was still nice, levelling number 3 and 4 was more a hassle, but I enjoyed it because I enjoy playing those classes. If I was in any way interested in raiding, I’d stick to my guild on my old server, where quite a few people have returned, are recruiting and I wish them the best of luck for 10+ man Heroic (which used to be Normal, right?). But just doing Heroics is not for me, I mostly despise the random morons in LFD. And I’m also not keen on levelling a 5th time to 100. I might be back for a month when 6.1 hits, that sounds like a better plan.
My Medic is Level 20 now and I’m looking forward to more time spent in WildStar and EVE, less in my garrisons.
I just dinged 100 on my Orc Shaman, so the trinity of MMOs is complete once again.
- Assassination Rogue (DPS)
- Protection Warrior (Tank)
- Restoration Shaman (Healer)
Now I just need to gear up the last two and try out some heroics. The Shammy already has the 640 Ring, but both are severely lacking in Garrison resource funds for the Level 3 Garrison.
Silver DPS Proving Grounds were no problem, but Bronze Healing was close on first try. I should read up on Talents, Glyphs and reorganize my bars.
- The Shaman has 1h /played at Level 100 and 6 epic followers.
- The Warrior has 5h /played at Level 100 and 2 epic followers.
- The Rogue has 43h /played at Level 100 and only 5 epic followers (as of this morning).
Oh, and for WildStar, my Stalker hit 47 and started Southern Grimvault today. So close…
In August 2007, a bit over 2 years before starting this blog, I already had started a wow blog. As I was playing a Rogue, it was aptly named Vanish!
Some time ago I found all 5 posts I had posted there, before taking it down again (no clue why) and now I’m sharing them, lightly edited.
Welcome onboard (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 23:27:27 +0200)
If there’s one thing the world doesn’t need, it’s probably another blog about WoW. But we will see how useless it will be.
As of now this blog is without a real theme, mostly it will be about Rogues, Druids, Warlocks, Raiding, Addons and, to a degree, about PvP,
WoWWiki , Arena and the other classes.
The only editor (atm) has been playing since May 2005 with just a few breaks not longer than a month. That’s why he owns a 70 Rogue, 70 Druid, 65 Warlock, 35 Warrior and 19 Hunter Twink. He never really rerolled, just made chars to redo quests up to level 10 or visit friends on other servers. These were mostly Warriors that made it to their 20s on Arathor-EU, Vek’lor-DE, Malygos-DE and some others.
From the DE you can also see that he’s from Germany. He’s been living in Munich for more than 20 years, studying Computer Science for some years now and playing video games for less than 20 years. Normally he doesn’t talk about himself in the third person, but he started this post and was too lazy to rewrite it.
Maulgar is king! (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 00:20:00 +0200)
Some hours ago I finished the first run to Gruul’s Lair with my guild. The Unstable Flasks are quite handy, and as I had 1000 Apexis Shards on my Druid I made a stack of 20 and was happy to get some bankspace back.
Sadly it didn’t run too well, the pull really is awfully complicated and we wiped… and wiped… and wiped. Good thing is that I could run out and not die most of the times when the pull failed. Still some repair costs and time feels a bit wasted as I didn’t do much besides clicking ok to readycheck and dpsing Blindeye sometimes. Oh, and sorting out DKP from a handful of screenshots will definitely be more demanding than my role in this fight.
Stupidest Feature ever (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 02:19:25 +0200)
The berserker buff in instances not only gives you +30% damage, it also lets your model grow in size.
Now if you take the berserker buff inside the Stables, try to run out because it’s busy with Alliance and can’t get through the archway you just used and thus die… you wanna strangle someone responsible for that…
Games Convention 2007 (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:39:56 +0200)
The GC was quite interesting, but I couldn’t be bothered to queue up for 2h or more just to get to play Wrath of the Lich King for maybe 10 mins. Too much fuzz. The Trading Card Game seemed quite nice, although it’s a bit sad that the Upper Deck employees didn’t really know more than the absolute basics of the game.
Maulgar was king (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:44:38 +0200)
Second night of Gruul’s Lair. After some attempts on Maulgar I was feared into the wall with full health and mana and had to watch one after the other die. At 1% the only remaining Paladin couldn’t keep the MT up anymore and we wiped. Quite frustrating, as I tried everything from casting “target not in line of sight” and them positioning Maulgar in front of the wall I was inside to Auto-Unstuck (which doesn’t work in battle of course…). But the next try we killed him with 25man up (maybe 1 or battle rezzes used) and then even got Gruul to 60%, let’s wait for next week.
: This predates wowpedia, but I strongly encourage you to use Wowpedia, not WoWWiki.
So I’m still playing WoW, but kind of I am not. I’m now at Level 100 (Rogue), 97 (Warrior), 95 (Shaman) and 93 (Priest) and most of my time feels like it’s spent relogging and sending my followers on missions. This can be delightful or frustrating and feels like tracking 30 Tamagotchis.
I was pretty unlucky on my main (Rogue), still haven’t got a single epic follower, although ~18 of them are level 100 – whereas my Shaman got 3 epic ones in Frostfire Ridge already.
All in all I’m trying to get the most of my month of subscription and it’s really fun to do stuff with my old guildies again, but by and large I think I won’t resub. We’ll see.