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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Rotating Tour Of The Broken Isles

I'm reading with interest everyone's reactions to Legion.  In truth, after playing through the beta, I didn't like it, though I couldn't put my finger on why.  I'm still not sure.  I don't feel that way at all now that I'm working my way through the Broken Isles, rotating one level each for nine characters.   They get the level and I move onto the next.

I've never done that before, and I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it.  There isn't any burnout for me, no grind of any kind.  All of the characters play differently, have different Trade Skills, and I've placed them all over the map.

Even if two characters are working in the same area, they aren't played one right after the other, and I just send one in another direction so they aren't doing the quest lines in the same order either.  And, rather than anyone being low geared and left behind by the end, they'll all be geared and at max level pretty much together.

The Rotation

Feral Druid Alchemist/Herbalist                      Aszuna

Retribution Paladin   Blacksmithing/Mining    Stormheim

Assassin Rogue  Leatherworking/Skinning      Val'Sharah

Destruction Warlock    Inscription/ Herbalist    Aszuna

Havok Demon Hunter      Herbalist/Mining      High Mountain

Frost Mage     Tailoring/Enchanting                  Aszuna

Beast Master Hunter   Tailoring/Skinning         High Mountain

Feral Druid   Alchemist/Herbalist                     Val' Sharah

Elemental Shaman    Mining/Herbalist            Stormheim



Frost Mage Adventures

My Frost Mage finally completed the Artifact Quest Sunday.    First though, I had a wily desperate thought.   I'd see if I could just sail her off the edge of Dalaran and get to the ground below.



I slunk around the edge of Dalaran till I found what looked a good place to jump that would take me to dry land.   I got out a Goblin Glider (I'd never used one before) with its 2 minute timer --plenty of time to get to ground!  And jumped.


I kept waiting for some fakey--oops you're dead for no reason message, or the despicable "Fatigued" notice but no.


I made it!  Got out my Water Elemental and headed down the hill to slowly and patiently build up some xp, maybe get an armor drop.   That last is actually sillier than the rest. I have seen zero cloth armor drop as loot.  Leather, Plate, Mail only.

I was unable to take on more than one mob, dead.   It took forever to kill even a single mob.  Discouraging so I gave up the plan and ported out.

Around midnight, your close personal friend The Gutless Wonder went in after Badassbadoopie or whatever his name is.  He killed me once then, mofo nasty boy, he was DOWN.


The Mage Hall is right up there in coolness with the Paladin and Rogue Halls.  Lots of ancient tomes, balconies you can jump over and float down from, paintings with eyes that move.  Note the painting looks like a certain Game of Thrones character.





Transmog This Stinkin' Thing Off Me, Please

I pay no attention to Transmog, and never have.  I have a couple of nice dresses from events in the bank, that's it.  This means I hate having to go to the Transmog guy to get bovine and other headwear the heck off.   Mooooo.



How Big Is It?

I noticed a guy next to me at Darkmoon Faire with a really large fishing bobber this weekend.  Did I say Big Bobber Big _______?   No.

Nor did I say:  "My, that's a Mighty Big Bobber you have there".   Clearly I thought it, but see, this is why you don't want mic chat in games where something like that could pop out of your mouth.

I found my own Bobber Of Unusual Size at the fishing supplier in Stormwind.  They're great.



Love My Wurm

You know how it is with a Hunter, you have to get a new pet as soon as you get to a new world area because your current pet can't handle anything.   I grabbed a worm thing.  As it turns out I love him.  Great pet, looks huge compared to my dwarf Hunter, and in battle he gets bigger yet and glows like fire and looks kind of majestic in a wormy way.





The Rogue Plot Thickens

Who writes the Rogue stuff? They are just the best.   You have to investigate a report of a body in the class hall.  Yikes.

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