GameNotes March 2, 2020

When you think there will be no Magic in your day:

 

World Of Warcraft

 

Oddly, I don’t read MassivelyOp much anymore.  I used to read it every day, checking in multiple times a day.  So I, whose main character is slogging through Northrend, almost missed this most entertaining retrospective on the Wrath of The Lich King Expansion by Elliot Lefebvre      https://massivelyop.com/2020/02/28/wow-factor-the-world-of-warcraft-expansion-tour-wrath-of-the-lich-king/

It’s interesting to see how the original Wow crowd, who started in Vanilla, reacted to the games changes.  Classic is still all bright and shiny new for me, with much offered that is not in the present game in my opinion.  However, it is also true that I never liked World of Warcraft till the Wrath Expansion, and didn’t play it regularly till the time of that expansion onward.

My character is in the Scholazar Basin, having finished the Borean Tundra but getting stuck at Dragonblight.   The quests are mostly enjoyable, except that Hemet Nesingwary is a big game hunter who has you do all his hunting for him.  Weasel.

The area is one of the better jungle settings they’ve done, very dense and lush.

 

Meanwhile, I’m loving my Hunter in Draenor.  It isn’t just the Garrison, which I love, it’s the stories of the characters all around you who travel through Draenor with you.  And who eventually end up hanging around in your Garrison, one big happy.

I love the little Thresher, who becomes the size of a dog as soon as you tame it, but begins to quickly gain in size.  Everywhere you go as a Hunter, the pets you can get really enhance the game.

 

 

In Classic, my Rogue is getting Time in Play.  For some reason, I don’t take pictures in Classic.  She’s just level 13.  She says Hai!

 

Even though I don’t plan to test it, I’m hoping to see Shadowlands Alpha hit this week, or soon.  Once the Alpha is up, we get that flow of info.  It will be interesting to see if this time around they do what they always seem to do, write the Horde areas and quests first.  That was the way of the last three expansions. Good luck to those asking to get in!

 

2 thoughts on “GameNotes March 2, 2020

  1. I love that comic!!!

    Hemet is a sneaky bastard, who skates away on reputation alone. Or so it seems. I do have to wonder if he was modeled after the late Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. (“And now, while Jim wrestles with the giraffe, let me talk to you for a minute about Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance….”)

    As for Classic, Rogues forever!!

    • Marlin Perkins! He’s obviously the crazy quintessential Big Game Hunter. Like all of the NPCs in the game, he never does his own work. Why are we such chumps that we help them endlessly? 60 Rhinos later…
      I loved the cartoon too. Those of us who live in magical worlds do well to bring some of that into our everyday lives.

      I used to really dislike Rogues till I got my first one to level 60, then I loved the class. The Classic version seems pretty tough so far. I feel like I’m now sort of saving Classic for The Dark Times when a depressing Shadowlands descends.

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