I’m sending all of my characters who are eligible through the quests in Darkshore, and am taking the great opportunity to boost item levels.
I’ve decided to send the weaker characters through everything first so they don’t get left behind, or remain the weaker characters. My little Rogue is now at 186. Ta da.
The rest are in Astranaar. All those wisps are dead elves. There are hundreds going through here.
The World Quests have not only made my characters be better equipped to move onward, a very special thing happened for my Druid. One of the World Quests had a Greatstaff reward. It said it was for Balance specialization.
Why have it for a specialization?
Because…I can use staves…
And I went for it with my Feral Druid, singing “set me free why don’t you babe” as I did the quest.
Magic! That’s my kitty!
There’s a World Quest called Spiritual Aid. One of the things you do is free Wisps by clicking on them.
My Gnome and Dwarf had some trouble with this, as a fair few were out of reach of these tiny folks. My Gnome had to climb on a column to reach one. I thought, why did they make it so it would be above the heads of some of my characters. Then I recalled, Elves, Worgen and Draenai are the races usually going through this area of the world, and no problems for them. Remember the little people!
For the first time, I am wishing the Pre-Patch for the expansion wouldn’t come till…later sometime. That Stat Squish. The Talent changes (argh!)
I’m eager for the expansion itself and am pretty tired of the Broken Isles. Far more exciting adventures are ahead, that I know.
I’ve sent all my 110s through the Silithus quests to close off your Artifact Power (even though it does max it out, the dozens of Artifact Power Rewards just keep pouring in and you have to sell them off to a vendor). Now useless. In fact, when you’d get something worth fifty bazillion trillion in Artifact Power and your Artifact Experience Bar barely moved, it felt pretty useless anyway.
I wasn’t going to send my newly 110 Demon Hunter to do those quests because I thought at iLevel 780 she wouldn’t be able to do the quests at all. But then I thought, what if she’s really held back by not having that Power Maxed.
It took over an hour with some dungeon runs interspersed, creeping her iLevel up to 805!!! just to get the Mineral Drops from the little ratty creatures. I could not do more than one at a time and used up a load of health potions just to kill each one. Was able to skip the Guy in the Outhouse quest and the Silithid Brains Quest and still complete the Artifact sequence. My Demon Hunter went from Artifact Power of 7, yes, 7, to 143. Yo.
Further prep for Tues is still working on my Rogue’s iLevel, and the Demon Hunter, who now stands a fighting chance. Maybe.
I’m going to take screenshots of my current Talents and Rotations so I have a base for all the changes incoming.
Then I’m ready.