Pace

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I hit Exalted with the Dreamweavers and the Wardens recently, and I haven’t done much World Quests since. I know I should do all the emissary quests for a chance at a second legendary in the cache, but I just can’t bring myself to. I only do four Valarjar quests when their emissary quest pops, because it’s the only faction I’m not exalted with yet, but that’s it. My boyfriend, who is a mythic raider, does all the WQs he can find that rewards Artifact Power, and tells me I should do the same, but I don’t. Because I’m not a raider. Because I’m not in a hurry. It’s only been two and a half months since Legion hit, and already I have five max level characters. Three of them have a legendary. Three of them have an item level of 850 and up. I’m working on their professions at the moment, but that’s all I do on them.

I’ve been playing this expansion at my pace, doing stuff I feel like, not worrying about having the best gear or grinding AP to boost my artifact weapon. And already, I’m almost exalted on my main with all the factions. Her gear can’t get that much better without actually raiding. So I work on alts. Specifically on my alts’ professions. Because I don’t like other classes as much as I love my main, my hunter. I gear them through WQs because it’s easy. The only reason I’m working on rep on these toons is for recipes, for ranks 2 and 3.

Once I’m done with that, and I don’t think it’ll be that long, even without hurrying, I’m not sure what will be left to do. I’m enjoying the Nightfallen quests we get every week, but those are short, and it’s only for a couple weeks.

The raids are coming out pretty fast, which is great. But I only raid sometimes, when my guild does Normal Emerald Nightmare guild runs for alts and non-raiders. I tried Trials of Valor on the Raid Finder, but Helya is just not dying. We never even made it past phase one. But that’s okay. My guild will probably get me in there sooner or later. I’m looking forward to the Nighthold, because I really love the Nightfallen storyline. The Court of Stars is my favourite instance this expansion, though I’ve only done the mythic version, not the mythic+ versions, which I’m told are a bitch.

I’m not saying Blizzard did anything wrong, because who am I to judge them and what they do, but I’m already sort of burned out on the game, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. And it sucks, because WoW is still an awesome game, my favourite game of all times. I hope I get the spark back soon. I miss it.

Casual Progression

The Legion pre-patch changed a lot of things. For one, like for a lot of people I suppose, it made me want to play the game again. It took me three days prior to the patch to clean up all of my 42 toons’ banks, bags and void storage. Three days. Only to find out later I had a guild bank full of transmog gear I had completely forgotten about.

Once the patch hit, I deleted twelve alts that I hadn’t played enough in the past year to justify keeping them around any longer. The main reason I was keeping them was for unique transmog items they had. It actually felt good to get rid of some alts. I transferred my hunter back to her original realm, Area 52, to play with my boyfriend again. That meant I had a lot of leveling to do, and professions to max out.

During the Invasion Event, I leveled a couple characters and got some 700 item level gear for some of my max level characters. I started looking for a guild and found one about a week before Legion went live. Two months into Legion, we’re a small, tight-knit, family-like guild, composed of about 50 people. We do mythics and mythic+ dungeons often, have a heroic raid group,¬†multiple groups running Karazhan, and even do Normal Emerald Dream on Mondays for alts and/or non-raiders.

Thanks to Casual Progression, I’m doing mythics+, which is something I never thought I would do, and even raid once a week. I’ve made tons of friends, and they make me feel safe and loved enough to try things that were once out of my comfort zone. Even though I’m not an offical raider, I was invited to join the raid while they worked on their Heroic Xavius kill. Two or three attempts later, with me actively tanking the floor, we all got¬†AotC: Xavius and I couldn’t be more proud of my guildies.

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A Legion of Alts

I’ve always had a lot of alts, and of course Legion wasn’t going to be an exception.

I tried though. Like I always do before a new expansion comes out, I wanted to level as little characters as possible to 110. And now, two months later, my character selection screen looks like this.

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My biggest problem is I’m completely OCD about professions. I need to have them all on any given server I play on. Because I need to be able to craft whatever it is I need instead of asking for help from guildies or buying it off the Auction House. I’m also somewhat of a transmog whore, so of course I need to have characters of all armor class types.

As of today I have no priest or warlock, but it’s only a question of time before I do. I’ve finished the hunter, druid, mage and rogue class campaign, and they were all quite entertaining. I have yet to pick the next character I’m going to focus on. It’s a toss between shaman, warrior and Demon Hunter at this point, but it doesn’t really matter which one I pick. They will all end up at max level sooner or later.