It’s only a couple of days away from my real life holiday vacation. YEA!!! I’ll be M.I.A. the last two weeks of the year. Here’s wishing all of you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Story thus Far
So far I’m happy with Warlords of Draenor. It’s Blizzard doing what they do best. It’s also the first release where I’ve been able to see the phasing technology in action. I haven’t quested much since BC. When I have to quest, I appreciate how the experience is being personalized with my character at the center of the action.
My priest and mage have been parked in their garrisons for the foreseeable future while I concentrate on playing my warlock. I have a small itch to heal on the priest but OMG the last time I played my priest in WOW, healing randoms almost annoyed me to the point of hating the class. Here’s an oldie but goodie post of my Top 10 Lies about Priests.
For now I’m sticking with the warlock. The ease and survivability of the demonology specialization is awesome. I feel very much like a character dabbling in dark magic. I NEVER get tired of Demonic Leap! I like the idea of the Demonic Gateway and portals but I’ve yet to find a practical way of using them on a regular basis. I’ll keep at it though. The animation and idea is too sweet to pass up without a fight.
I’ve had barns built in my garrisons for a while now as a way of producing more of the Sumptuous Fur needed for tailoring. The minute the first one was constructed, I was happily surprised by the familiar faces assigned to manage it on my behalf. Always and forever an Alliance side player, the trek through Goldshire was and still is, one of my favorite WOW zones. EVERY ONE OF MY CHARACTERS, regardless of race, was leveled in GS. So I know the Stonefields and the Maclures, and their star crossed lovers’ version of the Hatfields and the McCoys.
I was rather tickled to see NPCs I knew running around my garrison. So much so, that I made a trip to GS to see if they’d been removed from that zone now that they’re part of garrison content. Nope, they’re still there with the original quest series in place. I suppose that makes sense. Their presence in WoD would be meaningless if their original context was removed.
It was funny to realize that the lovers had overcome their family issues and married anyway. This is evident by Maybell’s persona in my garrison being Maybell Maclure-Stonefield. She’s a modern woman! Too bad Ma Stonefield came along for the ride. I don’t imagine having your mother-in-law in tow is pleasant under the circumstances. Hopefully she makes up for her presence with good vittles.
Often it’s the little things that bring a smile to your face. Many players won’t get significance of that family being there together. But for me, it brought back the fond memories of my early days in WOW. The wonder and adoration I felt romping around the Eastern Kingdoms during its vanilla days.