When I last played WOW I was focused on getting my Warlock to 100. I was starting to feel too much of the grind attempting to get do 3 characters in parallel. My level 96 Priest and level 94 Mage are permanently parked in their garrisons except for going out to trap animals for fur.
I also started to chaffing at the more old school questing approach of running back and forth to quest givers. So close to hitting 100 on the Warlock and having begun to do LFG dailies, I pretty much abandoned doing anything I didn't want to do. I was trying to follow the main storyline quests far as I could identify them but skip side quests and filler.
What I enjoy most is exploring each zone to find the “open” quests that remind me of GW2. I like finding named mobs and tracking down Followers. If not for the long LFG queues for DPS characters, I’d do the instances a lot more as well. But as it is, I can barely fit two in during a normal play session. I need to get a couple more items to hit the ilevel needed for LFR. I could probably buy my way there on the Auction House but I haven’t resorted to that yet.
I had a real treat before the holiday thanks to a long time WOW friend. He ran me through Black Temple to let me see the encounter with Illidan, who is my favorite lore character. It was fast, fun and lucrative. He reminisced about how long setups where for the bosses when the content originally released versus his ability to slam through them now. *Smile*
Sauntering my way to 100 and working on my garrison is still enough entertainment to remain subscribed. I am looking forward to being eligible for LFR and hope the queues are quite as long.