Time for another edition of “Monday Musings”. Hopefully, by now, most of you have…
Wednesday in some places? Like where?
Oh. Oh I see.
Welcome to the first edition Mostly Wednesday Reflections. Hopefully, by now, most of you have had the opportunity to play through a fair amount of the new quests, if you didn’t get into the beta.
(Special uber thanks to beta key. You know who you are. I’d offer to bear your children, but I’m afraid I lack the organs.)
Some liked original WoW better than BC, some liked BC better than vanilla WoW, but they all agree that Northrend is awesome. While they may disagree on the differences in raiding, I think pretty much everyone adores the questing in Northrend so far.
And if you thought the stuff in Howling Fjord and the Tundra were awesome… you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Some fantastic random quest moments:
“I don’t know the whole story, but apparently they cry a lot right before they die. Go figure.”
Watching Saurfang tank an entire field of scourge so I can Blizzard them all down. *cough* What?
Annihilating entire herds of Shoveltusks in Howling Fjord, for a quest I completed roughly half an hour ago… I couldn’t remember why I was killing them, but I had to kill them… they were all grouped up in a nice circle, just begging to be destroyed.
Also, this may have occurred at the tail end of a 16 hour quest session. Just saying.
The infamous torture quest. I know many are going to have many reactions when torturing something, even if it is a program.
For some, it’s definitely understandable and reasonable. A Paladin? Torturing someone? I don’t recall even Arthas doing that.
Me? Oh, I was filled with glee and happily tortured that guy until he begged for mercy. And after he told me everything he knew… I shocked him again. And again and again. I was hoping he would eventually start saying things like “gk… hk… k… hh… kkrr….” or at least pass out.
Sadly, it was not to be. Though he did keep screaming. Glee!
I was going to set him on fire, but the Kirin Tor might have frowned on that.
And yes! I am specced super fire right now. I did three levels as frost, and have been fire since roughly 73. I’ll be swapping to a frostfire leveling build at 75, and will likely be staying with that for the remainder of the leveling process.
I’ll probably swap around a lot. I haven’t seen a respec cost under 50g in over a year, so I won’t be surprised if I end up with several different specs before I hit 80.
Speaking of frostfire leveling, that should be going live tomorrow, provided nothing horrifying happens.
HOLY CRAP MALYGOS IS HUGE.
Maybe it’s all relative, maybe it’s because, as a mage, I’m scared witless of a bloody dragon aspect who’s made it his personal duty to extinguish every mage in the universe.
From a mage’s standpoint, a lot of the quests out here feel like the epic class quests I never had leveling up. I mean, c’mon, I’m doing quests to thwart an entire faction who’s only goal is to kill me and those like me.
I’m in yer base, killin’ yer girlfriendz! Haha pwnd!
There have been lots of quests where I had to wait around for the named guy to respawn. I usually try to group up with any horde that appear to hanging around to kill the same guy. Ninja’ing a mob from your own faction is the pinnacle of jackassery, and I hope to never accidentally do that to someone else.
This goes for escort quests to.
I also try to be nice to alliance folks, if they’re hanging around. Generally, anyone who was there before I got there, I’ll wait for them to grab the kill and move on before I try to snag the mob.
I see it all the time on alliance side. It’s… strange. How hard is it to quickly flash of an invite? You’ll only be grouped for, at most, 60 seconds, and you don’t even need to say anything.
And yet… I see it all the time. Some alliance player patiently waiting for a mob to spawn… it spawns! Yay! Oh look, some jackass rogue tagged it first. The mob dies, the ninja… I mean, rogue, loots and leaves, and the original alliance player continues to stand there, no doubt seriously peeved.
Ah well. Jerks will be jerks.
Killing robots, then “mining” them for spare engineer parts. I don’t know why, but this is immensely satisfying.
Maybe it’s because I killed a mechagnome, harvested said gnome, and used parts I got from him to build a grenade, and then threw that grenade at another mechagnome. Which I then harvested… and so the cycle continues.
Yeah, that’s probably it. The perverse glee I get from throwing an exploding piece of someone at their friends.
This is probably how the Forsaken feel most of the time.
Forsaken and trolls really are quite similar in many respects. Both have unleashed plagues on unsuspecting populations, both have fought wars with themselves, both cut off their own arms to win bets.
Where was I?
Ahh, yes, Dragonblight.