Month: October 2020

New level 50 destruction warlock

“It smells weird in here!”

Finally i finished leveling first character in the new leveling experience, a gnome destruction warlock, i found the spec fun to play, my other warlock is affliction which i need to learn it again because i didn’t touch that alt for a long time.

For this character i chose Cataclysm for leveling which mean the old zones in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, it takes more time to level in these zones but that’s ok, i love these zones and they always feel nostalgic for me.

So what what do i think of the leveling system?

It’s fast, feels too fast at early levels and slows down a little in late levels, after leveling this character i started with another one, which is a good sign, in old leveling system i’ll feel sick of doing this again.

Having abilities at each level is fun, well not all levels but many of them, growing in power makes the game fun to play, more abilities means more things to do, and learning how to play the class quickly.

The freedom to go any where is great, in Timewalking leveling most zones are open for you, go to whatever zone you like,  even if you choose an expansion you can go to other expansion zones and level there if you want, this freedom means leveling is more open and leas linear.

Gear and items from all expansions, i’m sure there are some players who want to have the best gear and now they can mix gear and items from different expansions, i just hope Blizzard will not find a way to restrict this.

This is not a mount, i searched the mount tab and didn’t find a horse like this … i need one

Class trainers have no role, this is not a new problem and probably most player don’t care about it, but i care, i think class trainers should have a role, some quests to gain some abilites, quests to earn special gear, quests for lore related to the class, some flavor, that’s all i’m asking for.

Dungeon queue is not working … for me, because i think most players are busy leveling in Daenor, i could not find one dungeon group and i waited for the dungeon finder for a long time, this is not a big deal honestly.

Crafting needs overhaul, the old crafting system is not working for the new leveling system, for example i’m leveling a warrior in Draenor, crafted blacksmith armor require level 36 at least, this just one example, BFA cooking food need level 45, crafted gear require the same level.

A new player will be forced to go to BFA zones for their first character at level 10, and they will see this crafting system that does not work for them in the next 35 levels, this need fixing.

Wish there are more puzzles in the game

There is a potential for the new leveling system, it needs more work to fix the little details and i’m not expecting Blizzard to fix everything at once, but with time they should fix them.

Into the Exile’s Reach

WoW Patch 9.0 changed the game in many ways, leveling now require less time and you can choose in which expansion to level, but choosing an expansion means just choosing the dungeons you want to do, as for zones; you can go any where, from level 10 to 50 you can quest a little in Don Morogh, then go Howling Fjord then Val’sharah, you have so many options.

The other major change is adding Exile’s Reach, the new starting zone for old races, allied races don’t get this option, this new zone is well designed, it’s basically a tutorial for new players, old players will not learn anything from it.

If the new player paid attention, they’ll learn major ideas from the quests, the NPCs and the interface tells them what to do, but there are other things they have to notice, like treasures, side quests, rare mobs, the zone have few of them.

Old players may want to try the zone to collect transmog, i did that on a mage, the set looks nice, the island provide weapons i talked about before, they look normal and boring which is great, there is a vendor who sell them, you can find this vendor in the major faction city:

I’m going to collect other armor type transmog from the zone, but all the sets are missing the boots as Wowhead reported.

Exile’s Reach quest line is short, focused and engaging, by the end of it there is a dungeon you can join many times, i tried and i got from the last boss 3 items:

I wish Blizzard make more dungeons like this, short and quick, another thing you get from the island is bags:

After finishing with the dungeon you go to major city faction, there are quests that guide a new player to the mount vendor and riding trainer, they get a free mount, old players probably have this mount, they learn how to set a hearthstone, then start a quest line for BFA.

Old players can skip these quests and go to Chromie to choose leveling zones.

That’s it, now old starting zones look really old, i hope Blizzard update them one day.

Edit: I just checked, getting the transmog on one faction unlock it for both factions, but it looks different.

Centaurs as Allied Race

“Can i buy chocolate muffins in Crossroads?”

WoW players ask for more allied races, i see people suggest dryad, Harpy and even Furbolg, but i don’t see anyone suggest Centaurs, so i’m here to do just that, we need centaurs as allied race.

They have four legs, all other races have only two, four is more, more is better .. enough said.

A centaur is its own mount, they can run any where and even indoors, something other races can’t do, centaurs can carry other races if they want to, all raid teams will want half of the raid to be centaurs, just for the speed, for flying; a Centaur need to preform a ritual to turn into a pegasus … just imagine the glory and the terror of a flying centaur.

They have magnificent facial hair! no explanation needed.

A whole expansion could be about centaurs, they find a way to fly and they start a war against the horde (they live in Kalimdor, and the horde use centaurs hide in their cities!), one faction of centaurs are against that, they are the allied race … there i wrote an expansion story!

“I too need muffins!”

Suggested classes: Warrior, Hunter, Shaman, Druid, warlock.

I should point out that i’m joking about the whole thing, i’ll admit that i love the centaurs, that’s all, i just wanted an excuse to write about them 😅 i mean just look at them? their old model is so charming and they need updating, and when Blizzard do that i’ll miss the old model.

I do believe there is a need for unusual allied race, one which can’t show normal armor, some people want Naga, i want Centaurs.

In non-centaur news; there is WoW Humble Bundle, pay $18 or more and you’ll get so many books and comics, 16 days remain for the offer as i write these words.

And Happy pre-patch day 🙂

Pre-patch in 1 week

In less than a week we will play the pre-patch of Shadowland, for me this is more important than Shadowlands itself, mostly because i want to go back and level alts, it will be nice to focus on leveling alts without having to do that for 120 levels on each alt.

Also this means for me a chance to focus on the Horde side of collecting transmog from quests, some items are only available for one faction, if you did these quests then you can use the transmog on both factions.

The plan is to level enough alts and make them ready for Shadowlands, then go to Shadowlands with my main, finish the quest lines, explore the zones, then start with the alts who will probably skip the quest line and focus on leveling and crafting, i made list of alts and which Covenant they will join, the goal is to collect all the transmog for each type of armor, this may take a long time.

Anyway, that’s all, i’m excited for Shadowlands, in the first day of the pre-patch i’ll be in the barber shop to change how my character look 🙂