It was nice to have a normal Saturday/Sunday weekend instead of the Friday/Sunday weekends that I get scheduled for at work.
Saturday I played World of Warcraft and leveled my first character to 100. Misfight the Undead Rogue is strutting around all proud of himself because he is at level cap and doing pretty decent damage. I am kinda bummed out that I was able to hit level cap so fast, but I still have quests to complete so I can unlock garrison stuff and gear.
I am probably not going to subscribe to WoW that much longer. The content is entertaining, but now that I have seen it there isn’t much to keep me around. The garrison is a great addition, but Blizzard has already stated that it is a feature that will not carry over into the next expansion. I am also disappointed that fans of the game had to wait so long for content to be added to the game. Not only is leveling through the content fast, but the game has bugs and glitches that should have been taken care of especially with all the time they had to have the game tested.
Saturday afternoon I went the golf range. My swing wasn’t bad, but I have gotten out of shape because I sit at a desk answering phone calls all day at work. My lower back is still hurting me today. I have chosen to start cross training by walking, rowing and stretching. I am also going to ask if the company will provide a standing desk extender.
Sunday I started getting into the Shadow of Revan content. I like the solo flashpoint option and the nice gear upgrades. SWTOR now feels a lot like Knights of the Old Republic because I am able to experience the content by myself. I like being in a guild and questing/dungeoning with people, but when I don’t have time it’s nice to login and get things done.
This past weekend was chock full of gaming. So much so that I am actually tired on a Monday and I have no screenshots prepared.
Friday night I played SW:TOR and leveled Bel’anjel the Sith Inquisitor Assassin to 48. When I returned to ship I noticed the Makeb planet quest line opened up for her which is fine by me because I was having a tough time getting through the fights on Voss and Corellia. I was falling asleep so I went to bed and didn’t get back to her until Sunday.
On Sunday I ended up changing her specialization from damage dealer to tanking. Now I can survive the fights and practice the tanking rotation. The Makeb GSI bolster makes things easier and faster not in a bad way either. It is nice for those of us who end up playing solo more often than not. When I logged off, Bel’anjel was level 53. This weekend I will finish leveling her and get to working on a healer.
Warlords of Draenor dominated my Saturday. I focused on Misfight the Undead Rogue. Let me say that I feel that the leveling is going very fast. I am doing every quest and elite boss that I can find so I am experiencing all of the new content. But leveling from 93 to 97 in a day seems ridiculous. Considering that the end game is almost non-existent at this point I will have nothing to do when I max out.
Before going to bed on Saturday I setup some games to download overnight from Steam. Dishonored was one of those games I picked up during the summer sale that has just sat there beckoning to me. I ended up playing Dishonored for most of the day on Sunday. It was a great escape into a unique world where I can sneak around looking in every nook and cranny for goodies.
I wanted to play some Battlefield 4, but there was an issue with their login servers so I went back to Dishonored and got to the big story plot twist before I had to get to bed so I wouldn’t fall asleep at work.
I am happy to announce that I finally got to play Warlords of Draenor. It only took three days for me to finally be able to play on a medium population server (Silver Hand) where my Alliance paladin Chexter lives.
It was really nice to see the Warlords of Draenor quest message.
Saturday morning I adventured with Chexter the Paladin through the introductory quest line. I even attempted tanking in the first dungeon of the expansion called the Bloodmaul Slag Mines. It went well, but I felt a bit squishy which is probably due to the fact Chexter doesn’t have any Mists of Pandaria raid gear.
Creating the garrison was really cool and I spent a few minutes running around taking screenshots. I don’t know how new it is, but the world seems a lot less static than I remember. There are a lot more NPCs running around giving life to the area. One of the NPCs even tracked me as I walked around her and I didn’t even have her targeted.
I decided to take a break right after establishing Chexter’s garrison to reassess my leveling plan. My original plan was to level Beefyshield the Tauren warrior first because I am, “For the Horde.” But, my Horde server (Kil’jaeden) was still experiencing long queue times of several hours on Saturday. Although Chexter was on my list to be leveled second after Beefyshield; I don’t know anyone on Silver Hand anymore and I can’t stand a silent guild chat.
I decided to log into Aerie Peak (which was open on Saturday) where I have my only other Alliance characters: Pawfury the Pandaren monk and Bladehearn the Worgen warrior. I leveled Pawfury up until he unlocked his garrison then switched to Bladehearn. I ended up playing Bladehearn the rest of the day and leveling him up to 92.
Sunday morning I was finally able to log in to Kil’jaeden. That would be four days after the official launch day of the expansion. Since my original leveling plan was messed up I decided to level Misfight the Undead rogue. Misfight is special as he is the first World of Warcraft character I ever created. He was the first character to reach max level in the Burning Crusade and I learned how to raid with him in Karazhan.
Bladehearn and Misfight will be my first characters to adventure their way to level cap, but I am not in any rush to get there. I am finding that there are a lot things to experience in this expansion and I am going to take my time. Although things are not perfect with the expansion launch I think things are finally getting better and I am continuing to take lots of screenshots that I will share soon.
I was not prepared for how much fun I am having in Warlords of Draenor.