My WoW account has been inactive for almost two years, but ever since they announced Cataclysm, I've been paying increasingly more and more attention to what they've been doing. Enough so that yesterday I started downloading the client, and over the weekend, I'm expecting to sign back in again.
I suppose this would apply more post-Cataclysm, when they change all the lower level content, but I was wondering if anyone would be up for starting a new character with me and checking out how different everything is. I usually play Horde, and I'd like to stay that way, but I could be talked into starting a Draenei/Worgen character.
I might be a month early, but would anyone be interested?
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I've got a couple of friends that play that are trying to get me to come back for this, so I'm considering it.
On the one hand, I really enjoyed all the backstory to the WoW world, so I'm curious to see how things change. My highest level characters are Horde, but I actually spent more time playing Alliance overall, so I'm most interested in those changes.
But on the other hand, I've got very little interest in playing WoW on a serious basis again. EverQuest burned the MMO addiction right out of me, so any MMO after that I played pretty casually. That's pretty much impossible to do once you hit the level cap in WoW since I've seen people get kicked from raids for not having just the right build or equipment. Having real life friends that play helps a lot in that regard, but even so raids became more work than fun for me.
I've been back for a few weeks now and they were quite eventful. The Shattering went live on Tuesday (which surprised me as I thought it would coincide with the Cataclysm release), so all the lower level content and changes to Azeroth are now live.
I have a low level hunter running around Mulgore, and most of the quests seem the same, although it was interesting to see the Venture Co. miners defeated and replaced by Earth Elementals. Its also a bit disappointing that Mulgore has sealed itself off from the Barrens (one of my favorite WoW memories was running from Thunder Bluff to Crossroads for the first time and watching the landscape change.) I guess the Thunder Bluff zeppelin made that redundant.
Also, I was surprised by the hunter change that allows us to stable 20 pets and keep up to 5 available at any given time. I liked the idea of picking one or two pets and running with them all the time. This makes me feel a little more like I'm playing pokemon, although I do like that we can catch certain pets just for their appearance and then leave them stabled most of the time.
Also, if anyone is interested, Blizzard has a Black Friday weekend sale, where WoW and Burning Crusade are $5 each, and Wrath of the Lich King is $10. I finally upgraded to WotLK and started a Death Knight, although I didn't play very long.
(edited by EddieBurkett on 27.11.10 1151) You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
What servers do you guys play on? I've got a few alliance characters on Ravenholdt and a few Horde toons on Draka.
I just started a Troll Druid. I love him. The troll starting quests were so much fun. They were so much better than the "kill 8 boars/bring back 4 boar hides" quests of old. I'm looking forward to what the 80-85 quest lines are going to be.
Am I in Horseville? Because I'm hearing nothing but naysayers!
So, I'm about halfway through the second episode, and so far I am digging the hell out of this game. The first trial with Mia was a lot more involved than I thought a tutorial chapter would be, and young Phoenix was quite hilarious.