I'm reflecting back on Legion today as I sit idling in Dalaran. Legion was a mixed bag for me. I played through the first two raids and major content patches, took over a year off, then came back and finished up all of the content during easy-mode.
Looking back on that experience, I have a few favorite moments.
WoW expansions for me are ALL about the zones and the lore/story being told and presented. Everything about my enjoyment comes from a cohesive world and experience being unfolded for me.
My favorite part of every expansion is going through the stories in the zones. I like seeing the sights, meeting the characters, and taking it all in. I'm one of those people who enjoys the ambiance of Disneyland/World more than the actual rides themselves. I simply like being in the park and walking around seeing the sites, smelling the smells, and feeling the atmosphere.
With that in mind it makes my choices a little more clear. I don't care about the end or the death of big bosses. I care about those little nuggets tucked away in the zones.
Here are my favorite Legion moments.
The Death of Ysera
I really 'felt' this death. Ysera was probably my first or second favorite Dragon Aspect in the WoW lore. I really liked the story told in Val'sharah and how this storyline culminated into a nice overall quest line and ending.
Sylvanas Always in it for Herself
I have to give it to Sylvanas... she's nothing if not consistent. I kind of love how she's so self-serving and completely in it for herself at every possible turn. Even if it means the downfall of the entire planet, if she gets her immortality then it's all good in her book.
The story in Stormheim was a mixed bag, but this component I liked. I liked how Sylvanas had a pact with Helya and was trying to take control of Eyir and force the Valkyr into submission. That way if she died there would be an endless supply of Valkyr to send to the underworld instead of herself.
Eyir, being sworn to Odin, is helping to fight the Legion. She's the leader of the Valarjar, which are protectors of Azeroth (alongside the Dragon Aspects).
If Sylvanas succeeded in trapping Eyir in the Soulcage... that would have been really, really bad for the future of the world.
What Were Your Favorite Moment(s) from Legion?
Now it's your turn! What specific moments did you enjoy from this expansion? I'd love to know what they are and a little background on why.