Opposite of that feeling I had at the of Legion is the massive, overwhelming feeling of having too much to do in BFA right now.
I'm not complaining -- I love having stuff to do. Zero complaints. What I'm writing here are my observations and feelings.
Though I love it, I feel overwhelmed.
Where do I start?
What do I prioritize?
At level 120 I have 6 zones all full of world quests, each with their own reputation I want to get exalted. Doing all those world quests in every zone amounts to a full-time job.
There are certain reputations to prioritize because they gate content and certain character advancements. As an Alliance player, I want 7th Legion rep in order to progress my war campaign. I also want Champions of Azeroth to increase the ilvl of my Heart of Azeroth.
Prioritizing those two alone is a lot of work. Trying to do all of the rest isn't attainable all in one day for me.
If I split my time between just doing the quests I come across or want to do, I end up falling behind. Putting this into perspective, my friend has done them all every day and he's revered with all the reps. I'm revered with none. He finished the war campaign, and I still have two steps to go.
I'd have to commit 4-5x the amount of hours to achieve that.
Moving beyond the rep grind is the artifact power grind. There's a 40k expedition grind each week to get the substantial rep and ap bonus. That's pretty important for someone like me, and easily achieved if I put in the time to run the expeditions.
There's also a compelling reason to run the expeditions because the research abilities are tied to completing a certain number of unique islands.
Dungeons and Gear
When I'm finished with worrying about min/maxing my time and prioritizing AP and reps, I still need to run dungeons to worry about my gear.
Because I want to get better gear.
Because that makes my quality of live improve. Better gear means the quests take less time, which means I might have more time to do more of them. The game also feels better when you get better gear because the scaling right now really sucks.
Now, if that wasn't enough, soon there will be raids (even if only LFR), Warfronts, Mythic+ dungeon chests, and probably even more I haven't even discovered.
I realized from the beginning I can't do it all. Honestly, I wish no one could. The only reason I feel compelled to keep racing through it more is because there are so many other people who do. I don't want to be the only guy among people I can play with who isn't able to run a dungeon because my gear and progression aren't on par.
There's also the time-gating.
For example, if you didn't do all 3 expedition islands last week then you're a week behind everyone else. If you didn't do all of your 7th Legion quests every day since you were able to -- like me -- then you're maybe 3-4 days behind the people who did.
I don't want to feel like I missed out on progress and will be penalized.
Again, not complaining... much. I think maybe my only real complaint is time-gating the content, but that's not a complaint about having too much to do. I guess all of my complaints are specific to the things to do, and not with having so many of them.
Maybe if I could just find a way to add 10 more hours to my day. That might give me enough time to do it all.
For now I want to prioritize fun. Fun for me is not grinding all my WQ's. It's picking the ones with gear upgrades, finishing the war campaign by getting 7th Legion, making sure I get as much Champions of Azeroth as possible, then having fun running dungeons. If I mix in the other activities, I suppose that's gravy.