Let’s Catch Up!
I took a little hiatus from responsibilities for the past few days to catch up on some work and other RL things. I’m back in action now, so let’s catch up on a few things!
What is Keen Playing?
I’m playing WoW, obviously. There’s a lot to say here, but I’ll try and condense it down into the highlights.
My Paladin is iLevel 340 something. I had horrible luck on the first world bosses and received no loot. My luck has also been pretty darn bad in Mythic+’s, and I’ve only found a few upgrades. I’m also carrying around a few lower iLevel pieces of gear (like 325) because I haven’t found a better item. Realistically, though, I’m plenty geared for what I want to do right now.
Raiding is going pretty well. Our casual guild fielded quite a few on the first night we raided, and had a little bit of an attendance issue the second night because of multiple RL injuries and issues that came up — I think Football didn’t help either. I got 2 drops so far, and I really like the boss fights. The setting isn’t my thing, but the mechanics are fun.
This whole Warfront system is too convoluted. The Horde got it first, but haven’t unlocked it yet. Once they do, they get to have it open to them for 7 days. Meanwhile, we sit here doing nothing. Once they’ve unlocked it and 7 days pass, it’s our turn again. So if you do the math… the soonest I will actually be able to enter a Warfront and see what they’re like is September 22. Someone tell me if I’m wrong? I’ll only get to see them every 3 weeks. That’s… silly. I do hear they drop lots of 340 gear, so that’s a nice alt catchup mechanic?
As I mentioned last week, I unlocked Dark Iron Dwarves. Doing so rendered most of the WQ’s completely useless to me. I won’t shed a single tear — I seriously dislike World Quests. I’m pretty sure that I don’t even need to worry too much about Champions of Azeroth rep, either. Now it’s just a matter of grinding Azerite Power for my necklace. The solution? Warfronts will probably drop a lot during the week they’re open, as perhaps even during the turn-in phase a week prior. There’s also the weekly expeditions… and a few WQ’s maybe if I’m bored?
I decided to boost my Dark Iron Dwarf Warrior to 120. I’m not going to worry about the heritage armor, but instead I’m going to try and get the Blackrock armor from WoD. A little transmog hunting is actually enjoyable.
My Warrior is level 113 now, and I’m playing around with specs. I love how Fury feels, but people keep saying how bad it is compared to Arms. I’ll make my own decision, but will likely fall where I feel the power is at.
Overall, I’m still very much enjoying BFA. My friend says he feels like there isn’t much content. Without a doubt I can understand where he is coming from. He enjoyed WQ’s in Legion and now they’re sorta useless once you outgrow them. He doesn’t like Island Expeditions (neither do I), is worried about the Warfronts (so am I), and obviously there’s only so many dungeons and raids one can do. So while there isn’t actually a lack of content yet, there’s an end in sight for some. Given my progression rate, I’ll have A LOT of time before we finish up Heroic Uldir, and I still want to dungeon dive a bit.
How’s your WoW experience going so far?
This ended up being a little longer than I thought, so I think I’ll do another post tomorrow talking about some games coming out.