Saturday, August 6, 2011

Azshara

100 Azshara quests and the 3 extra achievements.
Took around 5 hours at level 85 because I kept heading back to org. It's doable in under 4.
The Archmage achievements are much easier with a flying mount :)

I found a few bugs where events didn't trigger because I killed a mob in one shot but overall it was a fun round of quests - I actually bothered to read the quest text when I found it wasn't all boar spleens.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Loremaster of Cataclysm

Well that took longer than expected.

I thought I'd be able to bust through the cataclysm quests in a day or two, instead real life got the better of me. It turns out that newborn babies are more demanding than I thought :)

I've completely stopped regular raiding and I took a break of a couple of weeks from the game entirely but now I'm back focusing on the solo content.

I'm going to stick to my plan: solo content first. The reason is that with new raiding content coming out almost every major patch, I need to finish the content, including all heroics, before the next set of content comes out. This will require a concerted effort and it's only worth doing once everything else is completed, including all the PVP stuff. Remember, my goal is to reach 100% complete one time, not to stay at 100% complete forever :)

As for the quest content: my biggest complaint is the triviality of many of the quests. I'm not allowed to save the world from insurmountable forces until I collect enough boar spleens for farmer Bill's lunch. Also, there are zero choices to be made - everything is completely linear. I understand why MMO's need to be like this, but I wish there was a way to make more long-lasting choices even if it's something as simple as Aldor versus Scryer.

Anyway, Cataclysm quests are done, on with all the old world ones. I'm excited to see these - I purposely left the entire revamped world unexplored so I have a LOT of quests to finish up.