Blog Challenge #24: Class Fantasy, Yay or Nay?

August 14, 2017

I haven’t posted in awhile (again) but Z & Cinder have gotten me with their latest topic, Class Fantasy, Yay or Nay?

My answer is going to differ depending on the class, because some they got right and some are rather lacking.

The Good

Outlaw Rogue. Yes please. I love the toe-to-toe, pistol packing highwayman/swashbuckler image and the spec nails it. Plus it’s fun to play. The class hall is fitting, although it’s a pain sometimes to get to lately if you use the shop next to the fishing trainer. I haven’t really played the other specs yet but they seem to fit.

Balance Druid. The class hall, the Emerald Dreamway, heck, all of Val’sharah, just SCREAMS druid. I mean, seriously, I even have my own little patch to plant things and hope for my very own tiny Broot, and I get to run around with Mylune and have little critters randomly follow me around and I’m wielding THE SCYTHE OF ELUNE … honestly the only bad thing I can say is what the heck is that class mount? Or rather, why is it SO BIG? I will get it eventually but I won’t use it. I’m already a big fat Tauren, I *like* being a regular sized bird in flight so I can actually see around myself, ya know?

Paladin. Leaning toward The Meh category because, well, it’s been my main for the last two expansions and isn’t now, but .. well, that started in the middle of WoD so I can’t totally blame Legion or the class fantasy of it. I love the class hall, all of my favorite paladins are there … well, all except for my beloved Tirion. I think part of the reason I have been dragging my heels on finishing the DK is because I’ve heard parts of what’s going to happen in the story and I just. don’t. want. I mean, even looking at Ashbringer on my back … it’s probably the reason paladin isn’t my main. So I guess I CAN blame Legion. I know it sounds dumb, but Tirion was my in-game hero and knowing that I’m taking his place just doesn’t sit well with me. Does it make sense for the class fantasy and the story? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I like the class mount though. I need to keep collecting AP to get all of the colours.

The Meh

Mage. Yeah the class hall is ok but, I don’t know … I love burning things, fire mage is my main this xpac after all, but the class fantasy doesn’t excite me much.

Warlock. Same as mage really, it’s all very warlocky and the spec differences are appropriate enough, but the only thing I’m excited about is the class mount. I need to keep working on that because I want it.

The Eh What?

Warrior. The specs make sense. But the whole Odyn and the Vrykuls thing. I just don’t get it. My human warrior is having a hard time identifying with them. And don’t EVEN get me started on how my Forsaken feels about them. He’d just as soon shove them into an alcove in the Undercity as have to visit that bright, golden eyesore in the sky. Nope.

Hunter. I like BM. I like Hati and having dire beasts and all that. But … I think it’s a personal thing, because my hunter, she isn’t … well, she’s less Nesingwary and more Rexxar. To her, being a hunter is about her partnership and friendship with her pets. It’s not about stalking prey, or trophies, it’s not even about fighting. I sometimes wonder why she chose the path of the hunter at all instead of that of the druid. So the class hall doesn’t really do much for her. And she hates guns. Why in the world is the BM weapon a gun? I don’t get it.

That covers the 7 classes I have leveled.

Back From a Month Off

July 10, 2017

So this weekend was my first time to really sit down and play since May. I had a lot to catch up on.

I did the Deadmines pet dungeon. On the one hand, I’m glad you buy the pets with tokens because I know exactly how many weeks it will take to get them. On the other hand … it will take that many weeks to get them. But maybe the bottle cap in my bag will serve as a reminder to do it. I haven’t been back to Wailing Caverns since the first week it opened because I keep forgetting about it.

Oranis got his class mount. I guess I’m basically done with him, other than doing Tomb LFR and getting his fishing artifact and maybe some more archaeology and .. ok I guess I’m not really done with him. Just done with … oh. Right. There’s still another zone and crap on the PTR isn’t there. Well, he’s not priority right now anyway, I need to get these other characters caught up. Kerick finished the stupid sentinax quest, thanks to the wonderful Poppycat who brought beacons to spawn portals.

Oh and there’s one more thing that Oranis is working on. I thought this would be a big pain in the rear, but I must admit … I can’t WAIT to get home today and get back to work on the Chromie scenario. I’m not reading guides or trying to be super, I’m just enjoying killing stuff and watching the rep bar move. The only reward I’m truly interested in (besides pet drops of course) is the Timelord title. And I don’t have to be good to get that, just persistent.

Oh right, I have a blog

June 9, 2017

I know, I’ve been severely neglectful lately when it comes to this. What can I say, I’m getting old. I don’t play as much as I used to .. and not at all this month, although that’s not really by choice since Mom is visiting for the month. She lives far away, so she gets my full attention when I do get to see her.

I’ll have lots to work on when I get back into the game next month though. My ‘main’ mage, Oranis, has kept up with the Broken Shore busywork and will be ready to claim his stupid flying disc, er, class mount right away. I am not going to run out of things to do anytime soon. I have six other classes leveled and working on this … most are stalled at the Sentinax thing. One, the warrior Sanbec who was the most recent one to hit 110, is also still working on his class campaign.

Oranis has two, no, three legendaries because he’s the one that makes sure to always do emissaries. The warlock Madorsa has gotten one. Other than Oranis, though, the others do emissaries randomly.

Let’s see, what else … I have just two pet families to complete for the pet battle achievements, Family Familiar. Aside from that, though, I’m behind on the other new things. I’ve only collected one pet from the latest Raiding for Leashes, and I’ve only done the Wailing Caverns pet dungeon the week it came out. And now the Deadmines one comes out .. next week?!? Ahhhh!

So yeah, I see people complain about the Broken Shore quests being unimaginative and filler, but dude … I have SO. MUCH. TO. DO. I haven’t even gotten my fishing artifact yet! I’m catching up though, thanks to flying. I didn’t miss it that much before we got it back, but man has it made my alts happy. I still have 5 of those to level, too … monk, death knight, shaman, priest, and … um …. oh. Right. Demon hunter. I’m going to have to spend soooooooo much time on the DK, because I want ALL OF THE PETS which means stuffing AP into all three weapons. Because pets. Also, I must have all colors of the paladin horse because horse! So AP in all of HIS weapons as well. Maybe Oranis will retire after he gets his disc.

Locking Around the Isles

March 20, 2017

Syp over at Bio Break recently posted about how much he’s enjoying his affliction warlock. My lock, Madorsa, had always been demonology for leveling and destruction for raids. So far in Legion she had only been demo and had just reached level 103, but the new playstyle just wasn’t grabbing me and she was near the bottom of my list of classes to level. So I figured what the heck, let’s make the change now before her floating skull eats up too much AP.

She does have a face, really. Then again, being undead, it’s not really one you want to look upon, so maybe it’s a blessing that it is obscured in this screenshot.

True to Syp’s musings, affliction proved to be a lot of fun, albeit a 180 degree difference in playstyle from my main fire mage. Whereas the mage obliterates things within a few seconds, the afflock wants to throw dots on everything in sight and cackle maniacally while their health gets eaten away. There is no such thing as burning something down … killing takes time, but you can kill a lot of things in that time.

One of the best things about the spec is that I get to run around with the felhound. That has always been my favourite lock pet and yet somehow, I had never actually gotten around to playing the spec. I think maybe because it wasn’t good in Pandaria when Madorsa was created? I don’t know. Anyway … I’m enjoying it now. I put a couple of levels on her over the weekend. I even went and got Light’s Heart, which I have been mostly ignoring on alts because bleh. But it does unlock a weapon appearance and I wanted the purple scythe look so I went and did it. I’m glad I did, too, because I really got a kick out of this demon’s reaction when I brought Light’s Heart back to my class hall.

Here let me blow up his dialogue:

Yeah dude. Totes serial.