So, woowhee, that invasion xp. At this point I have all 12 classes leveled. I am finishing off a mage, shaman, and priest that are all 98 or 99 which will give me all 12 classes done Horde side, and 7 of them on Alliance. After that .. well, I can work on the other 5 classes on Alliance and see how far I get, but none of them are higher than 60. Horde side I also have another level 89 mage that I could finish so that I have one for each spec. Besides those I have two paladins around 88-89, and another druid at 90. So I might just finish the high level ones, or bounce back and forth. I guess it partly depends on whether there were any changes to the invasions in this morning’s maintenance. I’m leaning towards working on the mage and druid because they can be different specs from the ones that are done, and then working on the Alliance classes…at the very least getting them to 60 for potential future boosts.
If you have any alts left to get to 100 before Legion hits in two weeks, you’re in luck. Those demon invasions aren’t just for max levels! They give HUGE xp. Coming into the weekend I had two classes to get to 100 yet .. my druid was sitting at 96 almost 97, and my priest at 92 almost 93. It only takes about 3 invasions to get a level. And you don’t even have to participate if you don’t want to, you only need to be in the zone. My druid is now 100, and my priest dinged 98 this morning. Heck, I’m even thinking about getting the rest of my 90 and up alts done, there are two whole weeks yet. Assuming Blizzard doesn’t nerf the xp …. *offers up many sacrifices to the Metzen* Oh and while you’re at it, save the boxes until you do hit 100 … the gear will be ilevel 700 then.
Also, if this is a preview of how the scaling zones will work in Legion, I love it. Seriously, the mobs and rewards all scale to YOUR level. So no matter what level you are (as long as it’s 10 or above) you CAN participate in the invasions! Sure you’ll die on the final boss … pretty much everyone does. But you can also just afk in a random corner of the zone and get credit. Awesomesauce.
This has been a good month for me so far in WoW. On June 1 the Northrend Timewalking event came up again, and I finally had enough tokens to purchase the horse I had been wanting, the Ironbound Wraithcharger.
Then of course, the movie came out last week. I didn’t go the first two nights … I’m weird and prefer going on Saturday mornings when it’s light outside and the crowds are smaller. The only option on Saturday morning was 3D, and I had reservations about that, but I went anyway and I have to say, I think it was even better in 3D. I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome the movie was. Granted, there were a couple of things that, being interested in the lore and having read the books, I found to be … changed a little more than I would have liked. But I also understand that those changes made it a better movie, and I’m ok with that. I might even go see it again, and will almost certainly be getting the DVD later on.
One other nice result from the excitement of seeing the movie is that I feel like playing again, even daydreaming at work about which character I am going to level when I get home. It’s been months since I’ve had that feeling and it’s good to want to play again. I even finished my 9th class this weekend.
So Adryen Monk joins the other eight and now all I have left are Druid and Priest. The Druid will probably be my Tauren lady because she is 92 and nearly ready for Gorgrond. My troll is still 89 and so … I don’t know. The priest will probably be my human, even though he is also 89, because then I will have 4 max level characters on each of my three main servers. (I already have 2 DKs at 100 because … well, because I wanted to!) One of each other class will be enough. Van is certainly worthy of carrying Ashbringer, even though I would have loved for Kerick to be the one. I sent Kerick to get a garrison but I just … I can’t play him. I can’t make him look good and the new humans just aren’t him no matter what I do at the barbershop.
Oh yeah, I’m also gonna need a gnome hunter and a demon hunter or two, ya? Hmm … oh well. Gotta finish these last two classes, first.😉
With the Faire around last week, I figured it would be a good idea to get some more leveling done. Saturday afternoon I finished up with Madorsa.
That makes 8 classes to level 100. Only druid, monk, and priest to go.
Oh. Yeah. You’re probably wondering how I skipped from 6 to 8, eh? Yeah, I boosted Kriann, the dwarf shaman, with the Legion pre-order. I didn’t document it because, well, it’s a boost. I didn’t level her. Well, I did, to 68, but not the rest of the way. So, she counts, but she doesn’t, ya know?
In the course of her adventures in Nagrand, Madorsa ran across Luk’hok, a rare elite elekk that drops a mount, the Mottled Meadowstomper. Now, he’s level 100 and she, at the time, is 98. Yes, I know, warlock OP etc etc but I didn’t even bother. I mean really, I have 7 other classes at max level right? Ok, 4 if we’re only talking about the server group that she is on, but still … I trotted Van out there instead.
I am totally out of practice with him, but I remembered enough to kill the thing without getting myself killed. So, new and totally unexpected mount!
Aside from all that, I spent yesterday working on my seasonal character in D3 since the season ends … crap, Friday. I don’t think I will be completing chapter 4. First off, in order to even get into my set dungeon, I had to dink around with finding the crimson beta drivers for my ‘legacy’ AMD video card so that the game won’t crash if I try to visit the Desolate Sands. Yeah. Next time I’m buying Nvidia. I might be able to get to Greater Rift level 20 and kill Siegebreaker Assault Beast on T4 by then, but I have to do some research on the set dungeon. That might be too much. Still, for a casual player, I’m happy just to have completed my set. I just need the pants still to have all 7 pieces.
Remind me next season to start running rifts at 60 or so, so that I have a collection of greater shards ready for me when I hit 70. I’m behind now because I have to run 2 or 3 neph rifts to get a shard in between each greater rift. Gah.