Rejuvenation and Regrowth.

I will probably always be a druid at heart with my way of thinking about the game (and some aspects of real life).

Regarding the choice of video for the opening of this post, on the off-chance that you don’t know about one of the up-coming features, we’re getting a Honey Bee mount! Also, Steam Powered Giraffe is an amazing group (somewhere between an a capella group and barbershop trio/quartet/however-many-are-in-the-group-at-any-given-time).

Onwards to Rejuvenation and Regrowth

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Fun with words…

I was looking back through old posts out of nostalgia and I stumbled across this gem…

so everyone can figure out their ass from a hole in the ground with the new class changes (the Beta/PTR folks will have a very distinct advantage in the orifice identification process).

 

…and it’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking anything at the time.

From now on I won’t say “they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.” I will say, “they are at an extreme disadvantage in the orifice identification process.”

Classic Macros and Bodhi habits

Programming

I’ve given up on 8.2’s content, I just don’t care to log into retail currently. In fact, there’s not much that will convince me to do so. I believe these may be the only conditions that get me to login:

  • I see the words “Data Anomoly” in WoWhead’s “Today in Nazjatar and Mechagon…” post, I’m still farming that Mechagon hearthstone toy. I literally sit by the data anomaly for hours on a couple of toons waiting for the random rares to appear (only to feel the disappointment of knowing this is the “engaging content” that Blizz wants us to spend our time doing, repeatedly, for weeks/months).
  • my honey requests to do something in retail (like leveling some alts)
  • The Nazjatar emissary is up (Aes is still my reputation mule, after all)
  • Mechagon’s daily is get 6 chests (which is more time than I want to spend in Mechagon, but it is the shortest daily there).

Redemption, of sorts…..

Classic WoW and the Oops Tax

When I learned Classic was a thing, my first reaction was “I might play for a couple hours over the course of several months, but it won’t be a real time sink.” I was wrong. I was very wrong. My honey and I played for a couple of hours last night and had a blast. I might find myself spending most of my time in Classic over retail.

While there is so much in retail that I want to do and experience, I just find it pointless to log into to retail anymore. I’ve wasted too much time and effort on the wrong toons. “Oops! Wrong toon, my bad.”

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Bellyaching that you probably shouldn’t bother reading…..

Ga-nome Heritage Armor

I’m not sure why I enjoy pronouncing the G as a hard “Ga” sound when I say gnome, but I’m weird. Deal with it.

I’m sitting on both sides of the fence with heritage armor. Maybe we’ll call it “Schrodinger’s Armor” for laughs? On one hand, I love the looks of the armor (most of them, to be honest). On the other hand, I am rather annoyed that it’s race specific. The gnome armor would look amazing on many of my engineers. However, I only have one engineer that is a gnome.

Still, the armor is pretty epic looking. I modified it slightly on my hunter. Here she is with the Legion Bolt-Action Headgun (crafted engineering goggles) and the “Twirling Bottom” Repeater gun (yes, the reagent sold by the engineering vendor in Legion Dalaran is a mog-able item).

Tindala-gnome-mog

While the goggles on the head (rather than worn) from the heritage set are very cool, I just like the look of these better. It still has the moving cog in the middle to match the cogs on the shoulders. The gun also has a rotating end-cap that matches with the movement of the other pieces.  I am probably going to change her default mount to Mimiron’s Head to match with the Steampunk look of this set.

I plan on unlocking the Highmountain Tauren set (only 2 levels away from it), the Nightfallen set (only 90 levels away from it), the Dark Iron set (also 90 levels away), the Tauren set, the Dwarf set, and the Blood Elf set. For the core races, it is simply a matter of equipping a tabard and spamming some dungeons until exalted with the home race, so it’s something that can be done mindlessly.

While the Light-forged Draenai, Void-Elf, Mag’har, Kul Tiran, and Zandalari sets look good, they don’t look 450-levels-worth-of-grinding-on-top-of-the-already-270-levels-of-grinding-for-HM-NF-and-DI-sets good. They’ll eventually be leveled. However, not very likely before 9.0.

Finished with 8.2

8.2 has been out for a month and…

I’m done.

Stupidity

Am I  exalted with the two factions on either main (Alliance/Horde)? No.

Did I play for more than 2 days on my primary main? No.

Did I complete the meta-achievement for either zone? No.

Did I unlock all the blueprints in Mechagon? No.

Do I feel any compelling reason to log into either of my mains at this point? No.

I unlocked flight. That’s my sole accomplishment this patch. I have zero desire to do anything more.

Leveling some alts is about the only thing that has any draw for me, and that’s probably only going to last until they hit level 110. Getting close to the level cap will likely see the same apathy creep back in.

Why the lack of G.A.F. in the new zones? It’s simply too time consuming. To run 3 battle grounds, 1 emissary, all Mechagon quests, and all Nazjatar quests takes over 6 hours for us. I simply cannot allocate the time for a near-full-time job to a game. Three BGs typically take an hour-ish (unless 1 of them is Wintergrasp or Ashran, then it’s an hour and a half to 2 hours) and the quests for the emissary are typically handled during the time waiting in the BG queue. Either we’re doing something wrong, or the zones are not meant for grouping, or I simply suck so badly at WoW now and have reached a point where I should unsubscribe and uninstall.