You can’t take the sky from me

I was torn on the title. Was thinking the song from Seal, but I did that last expansion. So I chose Firefly.

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With my personal life still in a transitional state, I haven’t been dedicating a lot of time to Azeroth. Though, some would say I still have my head up Azeroth’s ass well enough. They’re not gamers, so their opinion doesn’t matter. Also, I’m a grown (legally speaking) man with no familial or property responsibilities, so fuck it. I do what I want.

Anyways, back to the point. I’ve been keeping my eye on the requirements for flight in Legion and doing what I can.  I unlocked flight for my account. I was a bit put out about the invasions requirement, because the invasion schedule was just ridiculously inconvenient for me. There were a couple of days when the invasions happened when I was sleeping or at work, so could not participate in them. Though, I was able to knock out all the invasions before I got the Armies of Legionfall rep to revered. Still, I’m happy they took that part out. It penalized folks that aren’t lucky enough to have their bills paid for them.

I’m enjoying this gated flight mechanism. It does force you to experience the zones in a way flight removes. There’s challenge to going somewhere. My only gripe is how long it takes for Blizz to enable flight. I shouldn’t be working on my 5th or 6th max level toon before flight is enabled. **note: that’s my personal opinion and you’re allowed to disagree with me. **also note: you will not change my mind.

Moar mounts (meant to post last month)

I’ve been pushing Aes through the Suramar quest lines. I have to say, I really like the progression of the Nightfallen story. Once again, I like the tie in between the questing and the raids.

Once again, I managed to get more mounts to add to the stable.

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The Heroes of the Storm thing took me by surprise. I figured I’d wind up just dual-boxing my way through the matches. That proved to be a bigger pain in the ass than it was worth. So I grouped up with folks. I had a lot of fun with it. Played Tyrande and was actually figuring out my ass from a hole in the ground. When teamed up with Gul’dan, Tracer, or Muradin, it wound up being a powerful duo. It’s definitely going to be a fun way to waste time when I don’t feel like logging into Azeroth, but want my gaming itch scratched.

How to kill an afternoon of productivity

Friend:

So Bodhi, how did you spend your Saturday afternoon and evening?

Bodhi:

I was running a round Highmountain looking for archaeology dig sites to gather moose bones to acquire a ghost moose mount. While I was at it, I’d fish in nearby pools to increase the artifact power on my fishing artifact.

Friend:

How many moose knuckles did you find?

Bodhi:

*blink*

*blink*

I guess I walked right into that didn’t I? I’ll have to share this with the guild (for the record, I’ve already shared).

So here it is, in all it’s glory. Aestalas on the Spirit of Eche’ro.

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Also, I’d never seen the “Grants a chance to fish up an entire school of *zone* *fish*   in one cast.” artifact effect happen while fishing. I had cast a line in a salmon pool and “Poof!” The pool was gone and a barrel was where the pool was. I thought someone was screwing with me, until I realized the barrel was clickable. There’s a part of me that wonders what the proc rate is of the barrels. I wonder if it’s faster to keep casting until a barrel procs, or if it’s better to just let it happen if it happens. I’m sure someone has done a proc rate study on the barrels.

Slowly getting back into the groove.

I’m still kicking. The divorce is still fucking with my head and affecting my socialization with others. I’m hiding in the hidey hole of my bank guild most often, I really need to figure out which toons are going to be appearing back in the guild and start with the whole socializing thing. Aestalas is still in and level 110 and raid-worthy. I’ve leveled the demon hunter to 110. I did enjoy the leveling experience of havoc, but love the undyingness (yes, I just made that word up) of vengeance for those tough quests with many mobs. Don’t know how much I’m really going to do on that toon now that she’s maxed. I’ve brushed off the fury/prot warrior. Once again, I’ve found that I still really love fury warrior. I like the prot off-spec for those tough quests too. She’s a high contender for socializing in the guild again. Other contenders for the guild are assassination rogue, and marksmanship hunter.

Blah blah blah and an xmog>>>>>

*taps mic* Does this thing still work?

I’ve been logging into the game here and there, mostly on my main (still my druid Aes). I poke my head into guild chat from time to time. I look at how far behind I am with leveling my artifacts (resto and feral) and get a bit discouraged. I look at my primary professions and see that I’m gated behind group content to push those forward and get a bit discouraged.

Still, for a toon that’s only done most of EN (N) once, EN (LFR) a little over twice-ish, and ToV (LFR) once, I’ve been able to push him to an iLevel of 867. It pleases me. I’m also still a decent healer in LFR (granted saying you’re decent in LFR means you aren’t trying to intentionally wipe the raid, it still feels good to know I’m not completely rusty).

Random boredom>>>>>

Feeling the itch…

…like a junkie coming down off that thrill…hardcore withdrawal symptoms.

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My personal life never recovered from its up-ending. I don’t know if I’ll be putting the details of my personal life (or rather what was my personal life) up on this blog space. Suffice to say, things change.

My WoW friends have been there with me during it all. Even though I wasn’t logging in to the game. They were there to lend an ear, or just keep me company when I didn’t have anything to say, but didn’t want to be alone.

My thoughts are as choppy as this entry. Perhaps my eloquence will return in due time.

I will be sticking my toes back in the pool.

Legion is here…meh

It’s been quiet on my blog lately. It’s going to continue to be quiet here for a while.

Legion has landed and I’m underwhelmed. I’ve leveled my druid to 110. I’ve focused my artifact power towards my healing artifact. I’ve accumulated the other 3 artifacts.

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The zones are pretty. The quest hubs (mostly) don’t have you going all over Hel’s creation to move on. The bonus objectives aren’t tedious. The leveling process is right on par with the leveling process from WoD.

However, I’m not enjoying it. I’m not thrilled with how the artifact locks you into a particular play style then penalizes you if you want to play something different. I’m not thrilled with how professions are gated behind quests. I’m salty that flight is going to be (more than likely) a year and a half out. The class hall campaign feels very slapped together (no real cohesion to anything other than “do  this…now, do this other thing…now pat your head and rub your belly…put your left hand in…pull your left hand out…do the garrison hokie pokie…”).

A large portion of my apathy for Legion is due to my personal life up-ending. So it’s very difficult to find enjoyment in a game for which I have a larger list of negatives than positives. I’m going to be taking a break. Or maybe this is where I decide that I need to just hang up my WoW hat. I don’t know right now.