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Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Rogue's Night In BFA Beta

I'm doing that thing where I rotate my characters a level at a time.  Tonight was my Assassination Rogue.



I thought I looked at each character before sending them into the introductory scenario, copying what skills and talents the live version has.  My Rogue seems to have fewer skills, somehow, I have to double check.   Compared to Live, each of my classes have felt "squishy".   They never feel as powerful to me as those live characters. 

Why haven't I made a Worgen Rogue before?  She has the Rogue and Worgen speed boosts (I call the Worgen one "scootie foot"). 

She's working in Stormsong Valley, a really pretty area.  Each of the areas of Kul Tiras are very influenced by the sea and something gone very wrong.  I find the leader of this area, Lord Stormsong, to be very buffoonish.   I know, who's talking, right?

The Rogue is my Leatherworker/Skinner.  I found enough materials while questing tonight to make a single item.  The crafting feels more like classic crafting rather than the "got you in a vise grips--don't try to make anything" Legion.

When you skin a creature, you get a pile of stuff:  Stringy Loins (!), Tempest Hide, Calcified Bone, Blood Stained Bone, and Course Leather.   I love getting a treasure trove of useful stuff like that.

She got in two dungeons and acquitted herself well.   Waycrest Manor and Shrine of The Storm were tonight's  selections.   Waycrest was pretty breezy but there was a spot in Shrine that was a problem, though I haven't seen any other group have trouble there.

I've been wanting to write about Battle For Azeroth Beta, but am wary that people will think it's too spoilery.  I'll try not to be spoilery.

When I first heard about BFA, I thought Oh, no, it's the PvP expansion.  I'm sure there is plenty of opportunity for those who want to fight it out, but I haven't run up against anything at all myself, which makes me really happy.

I'm wondering if I tend to like every other expansion.  I loved Draenor (maybe because I never let myself be a slave to the Garrision), and I love this one.  It has the best storytelling and quest writing I've seen in quite awhile.  Each area has all these little vignettes that flow nicely into the larger story.

Remember all the annoying kids in Pandaria?  Nails on a blackboard voices?   There are lots of kids in Kul Tiras, but except for one, they're great little adventurers. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Death Knight: From Puny to Powerful

Behold my favorite Death Knight.   She went yesterday from getting just pounded in Draenor (the only character I've had who at level 100 could not beat the ratty guy with the shipyard plans at the Iron Docks.  Could not survive the fight.

I've been working on her now and then and could not get her item level up.  I made her what I could.  I had my money bags Druid look for armor for her on the auction house---nothing!   So painful even at level 100 working through Gorgrond, ack.

She got the invite to the Legion series of scenarios at level 98, I think, but I knew no way.  Still puny, for some reason yesterday I sent her to do the scenario at the Broken Shore, which I was sure would be a deathfest.  She never died once.  Whoo hoo, four other people in the scenario.

Some improvements in armor, and why not try the Death Knight artifact weapon quest.   She'll just die and crawl back to Draenor.   No, she lived!  It was the easiest of the class sets I've done.  Also, very cool.  I think it was in Ice Crown Citadel, someplace I've never been before.  There were timed sprays of stuff.  It was a bit like a puzzle.

The Order Hall, meh just Archerus: The Ebon Hold.   It makes sense, but it could have looked cooler, been jazzed up a bit.

Off to Azsuna.  No problems.  From low 500s ilevel to 643, just need to do a few quests and she'll be in the dungeons and sailing along.

By the way, at nights end, I went to my Garrison, flew to the Iron Docks,  and beat that little ship (builder). 


Friday, May 11, 2018

Welcome to Star's Rest, Naboo

After months of trying, I placed a player city hall on Naboo, in a lovely spot near a beach and some mountains.  There are few places lovelier than Naboo.

Just as I'm really enjoying the Wow beta, this incredible opportunity arose, and the snow finally left and their is real sunshine out there in the real world.  Too many great things at once, perhaps.

Still, there is no game ever created where you can live out your dreams as you can in Star Wars Galaxies.  

Here are the details   https://atherensstarwarsgalaxiesadventures.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/from-the-desk-of-the-mayor-friday-may-11-2018/

You're most welcome to join us.   Yours Truly, Mayor Lightrunner.