End of Legion
Each and every expansion comes to the end. Same goes to any "hobby", WoW included. I'm a big fan of this game, it is really hard to imagine I am playing since 2003 (year is not a mistake) with a few breaks, but I will continue :)
The announcement of BfA wasn't a surprise to me, not sure if I want to play on classic (aka vanilla) servers though. This is the memory I want to keep intact after 12+ years since I played my paly on US Dunemall. But I definitely will be on BfA.
Speaking of a hobby - this blog was a kind of "let it out" thing - sometimes I badly needed to express myself on game, players and directions it moves. As of now I lost interest to such blogging. Have other interests/activities/hobby (e.g. I've started to build custom water cooling PCs). So basically this blog for Legion has ended. Dunno if I will start writing again at BfA time.
A few words about Legion in general. First of - I see good trend to return to vanilla basics, e.g. profession requires certain player's level...
A short story goes there to prove it, a story from vanilla days :) My elder son got blacksmith head plate plan - Lionheart Helm (he told me it was on high demand for PvP).
It was extremely low drop from BWL final boss and so he was the only blacksmith on PvP server who could make it.
Imagine he wanted to earn lots of gold... but mats cost was very high - that plan required 12 arcanite bars. Besides the need
for Arcane Crystal (very rare drop from mining arcanite nodes) for that alcemist should buy a recipe from specific vendor,
located in Gadgetzan... Well, besides you need to be Artizan Alchemist and you can't get it until you hit lvl 35 AND trainer
was located on the island where Feathermoon Stronghold is/was (not sure trainer is still there), plus (if I remember that correctly)
you should be at 275 skill level...
Anyway, I had mage alt, he was alchemist but no flying point opened nearby... So I ported to Darnasus and started to swim down to that island... It tiook me like an hour with a few deaths (sharks...) but I did it and since that was able to transmute arcanite bar... Very unusual for vanilla days but it was epic trip and I still have picture of that in my memory.
As I wrote in the beginning of Legion - it is very unfriendly to alts, sometime boring as you need to repeat the same quest chain again and again, but overall it is very good expansion.
Lots of puzzles, rare mounts and pets, relatively easy gearing up (thanks for tokens' vendors) and world bosses which spawn often and do not require faction tag to kill for loot. Enjoyed all of it and see no need for raiding, honestly...
Oh, a few more words on raiding. I did a few raids with random Russian guild, just to refresh my memories, as a tank. (I should admit I'm not competitive as DPS anymore /cry, so tanking is my only option). Well, I had no fun there, perhaps I'm too old for raiding. It became very linear - taunt/move to required location/"don't stand in the fire"/move to another location/watch debuff and retaunt or aggro adds... rinse and repeat... I sure understand that innovation is something that doesn't appear on someone's will and it is very difficult to invent new game mechanics for each and every new boss... but still.
All in all, great game, great fun, and a lot of good memories. See you in BfA! ;)