[OOC/Screenshots] DAI: Trespasser

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I finally finished playing through this last night, it took me a while because I haven’t had much time for game stuff at all lately with packing. Also there was an annoying maze part that I had to backtrack and use a guide to get through.

Things I liked:
– It was decently long, I still think the price is maybe a little steep, but it took me a while to finish.
– Some new equipment and abilities.
– Getting to catch up with all of my companions and see how they’re doing. It’s set two years after the end of Inquisition.
– Some interesting new lore, especially for elves. There were sometimes elf-specific conversation options so I appreciated that.
– Follow-up on my Inquisitor’s romance. (Even if it was weird and awkward.)

Things I didn’t like:
– That stupid mirror maze
– The combat portions were really monotonous; they all took place in the same area and were the same enemies for the entire time.
– I couldn’t use my horsie anymore!
– It also locks you out of the rest of the game, so you can’t go back and finish stuff. Makes sense, but some of the things I didn’t do impacted the story in a fairly big way.
– I wasn’t really invested in the story. I don’t like Solas, my Inquisitor didn’t romance him, he was nothing more to her than a weirdo who hung out in his basement a lot. As a player, I don’t like him and don’t really care what happens to him. I also don’t care what happens to the Inquisition, which is supposed to be the “big decision” for this storyline. I know that’s my own feeling though, it’s not really a criticism of the DLC.

I am hoping to finish my human noble’s playthrough as well, he’s around level 12 right now I think. I’m not sure though, I might stall out and get bored again.

[OOC/Screenshots] Class Mounts – Done!

I decided to give the Warrior quest another try, this time I upgraded some of his gear with Nethershard stuff, I also bought a flask and some buff food. While that helped, it was still definitely the toughest scenario and took quite a few deaths.

This is how my health bar looked after the last challenger…

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I really feel like I earned this one compared to the others! The Prot coloration is a lovely purple. They’re all pretty nice though.

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Then tonight, my friend very generously offered to CRZ my rogue to a quieter server. On Wyrmrest, Silvermoon is always packed and would have made his quest close to impossible. I am sure I wouldn’t have been able to get it done otherwise, so I’m very grateful! This quest is pretty awful for people who don’t like PVP, I wouldn’t have bothered either except it’s one of the few mounts I really liked.

They even served as a distraction in the busy Orgrimmar auction house so I could kill my target! Thanks Jairoes!

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With those done, I now have all 11 base mounts! Still working on the other colorations, they mostly require Concordance so it’s a way off. Some of them I’ll never get (cough cough Beast Mastery) but I’ll work toward the ones I can get. I also got Uldred his voidwalker-colored horse off the rare on the Broken Shores. I kept checking for it to be up over several days, it’s really nice so I’m glad I took the time to get it.

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[OOC/Screenshots] The Deaths of Chromie

Hold on because I’m going to do something weird here: Talk about something I really like something in Legion!

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This is a new scenario with the patch. You can start it by talking to Khadgar in Dalaran and then taking the portal to Wyrmrest Temple. It’s unlike other ones in that you’re intended to run it a bunch of different times, the end goal is to eliminate all the threats in a single run. But from what I saw, it’ll take a while to get to that point.

But that’s okay! Because from running it you also get:
– Rep with Chromie – At max you get the title “Timelord”
– Chance at mounts and pets from the Sands of Time drops
– Timewalking badges – I HATE doing TW dungeons, so the chance to get badges from another source is amazing. It also means I’ll be taking alts so they can get some.
– You get to hang out with Chromie and she says cute stuff and she flies in whelp form! Seriously, I love dragons and dragon lore and Bronze are my favorite. A dragon expansion would make me really happy.

Edit: I got up to the next reputation rank, so I was able to spec Chromie as either a tank or healer. I decided to let her tank, and dang that little gnome is strong! I’m finding the bosses go much easier now. I’m also excited because I got a pet! It’s a miniature bronze drake.

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The new raid also came out, but it looks like my guild is not going to be raiding currently. I think I’d like to run with the guild I did last summer, but I also don’t mind taking it easy for the summer. I’ll be busy with moving and it’s kind of nice to not be tied to a raid schedule for a little while. Fortunately WoW makes it pretty easy to catch up so I should be able to jump back in come September or so.

[Screenshots] Class Mounts 2

Finished up the other three that I could do now: Paladin, Hunter, and Priest. Even with very low ilevel and NO legendaries, my Priest had no problem completing hers. Which makes me really wonder what’s up with the Warrior one.

I actually thought the Paladin scenario was a lot of fun. It was a neat throwback to the original charger quest, and I liked that I got to choose my followers and it was a little dungeon party. I know some people aren’t crazy about the Paladin mount, but as a Draenei paladin, I’m overjoyed to have a horse again instead of that stupid elekk. I do wish it had actual wings when flying, and it does seem a bit tiny for a Draenei, but otherwise I like it.

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Hunter was next. I’m a little bummed that I’ll never be able to tame gryphons, because it requires maxing the BM weapon and, well, that’s never happening. But the mount is all right. It looks pretty good with a Tauren, and the MM color (which is what I am) will match her black fur and black pets.

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I actually think the Priest mount is pretty neat, it just… doesn’t fit a Priest thematically, at all. Well, I guess it works all right for Night Elf priests, but really no one else. The Disc color matches my transmog better too, it’s one that swaps with your spec.

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So I still have Warrior and Rogue left to finish, but no idea when that’ll actually happen.

[Screenshots] Class Mounts

I’ve been keeping up with my weekly chores on the alts, so I was able to start working on getting class mounts Tuesday. I haven’t finished them all yet (more about that in a second), but I thought I’d post the ones I have so far. I do like the little cut-scenes you get at the end where you actually get the mount, some of them are pretty cool.

Like the class campaigns, though, they vary widely in difficulty. Most of my alts are around 850 ilevel, so they’re not especially well geared. Monk was really easy, and didn’t even have an elite to kill. The only one that’s really given me trouble so far is Warrior, even at 862 in Prot spec I’ve been unable to kill even the first challenger. I need to wait for a nerf or for him to get more gear, I guess. Warlock had to get an item from a Legion invasion, so I had to wait 7 hours for that. He also had to buy expensive crafted things from the Auction House. But hands down the worst is Rogue. They have to assassinate a target in each of the enemy faction cities. Which would be okay if they were scenarios, but nope, they’re on live. From what I’ve read, the Silvermoon target (the first one for Alliance rogues) also has a super long respawn time. I’m hoping for a nerf, otherwise it’s going to be a very long time before I get the rogue mount, which is disappointing because it’s one of the ones I actually liked.

Druid is very underwhelming, too. Not only do I find it incredibly ugly, it’s not actually a proper mount, it’s just a change to flight form. If you bought the very expensive Glyph of the Sentinel, you have to pay to switch back and forth between them. It also lacks an idle pose, a perch pose, a walking/ground pose, uses the old form sounds, and cannot be used in no-fly areas.

All the mounts (that are proper mounts, not druid form) can be used by other alts of the same class, however. I’ve read that druids can use the new owl if they have flying learned, in Moonglade. I haven’t gone to test it though, because in all honesty I don’t want to use it.

Visually, I think I like the Death Knight one best so far. Their movie was really cool too. (Though the actual quest I didn’t like! You’ll see why if you do it. I corpse ran rather than follow orders.) I also really like the Monk cat because he talks to you!

[OOC/Screenshots] DA:I 3 – Inquire Harder

As I mentioned a little bit back, I’ve been playing a lot of Inquisition the past few weeks. This is my third stab at it, and I seem to be enjoying myself a bit more, maybe because I already know the game and thus can’t be let down by it. Don’t get me wrong, the problems that I initially had with the game are still there, but I guess maybe riding around picking flowers just looks that much more appealing compared to Legion currently.

Initially, I started a new (non-mage) Elfquisitor to see the Solas romance, but… I still can’t stand him. And I just kept thinking I’d rather be playing my canon Inquisitor, so I restarted her from level 1 instead. This time around, I’m making an effort to do as many of the little side quests as I can, I estimate that I skipped around 20 hours’ worth on my first game. It’s a bit disingenuous to call these “content” as they’re mostly mindless “Collect 20 Bear Asses” sorts of things, but it’s low-pressure – and not Legion.

This also includes beating up the dragons and taking their lunch money. I’ve got 3/10 thus far. I think this one is pretty.

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She’s at about 40 hours currently and is supposed to go to the elf temple. I also did end up buying “Trespasser” so I’m looking forward to that, too.

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I cannot resist this smooth bastard.

Though my elf is my canon inquisitor, she uses Raleth’s import, which means she lacks some important plot points. So I’m also replaying my Boring Human Noble, mainly so I get to kiss Cassandra.

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Same, dude.

I’m to the point where she’s hitting the 14 hour long missions, which means I should probably look into getting the mission table mod, but I’ve never modded this game and am scared to break things. I expect these two should keep me busy another couple of weeks, by which point the new Legion raid will be out. I’ll either be playing that, or I can replay DA2 again.

 

[OOC/Screenshots] Llothien Prowler

Aka “that damn fox mount”. Finally just now got this, after 9 months of trying. At first, I religiously did my Nightfallen caches, and farmed up the mana every time withered training was up. I got every toy and pet, but never any fox. Though it seemed like everyone else in the game had it, several people in my guild were also members of the No Fox Club. I started taking every eligible alt whenever Nightfallen was up, but after taking 9 characters 3 times I was over it. I finally got it when I did Nightfallen dailies out of frustration with not being able to find any treasure chests for the weekly on my warlock.

I didn’t really feel happy or excited, just relieved, and annoyed that it took so long. I feel bad for the people who still don’t have it. Who thinks this is a good system? Why does RNG permeate every single aspect of this expansion? If I work for nine months, I feel like that should be rewarded. My PVP prestige mounts didn’t take that long. They were a grind, but I could look and see exactly how much further I had to go, and I could choose whether or not I wanted to work toward them on a particular day. No feeling of, if I don’t do it today I might miss out. A while back I started working on the sewer rat as well. Same thing. I’m about halfway now, I know that eventually I’ll get it if I keep at it. And I bet it won’t take nine months.

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(Nice typo on the relic too lol)

I had to do a couple days’ worth of stupid missions before I actually got the mount.
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