Friday, September 26, 2008

My very first WotLK post!

Messing Around

Alierah's made it to 35. Not a very exciting level, except for neing able to equip the Gurubashi arena trinket, and train artisan enchanting. I managed to find some cheap Vision Dust on the AH, which got me all the way up to 220 - the highest I've ever gone with enchanting. I've also done some more BGs and got a nice Senior Sergeant's Insignia. Considering I didn't have any neck item before, it's definitely an upgrade, and both the spirit and stamina are good for me, so yay.

And I still haven't been able to find a group for SM, which is kinda strange. SM is usually a pretty popular instance, with very nice drops. Probably has to do with the time difference and the fact that it was the middle of the week. Hopefully, I'll have better luck over the weekend.


Everyone's talking about WotLK, quite understandably, and whether or not everyone get it doesn't even seem to be a question - of course they're getting it. And, you know, I don't blame them. It's very easy to get excited about a new expansion for a game that you really like but is starting to get old. So I went* to pre-order it, and was at the check-out screen when it occured to me - I'm not sure I really want it. /gasp

Since I've been trying to figure out the reasons for and against buying it. The "against" column is pretty simple - why waste money for something that won't really do me much good? So that's not too much help, it just means I have to think about what I'd be getting and whether or not it's worth it. OK, what am I getting? What's new in WotLK?
  • First, and most obvious, raising the level cap. Not much use for me right now, considering that I don't even have any 70s yet.
  • New leveling areas, instances, raids - well, same thing. Without a 70, I won't be going to Northrend or Dalaran anytime soon. Hell, I don't think I've seen half of Outlands.
  • Inscription - coming in the next patch so it will be available to everyone, regardless of whether or not they get the expansion. The same is true for the new talents and trees.
  • Death Knight and DK starting areas - A new class is, indeed, a nice benefit for an altaholic like me, and I enjoy questing in new areas. However, ihis seems to be the only actual addition that I'll be have access to if I get the expansion.
So in essence I'll be paying to get Death Knights, and trying to level in their starting region along with the rest of the world - lag, difficulties getting to quest mobs, you know the drill. Do I really want that? I mean, at the very least, I could wait a while until the DK starting zones "settle down", and maybe even get a 70 by then. That seems reasonable, doesn't it? I guess so. Now, if I could only control my impulsiveness and actually manage to do that, that would be awesome...

* Well, metaphorically went, since it's an online store.


Cynra said...

Is it really true that inscription will be available to everybody? I'm trying to think back to when jewelcrafting was introduced with Th Burning Crusade. Trainers were only on The Exodar, Silvermoon City, Eversong Woods, and the Outland.

Can people without the expansion access those areas? And will the same be true for Wrath of the Lich King? If the trainers are only in Dalaran, then you'd be stuck.

Just forward thinking. I'll be snagging the expansion myself, but mainly because I have multiple 70s and I'm part of my guild's push to start raiding as soon as humanly possible. Not to mention that I am rather excited about all of the new things and changes! I can understand the reticence, however.

Tal said...

Regarding inscription, that's what Blizzard said when they announced patch 3.0. But even if it isn't included, then instead of just getting DKs I'd be getting DKs and inscriptions, and I'm just not sure that's enough...