I felt moderately responsible to take some time with my World of Warcraft main and actually go into Argus. Really, it was all a misguided procrastination tactic, because I was working on that Chromie time traveling scenario stuff and found myself feeling a little frustrated with that grind. So might as well… go into a different grind?
Now that we’re in the post-expansion announcement period, I’m finding it very hard to care about jumping through the endgame hoops like Argus. On one hand, the game continues to cram literally billions of points of artifact power down my throat and expand the artifact system while on the other hand Blizzard is preparing us all for the upcoming loss of said artifact weapons. There’s a sliiiiiiight loss of motivation and a general desire to see the reset button hit if there has to be that reset button. Like, now that we know we are going to move on, I’d rather just get on with it already instead of carrying on this charade.
The best thing I can say about Argus so far is that the skybox is really breathtaking. Seeing Azeroth loom over the horizon makes me think about how big that world is and also how these two planets are probably going to collide and break up in their mutual gravity wells.
Otherwise, the story so far is “eh,” lots of Illidan moping and some giddy Elf and a way-too-serious prophet. For world questing, we’ve traded the lush and inviting landscape of the broken isles with that jagged fel hellscape that Blizzard is alone in being fond of seeing everywhere. Kind of tired of the whole fel-demon-Legion thing as it is, which is probably why I keep going back to my lower level characters.
In fact, I’d probably be giving my level 60 Undead Warlock all of my attention right now except that I’ve put her on hold until Patch 7.3.5 comes out. I’m hoping soon on that, because I love the idea of level scaling zones. My plan is to take her over to Northrend the day that patch comes out and revisit the Wrath of the Lich King zones in their entirety on my journey from 60 to 80. Then Pandaria, Draenor, and Broken Isles. That should keep me busy.
I suppose there is another bright spot in this whole Argus thing, which is that it’s helping me refamiliarize with my DK. I don’t get tired of seeing her summoning hordes of skeletons and running around with an extremely obese zombie. She’s still so comfortable to play in a way that I haven’t found with many of the other classes, no matter how I rotate through them.
I’ll keep pecking away at Argus and Chromie, but I’m curious for those playing: what is the purpose? Are there some desirable rewards for all of this? Does the story get incredible at any point? Or is it all just busy work for the time being?