With all of the alpha testing and news pouring out of the test server these days (most of which I am trying to ignore), Battle for Azeroth is increasingly on the mind as we truck our way through 2018. September 21st is still a ways away, but there will be a pre-launch patch before that, so everyone’s starting to shift their mental gears away from Legion and toward BFA.
I’m no different. Even as I dutifully go through my daily routine and keep making that bankroll, I’m increasingly given to thoughts and plans of what I want and need to do before the expansion arrives.
Probably the most important decision, at least for me, is to settle on a main character. During Legion, I’ve been going back and forth between my Hunter and Death Knight, with each character accomplishing different swaths of content and working on differing trade skills. While I’m not going to abandon my roster come BFA, I do know that it helps to have a single character for that first month or two to advance through the beginning content and get to know the ins and outs of the expansion.
After some evaluation, I think I’m going to focus on my Death Knight going forward. She’s done the most content out of the pair (including the full Suramar quest chain), and when it comes down to it, I just enjoy the look, feel, and playstyle of the DK over the Hunter. I’m going to miss some of my Legion artifact abilities, but we’re still waiting to see how the classes are going to shape up come BFA. I’m not going to stress about it.
Aside from my continuing project of making enough money to buy up tokens and secure my subscription for a good long while, I’m making a list of what I want to accomplish between now and the expansion. Working my way through leftover quest chains is important to me, but there are some other odds and ends that need addressing. Like maxing out rep with the Argus factions to unlock the classes (and mounts).
I still have that 110 level boost sitting around and no real pressing need or desire to use it. Actually, what I may end up doing is “wasting” it on a 110 horde character so that I can access the unlocks for the other two allied races. I keep mulling around the idea of a Highmountain Tauren Shaman, perhaps as a summer activity, and that’s the fastest way to getting one that I can think of at this juncture (all of my other characters, aside form a 60 Warlock, are Alliance).
I am also switching over my Hunter from tailoring back to herbalism. I still have a lock churning out hexweave bags for profit (I’ve long since maxed out the bag space on my two main characters), but I think herbalism would be more beneficial at the start of a new expansion anyway. Plus, I like collecting Felwort right now and the occasional herb farms.
What are your plans to get ready for Battle for Azeroth? What would you like to accomplish between now and then?