World of Warcraft: On standby for Patch 8.0

Don’t fear the darkness, fear my shoulderpads!

I think I’ve arrived at a good place for the big expansion reset in World of Warcraft. No last-minute leveling or frantic goal-reaching for me. Instead, I’ve figured out my roster of characters going forward and have gotten them each to a place where they’re ready for Patch 8.0. Right now, this roster is:

  • Death Knight Syppy (above), which I would consider my “main” through all of Legion and going into BFA
  • Hunter Syppi, casual Gnome adventurer with an affinity for attack squirrels
  • Warlock Lilaca, my sole Horde character who will take me through content on that side

Additionally, I have plans for two allied races when I unlock them:

  • Kul Tiran Druid, because how can you not want to make one of these?
  • Dark Iron Dwarf Priest, as I kind of dig their looks and want to try out Disc

That right there is way more than enough to keep me occupied over the next two years. But what about the next month? Word is that the pre-expansion patch should drop soon, and when it does, we’ll be dealing with two major changes.

First up will be all of the class adjustments. I won’t lie, I’m particularly interested to see how some of these shake out. In particular, I would love for Demonology to be a fun and viable spec again. Some of those new summons look pretty awesome, so my fingers are crossed.

There’s also the pre-expansion scenario as a prelude for Battle for Azeroth. We’ll be losing our artifact weapons too, and I’ll need to do this on all three characters. I think that I’ll have enough time with a whole month. Hopefully Blizzard will also be bringing some sort of world event like it did with the pre-Legion invasions. That was pretty neat.

Otherwise, I’ll just be biding my time until August 14th, making money and running the occasional world quest for goods. I think that when 8.0 hits, we’ll lose the ability to make money from our companions, so that will be a huge ding to my money making. Will world quests also see the gold gains erased? I hope not.

What are your plans from now until Battle for Azeroth’s launch?

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7 thoughts on “World of Warcraft: On standby for Patch 8.0

  1. Isey July 5, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Trying to get my bear artifact appearance… I finally got past phase one but I will be gutted if I can’t get it before it’s gone. I love eveyrthing about it! (except getting it.. I hate THAT part…)

  2. Minimalistway July 5, 2018 / 11:02 am

    One major change in 8.0 is Legacy mode for old dungeons and raids, i’m waiting for this because i love farming old content for transmog and Legion made that as tedious, many bosses don’t drop anything, just gold, Legacy mode will make bosses drop more items like you are in a full group, so there is a chance for more transmog items, and some classes could farm some weapons … Demonology Warlock can give the Felguard different swords and axes.

    So untill then, i’m cleaning bags and banks, crafting bags for all alts, making sure the quest logs are empty.

  3. ~effs~ July 6, 2018 / 3:02 am

    If you haven’t already tried out Demonology, I’d recommend it. Coming from someone who didn’t like the demonic empowerment spam, it’s probably the spec I enjoyed the most. Although I just love the destruction visual updates too much to not play that spec 😛

  4. Syp July 7, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Awesome, I’m actually pretty excited about some of the changes and the new pets.

  5. Syp July 7, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Legacy mode sounds pretty awesome!

  6. Syp July 7, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Good luck! Hope you get it!

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