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?