Thursday, September 14, 2017

Initial Thoughts on 7.3

So I've been trying to gather thoughts for this blog post for a while now because I wanted to get my initial thoughts down on patch 7.3.  We're now in the third week of the patch, and I'm still not sure what I think.  We've got two new factions to grind rep with, and a bunch of new world quests, and several new currencies that I have to figure out exactly what the hell they're for, and a tiny bit of new profession stuff, but overall, I've been pretty underwhelmed.

So here are the positives.  I really have enjoyed the story line from the first three weeks.  Although now that that story line is over, I'm not sure what else I have to look forward to for the foreseeable future.  I also really like the new dungeon, although I'll be damned if I can figure out why the queue's for it are running 30 minutes and more.

I like the Star Trek teleporter system (beam me up, Scotty!)  On the rep grind, I'm glad we have emissary quests to contribute to the rep on the new factions, although I'm not entirely sure, other than the Argus Flight Whistle, what I'm really trying to get to exalted for, other than to say I've done it.  I sure as hell am not paying 500,000g for a new mount.  The collection of mounts from Argussian Reach are cheap enough that I'll buy them, so that's something I guess.  Gating the Flight Whistle behind the hardest to get rep faction is a giant pain in the ass, and if that thing doesn't apply account-wide, I'm going to have a breakdown.

I'm not sure I'm all that interested in doing a bunch of world quests, just to do them, on mobs with insanely large health pools in areas that aren't particularly easy to get in and out of.

Right now, I'm running it on two characters - my warlock and my hunter, and that's about all I have the patience for.

I guess I'm reserving judgment on the Netherlight Crucible.  I'm not really interested in the best possible tree or min-maxing anything, so if you're willing to give me extra abilities or power and let me pick what I want, I guess that's okay.  I don't really care.  I don't have time for that anymore.  But if you're handing out free pie, I'll eat it.

So that's about it for 7.3  I may run an extra toon or two through eventually.  In the meantime, I managed to get toon #20 to 110 - my alliance priest.  I'm now working on alliance arms warrior.  After that will be monk.



Dawntrail Progress

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