First week in Legion

I hope you’re all enjoying the first week of Legion as much as I do! It has been great so far and there is still so much I haven’t explored. The quests and dungeons I have done have been so fun and interesting, especially the main story line and the druid quests. I am not done with my class campaign just yet but I am excited to see how it ends.

This expansion release has been different because I just started school a few weeks ago, so I couldn’t just pull all-nighters like I used to do. But my classes are in the evening so I can stay up late if I want to unless I have work in the morning. There were so much to do the days before and on the release day because we wanted everything to be perfect so we could spend most of our time playing and less of it fixing stuff both in real life and in-game. So we did all the laundry, cleaned the apartment and did all our shopping the days before, and we cleaned out the banks and bags on our characters, finished leveling characters in invasions and everything else we wanted to do before Legion.


I was ready at midnight and waiting together with everyone else in Dalaran in above Karazhan. There were so much people and of course there was a mammoth train, lots of jokes, toys being used and of course there is no real expansion release without massive lag. Surprisingly, the servers didn’t crash and I was off for the Broken Isles as soon as the quest popped up on my screen. Everything went smooth and I got my Scythe of Elune!


Most people started questing in Azsuna and Val’sharah, so we picked Highmountain as our first zone. It is one of my favorite zones because it’s the home of a great tauren tribe, the zone looks beautiful and the quests are fun. We wanted to level fast but still enjoy the quests and everything else we discovered on our way, so we didn’t really rush through everything nor did we spend too long reading the quests.


We stopped to collect treasures we found on the way, went back to our class order hall to do quests and missions there and we did our own profession quests. Our plan was to do all the quests up to the dungeon quest and friendly reputation with each faction in every zone, so we did Azsuna, then Val’sharah and finally Stormheim where we hit 110. It took us a few days to hit max level because we spent some time doing other things on the way and because I had school every day.


It has definitely paid off to level professions early because I sold many glyphs and a few enchants early and prepared to sell Darkmoon cards as soon as I could. So far I’ve earned around 400 000 gold which I think is pretty good as I’ve also spent some amounts of gold buying herbs instead of farming them myself and I haven’t been camping the auction house for hours constantly checking for undercuts. I was one of the first on my realm to sell glyphs so I didn’t have any competition but I was also busy leveling so I didn’t want to spend too much time on it. There is more competition now but the prices are still good, though the cheap herbs get sold instantly so I have to be quick to get some. If you’re planning to sell stuff to earn money then I strongly recommend using the TradeSkillMaster addon which is great for making groups, pricing, posting many items at once, checking for undercuts and cancelling auctions fast.

My plan now is to get better gear through world quests, heroic and maybe some mythic dungeons, then I might level up my shaman next and of course continue to earn gold because nothing is as satisfying as opening the mailbox to collect a big amount of gold! I’m also planning to explore more of the Broken Isles because there is so much to see, I have already discovered some easter eggs and I’m sure there are plenty more to be discovered.

How has your first week in Legion been?

The Legion is coming


It has been a month since I renewed my subscription and came back to World of Warcraft after a six month long break. This patch has been highly anticipated with the class changes, new transmogrification system and now the Legion invasion and demon hunters.
I’m very happy with the changes to balance druid and resto shaman but it feels like I don’t have any abilities left to use, my bars have never been so empty. I’m especially happy with the balance druid changes because I really disliked the playstyle in PvE in Warlords of Draenor. The only thing I don’t like is that Starfall is so expensive and that you have to place it on the ground, might take me a long while to get used to it and learn how to master using it. I used to just pop Starfall, pull half the world, kite and dot everything to death, have to find a new way to do that now.
One more thing that’s annoying is that I can’t take good screenshots when using Blessing of the Ancients because when I zoom all the way in I still see the stars and smoke effects from the spell in the middle of the screen.


I almost forgot that I had to buy the Legion expansion to play the demon hunter so I bought it the same day as they became available. It wasn’t exactly cheap, 44.99 euro for the standard edition and 59.99 euros for the digital deluxe edition. I decided to buy the digital deluxe edition because I think the stuff you get is worth the extra 15 euros, I just think the standard edition should have been cheaper because you only get the game.
I’ve been looking forward to playing the demon hunter because I never tried them on the beta. The story and the quests were very interesting though it was kind of what I expected it to be. I’m not sure if I ever could be a real Illidari demon hunter by heart because the story in the quests made me think that Illidan might be insane, I don’t agree with everything he’s done, but I still chose Kayn over Altruis because I think that’s what an Illidari demon hunter would have done. Havoc is a fun spec so I’m planning to play it more in the future, but I don’t know yet if demon hunter will become one of my favorite alts.


The pre-expansion events are always fun, so I was of course looking forward to the invasions and everything that came with them. I have completed the invasions in all of the zones and I’m now trying to collect all the different transmog gear sets.
Today I finally got the It All Makes Sense Now achievement which requires you to collect all the 12 different pamphlets from the Doomsayers in your city. The Pocket Fel Spreader toy haven’t dropped for me yet but I haven’t killed that many Dread Infiltrators. I joined a group to farm it but we looked for hours without finding a single one, so I might just buy the toy at the auction house instead of wasting my time like that again.
I started crafting and selling Tomes of Illusions and Tomes of the Clear Mind to earn some gold. So far I’ve earned at least 80 000 gold over one week. I don’t farm all the materials, so I spend some gold to buy parts of what I need, but I only sell if I get a good profit. I need to earn gold so I can buy WoW Tokens and use them to pay for my game time.


I did the quest in Dalaran with Khadgar which was interesting but much shorter than I thought it would be. It was fun to go back to Karazhan because I have so many good memories from that raid, it is actually one of my favorite raids.


What do you think about the Legion pre-expansion patch, demon hunters and invasions?

Highmountain by night

The first zone I explored in the Broken Isles was Highmountain, home of the Highmountain tauren. It has tall mountains, rivers, waterfalls and forest. The nights are dark with an amazing sky where you can see far into the galaxy and a million of stars.


Frosthoof Watch on Highmountain


Full moon in Pinerock Basin


Highmountain Peak


Moose in Pinerock Basin


Night sky in Pinerock Basin


Full moon by the river


Frosthoof Watch on Highmountain Peak


Galaxy in the night sky

There are many other great zones in The Broken Isles and I can’t wait to explore them all.

Not prepared

I can’t believe it has already been six months since I cancelled my subscription and stopped playing WoW. Time has gone by so fast because I have had so many other things to do and played many other games like StarCraft II, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and Pokémon GO. It’s been fun to focus more on my other hobbies and interests and try new games.

Right now I’m actually wondering if WoW ever will be the same as it used to be a few years ago when it was at it’s best. I doubt it. Mostly because I no longer have a guild. I lost many in-game friends when my guild disbanded, some people found new guilds on other realms and some people quit. Finding a new guild wasn’t easy, because I spent a lot of time trying to find one for Warlords of Draenor and I finally found one in the very end of the expansion. I had a good time there for a while, but then everyone lost interest and people left.

I don’t even know if I want to go back to raiding, but I don’t want to be stuck in Looking For Raid or always having to group up with randoms either. Maybe I could raid very casual like once or twice a week, but nothing serious, just for fun to defeat the bosses, and with a social and friendly guild with the same goals.

At the moment I’m not even that excited about Legion, I try to be, sometimes I even pretend to be because I feel it’s expected of me. Of course I think it’s interesting and I’m sure it will be fun with new content. But I feel like I’ve waited for so long, so now when it’s finally here, it’s too late because I feel like I’ve kind of lost my interest for the game. Yes, maybe it’s only because I’ve been away from it for six months, except for some time on the beta. I hope I’ll be as excited as everyone else on launch day.

I just read that the pre-expansion patch will come next week, so I think I’ll login to the game soon to prepare myself for the patch and Legion. I’m sure there will be tons of stuff for me to organize, fix and do when the patch comes. My bags and bank are a total mess so I can’t wait to finally get some order in them. Thank you, transmog changes! There might be achievements, quests or other things I should have done before the patch and Legion, but I haven’t really checked and I don’t know if I think it’s that important. I might check around and ask some people about it.

My computer will also need a little cleaning up before Legion because it’s almost as messy as my bags and bank. I haven’t decided if I should upgrade to Windows 10 or not, currently running Windows 8. But I did upgrade my laptop’s Windows 7 to 10 and it looks good, so I might upgrade my main computer before it’s too late.

Are you excited about Legion? What are you doing to prepare yourself?