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Congratulations! Just in time for the new phase stuff :drool:
 

Grylte

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Grats :)

That's just a couple days after i did an alt run in bwl ;)

I need to play less... :nervous:
 

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Time to ditch Herod's helm man.
I replaced it with Judgement helm last night. So far I've got 2 pieces of t2, 3 pieces of t1 and the ultimate BIS healing boots from BWL trash with over 60+ healing. Not bad for 5 days into 60.
 

Grylte

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I replaced it with Judgement helm last night. So far I've got 2 pieces of t2, 3 pieces of t1 and the ultimate BIS healing boots from BWL trash with over 60+ healing. Not bad for 5 days into 60.
Levling a pally now, second alt :lol:
Must be easiest to gear up, half the drops in MC and BWL are pally and lock, the rest i think is druid... Meh
 

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Levling a pally now, second alt :lol:
Must be easiest to gear up, half the drops in MC and BWL are pally and lock, the rest i think is druid... Meh
I on purposely leveled slowly. I wanted to quest in every area to get the full classic experience and do every dungeon as a healer. I initially did 13 ret to get SoC and +8% running speed and then invested my points in holy until I got holy shock. Consequently my solo questing took twice as long but I didn't mind. I even bothered to read most of the quests fully this time over.
 

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I on purposely leveled slowly. I wanted to quest in every area to get the full classic experience and do every dungeon as a healer. I initially did 13 ret to get SoC and +8% running speed and then invested my points in holy until I got holy shock. Consequently my solo questing took twice as long but I didn't mind. I even bothered to read most of the quests fully this time over.
I played prot till lvl 30, planned to tank my way up in instances, since i already quested with 2 characters to 60.
Takes longer to get group as tank than i expected, so respecced to ret the other day. Will quest and heal instances instead.
 

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A girl in my guild, who i never met before, came to visit me yesterday, she's staying till sunday ;)
And people say you need to go out to meet girls.. :lol::angel:
 

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Look at @Grylte with his egirls.
 

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A girl in my guild, who i never met before, came to visit me yesterday, she's staying till sunday ;)
And people say you need to go out to meet girls.. :lol::angel:
I met my first girlfriend on world of Warcraft. 8 years we ended up together. The cheating bitch.
 

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I met my first girlfriend on world of Warcraft. 8 years we ended up together. The cheating bitch.
Out of interest how did she cheat at World of Warcraft?
 

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Well, driving to Cambridge to feck one of the hunters in our guild seemed to do the trick....
You wasn’t on the Zenedar server was you? Sounds like something that happened in my old guild.
 

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Been playing on Zenedar since vanilla myself, still there now!

Servers pretty dead these days.
Yeah I had to server transfer my main a while ago.

In Vanilla I was in an Alliance raiding guild on Zenedar called Exiles of Fate, also Silvermoon before that. I remember zenedar had zenedar.com, a community forum before Bliz made its forum for each server
 

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Last night I went with a half noob guild, half pug raid to MC. The Azuresong Mageblade dropped and the raid leader (a warlock) said it was caster dps only, despite it being the BIS holy pally weapon in MC. As they were just arriving to kill Sulfuron I ninja pulled the boss then bubble hearthed. The chaos that ensued on discord was glorious. Apparently all their tanks and melee dps were now fully red after the wipe I caused. Moral of the story - don't waste my time by fecking me out of loot. Probably my best wow classic moment to date. So satisfying!
 

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I'm playing responsibly by making sure I always wear a mask and gloves when outside.
 

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The WoW: Shadowlands alpha is live so loads of new information available.

The game looks amazing and is getting universal praise from streamers and alpha testers, it looks like Blizzard are getting WoW back on track after the disaster of BfA.

On live there’s currently a double xp bonus, I’ve levelled 2 characters to 120 then logged out because the end game is shite.
 

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I wonder if the success of Classic has influenced their direction with live.
 

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Raiding is still good fun in wow with a guild. Other than that...

Shadowlands is not going in a direction that fixes the vast majority of issues I would say the game has, as someone who still plays it. In fact the covenant system is likely to be the next can of worms that Blizzard take ages and several iterations to find some kind of balance just like corruption and azerite did before it in BFA.

Shadowlands thus far gives - A couple of new abilities to each class that you will pick based on covenant, faster more simple and immersive levelling of new characters, a new thing or two to pick with character cosmetics ie. tattoos, human race, etc but still far behind the kind of options you'd have in a modern mmo. Obviously New story which will be a bit different based on which covenant you pick. And thats about it...

To me these are minimal additions that could make the current game a bit better but arent much of a change of direction away from problems in BFA
 

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I don't like how players' character is now the main hero of the story.
We literally blew up Nzoth with Kamehameha and I can see similar thing being repeated with Shadowlands' end boss.
That's the main complain really as I'm shite at the game and don't mind abilities pruning. Less buttons to press = better as long as it's not only 3 buttons.
 

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I don't like how players' character is now the main hero of the story.
We literally blew up Nzoth with Kamehameha and I can see similar thing being repeated with Shadowlands' end boss.
That's the main complain really as I'm shite at the game and don't mind abilities pruning. Less buttons to press = better as long as it's not only 3 buttons.
Its always been one of the sticking points of an MMO - how to make the player character into a hero, whilst still maintaining some sort of feasible storyline. WoW has tried a few tricks over the years, but recently seems to have just thought "feck it, lets make the player characters into all powerul demigodlike beings". Power in itself is OK - its when you are handing out supposedly "unique" artifact weapons like Ashbringer, and then you see half the server wielding the same weapon. Or when your character is the main general/commander.... but so is everyone else.

Its a difficult one to get around, but I wish they werent quite so liberal with handing out unique titles/equipment/whatever to every character on the server simultaneously.
 

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Its always been one of the sticking points of an MMO - how to make the player character into a hero, whilst still maintaining some sort of feasible storyline. WoW has tried a few tricks over the years, but recently seems to have just thought "feck it, lets make the player characters into all powerul demigodlike beings". Power in itself is OK - its when you are handing out supposedly "unique" artifact weapons like Ashbringer, and then you see half the server wielding the same weapon. Or when your character is the main general/commander.... but so is everyone else.

Its a difficult one to get around, but I wish they werent quite so liberal with handing out unique titles/equipment/whatever to every character on the server simultaneously.
Haven't played WoW in literally ages but I'm mostly of the vanilla days and an endgame MT for eventually a T3 guild doing Onyxia clears just to have something to do and taking randos through T1 and T2 for fun for reference.

At least back then it seemed like you could still have a lot of rarity in items. I. E. I tanked with Quel Serrar 95% of the time and even though there were a handful others around who had one - I would literally have people gawking and wanting me to stand still to take screenies with me etc.

Sounds like what you're describing the way it is now is more or less what killed Star Wars Galaxies very quickly - once everyone had maxed out Bounty Hunters and lightsabers.
 

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I have no lifed classic a bit. Next week I will be getting my rank 11 black war tiger mount and because I got lucky in MC tonight I'll have a legendary mace to boot :)

 

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I have no lifed classic a bit. Next week I will be getting my rank 11 black war tiger mount and because I got lucky in MC tonight I'll have a legendary mace to boot :)

Nice, now you'll be able to put out some mid-tier dps!

Been playing a bit of retail with the missus recently so I've just had the classic advert for the gate contributions starting up.
 

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Downed M N'Zoth last night after 275 pulls... progress was a bit rough and involved a server/faction change but we did pretty well all told.
 

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People play this for lore?

I play for the do this to get that loot x100

The could do better with addressing us as champion because they cant input our name. At least make it vary according to our class. Or some random algorithm where bran called you cnut if you say killed x number of critters.

That'll be fun

Or townfolks starts saying get a bath champion if your logged in hours reach certain points.

My greatest fun is amassing 5m gold in 1 month to buy that badass longboi AH mount. Worth every goddamn copper
 

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I've played this on and off for around 12 years now (Since BC). I played it relentlessly from BC to Cata and then lost interest around Pandaland. Since then I've dipped in and out but now I've decided I want to enjoy Shadowlands. Well, what the heck is going on here then? :wenger: I did the normal route as a Human through Elwynn to Duskwood and then when i hit level 30 decided to try some of the new content I missed. Headed to Tiragarde Sound in Kul Tiras and did a bunch of quests there getting to level 40 and then they dried up although I'd only completed 2 story chapters. Tried googling what I have missed and apparently I needed to speak to someone in Boralus first, but when i go there (The Harbormasters Office) nobody is there and I can't click the scouting map. I've tried googling why and I can't find a definitive answer. Some people reckon it's because i'm classed as a 'newcomer' so need to get 30 hours on this character before it will unlock certain things which seems daft and a bit unfair considering I've just paid £40 (amongst the countless sub fees I've been paying over the years) to play.
 

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I've played this on and off for around 12 years now (Since BC). I played it relentlessly from BC to Cata and then lost interest around Pandaland. Since then I've dipped in and out but now I've decided I want to enjoy Shadowlands. Well, what the heck is going on here then? :wenger: I did the normal route as a Human through Elwynn to Duskwood and then when i hit level 30 decided to try some of the new content I missed. Headed to Tiragarde Sound in Kul Tiras and did a bunch of quests there getting to level 40 and then they dried up although I'd only completed 2 story chapters. Tried googling what I have missed and apparently I needed to speak to someone in Boralus first, but when i go there (The Harbormasters Office) nobody is there and I can't click the scouting map. I've tried googling why and I can't find a definitive answer. Some people reckon it's because i'm classed as a 'newcomer' so need to get 30 hours on this character before it will unlock certain things which seems daft and a bit unfair considering I've just paid £40 (amongst the countless sub fees I've been paying over the years) to play.
Retail sucks. It's DMF week on classic so loads of griefing and world pvp opportunities.