The title pretty much says it all. I am mired in the end of expansion blahs at the moment. There haven’t been any posts here for a while because I haven’t been playing WoW much except for raid nights.
Hopefully more news about WoD will trickle out soon. I am moving house next week so of course instead of packing, I’m going to take a moment to point out the bits of news we have had so far that have me excited for this expansion.
There will be some spoilers mentioned, so skip this page if you are trying to avoid them!
The new Draenei models make me happy! I love how her face is smoother and less pixelated. Her tentacles and tail look better too. Her hands are amazing! Overall every new model has been wonderful. I am really looking forward to seeing them in game.
(I am not going to address the April Fool’s joke here. Enough has been said elsewhere. Suffice to say that I did not find it funny for multiple reasons.)
I’m still excited about Yrel. I am not upset that she is Maraad’s love interest. I think that gives them an interesting chance to tell a story because obviously she didn’t make it out in our time line. I like Maraad and I’m curious to see what he was like on Draenor. I bet the Maraad that Yrel meets coming through the portal is different than the Maraad she knew (who presumably died on Draenor.)
If you haven’t read it, I suggest reading the latest story featuring Maraad, The Untamed Valley. I really enjoyed it both for the Pandaren and for the way it tied up Pandaria a bit. It is a great story especially if you play Alliance and made friends with all the Tillers because then you know the characters and the place.
Then there is Prophet Velen. I like his new model. He looks more like a regular male Draenei now. I always wondered why he looked so different before. Also epic beard!
I don’t like what I have heard happens to him, but I do think it will make for a good story. I am extremely interested in seeing how this plays out. I’m not going to post all the rumors here. You can search for them if you are really curious.
I strongly suspect he will be awesome in Warlords no matter what his fate. I am looking forward to seeing him do something rather than just hanging out in the Exodar.
I sort of want to facepalm at new Thrall.
He looks like he is having a midlife crisis and trying desperately to look young and cool. If we see him running around on a bright red mechanohog instead of a wolf that will seal the deal. Does Aggra know he left the house looking like that?!
The only way I will stop making fun of his sleeveless trenchcoat look is if that becomes a “cape” style that player characters can also wear.
Then I will probably be hunting one down for transmog.
The garrisons seem like they are going to be more and more important. I think I will enjoy them because I love that sort of mini game.
It seems like professions are being pushed into the garrisons so I can see having everything in one place. I will miss having my super strong JC gems. Not having raid bonuses from professions will be a weird change. I think it will be nice to have the professions that are most convenient to your most played characters instead of the most beneficial though.
I am very much looking forward to more bag space. I want the toy box and the heirloom page. I want Diablo III style transmog. I want quest items to not fill my bags and for ore and herbs to stack to 100. These will all be wonderful quality of life changes.
Mostly, I want new stories to learn and a new world to explore. As much as I love Pandaria, I am ready to see Draenor. Hopefully the beta will start soon.