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« on: November 01, 2013, 11:48:45 PM »

well, the timing seems right for them tone getting ready to announce the next expansion.

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The cat may be out of the bag with the next World of Warcraft expansion, as a few eagle eyes spotted Blizzard applying a trademark for "Warlords of Draenor" today.

The trademark covers both computer game software and entertainment service categories, and the website www.warlordsofdraenor.com was registered during this past month.

Blizzcon starts in a week, I guess we'll hear more then.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 11:49:11 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 04:21:16 AM »

I can't believe I'm saying this, but the is the first time I've contemplated going back to WoW in many years.  This garrison stuff in particular sounds really interesting, as does the new "persistent" PvP zone.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11502044/Warlords_of_Draenor_Take_Charge_of_Your_Garrison-11_8_2013

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11514707/Warlords_of_Draenor_A_Look_at_PvP-11_9_2013
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 04:30:48 AM »

a look at some of the new character models.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 05:57:10 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on November 10, 2013, 04:21:16 AM

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While you can enter the fray sooner than level 100, you may find yourself biting off more than you can chew—enter at your own risk!

Much rather go back to GW2 and enjoy PvP at any level than grind WoW PvE.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 01:44:59 AM »

I played the Draenor preview a couple of times this past weekend (Blizzcon  icon_lol) and I really liked it.  The new character models look fantastic and I love the stat squish.  Can't wait for it to come out though that could be up to a year at this point. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 02:54:38 AM »

Quote from: ericb on November 12, 2013, 01:44:59 AM

Can't wait for it to come out though that could be up to a year at this point. 

I'm guessing it will be next fall.  they seem to be spacing the expansions about 2 years apart.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2014, 08:30:46 PM »

It's live and I'm about to hit 92! Is anyone else playing?

Shadowmoon Valley is gorgeous and garrisons are really, really cool.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2014, 01:46:26 AM »

Quote from: Ridah on November 13, 2014, 08:30:46 PM

It's live and I'm about to hit 92! Is anyone else playing?

Shadowmoon Valley is gorgeous and garrisons are really, really cool.

yup but stuck in queue hell
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 03:31:07 AM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 14, 2014, 01:46:26 AM

Quote from: Ridah on November 13, 2014, 08:30:46 PM

It's live and I'm about to hit 92! Is anyone else playing?

Shadowmoon Valley is gorgeous and garrisons are really, really cool.

yup but stuck in queue hell

God help me....I just reinstalled.  I think I'm gonna dip my toes in the water and see what happens.  I've not played since 2005ish, so it should be.....interesting.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 09:00:49 PM »

Ding, 96!

Ron, what made you decide to reinstall? The last xpac you played was what, Burning Crusade?
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 10:51:17 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on November 16, 2014, 09:00:49 PM

Ding, 96!

Ron, what made you decide to reinstall? The last xpac you played was what, Burning Crusade?

Might be good since this is Burning Crusade ver 2 smile
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 04:43:03 AM »

I just hit 100 this evening. Fantastic leveling content despite a few poorly designed and/or buggy quests. I can't wait to do it again with my alts.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2014, 07:11:51 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on November 16, 2014, 09:00:49 PM

Ron, what made you decide to reinstall? The last xpac you played was what, Burning Crusade?

I can't speak for Ron but I'm back playing for the first time since 2011.

For me I quit because of burnout and dissatisfaction with the idea of the Panda expansion.  Garrisons turned out to be the hook that drew me back in and the level 90 boost that allowed me to catch up to current content sealed the deal.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 07:13:41 PM »

I can't believe I'm getting tempted to step back into WoW.  How is Draenor for solo play?
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 09:21:59 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2014, 07:13:41 PM

I can't believe I'm getting tempted to step back into WoW.  How is Draenor for solo play?

I did 90-100 solo, there were only a handful of occasions where I need help but there were other people leveling who jumped in and assisted on taking down a tough enemy.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2014, 03:59:34 PM »

Solo play is pretty strong. And while solo play has always been a strong suit of WoW, they defiantly upped the ante imho with the garrison. You have the ability to gather resources at your garrison without having to have that profession (and you can even disenchant stuff and make low end enchants without being an enchanter). That combined with the solo-friendly followers/missions dynamic are really good additions to soloing.
Another aspect of this expansion that seems really well done is the treasure hunting mechanic. Basically, scattered all throughout every zone, there are treasures to be found (and sometimes not easily as they no longer have the "sparkely" effect like stuff did in MoP). It seemed like every time I turned around there would be a small path or cave or something that would draw my attention and it would end up leading to a treasure, a rare mob/encounter, or even a follower. Definitely the best expansion in terms of exploration being fun and rewarding.
I heard about a mod called handynotes that basically reveals all this stuff to you on your minimap, but I am having so much fun discovering things on my own that I am hesitant to use it just yet, maybe on my 4th or 5th alt. smile
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2014, 06:13:29 AM »

you can group up with people cross servers now.  You cannot trade items with them or do things like enchant gear etc. but you can form a group with friends that are not on your server.  You can run instances and raids that way as well.

I pretty much solo play all the time and my warlock is 100, rogue 97, pally tank 96 etc. 

Garrisons add a bit of a change to the game as you can pick and choose core buildings to put up either for gear benefits or to help your trade skills.  There are certain buildings that everyone will get, fishery, mine, herb garden, and if you have a combat pet levels to 25 you can get the menagerie.  If you get into the Garrison I highly recommend you build the lumber mill as soon as you can; by harvesting wood you will generate resources that you will need for buildings and missions.
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2014, 07:50:57 PM »

Well, I got my Priest to the item level requirement for the first raid, Highmaul, which opens on Thursday. I'm pretty excited  thumbsup
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2014, 11:50:06 PM »

I was lured back in after being away since 2008. I decided to start fresh instead of trying to access my old account.  I don't remember it being so easy to kill things solo...my lvl 27 Hunter is blowing through mobs without having to stop and rest.
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2015, 07:05:36 PM »

So Blizz added Tokens to the game where you can pay $20 for a token to be sold on the AH for 30 days of game time.  You are even able to purchase a token from the AH if your sub is inactive.  It prompts you when you're logged in if you would like to purchase one to reactivate your account.  Current price on the one server I checked was 30,300 gold and it will subtract the 30,300 evenly across all the characters on the realm.  I still haven't bought WoD, and it's currently on sale, but I'm not really feeling the desire to go back with my current backlog. But damn are they tempting me, I have enough gold at the current price to play for almost a year for free.  It will be interesting to see how this impacts the economy in the game and how much the token price fluctuates.
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2015, 08:33:17 PM »

30,000 is actually pretty cheap for L100s. Not too bad.

I do have to say WoD is a pretty fantastic expansion. It basically plays like a single player RPG and keeps throwing new toys for you to play with. The post L100 game is great and I've been L100 for at least two months and still log in every day to do some of the daily quests, work towards upgrading my garrison, and send my followers out on tasks.

Only thing I didn't like about the expansion were the dungeons actually required 5 people to complete. I play with a group of 3 people and leveling up to 90 we could take on any of the dungeons with just the three of us. But the Draenor dungeon difficulty is ramped up and definitely requires a team of 5. So we basically skipped all the dungeons there.
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2015, 11:04:38 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on April 08, 2015, 08:33:17 PM

30,000 is actually pretty cheap for L100s. Not too bad.


Down to ~21,000 now.  I'm very surprised - I expected the price to rise over time but after an initial bump it's been dropping steadily.  I guess I overestimated how much gold most players have - with garrisons it's really, really easy to make gold.
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2015, 06:35:30 PM »

I would still be playing if I could find a steady horde group for PvE.  It appears The Wanderers moved servers and finding a new guild of liked minded people was a chore.   I guess I could move from Whisperwind, but I don't think I know anyone on the server that the guild moved too.   

Anyway, the expansion was great  for the time i played it
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