I Take it Back
If you recall, yesterday’s post was all about giving my alts a chance, using Invasions to help level them up, and potentially getting both my monk and my deathknight to 100 before Legion comes out. Why are they not already level 100? Well playing on three different servers means my game time is sort of spread all over the place. Plus, nomadic gamer that I am, I don’t usually stick to just one game (I have been lately, which is a bit of an anomaly). Anyway.
That was yesterday, and this is today. The day after the update that turned invasions from something fun and casual into a whole lot of grind work. Yesterday there was an update that changed invasions from a 4h timer to a 2h timer, and increased how many at once there were (from two to three). Basically this means you get slightly more experience per hour – but you have to do a LOT more work. It took me 6 invasions to get the same experience as 2, previously. Since it’s in the same time span (4h) it wasn’t exactly a “nerf” to experience so much as a surefire way to get me to become utterly bored of running them.
Run them I did. My monk was level 96 when the changes came into play. I did all 3 invasions every 2 hours with about an hour break between each round. I noticed not as many people were completing them, and they were taking longer to finish than they were previously. By the end of the night (around 10pm or so) I had 56+ legion chests to open, and had earned around 800 nethershards. My monk was sitting at a comfortable level 100, with an ilevel of 702. I did the opening scenarios to finally get all caught up on that, and spent a bit of time playing around with the various monk specs. My monk was boosted when WoD released, and though I’ve always wanted to play one I never actually got around to it (go figure). It’s nice to have one at level 100 now even if it took me some time.
With the changes to the invasions I don’t see myself leveling up the deathknight in the same way. It was a long grind, and I would have more fun questing or running dungeons or finding some other method of getting to 100 and I’m pretty sure it would have been quicker to quest (I’ve got full heirloom and had rested experience) too. I understand why the change was made, but I wish I had of taken advantage of it for a few more days.
My monk looks adorable in her fel gear, I really love the graphic. Now I just need to figure out what to do with all of these nethershards. I already own all of the appearance sets along with the pet. I guess I could just buy some gear to sell to vendor for a bit of coin. We’ll see I suppose.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!