I had no intentions of staying up for the launch of Legion last night – but baby had other ideas, and since I couldn’t get to sleep, I decided why not. I was already up with heartburn and other pregnancy related aches and pains and may as well get a little gaming in. It was probably one of the smoothest launches I’ve seen. Servers didn’t crash, or even buckle under the weight. I didn’t have any issues with lag, and my quests all worked. I knew I would be playing my priest, and I decided to start out on my favourite side – Horde.

I’m currently just a smidge shy of level 102. Gear rewards from quests is starting to upgrade the 700-715 that I’ve been wearing. Crafted gear is very nice. I also learned a few things, like pick the artifact that you’re going to use while leveling, first. This is something I neglected to do, even though I level as a shadow priest I picked the holy artifact. Needless to say I have had very few opportunities to use it. I hear that at level 102 you can choose a second artifact for your off spec, and I understand that there’s quite a grind that comes with leveling more than one artifact, but we’ll see how it goes and what I decide in the end. While my leveling is all done in shadow, I know that I’ll be playing holy for LFG / LFR.

I’m really pleased with the expansion so far. I love that the starter areas actually scale with your character, and you get to pick where you begin. Since I didn’t play much of the beta nor did I look into anything I have absolutely no idea if some areas are better than others.

The story throughout the zone I’m doing is fantastic. I love the cinematic, the voice overs, and I feel more involved than previous expansions. Whether or not I get bored a month into it – well, we’ll just have to wait and see. I’ve unlocked my class hall and have a follower from there and have started doing some of the class missions. How it all works I haven’t quite figured out, but it’s explained pretty well as you go along.

What are your thoughts? Are you playing? Enjoying? Wish things were different? Having fun with how things are? Let me know in comments, and as always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

2 Responses to Smooth

  1. Ysharros says:

    Wishing I could play at the moment. Didn’t even realise it launched last night — for some reason I thought it wasn’t until tomorrow. Oops :D

  2. Carson says:

    Couldn’t agree more about the smoothness of the launch. No crashes, no queues, no lag, no bugs, all golden. The one brief problem I had was one quest scenario that didn’t work very well with scores of players in it simultaneously (needed to kill 25 mobs that only spawned in a trickle, and were so weak that multiple people couldn’t tag them because the first one one-shot them).

    I just hit 102 and got offered a quest for another spec artifact. As for the grind.. I dunno, I heard that the cost of artifact traits scales up so steeply that in the time you can completely max out one artifact, you can 90%+ max out two artifacts. So it actually doesn’t slow your progress down much at all to split your artifact power between two specs. Can’t vouch for that firsthand, though.

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