Alors, the Alliance questline is complete as well. It surely gives us the perspective of the other camp, but the Horde story is much more educational about the war events. The most important and the new thing was that Night Elf fleet from Silithus has already arrived (wow, that was fast). Generally Alliance questline seems poorer in events.
I’m impressed how all the community feels the same way about lore. Be it Alliance or Horde players, they are all writing about how wrong the whole affair is. And I’m not talking of those who advocated peace in the first place. Even those who were accepting the war affair as a nice plot development (like myself), they all feel that this is all wrong. There are even comments on the Horde side like: “the only thing that holds me from rerolling into Alliance now is my raiding group”.
Now tell me how Blizzard hates your alts, and we will have a good laugh. As soon as the storyline is complete on one toon of a faction, the whole questline can be skipped on faction alts. Once Micromantica finished the Alliance quests, the following Aurinko just talked to Anduin, and there is an option which immediately teleports you to Teldrassil haven, with all quests done and an access to world quests.
The same with the Horde of course: once Gorhaug experienced the storyline, Schlitzchen was given an option to skip the Horde quests. I didn’t test where you are teleported, as I opted for repeating the questline, but I presume it will be the former furbolg village – now Horde camp – in southern Darkshore.
As in Legion pre-patch, I’ve made a chart of gear improvements for alts that I can get. Gear of 210 or up is marked as “+”, and in the coming weeks I’ll be merrily filling the chart to while the time away.
The world quests in Darkshore are fine and quick to do. 15 minutes per alt – if you need to do all four. It is amazing how Micromantica got her new staff… and artifact weapon was dismissed! I still transmog to Ebonchill though, but it’s awesome that I can put all the artifacts in bank, and use one and the same stick for either Frost, Fire, or Arcane if I wish so.
Completing the world quests is also a toon power test. The mobs are surely stronger than the ones in Broken Isles, so it’s the finest option to test and get used to rotations. Frost Mage is so squishy, but once you get used to applying shields and intellect buffs, it’s no trouble.
I absolutely love the new Enhancement shaman. It is now slow, thoughtful, powerful spec. And the most important thing – it is not a paper doll anymore! In Legion, 3 mobs attacking at the same time left you with 30% of health. In BfA, it is not an issue – I can withstand the attacks, and chainmail feels like chainmail, not cloth. Definitely my questing and leveling choice, although I may go elemental for raids.
I am skipping all the questlines with the rest of my alts, and jump into the fray of gearing up. Although the next week’s part may be replayed and replayed – the grand tree burning is epic, and epic is never enough.
Having fun so far… and hoping this expansion will see the end of Sylvanas. All my toons do.