My last few months in WoW have been spent raiding and leveling alts for the new expansion. Then the expansion news hit, and we’re told that the entire leveling experience will be improved. Suddenly I don’t feel like leveling alts that are below 60 since I’d rather wait until the expansion hits, which may be as much as a year from now. I suddenly found my self playing a lot less after this. There would be the occasional Ulduar (of which I’m getting bored, with Yogg as the exception since we’ve not gotten him/her/it? down yet), and the new Trial of the Crusader, which is alright, but seems to get old really quickly. The boss fights in there were fun, but the scenery gets old really fast, so much for lazy design, or perhaps they’re just prioritizing other stuff?
Anyhoo, since I decided to not level alts below 60 I’ve been playing less and less, and when I’ve been playing I’ve been focusing on stuff that didn’t interest me before, like reputation, achievements, mounts etc. That was until these news hit. Apparently the faction change feature has been made available in the U.S, hope fully we’ll be getting it in the EU any day now. This means that I’m finally going to get to make my gnome mage into a Hordie. The only question is, which race am I going to make him? I’ve already got a troll at 75 which I’ve got over 35+ days played on, so a troll is out of the question. That leaves the deaders and the belfers. At first I was leaning towards an undead, but since I already got two undead casters I’ve been thinking more and more of turning him into a blood elf. There is only one problem. I usually prefer male characters. It seems it’s completely impossible to make a male blood elf who’s even close to being just a bit masculine. I’m not saying I want a burly orc, I’ve always thought they fit melee classes better because of how they look. But I don’t know of I want to place a race that looks like they’ll scream “NOT THE FACE!” as soon as anything comes near them. So, all of you belfers out there, is it possible to make a male blood elf that isn’t girly looking?
Too make sure this post isn’t all about me and how I play, I’d like some thoughts on how you are approaching the game after the recent news about the expansion and the faction change. I’ve seen other fellow bloggers who are in the same situation as me. With the expansion on the horizon, Wrath suddenly becomes a lot less appealing. Sure, there’s raids, dailies and a new battleground. But it still feels like the same old content. Just the few sneak peeks we’ve gotten at Cataclysm makes Wrath look very dull, doesn’t it?