You may have gathered from my last post that I think Pandaria is gorgeous. I still do. I’ve already taken more screen shots of the world than I have in any previous content. Ok, so part of that is because I’ve only recently started taking screen shots at all. But still.
I am so instantly immersed in the world; even starting with Varian’s anger at his son disappearing. I’m even pleased that Captian Taylor got promoted. He was a pretty good chap in Vashj’ir. The lead in; that includes an Admiral who has it in for the Horde for what they did to Southshore; and the moments that include payback, as it were, for Theramore are important to get me riled for the war. And then there’s the beauty of the world. It’s so enjoyable.
We did have a bit of trouble initially with the mechanics of aerial combat and too many people being around, so Taoiseach and Ardrhian went about their start.
Garrosh is not making friends among his elite. Where Varian is sending in a crack unit, Garrosh is making you part of his war machine. And worse, Garrosh’s plans involve conquering the new continent, even though he has no clue what’s there. Varian… wants to find his son.
I haven’t gotten much past learning Anduin’s fate on the Alliance side, either on Shoryl or on Gurdrid; but the story is unique. The Alliance are complimented for precision. And hey, we did a nice little quest hub and picked up another exalted reputation – sadly it’s not one that counts towards United Nations.
But I look forward to questing – something that wasn’t so true in the last two expansions.
I went and ran a random dungeon on Gurdrid last night, and got Stormstout Brewery. It was mayhem, which I suppose makes a certain amount of sense. Sadly, people still seem to think you know your way around and what the trash does even if you say at the beginning you’ve never been there. The people I was with made it a lot less enjoyable than I would have preferred.
The insides of the dungeons do look interesting, though. I actually spent a little bit of time looking around after I was done with my dungeon – at least in the safety of the last boss’s room.
My weekday mornings have been taken up with pet battling. I have collected 9 rares, and defeated a few of the pet battle masters. I’m leveling three pets I plan to cage and sell. I’m thinking about level 10 or so. These are all pets that I have multiples of, so I’m hoping I can get at least a little bit out of them. I really need to start reviewing the AH to see what levels I want to target for various pets.
After I pick up all appropriate pet count achievements, all the snakes and most of the bugs are going to go. If I have to buy or catch them again, so be it; but I don’t want to keep having to scroll through them. Or look at the stupid Adder every time I open my pet window for the first time.
I’m enjoying Pandaria. I’m enjoying Pet Battles. I’m enjoying inflated AH prices. I’m hording my money, and really need to get Shoryl started on her all important quest to sell jewelled panthers to people who have too much gold.