Okay. You can probably call it a comeback in this case. I've been gone a long time.
So if you follow my Twitter you'll know I recently logged back into WoW for the first time in ~3.5 years.
Thought it looked cute, might delete this later IDK pic.twitter.com/PLBBfM3XKU— Phat Lewts (@PhatLewtsGold) June 19, 2020
Been taking things slow, leveling up my characters, trying to get my bearings with WoW, gold making, and TSM again. Leveling up my main & professions, probably for not much since we're in a pre-expansion lull currently. My main made it through legion to 110, but my next alts were all at 100 sitting in their WoD garrisons when I logged in to them. I played a bit of legion content, but did not do many of the raids and missed most of the storyline of Legion. Got my main up to 120 pretty quickly with the 100% XP bonus + rested. Now to relearn how to play a Disc Priest...ugh.
Although a lot has changed, a lot has stayed the same. Seems like the overall plot is still naive good meaning Warchief appoints new Warchief with questionable motives > seems alright but different at first > Horde leader becomes ultimate evil bad guy by ripping a hole in time and space. It's Midsummer Fire Festival and I see people complaining that the ilvl of the cloaks hasn't gone up since the first Fire Fest in the expansion. Blizzard is still planning on server merges, and people are still complaining about them. There's an overpriced vendor mount that everyone's scrambling to get. The TradeSkillMaster team is hard at work creating a new iteration for TSM, in the form of TSM 4.10.
Luckily that last one I'm currently working with. Believe it or not, I never really used TSM 4, I kind of missed a whole generation there. I've been using 4.10, and so far I like it. All seems different, and getting used to it, but again a lot is the same. To learn more about TSM 4.10, check out this blog post by the TSM team to learn about the changes and sign up for the beta test. Unfortunately I don't think I'm the right person to comment on how the changes effect the user experience as I really don't have experience with the prior version. Coming from TSM 3 however, it seems like a great upgrade.
Not sure how serious I'm going to be playing WoW moving forward. Enjoying it so far, but I feel like I don't have the same amount of time to dedicate to it anymore. When I first started this blog I was in college and had loads of free time to wax poetic about the auction house. Now, not so much, even with working from home during the quarantine. Anyway just wanted to make a post to say "I'm still alive". More to come on the blog front for sure, I'll at least be complaining a bit, no doubt, and might make a few videos if I find the energy. Still need to get back into the groove though, so yeah. Hope you are all well, looking forward to being back involved with this community again.