[World of Warcraft] Overall, after managing to install the game, I’ve had a fairly good time in The Burning Crusade. Seasoned gaming vet that I am, there’s stuff I feel they fell down on, but overall I’m happy. Today, the top 5 good things I’ve found, in no intelligible order.
*Use of player classes- This is based on dungeoneering, since any WoW class can solo. In the few dungeons I’ve been in, there’s been something that we’ve said “you know, X class would really benefit us here”. None of these are a need, per se – you can win without them – but they would make a particular aspect easier. Additionally, I’ve had a warrior, druid, shammie, and even a hunter (horde, so no pallies…yet) tank in these instances successfully. It’s great to not have to be waiting for a warrior.
*Item equalization- Came into BC with crummy gear? No worries! Doing a few quests will likely get you geared up pretty nicely. Items are prevelant, and varied.
*Trainers in starting town- A nice touch, especially since most people zoning in wanted to start skilling right away. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for people to ride 1 minute to get the first aid book, but others will disagree, I’m sure.
*Eye candy- The landscape of Hellfire is a bit annoying, and BurningLands-esque, but there’s enough newness to push me over. The other zones are just gorgeous, and dungeons are immersive. I used to enjoy DeadMines and that werewolf castle near UC strictly because they are so fun to sightsee in. The new dungeons remind me of that.
Quest/instance exp – Last night I finished the last available quest I could find in Hellfire. This includes the hidden cave behind the town, the Cenarion people, the outpost near there, Falcon’s Watch, the armory, and a few other random quest givers I ran into. Sitting at 63.25. That’s STV kind of questing. Instances give noticable exp, which is nice. Grinding a level out while making progress? Preposterous!