With the recent announcement of the next World of Warcraft expansion I started thinking about whether or not I would consider purchasing it. I can say that I was gifted Mists of Pandaria by my friend because she wanted me to play with her, and I picked up the most current one thinking that maybe I could get in to it (spoilers I couldn’t). So needless to say, I was not sure that I’d be picking up Legion when it came out.
Not to get in to too many specifics, but part of me feels that Warcraft has lost that shine that kept me interested in playing. What kept me playing for a long time was the achievements, collecting things, and exploring. As time went on those were the only things keeping me in the game, along with my partner in crime. Eventually she stopped playing as much for whatever reason, mostly playing other games and such. With her gone now I have been unsure of whether or not I could ever touch the game again. Right now at least it’s still too fresh and playing would just make me think of all the things we did together and all the things we’ll never get to do.
Anyways, that is not the only reason I am not playing right now. I also just had a hard time getting in to the current expansion, and it’s getting harder and harder for me to look past the graphics in the game. Really at this point I would prefer that just looked better.
That’s off topic though. So I thought about this some yesterday and I think I will still buy the expansion. The series does hold a lot of good memories in it. I’ve had my fair share of fun and I’ve met people there that have become good friends. I think it could be fun to get up to max level again and go back and wreck all the old content I never got to do, hopefully being able to work around any group mechanics through sheer gear level and skill.
Another reason I think I’ll get it is because I don’t think my friend would have wanted me to quit playing. I think she’d rather I enjoy the game for her than to quit playing entirely. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the guild we had created just for us. I’ll probably leave it there, but I don’t know if I’ll play the characters I had on it. Thinking about it too much hurts right now.
In the end I think that I’ll more than likely get it. And I’ll probably try to get the collectors edition. I might even get two.