For those not in the United States… apologies for taking yesterday off from the blog. I had an insanely busy weekend, and it was about half way through yesterday that I finally realized that it was in fact a Monday… and not a Sunday. Extended holiday weekends always feel a little odd, because it just seemed like I had two different Saturdays. One of the Saturdays we went to Oklahoma City in a whirlwind trip to hit the three Half Priced Books they have… in an attempt to get there and back before the tornadic storms hit that evening. Thankfully for the most part all we got was some rain… and not the grapefruit sized hail that they had been warning us about. Then Saturday number two… aka Sunday… we spent the day deep cleaning the house and working in the backyard. I once again have flower babies, that are going to need to be watered in a few minutes whenever I finish this post. I am going to give them some time to acclimatize to the back yard before taking any photos. Additionally right now our pool is a lovely shade of green because we are fighting an algae bloom… so hoping that clears up as well before I snap some photos. Then of course yesterday was me hanging out and doing nearly two weeks worth of laundry… because we were lazy as hell last weekend. I wound up going to sleep around 9:30 last night instead of the usual midnight… because maybe the crazy weekend was catching up with me.
In gaming news… I played a silly amount of World of Warcraft. Like I am not really certain what is going on but much like Grace I find myself in a mini renaissance with the game. It is funny how when I didn’t have flight I didn’t think I really missed it. I have always been one of those people who espouse the philosophy that not having flying during the early days of an expansion is a better thing. It forces us to get down in the weeds and not to skip quite as much content. That said… it is funny just how much more enjoyable the game has been since I could zip around wherever I wanted to go. I had zero desire to play alts prior to getting the Legion Pathfinder achievement and flight… and suddenly afterwards its like the skies have opened to a whole new day. I had mentioned before that I am now working on my first 100+ hordie and choosing to do it on this low population server that Grace has the majority of her horde characters on. That in itself has been an interesting experience. The challenges have been that there simply are not that many people out in the world so when you encounter something you cannot solo… it might be a bit before another player happens to wander along. The benefit however is that there are always plenty of ore nodes to mine and I figure when I start Broken Shore I will have zero issue finding treasure chests. I figure if I am going to stick around for long… I will have to at least level my tanking weapon so I can solo things a bit easier.
For the moment however I am loving being an Unholy Death Knight. Last night I managed to get about halfway to 109, which I hope means that I can push across the finish line to 110 tonight and begin properly gearing my character. I am completely caught up in the Order Hall quest line, and to the point where I have to be 110 to get the next step. I am sorta fast tracking my way through Stormheim at the moment, and if need be I will do the same in High Mountain. Years ago I compiled a list of the order in which you should do SWTOR planets and bonus series in order to get the most bang for your buck… and if I am going to do more alts I feel like I need to come up with the same sort of thing for classes and the order hall campaign. Grace has a good idea in that she waits to do the order hall dungeon steps until she has opened up that zones quest as well. Had I done this… that would have meant starting Highmountain First and not Azsuna like I usually do. As I have a mountain of alts still to level it would be nice to have some sort of a guide to go off of… and most of this information is available through a series of other sites… but not really written out as plainly as I would have liked. So that might be a little bit of homework going forward. I know that when Stormblood hits I am going to lose a lot of my gusto in World of Warcraft, so I guess in a way I am trying to get the most out of this moment.
Side Note: You should totally check out our AggroChat where we talk about the May game of the month Wolfenstein New Order