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The Great World Of Warcraft Experiment! Practicality, Practicality and Practicality.

Warlords of Draenor

Upon entering Azeroth, well what was left of it after the cataclysm, I was impressed by a multitude of things, reassured by some, and completely underwhelmed by a little – of what I came across in this ‘new old’ world. The game presented itself well enough simmilar to what we’ve all seen in vanilla WoW. However, as my toon  progressed I realized  how well they’ve restructured the zones to present a faster way of getting your levels up. In my mind, I was thinking “wow! the leveling doesn’t feel so grindy anymore!” and for me this was a massive relief as my worst experience with WoW was its tediousness.  I’ve had many a friend give up on WoW simply because they felt it was too much ‘like work’.

And so, my leveling continued well into the twenties and then I decided to delve once more into the world of add0ns. I was once  entranced by these and I couldn’t live without them. These small bits of programming made the game so much more tweaky and geeky. However, having no other option but to play on a laptop at the moment, I am forced to look for the essentials rather the aesthetics. So I’ve discovered that these three addons make my WoW leveling life so much the better without having to burden my RAM to exess. Number one! Wow-pro! OMG! I was leveling at a fair rate before but after getting this thing, it was like a no brainer. It literally made me feel like a WoW pro. Second! Bartender 4. I must admit that WoW has a clunky UI and bartender makes it more manageable. (you could add Masque and it’ll be 30x better) And the third! Hoverbind. For such a small addon, it worked miracles on my key binds. I have no idea why Blizzard insists on such an awkward key bind setup. Well this addon solved that issue for me.

WoW Screen 1

WoW Screen 1

Another change that I really love are guild perks! I never knew about these because we never had them in the past! Faster mounted speed! Anywhere guild bank access! EXPERIENCE BONUS ON KILLS AND QUEST COMPLETION! C’mon!

Finally, heirloom items from gold. In Wrath, I had gripes about these items because Blizzard made them so hard to obtain. You had to jump through ten thousand hoops before you could get a hold of one of these. But, at level 58, I was able to earn enough and get myself one of these that give me an additional 10% experience from kills and quest completions. Plus these items increase their specs along with your level and are account bound so you can use them for alts.

WoW Screen 2

WoW Screen 2

So, for some 30 odd hours hours now, my toon can see light at the end of the tunnel. Knowing the release date of WoD, I can forseeably say that this game could possibly be fun for new players who are just going into it now. But I might add that my current experience is only with PVE. So, PVP soon to follow! How will my semi-twinked troll (literally) fare in player versus player? We will see Azeroth! For the Horde!