Earlier this week you read Fussypant’s take on Blizzcon’s info dump about Legion, and now it’s Yotaan’s turn to opine!
Fussypants was really, really excited about this one. It clearly is a great improvement over the current system. Yotaan only mogs his helm and weapon, so for me, this is a minor excitement. The interesting bit will be that it is shared across the entire account. All the random items that I’ve kept for posterity will be in the new system. Considering that Fussypants and I have played for years, I bet there are a ton of potential mogs. How is it going to handle hundreds of different helms, weapons, chests, pants, gloves, bracers, and off-hands? Frankly, it’ll probably be too overwhelming for me to use…
Ahh, now this is interesting. Crafting in Warlords, particularly leather working has been by far the most lackluster experience. I had a lot more fun on all the other previous expacs crafting than in the current one. It will great for Yotaan to make gear that is worthwhile and relevant and that he can actually use! The UI changes are great too but I think the entire UI needs to be updated to modern gaming standards.
Nooooooo! Blizz got it wrong! In my eight years of playing an elemental shaman, Yotaan (formerly Yotin) had never, ever, EVER, equipped a fist weapon. A quick search of Wowhead reveals a grand total of 20 fist weapons with intellect, half of them from Warlords. That 20 total in the entire game. So, naturally, the Artifact weapon for elemental shaman is The Fist of Ra-Den, a pointy hand/claw thing. Huh? Now we knew the enhancement folks got Doomhammer, so that choice was out, but couldn’t the devs find something else? Plus I think a shield and a fist weapon looks dorky….
I hear that there are mixed reviews of some of the other Artifacts, such as shadow priest’s dagger, Xal’athath, Blade of the Black Empire, so maybe I shouldn’t complain. Overall, I am excited about the Artifact system and “leveling” the weapon. I am curious how it will affect PvP (more on that later) and what happens beyond this expansion.
This is a great improvement. The game will no longer choose where you level, you get to pick the zone and level away. If the quality of the story in Legion matches Warlords, then this will be the best leveling experience yet. I think it will be more friendly for alts as well, as you can go back to your favorite bits as you level up the next time at any time. The one point that has not been clarified is when you have 2 different level characters in one zone leveling together. Obviously, Fussypants and Yotaan level together and, in the past we needed to be close in level for it to work. Can we be significantly different now, say 101 and 107, and still level in the same zone on the same quest? That would be cool.
Fussypants said it all. And, most interestingly, the cinematic was more arresting than the movie trailer.
Where was the PvP discussion? Was there any? We do know that there not a new battleground and no world PvP zone in Legion. Previously to Blizz, there was some discussion of having separate talents for PvP. The announcement trailer did mention the new honor system. There will be Honor Ranks that can reward prestige items. Gear is less impactful in PvP. There are a few other minor details that I found searching Wowhead but not much more. Hopefully more info comes out during the Beta because these are major changes without much accompanying detail.
Once again, Blizz is planning on changing a lot for the upcoming expac. Like Fussypants, I cannot wait and I hope for an early, not late, 2016 release!