With little fanfare or hype building, Blizzard announced the release date for the highly anticipated Warcraft expansion Legion. The 6th expansion is set to come out August 30th, 2016, giving players a few more months to wait. Here’s what Fussypants and Yotaan thought about the announcement!
Fussypants: I will admit, I was really surprised by the lack of build up. Just last expansion, Blizzard had a huge announcement at a fancy venue (which Yotaan and I had the infinite luck to be able to attend). The hype levels were off the chart! And then we get this drop announcement which feels almost like an after thought. It’s just this strange disconnect.
As for the actual drop date, I’m a bit bummed but not entirely surprised by how late into the year it is. Legion drops right around the beginning of school for me which means I’m going to be spending all summer languishing in WoD. Bleh.
But this also means I have 4 months to plan and get ready! Here’s what I want to accomplish in that break.
- Finish upgrading Fussypants’ legendary ring. I’m 3 weeks away from ilvl 795 so I doubt this will take very long
- Finish the ring quest on both my mage and my priest. Both characters are at the tomes and shipyard part and I’ve been getting those tomes to drop like crazy. However, due to my intense aversion to it, the shipyard part always takes me significantly longer.
- Get my druid to level 100. There will likely be a slight delay in this as I plan on stopping her at 80 for a bit to do some Herald of the Titans runs but my end goal is to have her at max, ready to venture into Legion for those spiffy druid artifacts.
All in all, I don’t have a ton of things I want to accomplish in those 4 months which worries me a little bit. Hopefully I’ll find more things to do or else I might be spending a lot less time in game come summertime.
Yotaan: I was expecting release date closer to the film premiere, so I suppose I was hoping for a July date. For my schedule is somewhat the opposite of Fussypants’ so the August 30th is actually quite convenient for me. I did really enjoy our fortuitous cinematic premiere for the last release and its too bad there is no similar event this time around.
As for future plans, I have played WoW sporadically at best. I’m not quite the raider the Pants is. But I have been steadily leveling a few toons. I have a death knight at 81 and a shadow priest at 67 – my goal is to get them both at 100. I might even transfer some 90’s toons from other servers to our current home server.
Additionally, I’ll be maxing out blacksmithing for the first time. As it happens, this is the one profession we have never maxed out on any toon ever. I’m probably doing it wrong as I’m leveling it while I level the death knight.
My only other goal is get more mounts. Yotaan traveled back to his old farm back at Halfhill and bought up a bunch of goats. He then went way back to the Argent Tournament and used up some ole’ Champion Seals. Since Yotaan was Yotin the troll back in Wrath he never got the Alliance mounts. We are edging closer and closer to 200 mounts and it would be great to hit that by Legion!
My biggest challenge may very well be to play Wow as Hearthstone has grabbed my attention. Standard play comes out in 2 days! New cards!