|Kantra riding an Amperial Construct in front of her Nagrand portal in her Mage Tower|
It has been a long time since I last posted. I'm hoping to at least get back to a weekly post. Thank you for those of you who are still reading!
Sometimes in a game when I get close to completing something, I stop and do something else. It isn't a conscious decision, but I just don't want to do that last step. I'm not exactly sure why, but I think part of my unconscious reasoning is that I'm enjoying it, I'm not sure what to focus on yet and it's easier if I just don't complete it.
This happened to me with the Garrison Campaign. I have had one mission to complete for a few months now, but I finally completed it last weekend. In a month where Blizzard has taken some heat for losing 3 million subscribers and doing things wrong, I do think this was a good idea for casual players like myself. In previous expansions, it felt like the only way to get the end game story was to participate in a raid or a long set of daily quests. I do agree with others that it was advertised as well as it could have been, though I don't have a specific suggestion how they should have done it.
Almost simultaneously to completing the Garrison campaign, I also completed the Got My Mind on Draenor Money achievement which let me upgrade my Garrison Bank and have my own Traders for Transmogrification and Void Storage which is nice. I have upgraded most of the buildings to level 3 now. I may try to level the Trading Post since I have quite a few tokens that can help with the reputations. I am not at all interested in PvP, so I'll never get the Gladiator's Sanctum. The Inn is unlikely since I haven't been doing dungeons, but I guess there is still a chance I will do them with my priest who should be overpowered with Garrison gear. The Mage Tower doesn't seem worth grinding all those Ogres and we'll have to see if I ever decide to build and upgrade the Pet Menagerie. It's possible since it is a solo friendly activity.
Speaking of the Mage Tower, I did finally grind enough Ogres for one of the ports and chose the one in Nagrand since it's the most difficult to get to. I was trying to figure out what the Amperial Construct was for and read that it allows you to port between two places in your Garrison. I will definitely be using that to port to my Salvage Yard from my mail box since I do that everyday.
I will be sticking around to see WoW 6.2 and see what is in it, particularly since I can pay for it with game gold now, but I doubt I'll still be playing at the end of July. Hopefully more about that in another post.
Since my last post a month ago, I reached my three year anniversary on 5/5, as part of the original Newbie Blogger Initiative. The 2015 version will be done in a week, but you can still join at their web site. Maybe I'll even take part in the last talk-back challenge.