WoW Weekly is a biweekly-ish, self-absorbed look into the things I've been doing -- or not doing -- in the game. From auctioneering and pet battling to mount farming and raiding.
I beat Mists of Pandaria a couple of weeks ago. For reals.
The nice thing about the vastness of MMOs is that you can sort of play them how you want to play them, and set up goals for yourself that don't necessarily align with the arc of the expansion. Before Mists of Pandaria dropped oh-so long ago, I had two simple goals for myself: defeat Garrosh (Flex counts) and complete all of the achievements found under the Quests>Mists of Pandaria tab. Not hugely taxing, but fun while requiring a certain level of dedication. The former was accomplished before Christmas '13, the latter made a bit more difficult on account of a few bugged-out achievements, including the last one I wrapped up.
"That's it, I'm done. See ya guys," was the veiled, empty threat I sent to guild chat. Admittedly, I had begun to burn out on this expansion's content well before that day, but really, the final achievement was the one artificial loose end I'd left out there, so it was satisfying to finally complete it. Still, once that was done, it marked the final item on my self-prescribed To-Do list. Are there other nice-to-have-objectives on the list? Indeed, but they aren't calling to me, and I've been logging in only when feeling compelled or for guild events.
Some of the nice-to-have's:
- Molten Core runs for the other half of the Bindings. Either my DK or my rogue deserves Thunderfury, and it's up to RNG to decide which character gets it.
- Ice Crown Citadel runs for Shadowfrost Shards. Averaging seven per week, I have 36 more to go.
- Dragon Soul for clusters, as the rogue has recently embarked on that chain.
- Legendary Cloak for my DK; I'm on the final collection leg and it's not the low drop-rates that frustrate me; it's LFR, the quality of which has seemingly worsened as of late.
- Boosted 90 selection: haven't yet pre-ordered, partly because I know there's going to be pllllllenty of time before we'll need to be concerned about actually playing WoD, and partly because I simply don't need another 90 right now. That said, I'm leaning towards boosting my 82 Alliance shaman, as I'm most definitely going to be experiencing the story from both perspective in Warlords.
How do you spend your time during the pre-expansion lull? Do you have any outlying goals for this expansion? If not, will you assign yourself something new to achieve?