This morning I had a startling revelation. I am not only maining Horde this expansion… but I am also maining an Elf. What in the living hell has happened to me as a human being to find myself in this state. The Horde thing is a logical progression since I played mostly Alliance for well over a decade that it was high time to see how the other half lives. The Elf thing… I am completely clueless other than the fact that with Demon Hunters you literally have no other choices. Blood Elf demon hunters look so much cooler than the Night Elf ones with their damned floppy hairy eared nonsense, so it was really a no-brainer than last expansion I gravitated more towards the Horde version of Belblight.
For anyone who has read this blog of any length of time will realize that in general I am pretty Anti-Elf as a whole. There are however some exceptions… I have always enjoyed a good Dark Elf in most of the games that have them. Similarly I really dig the Bosmer because they are awesome and cannibals. Orcs in the Elder Scrolls setting are technically fallen elves… so I like them as well. However High Elves in pretty much any form can fuck the hell off. In Skyrim I used to take glee at going completely out of my way to kill Thalmor and the parts of the Aldmeri Dominion quest lines that really focused on High Elf matters made me get a little bloodlusty.
So for me to play a Blood Elf which is effectively a fallen High Elf… is really sorta shocking. I am going to basically lean on the fact that I have horns… and that it somehow makes it palatable. After all I would probably be more than happy to play a Satyr, which has a similar relationship to a Night Elf.
The other thing that I did last night was take on an Island Adventure thing… which shockingly I had not actually done until last night. They are kinda fun but also fairly grindy given it is just killing a lot of mobs for no real reward. Grace claims that she got a mount out of there, and I got a brief flash of excitement when I saw something purple colored pop up in the auto loot window… however they were unfortunately just doubloons the currency used to buy things associated with the island aventures. In theory I need to try and get all three of the islands available this week since I need to do five different islands in order to move forward in the war effort thing that is effectively the same as what we were doing with our order halls.
Lastly the spawn rates of certain things are still completely borked. I did what I have been doing the last several weeks and logged in this morning to see if there was any loot on world quests that would be an upgrade. Sure enough there was a quest out in Vol’dun for the Bloodwing Bonepicker offering a 330+ cloak which would be an upgrade over my 325 cloak. While writing this blog post I have been watching my WoW window in the background and a larger and larger crowd has been gathering during this time… all the while the mob in question has not spawned in. Unfortunately this seems to be one of many quests that are in slightly bugged states right now. I wrote about the Azerite Mining quest a few days ago where the mobs simply don’t spawn in during reliable rates. This seems to be maybe one of those cases, but I am largely going to give up now and head in to work. My hope is maybe this will be “unbugged” by the time I get home tonight.