Last night was a good night. It was a fairly crappy day at work because we were still dealing with the ramifications of events that happened over the break. Nothing says excitement like an 8 am conference call. That said I had an amazing bowl of chicken noodle soup waiting on me when I got home. Sunday during the day we made a batch of soup in the crock pot, and for whatever reason soup is all the more amazing on day two. This time around I added a little shredded cheese to it and it was insanely good and the perfect thing to at least in part make me forget the day that lead up to it. As far as my evening the bulk of it was spent hanging out with Grace and Mor in Destiny. While I consider myself still very much a fledgling player, they are more so… and as a result it was kinda fun just to ride along as Mor experienced all of the content for the very first time. The big take away from the night however is that the year one strike bosses are still insane bullet sponges. I kinda find it sad that they never went back and updates these strikes, when much better year two versions exist. The walker in the Devil’s Lair normal difficulty strike… is quite possibly the hardest strike boss ever… or at the very least the one that takes the most time to bring down. I solo walkers out in the patrol zones for fun… and this one just would not die.
Mor calls the game “Space Diablo” and it is fitting because really in the end we are all after tasty loot. Since I had already done most of this content before a bunch of times, I opted to play my Warlock which is generally my least progressed character. On the Stormcaller spec for example I only had the base abilities unlocked that you exit the mission with. By the end of the night however I had a significant amount unlocked, and gear wise my Warlock has suddenly pulled out ahead of my Hunter. The thing with Warlock is that I like literally everything about it… except the jump. Squirrel will probably fight me on this one, but it just feels wrong. It doesn’t work the way I want it to work… and in truth if I could just give my Warlock the Titan jump… everything would be peachy. Then again I would give literally every class the Titan jump, and part of me hopes that they introduce a second round of artifacts that do just this… allow you to customize each character by giving them a different class jump. I don’t think that is likely ever going to happen, so in the meantime I will have to console myself with having permatracking thanks to Memory of Gheleon on every character. If nothing else that artifact is amazing for finding chests… which considering just how many there are in the plaguelands greatly increase how much glimmer I am getting.
Once things wound down in Destiny, I disappeared downstairs and worked on my Deathknight for awhile. Sunday with the start and stop nature of work, I didn’t get terribly far in knocking out some of my dungeon quests. In fact there was a point where I had queued for a dungeon, and shortly after the second boss had to drop group to hop on a work conference call. Were it a guild group this probably would not have been a show stopper given that I could alt tab back and forth as needed, however I excused myself from the PUG and became resigned to not actually finishing up Stormheim. So last night I started off by running Halls of Valor, which went extremely quickly and allowed me to move on in good conscience to Highmountain. Right now I am largely just focusing on the main story of the zone and ignoring any offshoots for the moment, because it already seems like I am going to ding 110 well before wrapping everything up. At the moment I am sitting at 60% into 108, and have just started the quests in High Mountain meaning I have most of an entire zone to level through. I will absolutely ding before leaving this zone, and then I can begin the slow process of gearing through World Quests. I have to say that I love Frost Deathknight for both a leveling and dungeon running spec, and it is going to dethrone my Paladin as my primary alt.
All of this said… I am not likely to work on my Deathknight tonight because I have a date with Final Fantasy. I am too old to stay up and play at the official launch of a game but instead have it sitting waiting for me on my PS4 for when I get home.