Ringing in the New Year by Finally Hitting Level 110 in World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Legion, released the week after my fall semester of college began, and while I loved most of the changes that came along with it, I only managed to play for a couple of days before suspending my account. School is more important and I couldn’t justify paying a monthly subscription fee for a game that I didn’t have time to play extensively.

Fezzix, my adorable Gnome Mage, only made it to level 107 before calling it quits. With merely a week left in my winter break, I decided to renew my subscription and muscle through the remainder of her levels, up to the current max of 110.

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Now that that’s out of the way, my primary goal in WoW this year is to finally max out my fishing skill and grind out the necessary faction reputation to obtain a Water Strider mount. It’s a fancy bug looking creature that allows you to travel over water, rather than being forced to swim at a considerably slower pace. Fishing isn’t the most fun thing to do in the game, but neither is swimming.

I haven’t been taking WoW too seriously lately, which feels good. I’d much rather hop on when my girlfriend and I want to play something together with our friends, instead of focusing solely on one game. My hardcore progression raiding days are long gone, after all.

Accomplishing my first New Year’s goal was a great start to the year. The next item on my checklist is a bit of a three-parter, as I left three major games unfinished in 2016 that I’d like to see through sooner rather than later.

I’m currently in the middle of chapter 12 (of 21) in World of Final Fantasy for PS4. I think I’m surfing around the 40-hour mark in Persona 4 Golden on Vita. I also never got around to finishing Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS, which I started in October.

We’re heading out of town for the weekend, and with the spring semester starting the Monday after, I don’t think I’ll have time to put a dent in my backlog. I suppose now’s a good time to work on that whole fishing thing then, yeah?

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16 thoughts on “Ringing in the New Year by Finally Hitting Level 110 in World of Warcraft

  1. I never got big into WoW (I tried, it just wasn’t a game made for me), but I can see why so many have over the years. Supposedly the newest expansion pack, has gotten a lot of lapsed fans to check it out again. So good luck on the grind!

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    1. Yeah, Legion has been the best expansion for WoW since Wrath of the Lich King (its 2nd expansion). The artifact weapons are a clever way to give level 100+ players a sense of progression without complicating the game’s balance by adding even more unnecessary spells and abilities. And we’ve been asking for class halls for a while now.

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  2. Ding! Congrats :) You are really making me want to get my Druid and Hunter to level 110. They so deserve it, but if I go back it’ll kill my backlog progress… I had the Water Strider mount! It reminded me of those water bug things in Super Mario 64’s Wet-Dry World, lol. I found fishing boring so I listened to music while I did it.

    Safe travels this weekend, and best of luck to you when college starts up again!

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    1. Yeah, that’s how I usually feel about WoW. I have so many console games in my backlog and it definitely cuts in to that, but I have a lot of fun with the game for the most part. I just wish it didn’t have that damn sub fee. I usually have music or a podcast going while I fish. I don’t necessarily hate it, but it’s never how I want to be spending my time lol.

      Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I don’t necessarily *hate* fishing in WoW (it’s a great way to catch up on podcasts) but it’s rarely how I want to be spending my time lol. I caught Old Crafty in Orgrimmar once, but it’s definitely a professions I’ve slacked off on for the last 13 years. Jesus…. I was 22 when I started playing WoW…

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  3. I’ve never gotten into WoW, but I’m glad to see it’s still around and going strong. It sounds like it takes the edge off of potential school stress. Holidays never last long enough. I think I’m going to continue on with Chapter 18 today with WOFF, and I should probably devote some time to my much neglected DS/GBA games *looks around for that lost time machine*

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    1. Yeah, it’s not for everybody. It’s definitely been there for me through the tough times and acts as my gaming comfort food when I don’t know what else to play/just want a distraction.

      Enjoy your WoFF journey! You’re nearly finished!

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