This was the first weekend during which I had significant time to play Mists of Pandaria. I’m absolutely loving it so far, and the Jade Forest is a beautiful zone. I felt like I was taking screenshots all the time, and the plot moved forward nicely as well. Allowing players to take control of a lore character during stories is a nice touch and wasn’t overdone. Similarly, there were some cutscenes but not a distracting amount like there was in Uldum. The Jade Forest was done perfectly.
There will be some spoilers for the Jade Forest in this post.
This Dawn Watcher said “What interesting colors you are wearing. Did you weave that yourself?”
Interesting indeed, Miss Dawn Watcher. It’s the Runecloth Robe, the same thing you all are wearing!
We ran into a champion, Mister Ferocious. Mooglegem and I were 86, so we were a little nervous when a level 90 Alliance flew over to us. He just watched as we fought him. When Mister Ferocious was low, he began to attack us. Uh, oh. We should be nothing to a level 90, right? After killing Mister Ferocious, we focused on him until he ran away. In fact, we’ve been attacked a number of times now, and we’re always victorious. Why do higher level players who aren’t any good attack lower level players? On that subject, why do players who are alone attack us when we’re obviously together? It seems odd to me.
While I understood the concept that the Horde-Alliance war would bring about the Sha, it was wonderfully implemented. Here Mooglegem and I circle the Sha of Doubt before banishing it.
Upjade Complete! We finished the Jade Forest. It was a fun zone and great introduction to Pandaria.
Unrelated to the zone, I cleaned my bags too. I usually hang on to every holiday gear/item as well all my tier and PVP gear. I went through and DE’d things that don’t really get seen. I don’t need tier legs if my robe covers them, and I don’t need gloves if they’re under the robe anyways. There were also a few lame holiday items that I decided to throw away too. If they’re not for transmogrification and I’m never going to pull them out, why hold on to them? It’s great to have the additional bag space now, especially because Mists of Pandaria seems to hand out a lot of toys. I consider any item or trinket that has some sort of fun use a “toy,” and I have a category for toys in ArkInventory.
I noticed that there are less distinct trash items while questing. There’s still a lot of trash, but it’s a lot of the same trash, allowing it to stack. Thanks, Blizzard! This makes my bags feel even more empty! I actually cleaned my bags so I’d have more room while running dungeons. I only like to run a dungeon once the story has reached that point, so I had one dungeon to run.
The Temple of Jade Serpent, of course! This was a fun dungeon, and I managed to keep up even though it sure seemed like I came close to running out of mana. I’ve run it a couple times now and have yet to see any cloth drop. Is this a coincidence or is there just no cloth gear? Surely it must be a coincidence, but I should go check. I used the WoW Insider post Mists of Pandaria leveling dungeon bosses in 5 seconds by Olivia Grace to teach me what to do. WoW Insider’s 5 second guides are great because they teach you what you need to know without spoiling the instance.
I should add that I’ve also been doing some pet battles too, but I’ll talk more about that later.
Okay, enough blogging. I’m almost 88, and I need to go play more. Bye!