I mucked it up in the comments but last night had a 1 hour queue at 7pmEST on Stormrage. That’s nearly long enough for me to do an entire workout set, so I think I might actually try that out the next free night I have. Mind you, I have 3 days left of time to play before needing to get another token. I have quite a bit on my Monk that I should auction off…not like the ~30k it costs is something that bugs me. I have over 500k, so I’m good for a while.
I figured out what I had done wrong here, and I needed to drop my outstanding quest for my 3rd (tanking) artifact before I could move on. I needed to find a brewer over in Stormheim. I hear tell that Stormheim has a fair chunk of campaign quests, which works great for me since it’s my favorite zone.
Anyhoot, find some folk, kill some buggers, get a key and rescue some more. I will say that at 110, the scaling is on the rough side for a fresh geared player. I’m a spot under ilvl 800 and things are hitting twice as hard as they were at 109. Clearly that will get better as my gear does, it’s just a tad jarring considering the effort required previously. The last “boss” in the zone wasn’t doable as a brewmaster and I barely scratched by as a windwalker.
Next steps are 5 class quests at 8 hours each, 20 leather to some bloke (why?) and then a dungeon run. We’re slightly over the hump of people at 110 now, so melee queues are in the 20 minute range. Think I’m going to polish up a bit on my mistweaver, then queue that way. Not like I’m doing heroics anyways.
I decided to do this one after all. The lore was solid, again back into MoP world. I needed to collect items to make brew, mix it together than run through Jade Serpent Palace. I’m not sure if the difficulty was due to scaling or poor play but I did die at the eye boss. The final parts were fine enough, given that you have access to a healer. My talents are dungeon-based, rather than solo, something I’ll change next run.
All told, I prefer this artifact quest to the other two. Windwalker is neat, what with LiLi running around the wind palace, but it doesn’t have the full feel that Brewmaster has. And I can barely remember the Mistweaver one, other than the dumb AI (why would a DPS tank?)
What to Do?
When I was 109, my quest log had 3 items in it. 1 quest from Highmountain, 1 from the Class Hall and another for Alchemy. When I hit 110 and exclamation marks appeared, all of a sudden I’m at 20 quests. So from the narrowed experience leveling, to an open experience at 110, it’s hard to figure out what to do.
I guess I’ll work on my Suramar rep, so that World Quests open up, then follow that with some passive tries at getting my Campaign moving. I could also work on my professions (including Archeology)… but that’s more passive I think. Then there’s my alts to think about… though my gut tells me to wait until my Artifact Knowledge has moved up some ranks, so that catching up is easier…