Legion: Expectations, Hopes and Fears

“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.”
Cary Grant


Legion: Expectations, Hopes and Fears

Blizzard designers have a reputation for over-reacting. Tired of Dailies? They are all gone in the next expansion. Healers bored: mana regeneration is a bitch. On and on the pendulum swings. The following are my hopes, fears and expectations in the next expansion: Legion.

  • Expectation: New Dalaran will be a release and a relief as a cross-faction Sanctuary and main congregation hub.
  • Fear: “Rep gating” toy use will be the rule rather than the exception.
  • Hope: Flex raiding will be solved and flex with large and small groups, heavy melee groups or heavy ranged groups.
  • Expectation: Raiding is the same. Fun challenging group content that is designed for us to win (not fail) the fight.
  • Expectation: My druid healer will be in demand and treasured as much as any disc priest, shaman, paladin or monk in any flavor of dungeons and raids.
  • Fear: I will choose the wrong spec to level my ball and chain Artifact.
  • Hope: The hybrid dailies called World Quests will be freaking lucrative.
  • Expectation: We will have five cycled Profession Dailies as fun as the fishing and cooking dailies that we had in Wrath of the Lich King.
  • Fear: Dalaran will be too much. Too many player toys, slow mammoth parades, player portals, “kek” and … lag.
  • Expectation: Driven by the flying requirements, we will complete every zone rather than level in the ones we actually like.
  • Hope: The guide sites like Icy Veins and Ask Mr Robot will have updated and published class guides at the pre-expansion patch.
  • Expectation: That I will play Legion and that my Guild will remain active.
  • Fear: That I’ll miss having my own instanced patch of land in the expansion like I did with the Tillers and the Garrison.
  • Hope: That I won’t always crack up when “animated shorts” is mentioned in a column.
  • Hope: That Dalaran is fun with odd bits here and there.
  • Fear: It won’t be an Alt Friendly expansion.
  • Expectation: To have three maxed Artifacts and spec swapping with ease for the bulk of the expansion. And (part two) my gear works for all specs.
  • Hope: To have the Fabulous title on Day One of the pre-expansion patch.
  • Hope: To have at least five different Tmog sets macro’d to my mounts and I’ll change constantly (if not macro’d to spells!).
  • Expectations: Heirloom upgrades to 110 to be available with the first in-game patch.
  • Fear: That every thing (like the new Kirin Tor ring) will be exhaustively expensive.
  • Fear: That I’ll be confused for the rest of my WoW gaming life between Old Dalaran and New Dalaran since it won’t be called old and new.
  • Hope: That my favorite bloggers continue to write!

(cough) I think this list could go on and on!




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2 thoughts on “Legion: Expectations, Hopes and Fears”

  1. Well, if you have any Mages, you’ve got Teleport/Portal: Old Dalaran (crater in Hillsbrad), Teleport/Portal: Dalaran (floating in Crystal Song Forest), and will have Teleport/Portal: [New] Dalaran (somewhere in Broken Shores). So, is it Old, Dal, and New? Or is it Old-Old, Old, and New? Crater, Old, and New? I’m somewhat curious as to how the community will eventually label them for casual conversation and how they’ll be labeled for Mage spells.

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  2. Huh, maybe the Mage Portal will be the answer; I’d not thought of that at all. Story-wise, there is no Old and New, they’ve moved the city to a new place. Game-wise, there is two!

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