You can’t go home again… can you?

After much soul searching, I couldn’t justify going Night Elf…the human racials are just so much better for both PvP and PvE. I made the original Erinys without even knowing that Priests had racials of their own beyond their race (I was watching Scooby Doo instead of reading the game manual whilst Mr Harpy installed) and went purely on looks. This time I’m trying to be a bit more grown up about the whole thing (maybe) and this is my compromise because I couldn’t quite make myself go Dwarf for fear ward.

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I ended up making and reserving names for my Priest, Druid and Warlock, the first three characters I played in vanilla.

Mr Harpy’s work colleagues have a guild which we are going to join and we’ll see how it goes. Will definitely have to be more casual than it was the first time around, no more raiding at 4 am now.

I think I’m excited but also a little bit scared because what if it is rose tinted glasses and I hate it. I know I’ll miss transmogrification, I hated odd combinations of clothes and there are definite utility aspects as well, such as pets/toys etc all going into a collection rather than a bag that would be handy to have.

On the plus side though, I can’t wait to visit Southshore, to quest through Duskwood when Stitches roamed the highways and to get my sprite darter hatchling in Feralas. To sit fishing by Loch Modan when it was still deserving of the title of “Loch” and to hang out in Auberdine.

 

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The Fires of Nostalgia

The Midsummer Fire Festival is one of my favourites, purely because it pushes to me to get and about in Azeroth, visiting old haunts and finding new ones.





That’s one thing I miss about the revamped questing since Cataclysm, that sense of being sent from one zone to another and having to explore the world. Now you level so quickly, skipping zone after zone and it feels so much more instanced than ever before.

Favourite Places – Highmountain

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Dalaran Day Care

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The pet cemetery near by and her self admitted need for wine does not bode well.

Sunday Screenshots – Demon Invasions

It seems to rain a lot whenever those pesky Demons are doing a spot of invading, bringing a whole new meaning to “Acid Rain”.

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Sunday Screenshots: Bad Moon Rising

The closer we get to leaving Draenor, the more it seems to grow on me.

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Dragon Age Inquisition – First Thoughts

Santa came early to the Harpy household this year bringing with him a copy of Dragon Age Inquisition. It’s a joint present and as we have with both incarnations of the game, we’re playing together sharing the decision making and taking it in turns to pilot our way around the stunningly beautiful map.

Naturally we’re playing a Mage as we have in every other incarnation of the game and spent around an hour playing with the character creation screen.

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Visually the game has blown me away, it’s far too easy to stand around admiring the way the light falls through the leaves or the little details dotted around.

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What has really sold me though is the scale of the game, we’ve played for around eight hours but haven’t really achieved anything at all. From puzzles, to little quests just to be kind along with the main story lines, the scope is immense.

My favourite thing so far however is this:

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It might turn more like a  tank than a horse but the level of detail is amazing, from the difference in your position depending on your speed to the individual hairs making up the tail.