Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Burning Crusade: 2 months later

Well it has almost been 2 months since the release of the Burning Crusade.

3.5 million sold as of March 7 breaking a one month's sales record. I guess to say it was a success is an understatement.

I was one of those 3.5 million and I've happy with my purchase. My vow to stop and smell the felweed was broken as I excitedly ran through the content.

I can't say I've done it all, because there is a lot to do. But only after 2 months, I feel like I can say I've done most of it. I've hit 70. I've gotten a profession to 375. I've hit every instance except heroic modes (which are instances you've already done, on crack) and the higher level 25-mans. I've gone back and helped some late comers through the old instances (Blood Furnace is "old".) I've done quests in every new area. I've picked every new flower. I've killed almost every kind of new beast that was added. I've started new factions, I've hit honored and revered with some.

Those around me are plowing through as well, it isn't odd to see level 70 blood elves and draenei. Horde may have found a new advantage to having paladins, but I can't see what shaman have distinctively brought to raids. I've seen players craft all the new stuff and then replaced it - already - with raid upgrades. I've seen players hit 70 and then hit 70 with an alt, and then hit 70 with another alt. Players are going back to Molten Core, Black Wing Lair and other historic instances, to get revenge as their more powerful selves.

The only thing I haven't done is fly the world on a new sonic gryphon. Which I'm saving up for, but I was thinking after that - then what? More of the same.

I'm not complaining, because I was the one who played through a lot of it faster than I probably should have, but I find it hard to think this will hold me until the next expansion.

If I've been seeming a little down lately. Remember this is a personal blog and I just reflecting here what I've been feeling in real life. And as always it will pass. I'll have fun stuff to report on again soon enough, be in in WoW or some other MMORPG!


Pope said...

Sad to hear folks have lost the fun of the game two months into it. I just hit 70 a couple of weeks ago, and have been really enjoying it. People get frustrated and upset over things like the raiding difficulty, the attunement requirements or whatever, but what makes me sad is when people lose the fun of the game.

I hope you find the fun that you're looking for... That's the point of all of this... Not gear, not server firsts, not killing the biggest and baddest boss... Fun. Fun is why we play this game, and if you're not having fun playing a game, what's the point?

I sincerely hope you find the source of fun you're looking for... I enjoy your blog very much and hate to see you down.

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Yane (Yet another night elf) said...

I think it was just a case of "Real Life" blahs spilling over into the game and the blog

Thank you for your kind words.

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