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A Newb’s Adventures In World of Warcraft - Week 3

By Poorna Shankar on August 31, 2018 | Columns | Comments

A Newb’s Adventures In World of Warcraft - Week 3

Full disclosure: Battle for Azeroth code provided by Blizzard.

Another week, more World of Warcraft. For continuing up-to-the-minute updates on my WoW progress, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@ShankTheTank). So then, what did I do this week? Let’s dive right in.

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On Saturday last, Bradford and I quested more in Stormsong Valley, and it’s here where I first began to notice the classic MMORPG quest mechanics. Go here. Kill X number of things. Gather Y number of things. Go kill Z boss. Move on to the next area. I have to admit, this did tire me out some.

I did end up completing the main story in Stormsong Valley. I have to admit, Azshara seems kind of like a badass. I love how each zone in Kul Tiras has its own distinct flavor and tone. They each feel unique in this regard, even if their quest structure is rather repetitive and similar.

I was told, however, that once I hit level 120, the “real” game begins. The current leveling up quests are just there for fun. And so, that’s what I set out to do this week. Just Wednesday evening whilst questing in Drustvar, I hit level 120. I felt like the mightiest dwarf in all of Azeroth.

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Having played Tiragarde Sound and Stormsong Valley, though, I have yet to really play the majority of Drustvar. I’ve only completed two chapters there, after all. I have to say, I’m really loving Drustvar’s design. It reminds me so very much of Witcher 3 in its aesthetic and tone. It’s just awesome.

But now apparently, I can do World Quests which should provide me higher level gear. I also want to try out dungeons with my friends and just panic because I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.

Crucially, I really want to find out what happened to Jaina. Her story seemed to just sort of cut off as soon as I arrived in Boralus. I’m hoping this is explained more, though I was informed that I’ll need to complete all chapters in all zones before the overarching Kul Tiras story can continue.

So I guess that’s where I’ll be for the next week, questing in Drustvar. I’m hoping to explore more of this awesome little area. I’m also keen to try out the Warfronts mode when it drops next week. There seems to be so much to do in World of Warcraft and I definitely want to see as much of it as I can before October (read: before I lose my life to Red Dead Redemption 2)

Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.
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