There is always that time before the next expansion drops where we sit in frenzied excitement planning on this being the best expansion ever. Normally, a couple months in a few flaws will appear and we will start to talk about how Wrath was the best expansion etc... but that beginning where everything is shiny and new is amazing to us. And who knows, this could be the best expansion ever. Until we sink our dirty little claws in who knows.
I have been blows away a bit by the excitement of the pre-patch event. For the most part it has been tons of fun. People are still swarming over the Legion attacks, and you can level a alt quickly. I can tell you going from 90-100 isn't hard. Wearing full heirlooms and a 20% potion from your garrison you can get almost a level per invasion. Even without you can get half a level or more. Now is the time to speed level alts. The time is perfect for it.
The story we have gotten each week with a new quest has been two hits and one miss for me. The first week of course was the most amazing when we saw some major lore characters fall, and both the Horde and Alliance get shaken up a bit. Some people went out like a bad A, (King Varian) and some died before we could see their potential fulfilled (Vol'jin) either way that week was amazing. You had to play both sides of the scenerios, or watch them on youtube, to get the full story. If you only had one half, specifically the Alliance half, you were ready to go murder the other faction.
The second week and the return of Magni Bronzebeard was fantastic. We got to trudge around Ulduar and Karazhan again. There was a great bit of lore introduced, some that may have surprised some people. Though, it came close to what Matt Rossi and Anne Stickney from Blizzardwatch have predicted. Titan Azeroth.....
The third week I found disappointing. It felt shoehorned in because Blizzard needed to add something. Of course seeing Alodi is no small thing, but it felt more like five minutes in Dalaran than anything substantial. There was no real story to it, just a cool guest appearance to make you feel like it mattered.
I am spending my last few days, getting a few alts to 100, and just getting a feel for a few classes. I am still not locked onto one class for my main in Legion, but I have this weekend to decide what I want to do. I love the feel of Demon Hunter, and have been asking for that class since Wrath, but I don't want to jump on the hot new thing because it's the hot new thing. My paladin has been my main for so long I almost feel indebted to the idea of leveling him first. But we will see.
What are you doing in these last few days? Leveling alts, trying out new classes, or just taking it easy? Are you enjoying the pre-patch content? How do you feel about the pre-patch quests?