Sunday, August 16, 2015

You might see me back for Legion

Those of you who've read my last post in particular, will know that it has been three years now (in reality, six) since I gave WoW up for dead.  I don't know a lot about Warlords of Draenor, but what I have read has not given me cause for optimism. I of course saw how the specification system was gutted during Mists of Pandaria, and that alone is the main thing that has kept me away.

Yet I just came across Wowpedia's page for Legion, and I'm wondering if I can allow myself a small glimmer of hope. The main thing I'm excited about here, is the addition of Class Orders and a greater degree of individual identity for class specialisations. It appears that a long-held dream of mine might finally come true; that Survival will become a pure melee spec.  The division of abilities into PvE and PvP versions is something we've needed for a very long time, as well.

The two and a half year period, from mid 2006 to Febuary 2009, was a personal golden age for me, in many ways unequalled before or since; and World of Warcraft was a large part of the reason why. A genuine WoW revival would be a tremendous shot in the arm for me, both inside the game, and outside it.

It's funny. I remember reading about how Adam West was never able to move past his portrayal of Batman, or fundamentally re-invent himself as anything else. I'm the same. I am James Osborn, but I am also, and will always be, Mirshalak of the Horde.

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