Can’t Wait

Can’t Wait

I’m 6 bars away from hitting level 90. Trying to get there as fast as I can so I can jump into heroics and do the cool level 90 stuff.  Woke up at 6 and just hit 90. Specced into Divine Star right away (you can see an image of it in action up there).

Can I tell you guys something?

I’m falling in love with this game all over again. Wish I could nail it down to one specific aspect to get really excited about, but I can’t because there’s so many things that I like. It’s not like there’s one really good part of the game that’s overpowering everything else. All the stuff that’s playable right now feels great – And it’s just the beta.

Can’t touch raids, heroics, pet battles, or PvP yet. But I’m just blown away by the other parts like the leveling, the questing, the atmosphere, and so forth. Haven’t been this enamoured with the game since Burning Crusade. Remember that feeling you got when you charged head strong into Nagrand and then looked up to see that belt streaking across the sky? I felt something similar walking into the   Valley of the Four Winds and just taking in the scenery (and the Brewery).

Mists doesn’t beat the story telling that SWTOR had. SWTOR spanked it when it came to the leveling and questing experience.

TERA and Guild Wars 2 are both way better looking games, of course. But there’s something appealing about the cartoony style of WoW. It started that way in 04 and it’s received upgrade after upgrade since then.

It’s like falling in love.

You have that goofy grin on your face while your head is tilted slightly to the side. Even though you can’t see it, there’s that little twinkle in your eye. Your mind can’t stop thinking about them and the different, fun activities available. You’re just super excited to be in that presence.

Not that I’d ever know what that’s like, of course.

I know a whole bunch of you guys quit. But give it another go when you can. It’s so easy to lose yourself in this world now.

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.

Comments

  1. PeterAnargirou says:

    I’m glad to hear how excited it makes you. Even when other games seem to have some better mechanics or decisions, nothing pulls me in and makes me care about the world like WoW. I’m avoiding the beta but am very excited about Mists.

  2. I love this post. I’ve been trolling your very enjoyable blog for a while now, and it’s making me miss WoW terribly. I would love to come back to it someday. For the feeling you describe, but also how at it’s best, it allowed you to immerse yourself in a place so totally alien from reality that the shitty boss comment or the nagging knee injury or whatever melted away and all you (well, I) thought about was maximizing my toon and what cool thing could I get to next. 
     
    Keep it up. I’m enjoying living vicariously through you, even though I never did max out my priest. 😉

  3. Elunamakata says:

    I’ve been having fun on the beta and finally healed my first (non-heroic) instance last night…oh it was so exciting to heal something both *new* and in a different (non add-on) way!  I had been waiting for my friends to go in with me before I used them as lab rats for healing without any addon bwahaha!

  4. Lilywhite says:

    Promising. I like it.

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