I got the Cataclysm as a digital download… and went to sleep at my normal time.
However, I took the day off from work!
No, not to play. I’ve got an appointment this afternoon. It is pure coincidence that this ALSO just happened to let me log in this morning!
No, really. It’s coincidence.
So, I logged in and created my new Goblin Warlock, “Fryingbacon”. The starter zone looks kinda cluttered and mechanized, and I wasn’t really feeling it. I’m sure that I’ll get into it if I have some time to come back to it, but after a night long session of listening to Loreena McKennitt, I wasn’t up for mechanized. I’m up for pretty flowers and romantic highwaymen and ladies from shallott.
That means… time for a Worgen!
I hadn’t even intended to create a Worgen, but at the last minute I really started liking the idea of a Priest. So, female Worgen Priest “Supervixen” was born.
I like Gilneas much more. It certainly fit the mood. Very cool. And a lot more crowded with new Worgen than the Goblin starter area!
But ah, the allure of the shiny… can’t you fly in Azeroth now? What’s that like?
Off to Bigbearbutt, to learn how to fly easier than Pink Floyd ever dreamed.
The view over Stormwind City from on high is incredible. Even more so when you realize that a lot of it is still unchanged from the original design, which you never really got to enjoy from the air before. The Mage Quarter, in particular, when seen from the air is gorgeously landscaped.
Logging into my level 80 Druid, however, brought one unexpected bonus.
A popup appeared offering me a quest to go visit the Earthen Ring in Stormwind.
“Ahh”, I think, “Here is where you get offered new quests.”
I go check it out, and they want me to use a scrying pool to see something in a far off distant land.
I use it… and… cinematic?
There is some hooyah about saving the world from this, or fighting off Deathwing, or some such, but I wasn’t really paying attention.
You had me at Thrall.
Damnit, I guess I’m going to have to go quest now.
For those of you that cannot get into the game just yet, I promise you it will still be here later. In the meantime, just rest easy knowing that it’s live, it’s working, and it just might be almost as cool as all the hype made it out to be.