How has the impending Dragonflight release made you re-approach Shadowlands content?
It seems like every single World of Warcraft player in the universe is running Torghast lately. Every day I see someone posting about a new achievement they’ve earned, a new mount they’ve collected, a new personal record they’ve broken in the tower. Despite the fact that this content was criticized by a lot of players throughout Shadowlands, the truth is that it’s been adjusted multiple times by Blizzard, and our characters are far more geared now — meaning that actually reaching the highest levels of challenge has become possible for a lot of players.
But there’s more to the story than just that. The truth is that the Dragonflight expansion is nearly upon us, and simply knowing that fact is enough to add a ticking clock to our collective minds. We’re about to get new content, and Torghast and other parts of Shadowlands are about to become old news. Sure, that content isn’t going anywhere per se, and it’s not uncommon at all for players to run things from past expansions — but that usually only happens later on, long after we’re running out of shiny new things to explore.
That sentiment is not reserved only for Torghast. There are other achievements that players are chasing down in the waning days of the current expansion — even things that they were postponing for the entirety of it. I’m very much guilty of that; before Shadowlands was released, I planned to take one character of each armor class through each of the four Covenant storylines, so that I could collect all 16 armor sets — after all, transmog is forever. But I kept delaying that goal, over and over again, and never got to it. Dragonflight getting a release date, and finally being so near, was the boost of motivation that I needed to finally get to those Covenant stories. I’ve now collected 10 of the sets, and it’s only a matter of time until I finish that goal.
What about you? Has the proximity of Dragonflight made you finally begin chasing some Shadowlands goals you had been postponing? Are you running Torghast, or trying to finish the Zereth Mortis meta-achievement — or maybe even the Korthia one? Are there any pets or mounts or transmog sets you’re chasing after, any personal challenges you’re tackling? Or are you simply taking time off still, waiting for the pre-patch to drop?
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