Okay, so here’s the thing — I’m not saying it’s bad, or poorly designed, it’s clearly an excellent zone. But all the Wow, Maldraxxus is awesome hype had me really thinking I might love it, but then I got there, and it’s just slime and crap everywhere and corpses littering the ground and a lot of it grosses me out or turns my stomach. I’m also never a fan of ruthless Darwinism and while I appreciate the idea of Maldraxxus as the home of the Shadowlands’ defense force, it’s not really getting past all the stuff I’m not fond of.
Still, I’m level 57 now. Maybe I’ll start playing one of my alts on nights my wife is occupied. Don’t think I’ll ever join the Necrolords, though. Just on an aesthetic level, it’s not my bag.
So yeah, my wife and I finally got to run around in Bastion and even got some Maldraxxus in last night, and we’re both level 55 heading towards the final stretch. Leveling definitely feels less painful this time around, which I think is an excellent thing — I expect when I get to my alts, I might just level them through the questing again, it’s been fun.
Some actual lines from our time playing together include “She’s awfully proud of her job as Death’s mall cop” and “Who would ever want to come here? No one. No one wants to come here, but we’re stuck here so we might as well make the best of the blasted, undead choked hellscape.”
I will be writing the Queue for the next three days. Letting the American writers have the holiday.
Honestly, even when I was living in the US, I never much cared for Thanksgiving. My mom died when I was 19, and I haven’t really seen any of my family on either side since 2000, and the last conversation I had with my father was back in 2006. I’m sure they’re all fine, and even if they aren’t, the decision was made that I wasn’t really a necessary part of their lives a long time ago. So the idea of travelling all that way to spend a day of thanks with them… not really my thing.
So if you’re an American who doesn’t really have a family for the holiday, I get it. I’m very grateful for my wife and the family she’s made for me up here in Canada, but either way, the last Thursday in November is always just a day for me. But on the plus side, I get to spend it with you all.
It’s the Queue. What’re y’all up to?