It Opens at the Close
On August 30, 2016, Iliera and Sionis jumped into World of Warcraft: Legion.
This expansion is marked for me with one word: Raiding.
Prior to Legion, despite 12 years of playing, I had never raided above LFR difficulty. I honestly didn’t intend to break that trend until we were slowly “encouraged” to participate by the questing mechanics of Legion. Here’s looking at you, Balance of Power questline.
As I finished my heroic progression run and unlocked the Violet Spellwing (which is awesome, btw), I started to feel the exhilaration of progression raiding fade. I spent more time chasing after a higher gear score, but as of today I’ve officially told our guild that it’s time for me to step back from raiding.
Things to Do
Battle for Azeroth releases on September 21, 2018.
That gives me less than six months to finish my Legion-related activities, which includes:
- Legion Pet Battles – My pet collection is seriously lacking!
- Leveling my Lightforged – I need them 110 by BFA launch!
- Leveling a Horde character – I plan on seeing the story of BFA from both sides!
- Mage Tower Challenges – Maybe… hopefully.
- Fishing Artifact Item
- Fishing Reputations
- Rank 3 Herbs
- First Aid 800
Once I have that stuff sorted, I still need to work on everything else pre-Legion!
The Mage Returns
A while back, I started playing a paladin. Becoming a healer opened so many doors to raiding and in hindsight I realize that healing was super helpful in allowing me to access a lot of the Mythic dungeons and Heroic content early on in the expansion.
Jokingly, I sent my mage to Pandaria on a kind of sabbatical. There he would learn to focus his energy once more and hopefully some day return to the fight.
Sionis has always held a special place in my heart. His digital story has been going on for 12 years now. When I sent him away to main my paladin… well it felt wrong. In fact, the longer I’ve been parted from him, the more I have felt guilty about it.
So, with Fynn finally taking a well deserved break after pushing through the heroic raid, it’s time to witness the return of Loremaster Sionis Sepher and his army of battle pets!
The world awaits!