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At BlizzCon 2013 we were introduced to
Warlords of Draenor, the newest World of Warcraft.
Excitement was (mostly) high and players couldn't wait to get their
hands on the shiny new toy. However, several months later, reality
has started to set in. The truth is, we have a long time to wait
before we get to delve into the world of Draenor and get up close and
personal with living history.
With no content patch to tide us over
in sight, we are likely to be stuck with the current content for
quite awhile. With that rather depressing thought in mind, many of us
are scrambling to find things to do to fill the time or even
considering canceling our accounts until Warlords of Draenor
is finally released in all it's glory. And I do believe it will be
glorious. To help out with the hunt for ways to fill the emptiness,
we have compiled a list of five things to do in game that will help
you kill some time before the next expansion. Enjoy!
Five Ways to Kill Time Until Warlords of
Wrathion Legendary Questline
Waiting for the next expansion to
launch is the prefect time for you to take on Wrathion's Legendary
Questline. One of the most time consuming and daunting achievements
we have seen in awhile, this will take a serous time investment. To
get started, look for NPCs in major cities who will give you the
quest Stranger in a Strange land, a breadcrumb quest to deliver a
Mysterious Note from Wrathion in The Veiled Stair.
Already started the quest line? There
is no better time to pick up where you left off. If you have already
completed the questline on one character, consider taking on the task
on a favorite alt. The Legendary cloak is one that every character
can benefit from. Or if you already have the cloak on all your
characters and you are a collector of sorts, why not head back into
older content and pick up some of the Lengendaries there to complete
Prepare for Warlords
While getting wrapped up in how bored
we are waiting for new content to be released, we often forget the
actual preparations we need to do to actually be ready for that
content. Finish leveling all your professions (even the secondary
ones), farm materials you feel may be important at the start of the
next expansion, stockpile some gold, and complete those annoying
reputation grinds. Sure you can walk into Warlords without doing any
of this, but you may look back and wish you had.
This is also an excellent time to clean
out your bags, bank, and any other storage location you may use.
Leveling always means a wealth of new items rolling into your
stockpile, be sure to have plenty of room to store them. Freeing up
room can be as easy as checking your bags and removing useless items
or selling off items that may be worthless in the next expansion.
While many players scoff at
achievements, they are a way to get us back into the world with a
purpose. Achievements come in all shapes and sizes and there is a
little bit of something for everyone. From serious to fun, there are
enough achievements in the game to keep any player busy for a very
long time. Choose from something simple like using /hug on various
critters across the world in the various forms of To All The
Squirrels I've Loved Before or try something soul draining like
Insane in the Membrane.
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Level Alternate Characters
After over a year of playing in
Pandaria, it probably goes without saying that many of us have
reached max level with our main characters and are dabbling about the
world with little to do. Instead of checking out, check back in with
a fresh new start. Sometimes, we get so caught up in the end game,
we forget how cool the beginning can be.
Pick a new class, a new race, and maybe
even a new faction and head out into the world to start fresh.
Leveling a new character is a superb way to make the game feel brand
new all over again. If you already have several alternate characters,
consider working towards their max level. Or, if that is already
done, work on their professions, reputations, or other vital things
that may help you in the new expansion pack.
Collect Rare Pets and Hard-to-Get
Been wanting that super rare pet or
hard to get mount? Have you been putting it off because you were
trying to complete other content? Waiting for the release of Warlords
of Draenor is an impeccable time to devote the time needed to scoop
them up. So get out there and win those Celestial Coins for Xu-Fu,
Cub of Xuen or head into Tempest Keep, along with some close
friends, to try for the Ashes of Al'ar. None of us like to grind, but
with a cool reward like a pet or mount at the end, it ends up being
all worth it.
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That brings down the curtain on
our list of five things to do while waiting on Warlords of Draenor.
While these are all great ideas, they are certainly not the only way
players can spend their in-game time before the expansion is
released. What are you planning to do during the wait for Warlords of
Draenor? Contribute your ideas and suggestions in the comments
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