Updated Fri, Jan 24, 2014 by Mem
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!
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 your collection.
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.
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.
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.
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 section below!