Patch 6.0 finally arrived. It was a late workday for me so I didn’t get rolling until well after the servers had come up. Overall I had a very smooth patch day experience.
The majority of my addons were updated and my UI remained mostly intact.
Upon logging on I received an urgent report of the Iron Horde staging an invasion through the Dark Portal.
Being the hero of Azeroth that I am, I immediately answered the call. Well not immediately. There were a few things I needed to attend to.
I don’t know the exact amount of bag space that freed up, but it was a lot. I love the extra void storage tab, but I quickly filled it up, and still have a number of transmog items taking up bank space. Is it too soon to ask for another void storage tab?
One of the other gifts we received the reagent bank, which I quickly utilized to free up an entire bag slot.
To be fair, I tend to keep reagents and other crafting materials on my other characters. I have one toon whose bags are filled entirely with cloth and enchanting materials. Then there was the toybox.
I didn’t have as many toys as I thought, and there are a number of items like Ruthers’ Harness which weren’t listed as toys, but ought to be.
Blizzard tried to be smart and auto-add some toys, but I found that to be more annoying than helpful. If they had deleted the items they added that would have been great, but they didn’t. I spent a fair amount time deleting these items.
I like that the toy box frees up space, but it has enlightened me to a number of cool things that I could have with zero storage cost. I fear that I may turn into a toy collector now.
After my bag clean up was done I set out to tame Chimaeron. Luckily I read some reports that Blackwing Descent 10-man is ridiculously easy to destroy at 90, and that you could easily kill Chimaeron while trying to tame him. Best thing to do is tame him on 25-man.
I first tried that as BM, but wasn’t able to do enough damage without the pet. I switch to MM, and sure enough, I accidentally killed him. I’ll try again next week.
I can’t imagine what this will be like at level 100 by the way.
Gems, Enchants, Etc.
I haven’t changed any of my gems and enchants. Depending on how much that costs, I may just leave things as is. The only reason to optimize right now is if I find a group to kill Mythic Garrosh, and that’s not something I’m seeking out right now.
My gear as is, will be plenty strong enough to level from 90-100, so swapping things out will just be a waste of gold.
This was the first time I had a chance to see all of my characters with the new models. My dwarfs, draenei, tauren, and orcs all resemble their former selves. I thought it was my human characters that changed the most, and I’m not sure I like them better.
I don’t really play them much so I don’t care too much, and I really like the others.
There is a lot I haven’t had the chance to do yet like the new questline, UBRS, and taming new pets like Stags.
This is a nice stop-gap of small things to do before the expansion hits. I can’t wait for that.