The boxes arrived last night, from which my daughter and I immediately extracted the code which would unlock the expansion on our respective accounts. The included DVD was purely decorative. And then it was straight into the game for a bit.
Unfortunately, my wife and I had other plans for the evening. It was “Back to School” night at my daughter’s high school, so we spent most of the evening meeting teachers and hearing about their classroom plans.
Still, I managed to find a bit of time to play.
I didn’t have time to sit and think about what to do, so I did the natural thing and jumped into the game with my paladin, Vikund, who is my second oldest character and has generally been my “do all the things” vehicle. I logged him in, accepted what I hoped was the last quest delivered by Khadgar’s Upgraded Servant for a while, and made my way to Dalaran where I got to watch Khadgar himself engage the spindizzy spell and move the whole place to the Broken Isles.
There was a bit of an introduction around the place.
But eventually the reception line led to the table where you got to choose your weapon. Of course, as a retribution pally, there is really only one choice.
However, this wasn’t like some cheap hotel high school reunion where you pick the airline quality chicken entree and then they just bring it to you. You have to go get it! So a mild adventure ensued, at the end of which I possessed Ashbringer.
At that point, because I possessed the magic dingus, I had to go back to the order hall. There I was presented to the bored crowd in the basement theater under Light’s Hope Chapel, out in the Eastern Plaguelands, which still looks like a bad neighborhood. But I bet the rent on the place is cheap.
After that I was elected Queen of the May, Man of the Year, and head of the order, something I am sure was unique to my character alone and based solely on my semi-competent performance in obtaining what is surely the one and only Asherbringer. I accepted all of this with due solemnity.
After that they seemed to want me to do something, like these were not merely honorary or administrative offices I had been awarded. They wanted me to go out and fight the Legion.
So I wandered back down the corridor, past the card room and the basketball court, leaving the solo phase I had been in up to that point, and thus joining a stream of other players, many of whom had a very similar weapon across their back. Mere replicas I bet, created in envy of me and the one true Ashbringer.
Down the hallway, past the cloak room, I found my destination. It was a map. I had to choose where I would land in the Broken Isles to begin my one-man heroic assault on the Legion.
But I didn’t really have enough time for that. We had to leave for “Back to School” night. So I left Vikund there in the order hall, probably getting all Cameron’s dad about Ashbringer and sitting there polishing it with a diaper.
The actual first zone choice will have to wait until tonight.