One thing I like about Legion is that it’s sent us to older zones. I don’t want to ever see a mass update of old zones to high level zones, like Lineage 2 did. For instance with Blazing Swap, I believe it started out around level 60, then they went to 80, and now it’s even higher I believe. There was some tweaking during the Cataclysm, but at no point did they take a level 20ish zone like the Mithril Mines and make it fucking level 80, and destroy half of the area in the process.
Yesterday I started out heading to the Exodar. The last time I visited this was probably last expansion to crush Horde who were attacking it. It hasn’t flown anywhere since it landed in BC, but we got to take a trip!
And fight, what else, demons!
I also ran into Turalyon who we haven’t seen for so long it was actually in the loading screen tips for a while. We also see Arator the Redeamer, who I remember from my time patrolling, and questing, in Honor Hold. He mopes around the inn and had some dialog I remember standing around listening to. Finally he gets to see his parents, who are Alleria and Turalyon. Man, it only took like 10 years?
Main npcs are looking better and better all the time, I must say. We’re getting a lot of silver foxes lately, on top of all that.
Oh and yeah, spells and animations got a lot of updates! Smite and ‘holy fire’ have new casting animations for disc, as well as HW Radiance. It looks really good! Wild growth for druids looks kind of “earth bendery” and my resto shamans healing spells look equally “water bendery”. Holy paladins don’t seem to have any changes, though. The “I just did something” idle stance is different too. Blizzard for my frost mage looks much improved and my gnome has a few new casting animations as well. I still make the ‘angry face’ when casting flame strike but Blizzard hard-casting and meteor look pretty sweet. I had no idea any of that was coming.