The water is cool. The underwater is very scenic. The solutions to movement underwater very nicely done. (We live in a magical world, after all.)
So far my Hunter has gone solo and gotten to the heady heights of level 81. My other 80′s are waiting for the wife and I to play through the Goblin and Worgen starting areas. (Which also means they’re, for the first time in a long time, earning rested xp.)
(And we got stuck for a bit waiting for USPS to deliver her Collector’s Edition. It’s yet to arrive. Gamestop to the rescue yesterday for the win!!!1!)
But I’ve had a look around. Farmed some ore. Gathered some leather. Spent some money in the AH on the awesome greens.
The Worgen and Goblin beginning areas are completely different. So different they may as well be different games.
The Worgen reminds me of being in Grimmenhagen, Nordland, in Warhammer, and in a good way.
The Goblin area has me feeling like I’ve gotten mixed up in a cross between Jersey Shore and a Japanese game show, and in a good way.
I think we’ve got a year to explore what’s been given us here, raids being introduced (and killed off) weekly notwithstanding, and then there’s the suggestion (85… the in-game mail…) we’ll have an interesting YEAR, and we’ll have the next thing. (Emerald Dream for 86-90 and then fighting the Burning Legion for the grand 90-100 finale. Anyway, that’s my prediction.)
But, and not to suggest anything otherwise, this has been very good, very fun, all of it, and I’ve merely torn the shrink wrap off the box in what I’ve gotten done so far and with what all there is to see yet.