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5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:55 am

As the final raid is slowly coming our way, it's time to start looking beyond and the next xpack. But sadly, it also means it's time to consider what might come in-bewteen: many months without new content.

The GOOD NEWS though, is that I've realized that MoP was chock-full of time-consuming solo activities, and that it's very unlikely I've done all of them, which means I'll probably stay entertained for a pretty long while before I'm forced to fall back to alts and stuff.

So, I wanted to share (and ask to share!) your to-dos as the long winter between 5.4 (or 5.5) and 6.0 begins.

First off, we have the solo stuff:

a) Loremaster of Pandaria
b) Faction farming and dailies - many of the new MoP factions have a truckload of achievements. The Klaxxi, Shado-Pan, Golden Lotus, Order of the Cloud Serpent, the 5.1 and 5.2 factions, hell even the Tillers!
b) Treasures of Pandaria, Glorious! champions, Lost Treasures and lore objects
e) Archeology got a re-run and could be interesting to re-try for a bit
f) Brawler's guild is a nice challenge
g) Isle of Giants is still there for bone and mount farming
h) Timeless Isle stuff - seems there's a whole freaking lot to do!
i) and last but not least, PET BATTLES. There's seriously weeks of stuff to do for a new pet battler.

Beyond that, there's the potential to finally tackle

3-men: Scenarios
5-man: CHALLENGE MODES!

And then, there's always the usual alt raid and/or heroic/achievement run of T14/15.

Anything else on your list?
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Fetzie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:02 am

There is no way I'm doing the "complete 20 of each Arch. find, and then hope to get "perfect" ones" grind :)
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:04 am

Fetzie wrote:There is no way I'm doing the "complete 20 of each Arch. find, and then hope to get "perfect" ones" grind :)


Meh, if I get bored enough, why not?
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Worldie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:09 am

I need to be REALLY bored to be bored enough to farm archeology mindlessly for god knows how many hours for 10 achievement points.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Fetzie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:23 am

Sagara wrote:
Fetzie wrote:There is no way I'm doing the "complete 20 of each Arch. find, and then hope to get "perfect" ones" grind :)


Meh, if I get bored enough, why not?


I'm going to be dead of boredom before I'm bored enough to do archaeology achievements.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby halabar » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:19 pm

Arch is only worth it for the mount now...
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby halabar » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:31 pm

As far as the long winter is concerned, it depends on a) what's going on in real life, and b) how interesting the timeless isle stuff is.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:08 pm

We'll see :) But at least, I'm fairly confident I've got enough to keep me busy if those thing happen
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Teranoid » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:24 pm

Those arch achieves sucked :(

I'm not sure what I'll be doing to be honest. I've been playing less and less the past few months not necessarily out of boredom but more the realization that I don't need to play that much anymore to get things done. I used to be one of the biggest achievement whores in this game and now it's hard to find a reason to care about them anymore for the most part.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:30 pm

I will be collecting pets.

Pets are the only thing I truly actively seek out and do dumb things to get. Stupid Isle of Giants.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Teranoid wrote:Those arch achieves sucked :(

I'm not sure what I'll be doing to be honest. I've been playing less and less the past few months not necessarily out of boredom but more the realization that I don't need to play that much anymore to get things done. I used to be one of the biggest achievement whores in this game and now it's hard to find a reason to care about them anymore for the most part.


Actually, I feel in a similar situation - I haven't done much this xpack until 5.3. But that's a GOOD thing actually - once we're mostly done with progress, we've got the brawlers guild, the pets, the exploration-related achieves. Quite a bit actually!
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Dion » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:10 am

halabar wrote:Arch is only worth it for the mount now...


In cata I got mount for main by accident. And I got it for my alt when trying to get that alchemy recipe for that Drake mount. What do I win? :D
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Thels » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:57 am

Sagara wrote:b) Faction farming and dailies - many of the new MoP factions have a truckload of achievements. The Klaxxi, Shado-Pan, Golden Lotus, Order of the Cloud Serpent, the 5.1 and 5.2 factions, hell even the Tillers!


Enjoy those! :P Especially the Shado-Pan ones where one requires at least 3 days, and the other one requires at least 27 days, and you can't do both on the same day, and you have to get lucky with the daily hubs. :P Sadly, there seem to be a bunch of those in the 5.0 factions. :(

Achievements were fun when they were a decent amount of work to complete. Nowadays, even if you do play WoW 24/7, you might still be unable to complete them all...
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:11 am

I like to think of that as an advantage - when I get bored of one thing, I can always swap to another for awhile.
I was also very frustrated back in5.0 to see all those things I didn't have time to handle, but I've come to realise that it gives me more to do when the hubub has died down.

EDIT/ Also forgot to ass: Proving Grounds!
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Andurin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:28 am

Sagara wrote:EDIT/ Also forgot to ass: Proving Grounds!


You forgot to ass that indeed... :roll: I think that will also fill up most of my time, besides farming some justice points and leveling a paladin for those proving grounds (should they prove fun to do ^^)
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Winkle » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:33 am

Incredibly there's two players with all but 1 achievement: http://www.wowprogress.com/apoints/

The missing achievement is the 10k dailys.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Worldie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:43 am

The amount of dedication put in there is scary.

Expecially for the arch ones!

Random succes: there's a few FoS I have and they dont \o/
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Fetzie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:45 am

Winkle wrote:Incredibly there's two players with all but 1 achievement: http://www.wowprogress.com/apoints/

The missing achievement is the 10k dailys.

http://eu.battle.net/wow/de/character/e ... 5110:a8325 is merely missing the 5.4 quest chain achievement, which you cannot get yet.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Sagara » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:55 am

See? No excuses! Get crackin'!
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Newsom » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:08 pm

And then there's alts. :P

I think the next expansion is closer than we think though.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Nooska » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:35 am

You think they are cutting down on beta time? (someone here probably already has the stats for time from announcement to beta to release, so I won't bother gathering them myself right now)
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Worldie » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 am

Don't think so. I'd expect at least 6 months between 5.4 release and 6.0, maybe with a minipatch in between for the permanent ogrimmar / barrens changes.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:26 am

I took the mention of the pre-expansion Org changes to just mean 6.0 coming before the release as usual. They have been talking as if a 5.5 is getting pretty likely to fill time, though.
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Dion » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:44 pm

Worldie wrote:Don't think so. I'd expect at least 6 months between 5.4 release and 6.0, maybe with a minipatch in between for the permanent ogrimmar / barrens changes.


Time for Annual Pass v2.0! Wonder would it have same amount of buyers like Cata version did. How long Annual Pass one year deal overlap till Mist, was it like 2-3 months?
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Re: 5.4 and beyond - Preparing the long winter

Postby Worldie » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:07 am

Ye but what can they gift this time? :P The Annual Pass was put in place for D3 mostly :)
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