I think I mentioned this on Twitter a while ago, but the feller and I have booked our honeymoon! In November we’ll be hopping on a plane and spending a week in Hong Kong and then a week in Chaing Mai, Thailand. As total foodies we are basically eating our way across South East Asia, with plans for bike tours and boat rides and a quick hop to Macau just so I can bet on a single round of roulette and feel like James Bond.
Anyway, the point is that traveling to the other side of the globe is awesome and inspiring and expensive, so we’re trying to save money.
In other, related news, I have been playing WoW again for four or five months now and I’ve been (gasp!) enjoying it. I’ve been puttering my way through the flying quest chain and the legendary ring quest chain, and all the grindy grindness makes me happy.
However, my happiness may have a time limit, because in short order the Legion expansion pre-patch will hit, and then on August 30 the actual expansion launches. Legion is not cheap, with the usual WoW $60 price tag. $60 is a lot of money for a game, much more than I’ll pay for any other title short of a new Mass Effect.
And so I am faced with a dilemma: Should I buy Legion?
* I’m enjoying the game right now.
* I haven’t actually looked at what is in this expansion, but I’m guessing there are cool things? I like cool things!
* The reason why I like playing WoW at the end of expansions is the huge breadth of available content. If I buy into Legion now, I’m also buying into the stop-and-go content patch system.
* I really enjoy sweeping quest chains, which again usually don’t happen at the start of an expansion.
* I don’t like leveling.
* I play solo, so I’m either going to have to find a guild or wait until LFR is back to do group content.
* 60 dollars?!
Huh. I started out this post thinking that I would be firmly in the Pro camp by the end of it, but I think the opposite happened. Looking at my list, it seems that buying Legion is not the best idea for me right now.
Will I actually abide by logic and budget? STAY TUNED.