The last time I talked about World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, it had been out for only two weeks. It has now been a little over three months, and all of us are well into a new routine. The next major content patch (10.1) is on the PTR which will introduce the next raid. Perhaps it’s time to check in and see how it’s going given the new features and updated systems.


First, a raid update, which is progressing reasonably well. We have three bosses left on Heroic difficulty with a pretty good strategy to finish Dathea. If we begin extending our lockouts and buckle down (without burning ourselves out) we have an excellent shot of taking down Heroic Raszageth in time for AOTC. If we don’t, the journey was fun; honestly, that’s all that really matters.

A Professional Pain In The …

The professions are still a sticking point for me. I have yet to reach max level on any of the crafting professions. In fact, I have reached max level on my fishing before any other profession! FISHING!!! Everything is gated behind high-level renown with each of the factions. Also, the items that do still award points require ingredients from other professions. Sometimes these items are expensive at the Auction House.

I really don’t like all of the knowledge points required to unlock all the trees. Which, by the way, also blocks you from learning new recipes that could award crafting points. I know if you farm Expedition Supply Packs they have a chance to drop knowledge points. How do casual players have the time to do that? There has to be a better way.

And The Good Things

They did fix all the issues I was experiencing the first couple of weeks. I also have sufficiently mastered Dragonriding and now I find myself complaining that regular flying is too slow! And it is so much fun! The story is actually interesting for a change. Granted when you come off of an expansion with a really lazy and flimsy story, your only direction is up. Although to be fair, I was expecting a better story. The dragon flights have been such an integral part of this game’s lore for a long time. I’m glad they haven’t screwed it up (so far).

Patch 10.1 has me excited and intrigued. There are more dragons, more dragonriding abilities, and more quality-of-life changes forthcoming.

What do you think of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and how it’s going?

If zombies attack the world, everyone will run and hide. Except for us gamers, of course. We’ve been waiting for this all our lives!