The Adventures of Pilnik
March 23, 2015 Leave a comment
As previously discussed in my post about never having played Horde, I planned on leveling a new Rogue and playing through as a Horde character to get a feel for the lore. It’s been several weeks since I posted about that, and had actually gotten started on this project a few weeks ago, but time constraints have kept me from posting. I’ve actually enjoyed playing as a Goblin so far, and I intend to keep at it until 100.
On another note, Heirloom gear is both awesome and a curse. It’s amazing how powerful you are leveling in the stuff; up to level 40 it’s a bit too powerful. Being able to one-shot almost anything really doesn’t teach you much about a class leveling up, but I suppose that’s not as important as leveling quickly to most players. I feel that if you really want to get a feel for a class and quest zones you’ve never done before, you might be better off without the heirloom gear. You won’t out-level everything so quickly. But I digress…here is the story of my exploits as Pilnik, the Goblin Rogue…
After I loaded in for the first time, I quickly loaded up with heirlooms and started to look more like a Rogue, and less like a short, squatty and green Han Solo. As I was questing, I have to say that I really like the Goblin starting zone; it’s certainly unique, and having leveled many characters over the years, something completely new was very nice. I especially liked how my “associates” all had titles that pointed out their roles in my new toon’s life. I enjoyed it even more after some things went down, and they referred to themselves as my former <insert job>. Probably my Favorite series of quests involved riding in a Hot Rod.
As I’ve stated, I’ve never played seriously played a Horde toon before, and I knew that greed and acquisition were traits that Goblins had, but I never realized to what extent. Apparently Goblin society is very obsessed with status and material objects. That seemed to be a driving force in the intro questlines. Speaking of driving, the Heirloom motorcycle is nice, but I really enjoyed the Hot Rod. I certainly hope I can pick one of those up at some point. If not, that’s something Blizzard needs to work on ASAP.
I certainly have enjoyed the change of style and pace so far, and I’m looking forward to spending some more time playing Horde. I thought I’d wrap up with a few pictures of m exploits so far. I’ve survived the Cataclysm, rode on some sweet vehicles, met a Warchief or two and got over my apprehension of entering a base with Horde flags.