So yes, I have the urge to write something today, so here goes.
I’m gonna just rave about how well this latest World of Warcraft expansion is. I’ve already written three days ago about the expansion, saying all the nice stuff… so actually just bear with me while I go through them again.
First of all, I find that levelling in Legion is less hectic as in WoD (Warlords of Draenor) expansion. Yet although levels are easily gained, it still makes one want to complete the quests and objectives. Clearing objectives grant a hell lot of experience, more so than I actually thought it would. I’ve levelled up unexpectedly a few times already and I’m now already level 108, two more levels to go for max level. And I will still continue to play after I hit max level, because there’s really so many things to do in the game. Killing rares (read: rares with silver lining on their portraits, not elites with gold lining) are actually not as hard as you think it is, now that mob levels are dynamic. Also, they are FFA – someone could be killing it and you can just throw your spells at it too – it doesn’t affect the loot that he or she gets, and you get your share of loot too. There’s no longer “kill stealing”, especially at objectives areas. You can just throw a spell on a mob that someone is killing, while killing your own mobs. When that mob dies, it counts towards your objective progression too. That person won’t bother either – because he/she still gets their loot AND it counts towards their progression. In fact, I’d say most people won’t mind, or even welcome your random spells so that they can kill the mobs faster and get on with it.
Gathering profession is fun again – the fishing nodes that are in the battle field appear at spots that weren’t too dangerous to be in. The fishes are just fishes that you can use to research on better recipes, to cook – just straight forward stuff like before. Unlike in WoD, you get scrap version, normal version, and even enormous version of the same type of fish. You need like 10 scrap versions to gut to get normal flesh to cook, or need 5 normal version or 3 enormous version etc. (Something like that.) Which is terribly repetitive and takes up unnecessary space in bags. In Legion, that’s gone. Thankfully. I haven’t been trying first aid yet, because my cloths are precious – I need to save them to up my tailoring. I’ll look at them again once my tailoring is maxed.
There’s so many backlogs to clear – I haven’t been maxing my profession levels since Cataclysm. The max profession level is now at 800, and all my tailoring/fishing/cooking are still stuck at 600. LOL. My fishing skill is slowly climbing up, and my herbalism is always there. Well, it takes time, and I’m just gonna slowly do it.
So on top of all these, there’s the artifact weapon that every player would want to level up. Every spec of every class has its own artifact weapon, and since now you can switch to any spec at the drop of the hat, everyone is able to go through all the necessary quests to get their hands on the artifact weapons for their class. My priest has 3 specs in total, and I have 3 artifact weapons in my bag, one each for different spec (and the weapons are all different). You pick up random items in treasure chests scattered across Broken Isles that gives you artifact points, and for every 400+ or 600+ points (it increases as your artifact levels up), you get to choose an artifact trait to level – which can empower your spells to make them do more damage / heal more. This is so interesting – I mean, who would resist opening random glittering treasure chests that you spot around the world that you’re exploring? And to be rewarded for that – wow! It’s just that there are three weapons for me to go through – so honestly that’s a little daunting! But I really wouldn’t mind if those treasure chests would respawn eventually. Or maybe I’ll just be done with levelling my discipline priest artifact and go for another healing class! Heh heh.
And then, there’s the Class Hall followers quests! Similar to Garrison quests back in WoD, this one will have you managing your followers to complete their own quests in return for rewards like player XP, follower XP, even artifact levels. Best part now is that you can monitor/start/end these followers quests via mobile! So freaking convenient oh my goodness. And yes, of course I have that app in my phone now! :D
So yes, lots of good things have happened in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, so seriously, if you have more or less stopped playing after Cataclysm, give this new expansion a try! I did, and I’m still loving it!
Right. Now, with that out of the way… I’m happy to say that after working in this company for 13.5 years, I’ve finally put the coffee machine here for good use. I’ve been having proper coffee (espresso with milk from coffee joints) every morning for awhile now, that I couldn’t go back to just instant freeze dried coffee granules with milk anymore. It just doesn’t cut it… at least not in the morning. It doesn’t have enough caffeine for my brain. It almost feel like I didn’t take my coffee if I drink those in the morning. But yet buying coffee every morning will eventually take a toll on my expenses every month – $5 a cup a day isn’t cheap. And since my company provides milk, has a microwave, and a Jura coffee machine… I thought why not give it a try?
So even though I have never operated a microwave oven before, I asked Bruno a few quick questions about it yesterday afternoon after lunch, and proceeded to warm 1/4 cup of cold milk in the microwave oven by setting it to 30 seconds. The timing seemed just right for that amount of milk, as it came out warm. Then, I put the cup at the coffee machine and hit the “1 espresso” button. And viola, I get half a cup of single shot espresso with warm milk!
Well it doesn’t taste as good as Jewel Coffee or anything, but hey it still taste pretty decent!
So this morning, I decided to save my money and make the coffee again for my morning caffeine ritual. I decided to make a proper big cup this time, so I warmed up half cup worth of milk (needed 2x 30 seconds – I don’t dare to let it heat inside for one whole minute), and pressed the button for 2 shots of espresso.
And yay! I got a full cup of … 2 shots espresso with hot milk!
So yup! Money saved! Gonna do this from now on, lol!