Classic Adventures #2: Procrastination and Hogger!

Second part of my Classic series is here! It’s mostly screenshots again. I’m taking so many screenshots! And without the twitter integration, I can’t share them straight out of the game so now I’ll just dump them all on you.     

I played more Classic and even though I wanted to only play with rested XP, I cheated a bit because I was having a lot of fun.

I also made a Horde alt that I could play when my Alliance main is gathering rested XP but I still want to get some Classic fun. I was at the character creation screen for a bit and decided to go with… *drum roll* I’ll give you a screenshot to guess.


Undead! I don’t even know why. I made her, ran outside, took a proper look at her and realised that I couldn’t play Undead. The way she ran was weird and she just wasn’t nice to look at (being.. you know.. a corpse) so I deleted her after about 30 seconds. So that was a silly and very short life of.. whatever her name was. I already forgot.


After that nonsense, I actually thought about what I wanted to play and went with a much better choice.


Tauren shaman. She’s beautiful, I think shaman could be fun and the starting location was gorgeous. Look at this!


And this!


After appreciating the scenery for a few minutes, I got her through first quests, started her rites, killed some plainstriders and went back to my Alliance mage for now.

While I was in Stormwind, I thought I’d learn fishing and try that. There was a bit of a problem though..


Apprentice Fishing costs 1 silver. After buying my spells, I didn’t have 1 silver. And I didn’t even buy all the spells I could, I’m following a Wowhead guide for AoE build so I’m only getting spells for that. As an arcane mage on retail, it makes me sad that I won’t be using Arcane Missiles even though I knew I’d be mostly frost. I just love my arcane mage on retail too much.

I eventually had enough money to train fishing and I found out fifth thing I didn’t know about Classic. If your skill is not high enough, you don’t fish out anything. The fish either gets away or nothing ever bites into your.. fishing.. pole.. string.. thingy (I know nothing about fishing even IRL and in my own language, sorry).

I still want to level this profession eventually but it will be harder than I expected. There will probably be much more of this in my future:


I still wasn’t brave enough to go to the Fargodeep Mine so I procrastinated with different quests, for example with this lazy kid..


.. or the Romeo and Juliet storyline.


I killed some murlocs which was awesome because murlocs are such a typical WoW thing, it made me feel very legit that I was killing murlocs in Classic WoW like one of those cool, veteran kids.


I think they ate a Stormwind soldier or a guard or something so my excitement was slightly inappropriate but murlocs! Murlocs are awesome!

I explored Elwynn Forest from the ground and from height..


.. failed at picking flowers (that’s sixth thing I didn’t know about Classic – you can fail at picking a flower)..


..and pulled too many things and had to swiftly advance in the opposite direction. I still haven’t got used to the distance from which I can accidentally pull a mob.


After all those shenanigans and getting a few more levels, I finally stopped procrastinating and ventured into the mine. I had to kill a named mob, get candles and dust from the kobolds and also ” Scout through the Fargodeep Mine”. After several long minutes of running around the mine, being chomped by the kobolds and trying to find the place that would give me the credit for that part, I opened my questlog and found out that I had already got the credit. And I didn’t notice. Because it didn’t flash at me like in retail. And I apparently need things to flash at me. Because sometimes, I’m a bit dumb.


The Fargodeep Mine (Complete)

So that was a lesson in how to play Classic WoW. Stop expecting things to flash at you. They will not and you will spend ten minutes in an evil, scary mine even though you could’ve left after about two minutes. Not my brightest moment.. Let’s move on..

It got me to level 10 so I chose my first talent and my Frostbolt is now improved and takes less time to cast.


After that, I had all quests in Goldshire completed so I moved west to another typical and legendary Classic/Vanilla WoW thing. Hogger. I’d been seeing “LFG Hogger” in general chat since level 1 and I couldn’t wait to do this quest. I was looking forward to this since Classic was announced. And it’s such a silly thing, it’s just one quest but I had all the feels while I was doing it. And I was also feeling a bit silly that I was giggling like a child while killing a pixel gnoll in a video game but it was still awesome.

When I came there, there was another mage already killing him and kiting like a pro so I invited them in a group and we killed him together. Well, they did most of the work because they were level 13 and I was only 10 but Hogger still got a few of my fireballs right into his furry face.

You can’t see his corpse very well but he’s there! And he’s dead!


I stole his paw and brought it to Goldshire. That’s what you get for messing with people of the Alliance!


I went to celebrate to Stormwind and saw someone on a mount for the first time. You couldn’t miss them, they were bragging right in front of Stormwind. Good for you, buddy.


I bought new spells and still had some silver left so I trained more tailoring recipes and made myself a new chest piece. I wondered how much I would miss transmog but so far, I’m good. I would like to give her dress but I can deal with this. At least it’s not ugly.


After that, I ran to the auction house to hopefully sell a green two-handed sword I got and it was time for another break.


level 10, /played 4 hours, 38 minutes

Classic Adventures #1: Setting up

I’m starting a series of posts about my Classic journey. I don’t think I’ll play Classic regularly so this series might be even more random that the rest of this blog and that’s saying something.. There might be more screenshots that usually because everything is so new (and also so ugly because of the old graphics)! I’m so excited!

Classic is here! I am going to wait until the initial hype calms down a bit before I get into it properly but I got an hour in there already. If you want to avoid queues, I recommend random insomnia and getting up at six in the morning on a Saturday. Actually, I don’t recommend that, insomnia sucks. But my human mage Anniy got a first few levels! Five or six, I think. I don’t actually know how many because I’m not at my computer while I’m writing this and I didn’t realise Classic WoW didn’t have Armory where I was going to check. That’s a lesson for next time and also my first thing I didn’t know about Classic. I expect that there’s going to be many more of those. (By the way, when I point something out, I don’t mean it as a criticism. I understand that Classic doesn’t have many quality of life improvements that retail has and it’s alright. I’ll fix the unbearable things with addons and accept the rest. I’m simply pointing out differences and things that surprised me.)


After race-changing my main on retail a few months ago, I missed playing a human a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely love and adore my Kul Tiran, she’s the best ever, but I’m glad I have this character now. I’m getting cute amounts of reputation like 82 that look random. I didn’t realise how much I missed that until I saw it on my screen and almost melted.

I started by installing Classic Codex addon that shows quest objectives on the map. I’m playing Classic to see the stories and looking for quest objectives isn’t fun for me. I’ll still read the quest text (that’s the whole point of playing Classic for me) and explore so I don’t feel like I’m missing on anything good.


I did the first few quests during one of the stress tests so kobolds, wolves and evil Defias bandana people weren’t surprising to me.


I was slightly creeped out by the mage trainer though. I did/will challenge the gods and other forces in the future version of this story but I’m just a teeny tiny mage now who doesn’t really know what she’s doing. I’m not prepared to challenge anyone yet!


Third thing I didn’t know about Classic is that spells you will be able to learn at higher levels are not in your spellbook. I wanted to know when I’d be able to make my own food and drink and forgot to check at the trainer so I still don’t know that. I’ll either have to pay more attention while playing or look up more things on the internet. Or just be patient and wait.

I skipped the quest that wanted me to go into a mine to see if I’ll get away with postponing it. Mines are scary. After that, I ran to Goldshire.


I met this cute and very ugly sheep. I love all the ugly animals!


I picked up quests there but I was getting near Stormwind and I wanted to explore it so I decided to quickly grab the Goldshire flight point and run to Stormwind and that was how I learnt second thing I didn’t know about Classic. Goldshire doesn’t have a flight point.

I didn’t get too far into exploration of Stormwind because I was getting surprised by all the changes. Look at this Auction House! It looks much more like a shady place than as a respectable business.


And the bank! I love the absolutely useless ropes for queues. I couldn’t resist going through them before accessing my bank.


I haven’t decided on my second profession but my first is tailoring. I went to the trainer, learnt it and with it the fourth thing I didn’t know about Classic. No Professions tab. It’s just sitting there with all my random things.


I’d heard a lot about the Stormwind park and it is indeed a beautiful place so I decided to log off there.


Next time, I’ll explore the rest of Stormwind, see if there are quests I could do and maybe take the tram to Ironforge and explore that city too.

I  want to keep track of my progress so I’m going to finish these posts with my level (if I remember to write down what level I actually am) and my /played.

level 5 (I think), /played: 1 hours, 3 minutes