We got our first taste of released Mists of Pandaria
playable content today in the Theramore's Fall scenario (read the walk-through
). Queue up (hopefully for not too
long) and then play through a quick group quest-like zone. It's a great concept that is sure to give everyone something to do at max level, while providing some lore content and gameplay options.
I was underwhelmed. There wasn't a lot of challenge in it (although that's what Challenge Mode dungeons are for), and it felt a little too Rift
-ey for my taste. But that said, I'm not entirely sure this isn't exactly what Blizzard's going for: quick and easy. Let's also not make the mistake of judging an entire book by just one chapter.
The reactions from the community have been interesting as well. I reached out to our Twitter and Facebook audience last night, and they came back with some notable takes on the scenario:
Jpsmith says: "The scenario was great! Needs lead up quest to explain why Horde attacks."
Mingusunt tweets: "Reaction to Theramore: All the hype for that?"
Atara tweeted: "Seems you needed to read Tides of War to get the full story. A simple intro quest would have helped fill in the story gaps."
Glong said: "I've never seen a prexpac event last 10 min."
Brandon commented: "RIP Theramore, I'll have many fond memories of using you as a passageway into the Alliance lands. - Love, an Undead Rogue"
James said: "Was fun but was expecting more out of it story-wise. Resounding "meh"."
One thing I think is important to point out is that it does make a lot more sense for those that have read the book. I haven't finished Tides of War
(read our detailed review
) yet, but others that have tell me it helps a ton.
So let's open up the flood gates and talk about it... what do you think of Theramore's Fall?
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