Having decided at the eleventh hour that all of my active alts needed to have a Demon Commander’s Cloak, I was doing a Demon Invasion with my Paladin, collecting a few more Nethershards to buy one for her. At about 12:46 local time — my local time is one hour ahead of Irvine time — I suddenly noticed that the little mobs around the big demon I was fighting were giving +2XP when they died! And I had an XP bar back! Just like that, quietly and without fuss or fanfare, WoW ticked over into Legion.
My Paladin had already done the first part of the Dalaran-over-Karazhan questline. When I logged in with my last couple of alts who hadn’t, they got the quest pushed to them again. I imagine, therefore, that if I’d been playing with an alt who hadn’t done the Dalaran-over-Karazhan questline when Legion officially went live, I might have gotten the quest popping up in my face again right then wherever I was.
I didn’t go to Dalaran. I continued going through my alts and doing some bag cleanup and pulling them back to Frostwall to wait until their turn to go to the Broken Isles.
And when I was done with that, I went to bed.
I had been considering wearing my Dalaran University T-shirt to school today, but I decided that even with a coordinating cardigan, it wasn’t quite professional enough. I wore black trousers and a light green shirt instead. Somewhat surprisingly, I wasn’t nearly as distracted at school today, wishing that I was at home playing WoW, as I had thought I might be. My classes went well, and I managed to get a more or less usual amount of prep-work-for-tomorrow done in between them, too.
BTH did decide to come back to WoW for Legion, at least for the leveling and early dungeon-running part of the game, so while he marvelled over all the the things that had changed and got his action bars set up and did the Broken Shore scenario, I dinked around with alts doing dailies in legacy content. Then I realized that if he was going to be a Bear, I needed to get my Resto spec sorted out…
Finally we were ready. We watched Dalaran get BLINKED. We began our Artifact scenarios — and then the doorbell rang, and it was my brother. We knew he was coming to visit us this week, but we weren’t expecting him until tomorrow.