I decided to do a little questing on Elgar and thought I should take him out to the Molten Front to see if they had any good prizes for him. I hadn’t quite finished the questline to unlock Molten Front, but was pretty close. I got to the point where it was, did some of the quests, went through the portal, did the first set of dailies then went to talk to Malfurion who told me I’d need 150 marks of the world tree to unlock the next phase, I opened my currency tab. 28 marks. Fffff—-
I was quickly reminded why none of my toons had ever unlocked anything beyond this first phase. Molten Front just isn’t that much fun. And even if I had unlocked it for one toon, the idea of doing the same thing over and over for the other 6 toons…oh hell no.
I know others have done it, good for them, maybe they only have one toon to do it on or one that they “care” about. But man, I can’t even muster doing it everyday. But that’s also because I don’t play every single day. So the process would be really long, and REALLY monotonous. By the time I’d unlock all the quests and phasing on one toon I’d be so sick of it I’d never want to do it again. So choose carefully Elgar…
I think back to when Isle of Quel’Danas rolled out. The whole island was there, and it unlocked as the whole server completed a set number of quests. Each day, all of my toons could contribute to the greater server cause, unlocking the next phase as soon as possible. And as the server progressed, the island was cleared of demons and opened up. But if Schubert came three weeks later than Elgar to the party on the Isle, they were both able to do the same quests as it was marked by server progression, not by individual progression. Vendors opened up as you progressed as a server.
I liked Isle of Quel’Danas. I liked the concept behind it better too. So for all my alts that came after, they had access to everything the server had unlocked. There was no individual grind to get to the point where you could finally reach the instance. For an alt-oholic like me, Isle of Quel’Danas was a much better roll-out than Molten Front. I had several toons make it to exalted with Shattered Sun. I doubt that I’ll have many, if any complete all the quests for Isle of Quel’Danas…I just don’t have that mentality.
On a sort of related note, I’m still waiting for them to have shoulder enchants be BoA. I’m sick of Dailies for Therazane and I’m sick of their tabard.