It's true, I installed and played WoW yesterday. It all started with an email from Blizzard offering me Mists of Pandaria for free and seven days of game time. I applied the game code to my Battle Net account and figured I may as well download the game while I was there.
I also took a look at their recent 5.3 patch and was impressed by the amount of stuff that was added. Lots of scenarios, which always looked like a neat idea to me. They also have a robust LFG system which includes raids. Since they have the gear score system (unlike SWTOR) they can put requirements on raids, allowing them to add more to the system.
I have not played WoW in quite a while. My main there is a Human Warrior at level 80. So I still have to work my way through Cataclysm content. It also seems like I was a bit of a pack rat the last time I played. Just look at this inventory.
My first order of business was to clean up that mess. I either sold or destroyed pretty much everything that I did know I needed. Then I cleaned up the quest log, laving just the breadcrumb quests for Cataclysm. Then there is my gear, ugh. I look pretty awful. SWTOR has definitely spoiled me when it comes to looking good.
I then went to upgrade my professions (Mining and Blacksmith) so I could continue my progression. Then I noticed my flying mount would not actually fly in Stormwind. It seems I need to buy an upgrade for that too. Flying is one of the things I really enjoy about WoW, so I was happy to spend the 200 gold.
Next up, speccing my Warrior. I went with Fury, as I intend to just be a simple DPSer. I also love Titan's Grip. Dual wielding two hand weapons is just cool. Although, I could not find any reference to that skill, maybe it is innate now?
My next stop was Mount Hyjal to start the Cataclysm content. I had to get my keybinds setup correctly first, then figure out a rotation. I actually died to the Rock Elementals right outside the starting area. The item level from he first quest reward was surprisingly high, much higher than any gear I was wearing. Of course, it was mail, not plate. To the vendor it goes!
That about covers my time in WoW. We'll see how much more time I spend in the game.