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Breakfast Topic: I don't want to leave you

Anne Stickney

I love seeing weather in game. I loved it from the first moment they added it back in vanilla, when Elwynn Forest transformed from a sunny tranquil forest to an overcast downpour. But there is nothing quite like the weather in Pandaria -- the skyboxes are works of art in and of themselves. Take a moment the next time you're wandering through any of the zones, and look up. Watch the clouds move across the sky, and the way the light plays off the mountain peaks.

Pandaria is absolutely beautiful. Every time I think I've seen it all, I stumble across a new hidden nook or area I've never seen before. It's green, it's lush, it's tranquil, and I find myself utterly loathe to leave it. As an engineer, I have access to an auction house from the Shrine of Two Moons, so I don't have to leave it. The only reason I leave is if I'm helping out lower level guildies, or if one of my crafter friends is stuck in Orgrimmar, unable to head to Pandaria.

I tried leveling a monk. I got through the opening experience and the gorgeous scenery, and summarily found myself spat out on Azeroth. And I couldn't level any further than that. I'm sure my monk will get more playtime later on, when I'm not distracted by dailies. But I can't really bring myself to level through Azeroth right now. I don't really want to look at it. I don't really want to be anywhere but Pandaria.

Am I the only one that feels like this? It seems like the Shrine doesn't usually have a ton of people in it, but Halfhill is usually crawling with people, as well as the different daily hubs. Have you fallen in love with Pandaria's sprawling landscapes? Do you notice the scenery around you when you play? Did you set your hearth to your Shrine, or are you still headed back to your capital city at the end of the day?

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