The faction change went really smoothly. I couldn’t get Zeera so I put a dumb symbol à (alt + 0224) at the end but then realised I could have got Zeerah so I’ll consider doing a name change in a bit.
I remembered to copy my WTF folder and just dragged and dropped the files from Barthilas-Zeera to Frostmourne-Zeerà, and along with most of my addons having profiles saved, setting my new toon back up was really easy.
I did lose the Tell Me When settings I had for Troll Zee but they were easy enough to set up for Nelf Zee. Now I’m using Weak Aura’s more, I’ll get around to replacing the Tell Me When’s with WA, especially as I noticed my WA’s came across with no issues.
My Macro’s didn’t auto populate even with making sure I copied the old file across but I found a really helpful console command on Wowhead that stops the server constantly syncing temporarily which can help your macros to stick for whatever reason. You type
into your chat box and logout then locate your Macros file:
and copy it from your old character to your new character’s file and log back into the game and all your general as well as character specific macros should be showing. After that run the console command again but this time change the 0 to 1 and it resumes server syncing.
What I did forget is that you lose all the quests you have in your log so I didn’t go around and finish them up. There were quite a few that were halfway done, including the kill mythic Elisande 4 times one. I think this feature is really outdated now since there are incredibly few faction specific quests in Legion now. But it happened, so I’ll have to wander around the world and pick up my quests again. Hopefully any that were in progress might have the progress saved still /fingers crossed.
The first night of raiding as a trial with the Alliance guild went really smoothly. We cleared the first 8 bosses in Mythic and I got my Star Augur kill and Ach! I didn’t die and I didn’t get feared and I dropped my fel where it was meant to be and tranq’d properly so I was really happy.
Given they have been farming mythic for a couple of weeks, the average ilvl of the raiders are a bit higher so fights were a bit quicker than I was used to. My healing figures were the same as normal but I was lower on the healing charts than I’m used to; partly from the slightly higher ilvl of the other healers as well as being not super sure of their cd timing so I didn’t use mine as much as I could have if I had just thrown tranq out whenever I wanted to. I think it was ok for the first night though.
They had their main tank away so we only did the first 8 that night leaving Elis and Gul’dan to Sunday. Then it was a quick re-clear through heroic with half the raid on alts getting geared up for split runs in Tomb. I’ll need to bring my Shaman across to Alliance before Sunday because after they clear the last 2 mythic bosses, it’ll be another reclear of heroic for the other half of the raid to bring their alts.
They have a few trials as well as a core raider that hadn’t seen Gul’dan so I’m not sure how many will go in on Sunday as they don’t want to make the fight a re-prog with a lot of new people.
I have hardly explored the world as a Night Elf yet, I want to pop over to Stormwind and have a look around and go do the Alliance version of the Broken Shore and the new Anduin scenario I’ve heard about. I did try hearthing into my Garrison and while it brought up the Alliance loading screen it disconnected me. I might have to walk into it and set my heath that way.
It’s super early days but I’m loving seeing Zee as a Night Elf again, though looking at my friends list and seeing how many Horde friends I’d regularly go do mythic plus with, makes me wonder how I’ll do that now. I’m going to miss jumping into dgns easily with then so I’ll need to keep my priest up to-date or something so I can.
And.. how gorgeous is the Alliance version of the Sentinel Owl!!