#251: The Portal


white boats on body of water

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Today I’ll be discussing a lesser-known aspect of World of Warcraft, but something that’s still deeply important to my main class choices.

For the record, and for those who don’t know, I played a mage as my main class from 2007 all the way until… probably about 2018. His name is Seneth, and he’s been my main guy for well over 10 years. I still play him from time to time, though not as frequently as I used to. The mage playstyle just doesn’t interest me that much right now, and I’m waiting to see if any major changes to the mage rotation come in the next expansion, or after that. At the moment, nothing about mage is really striking me as interesting, except one thing… Portals.

That’s the topic of today’s blog post: the portal. Being a mage means having access to portals and teleportation spells that allow you to go wherever you want, whenever you want. The spells cost mana to cast, but the cost is practically negligible when it comes down to it. The main perk of playing mage is the ability to always have the ease of access of teleporting wherever you want to go. I miss that when I play other classes, like paladin and shaman, which don’t have the same ease of transportation. Both are bulky, mostly immobile classes. It makes me wish that mages were better right now, as I would probably be playing one!

I took a portal just now from Boralus to Silithus, but it would have been so much easier had I been on my mage. The times have definitely changed since the old days of this game.

As you might be able to tell by the picture up top here, I don’t have a picture of an actual portal to share with you, just a port!

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3 thoughts on “#251: The Portal

  1. My mage has been my main for about 14 years now, and I get so frustrated at having to actually put effort into traveling when playing my alts 😛 You get used to a certain lifestyle…
    However, it’s not as bad as it used to be. At least now you can set your hearthstone to a major city and find some portals there, so it won’t take you an hour to get to somewhere on another continent.

    • You really do get used to that lifestyle! It’s hard to crack it. Some of the mobility from other classes is interesting, like druid flight form is unique and I love using it. But mage is where my heart belongs. The new portal rooms are helpful, too.

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