Playing our Horde trio, level 88 or thereabouts, last night we were riding in between dungeons across the open fields of the Valley of the Four Winds in Pandaria.
It was as we rode across the Valley that it occurred to me that the zone, full of roaming herds and wild predators, appeared to be a WoW equivalent of some post-apocalyptic future where the Earth had been depopulated by some zombie-spread disease or nuclear war and thus gone “back to nature”.
In this journey across the continent we didn’t see any other players, and more importantly didn’t see the impact of any players. The zones were full of yellow-named wildlife and red-named hostile predators. It made our progress somewhat slower than it would have been when Mists of Pandaria was current content – so much skinning material not gathered!