Archive for the ‘Rant’ Category

The Winds of Change

May 15, 2010 4 comments

When is it the right time to say goodbye to a guild? Well, I would say that the best time is when you get the “feeling”. What is the “feeling”? It is when you get the urge that things are not as they should be. Vague as that statement may be, I left it that way, because it leaves things up to your interpretation. Personally, I have felt the urge slowly creeping in, largely due to guild politics and personal issues.
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Categories: General, Rant

Is it the End of the World? Probably Not.

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Blizzard announced today some changes to their raiding system, which basically boils down to the following:

  • There will be only one (1) raid lockout per raid instance per week, so if you get saved to a 10-man raid, you cannot then do the same raid with a 25-man group.
  • Heroic mode settings will be determined on a per-boss basis, similar to how Icecrown Citadel currently works (likely too that you will have to complete the entire instance before you can switch it to Heroic).
  • The discrepancy between 10-man and 25-man difficulty levels will be leveled out (this means that you won’t end up having a boss that is incredibly easy on 25-man while being a raid killer on 10-man, or vice versa).
  • 10-man and 25-man raid bosses will share a loot table (meaning the 10-man version of a boss will drop the exact same items as the 25-man version of the same boss), however, to compensate, 25-man versions will drop a higher quantity of items.  In addition to 25-mans dropping a higher quantity of loot, they will also drop more badges and more gold.
  • When first entering raid content, there will be many raids with few raid bosses (instead of one raid with 11-15 bosses, we will see 3-4 raids with 4-6 bosses).
  • Raid content will again be gated (meaning you either have to complete a certain bit before progressing, or you have to wait until the additional wings of the instance are released).
  • Entry level raids will be tuned for players in leveling (blue) and crafted items.

With these changes in mind, let’s take a look at how they will actually change gameplay:
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Feeling Frosty?

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Blizzard recently announced the changes that they will be making to Shadow Priests in the Cataclysm expansion, and while I don’t necessarily agree with all of the changes, I do see a benefit that many people may not recognize in some of the changes.  That being said, I am going to try to analyze some of the changes and how they will affect my shadowy brethren.
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Sure I’ll Disenchant it…Only if I get to keep it!

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Nagrarok over at Farseer Nagrarok mentioned something in his post on patch 3.2 that I felt I need to delve into further, something that I have complained about with guildies in the past (who were mostly sympathetic to my rants), something that has touched a nerve ever since I started playing World of Warcraft.  That is the topic of rolling on shards and other enchanting materials while in a group and/or instance.
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