PANIC! – At patch 3.0.2 not the Disco

From my own experiences in game, it looks like everyone is up in arms about the raiding changes coming in the pre-Wrath patch 3.0.2. Forget the fact that the patch has yet to be playtested on the PTR yet….favorite panic quote:

We all need to re-roll “this class” isn’t going to be raid viable and/or we’ll only need one not the three we have been using.

It kind of makes me wonder if this is Blizzard’s way of causing natural raider attrition to make way for the new heroes, namely Deathknights.

Heck, these raid buff changes and the lack of a rogue class review don’t scare me. Nothing could possibly be as awful as the raiding meltdown that occured in the 40 man – 10 man – 25 man train wreck.

Bring it on! Players will adjust and soon, like 30 minute buffs instead of 5 minute, we’ll wonder how we ever raided in WoW without these changes.

Less fun note – Prepare for addon meltdown. 😉

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So…when that day comes?

A rogue retired today. She did it quietly. There was no fan fare. No dramatic posts. No parades held in honor of a hero of the Alliance. Just a simple hang up of the swords, and a walk up the dusty road to Ironforge.

  

Game Over.

 

 

 

Well not quite yet, but some days it feels a bit nearer than others. How will you retire?

Surviving a Trip to the R&D

Yay another list! My day is complete. Today’s favorite forum post, apart from the one where the Rogue beta forums actually received a blue reponse, discusses Everything You Need to Know About R&D forums.

 

It’s way too negative for me, but it does describe the denizens of that forum perfectly. The WoW community has the best and worst of any gaming community.

A brief glimpse at the top 10 from the original poster the rest can be viewed with the link – http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9336863838&sid=1

 

 

  • People are stupid.
  • We’re jerks.
  • Your gem choices are retarded.
  • No, you’re not ready for Kara.
  • Your spec is dumb.
  • Your guild is full of scrubs.
  • lolattunements
  • Your gearing choices make me want to cry.
  • Killing Constructs is ridiculously easy.
  • You’re pretty much the sole reason a group of 25+ people can’t make progress in raid content.
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RR’s Pro Tip of the day – Yes, the raiders at the WoW R&D forums are elitist jerks. You would be better served googling a non-official class forum for a civil response.

I probably shouldn’t find this funny…

Today’s Friday, folks, so guess what? Yeah, I’ve been scrolling the forums. I was directed to this fun post.

The Day I Defected Alliance – http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9023790180&postId=91711036770&sid=1#10

Especially amusing, are the attached screenshots (NSFW-some cursing) depicting his Ally teammates reaction to the defect.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/141/defectdh5.jpg

I’m going to think of this everytime I’m bored in a battleground from now on.

Blizzcon ’08 – did you F5 enough?

I’m not going. Knew I didn’t have a chance of going, and so I missed out on all the fun of trying to obtain tickets to this year’s Blizzcon.

However, several in-game buds had the pleasure of doing the daily quest – “Hit your F5 button 5 million times and win” – Some were lucky, others not so much.

One person immortalized the ticket sales in a planned peaceful protest t-shirt to wear to the event.

Check it out – Failoc T-Shirt

There’s a front and back. Can’t wait to hear his story of how it’s received at Blizzcon.

Gone with the wind…

It’s inevitable. For some, word of the next expansion brings excitement. For others, it’s a time to evaluate your priorities and decide where to go from here.

The goodbye posts have ramped up over the past week at the various WoW forums I scroll.

Today, I stumbled across one from a good in-game friend as I was taking a desperately needed afternoon break. Such a cheerful, fun player. I’ll miss seeing that pig-tailed gnome.

Good luck to you in RL, my friend.

Friday is for Forum Trolls!

Today’s fun forum find comes from the WoW Raid & Dungeon Forums…for all your e-peen needs create a lvl 1 alt and claim vast raiding knowledge!

 

If Michael Phelps were a raid boss, he would be….

 

If you’ve been following the Summer Olympic Games or watched the news in the past week, I’m sure you’ve seen/heard of Michael Phelps. Olympian swimmer for the U.S. winning gold medals and breaking records along the way.

 

Side note – The competitor’s tabard in the WoW Olympic Event is really ugly. Really, really ugly. No offense to the designer. Or maybe it just looks really bad with my rogue’s gear.

 

There are a ton of votes for the obvious, The Lurker Below. The most visually disturbing reply is located in the 20 spot. I’m going to be picturing Bob Costas in a light that I really didn’t want to all weekend. Thanks. Now my pain is your pain. Also amusing is #44 from a supposed college classmate. And as always with the WoW forum community, the thread derails into an argument about which Olympic event matters.