So here it is, the blog post in which I rant about random things… First of all, I was planning to write a longer story about tanking in a pugs and not, but it turned out I didn’t have much bad things happen during the weekend, so I only have one little tidbit there. The rest of the post went to completely other direction though, but I think I needed to get this off my chest.
So, here it goes. The Death Knights, I now hate them even more. Especially ones that repeatedly use their damned Army of the Dead 5 seconds after I pull a boss. I swear, next time I see anyone doing that it will be one warning followed by a group kick. There’s not many things more annoying than a swarm of ghouls taunting the boss off me in random directions – turning him on other players and possibly making them take damage from whatever he can do to his front. And a lot of the bosses anywhere are quite deadly when you’re standing directly in front of them.
Not to mention that I need rage to tank the boss and get any threat. I get rage by hitting things and by being hit by them – so if you taunt it off me in any way, I will just assume you want to tank it. You know it will most likely go for you after the ghouls are dead, right? And me taunting the boss off a dps depends on if I want to do it, right?
Anyway, back to the main topic. Last week we finally got some preview screenshots of the new Druid forms, and I can’t believe how freaking annoying the WoW players are. The moment they are announced, there’s a bunch of threads in the forums explaining how the new models suck, and how the players are disappointed with them. Seriously, it seems like some of them imagined some really weird things and are disappointed when the real ones doesn’t meet their expectations.
Showing armor? On a freaking animal? How do you imagine this being done? The Moonkin form has hands and is a humanoid, so it can wield the weapons (the Tree of Life should as well, and I have no idea why it doesn’t) – and what exactly do they expect for the bear or a cat to do with a polearm he’s using? Or with an armor which is made for a humanoid, not for a bear? I doubt the players have a good idea for doing this thing, and I doubt even more if they have any idea of the work involved with showing off the armor.
So to the other thing that’s been bothering me lately, the Ulduar encounter fixes – or the “nerfs”, how most of the people seem to call them. Most of the changes are really fixes, and I’m perfectly fine with the fixes. For example, lets look at what was announced recently for the Mimiron encounter – a stun of the lower part in phase 4 while he does Laser Barrage (so that the middle part would not turn onto a tank), few second activation timer on the mines (again helping the tank and the melees) and the rockets will be less likely to target players in melee range (again helping the tank to avoid it as it’s pretty hidden by the boss itself – see a pattern here?).
Will it simplify the fight so that every “casual” (I hate when this word is used in a derogative manner, and it is used as that almost everywhere – but that might be a different subject for another week) can get carried for their purples? Of course not. You still have to deal with all of the abilities in all the phases – the changes just make one phase out of four more managable for your tank. And believe me, you do want to keep your main tank as sane as possible. He wouldn’t be your main tank anyway if he would be perfectly sane anyway, so a little help can’t hurt there. ;)
The fixes of course have met with remarks on the forums here and there – I won’t bother with listing them, since basically most could be replaced by “Mimiron was fine, l2play” and noone would notice. So if the fight is not very annoying for the tank (and in some less extent to the melees), it’s now worthless and suddenly not fun anymore? Does it go from being the “best tuned encounter in Ulduar” to “casual purplefest”? Seriously, sometimes I don’t really want to know the other things these people consider “fun”…
Of course I do know that as with every place that have a place for people to post something, most of the posts will be done by people unhappy with things. That’s almost always true, ’cause people that are fine don’t see a reason to post anything. But it makes the players as a whole seem like a band of elitist bastards that can’t be satisfied by anything. What’s worse, they seem to spread that ideas to the people that happen to read them, since there’s almost nothing positive to be read.
A shame, really.
Side note: yes it’s 10 after midnight, meaning I’m late. Sorry, there was a giant squid man called Vezax that had to be killed.
This was supposed to be a comment on Critical QQ’s blog post, but as it was getting a bit large already, I’ve decided to make a whole post out of it. This is written from Saithir’s point of view - my other characters are not so much shapen story-wise, and not as experienced.
A new danger is drawing near – the horror that the Titans imprisoned so many centuries ago is about to break free. Yogg-Saron, the Death God. Who will defend Azeroth from him? We, the heroes of the Alliance? Are we even worthy of such title, given that some of the things we do, we do just for gold? Or does that makes us just a mercenaries, ready to take on whatever enemy, as long as it’s profitable?
Well I don’t know about you (and I would gladly listen to your tale as well), but I know I am a hero. What, ya don’t believe me now? Just sit down and let me continue…