Well, I could make fun of posters on the World of Warcraft forums, but since threads aren’t dated anymore, (is this just me? I’m allowing all scripts for the Blizzard domains. Am I in some sort of Caverns of Time black hole where time has no meaning?), assigning a temporal context is difficult.
Like this thread, for example: WoW hit its peak … ZOMG READ, by a guy who is so much of a WoW fanboi, he’s played the game to LEVEL 9! I dunno, was this months ago and he’s happily leveled to 70 since then? And why does he care so much about WoW’s health?
I appreciate his opinion about WoW’s health about as much as I’d appreciate a level 9 priest’s opinion of the patch notes for incoming gigantor Patch 2.1. And looking at those
pvp patch notes, why is Blizzard so in love with binding heal? And before that, lightwell? Does packing a class with highly situational spells increase its appeal? Answer: Only if the bread and butter abilities are solid. So, umm, no. Twits.
Other things Blizzard loves: Rogues. “Rogue poisons no longer have charges.” + a handful of other gifts. Thanks! (Forget that twit thing I wrote. We’re all friends here.)
Some new, free content, which may or may not be available to you so please hold your applause: Black Temple, Ethereum Prison, Skettis and Ob-la-da, the PVP area Ruins of Lordaeron, plus the netherwing epic flight quests and a PVP matching system.
Funniest sentence in the patch notes: “Fixed a grammatical error in the quest, The Ring of Mmmrrrggglll.”
All the former holy/disc-turned-shadow priests applaud: “An option is available at Exalted with the Violet Eye to turn in faction ring along with gold for a different exalted-level faction ring.” No more playing roulette with GM petitions hoping to get a sympathetic ear!
The BFT award goes to the Kharazhan changes. Personally, I didn’t have a problem with the boss encounters, so I would have advocated removing trash over boss nerfage, but hey, however we arrive at relief is ok by me. (psst, I’m still not going to Karazhan unless I have a gun to my head.)
And all the rogues go doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo: “Creatures will no longer Cleave targets that aren’t in front of them.”
The ‘PLEASE GOD, NO!’ change: “Polymorph spell duration has been changed from 20 seconds to 8 seconds.”
The ‘why bother’ change: “Profession recipes that had 24 hour or longer cooldowns, have had their cooldowns reduced by 1 hour.”
The ‘it’s funny cuz I’m not a miner’ changes: “Monsters will now attack players who are mining mineral nodes near to them, even if they didn’t notice them previously.” and “The location of many of the Outland mineral nodes have been adjusted both to put them in locations that are more traveled and to make them more likely to be near creatures.”
The ‘it’s not funny cuz I am’ profession changes: Alchemy. And an additional editorial comment for “Invulnerability potions now stop the first 120 damage per hit for 8 seconds, rather than making the imbiber physically immune.” ..|..
And finally, the ‘heh’ change: “All epic items of Tier 5 and beyond quality have been upgraded to reflect their intended power.”
Enjoy your adventures in Azeroth!