Written by | Posted September 8, 2015 – 9:51 pm Descent and Ascent

It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Recommended Reading
comment 1 Written by on August 25, 2009 – 9:37 am

A few things have popped around in my feed reader lately that I think are worth plugging!

WoW Comic in 60 Seconds – the Old Dirty Druid

Aleros puts the WoW comic into quick review for those of us without the time/money/inclination to read through all of the episodes.  I think there are around 20 by now.  As someone who really doesn’t particularly enjoy reading comics or graphic novels (don’t shoot me, please!), I appreciated this post.  It’s enough to catch you up on what happened in the interim, but not too detailed.  Good lorebait.  Thanks Aleros!

Be Careful What You Rant About – Blunt Trauma (Zalbuu)

Ok – so I’m only really responding to one part of this post, and that’s the bit about the ToC boss Faction Champions.

ICly it’s hard enough to swallow for Aely.  But from an OOC standpoint I find this fight incredibly frustrating.  Not because I don’t enjoy it – it’s a real challenge, and I like PVP (even occasionally Arena PVP).  Unfortunately, this is not true of all characters.  And if people don’t like fighting PVE bosses, it’s pretty easy to just PVP your days away and totally ignore that side of the game.

It unfortunately doesn’t work the other way around anymore, and people that have no interest in PVPing, some of whom have, in fact, never set foot in so much as an AV match, are now having to learn the skillsets for that kind of fighting on the fly in a rather difficult trial by fire.

And those of you that do a lot of PVP will note that there are some things that only practice makes easier.  Learning what is and isn’t an emergency.  Learning that if you don’t fix it, nobody else will.  Learning to use cooldowns – and what cooldowns – and when.  Learning how to see /everything/ around you as potential Death on Wheels.  The situational awareness is very different, and that’s good and fun for those of us that enjoy it, but it’s very difficult to teach and comes with quite a learning curve.

Unfortunately it’s frustrating and annoying for people who don’t enjoy it.  (And repair bill inducing for everyone else in those groups).

Main, Meet Alt.  Love On – WTT: RP

‘cause it’s truth.

Isle of Conquest Review – Arrens, Through the Eyes of Death

Another PVP oriented post, but this time a quick overview of the new battleground.  It’s fun!  And Arrens, as usual, explains it in a nice, quick, easy to understand way.

If you have a fun, informative, interesting, controversial, or otherwise plug-worthy post, feel free to link it in the comments!  Consider this a Shame Free Zone when it comes to plugging your own (or anyone else’s) stuff – just please mark any spoiler content well!

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One Response to “Recommended Reading”

  1. Regarding the Faction Champions — I’m one of those PVE’ers that does NOT PVP. I have like 8 HKs on my priest (rolled at vanilla wow), 12 on my warlock (rolled for BC), and all of 17 on my main (shaman — only because our old GM had us PVP for Wintergrasp). I’ve never been to AB, AV, Warsong, or any other BG that I don’t know about.

    I don’t like the unpredictability of the fight … I don’t like how last week all I did was run in circles with both the fel puppy and wolf at my heels because apparently I was bait. Auto run and drop grounding and earthbind totems constantly. =( I don’t like approaching a fight where we may not make consistent progress against an encounter, where it’s hard to isolate what’s eating the healers or causing headaches for melee (cause it changes). I don’t like, as a raid leader, being called upon to call for strategy and make changes on the fly when that’s not what I do. >.<

    As one of our guild locks kindly put it in guild chat after defeating the encounter : “Dear Blizz, please keep your PVP out of my PVE. Kkthxbye.”


    By Niyahti on Aug 25, 2009 | Reply

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