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The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across […]

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Mondays are for OOM
comment 6 Written by on July 20, 2009 – 8:41 am
  • Siha has a fantastic post today And I’m quite thankful for it, I think.  She outlines exactly how to calculate the extent of the Paladin healing nerfs in relation to the buffs involved.  I’ve done the math for my last Ulduar 10 and Ulduar 25 runs.  This week I’ll be running with a different spec (54/17/0) just to see what happens, as that’s the spec I want to eventually use in 3.2 (I think).  I’ll re-crunch the numbers after this week’s raids, in an effort to postpone weeping all over my desk.
  • That is, if the instance servers are actually UP during raid time this week.  After three of the other officers and I cobbled a 25 man raid together through sheer force of will last Thursday, it was highly discouraging to have it go up in flames thanks to the server.
  • I need more tea.
  • I am not good at reading.  Or I’m too good at reading.  I’m not sure.  Either way, I just finally have been able to read fiction again, thanks to many of the WFR folks at Feathermeet, and I’m out of practice.  Namely with things like “No, doofus, do not start a book at 10pm, you will be up until 2:30am finishing it in one go”. (if you like historical fiction, you should check out Graham’sBlack Ships )
  • I think the idea of playable goblins and worgen is stupid.  I realize this makes at least half of you want to shoot me. Do not turn the comments into an argument about why I’m wrong. I will still think they’re stupid. Feel free to talk about this change with someone more open to discussion.
  • After spending our second weekend in a row out of town, my cats have resorted to sitting on me whenever I am sitting down, apparently because they think this will make me not leave them alone anymore.
  • This is almost as good as tea

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6 Responses to “Mondays are for OOM”

  1. Not sure if you will think this as blasphemous, but I am particularly adamant about wanting people to read Pride and Punishment And Zombies. I highly suggest you pick it up if you’re in the mood for some lulz. I died laughing, got raised again as an undead, then died again laughing.
    .-= krizzlybear´s last blog ..A Public Service Announcement =-.

  2. Worgen make me squee.
    .-= teh Khol Abides´s last blog ..Intermission: More Teasing, Pleasing Included =-.

  3. I never understood the fascination with Worgens either. Their involvement in WoW lore is very limited and largely self-contained. The Duskwood quests felt like reading C-grade cross-over fan fiction. The Scythe of Elune quests were a huge let down and are not revisited by… anything, ever (in fact, Elune is never again associated with scythes as far as I know). Even the Grizzly Hills quests felt like they were left unfinished (“Oh dear, we’re dealing with werewolves here? Well, jolly good, why don’t you lass fetch me that do-hickey from the mine?”)

    Overall, they feel like a bad joke from the devs when they thought “hey, lycanthropy is cool — Let’s put in some werewolves!” Moreover, animorphic races feel cheap to me. Taurens are well done as a race, with their take on First Nation-esque culture and pacifist / naturalist philosophy. Worgens have no culture, no personality, no values, and no real motivations to speak of. They are, as far as I’m concerned, non-canonical; their presence or absence in no way affects any canonical events aside from the ones that feature them exclusively.

    With Goblin, at least, I feel more attached to. They’re bloody everywhere in the game already. I can see interesting cross-faction potential, if Bliz would abandon that old hat. At the very least, the engineering rivalry between goblins and gnomes touches a special place in my heart ^^ Still, from game play stand point, I don’t want to see any new races. They add an inconsequential frill to a dimension of the game that few ppl care about. Nobody wants the need to reroll their human mage or dwarf pally or nelf hunter for a goblin one because of a unique +5 Do-Thing-a-ma-jigger bonus; nobody wants to read more whining about Will of the Forsaken / Perception / Cow stun. The only silver lining I can see is if goblins leads Bliz to doing something to facilitate cross-faction activities / communication / RP. I can see a lot of potential there, but I distinctly remember Bliz wanting to promote Alliance-Horde hostilities (as pointless as it strikes me, from an RP point of view; and as exasperating as I find it, as a PVP-adverse player).

    By Poco-Skywall on Jul 20, 2009 | Reply
  4. Hey Anna,

    I’d like to see more than “they are stupid.”

    What’s your reasoning?
    .-= ItanyaBlade´s last blog ..Random Gtalkness =-.

  5. Anna, I’m with you re: Goblins and Worgen. “Stupid” is a good enough reason to me. On the other hand, I would like to see High Elves as a playable race. (No, I don’t want to hear the “we already have two kinds of elves”argument, because my answer to that is, “So what?”)

  6. @Poco-Skywall

    Adding the Worgen as a playable race seems to be a good opportunity to develop their culture more fully, then, doesn’t it? I mean, at least they’ve been previously established and don’t required a GINOURMOUS retcon to crowbar them into the existing lore like some recent additions I could mention.
    .-= teh Khol Abides´s last blog ..Intermission: More Teasing, Pleasing Included =-.

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