Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another 80 Levels Done!

Finally got my warrior, Oakstout, to level 80, thanks to the help of some friends and the new LFD tool.

Again, the tool is a hit or miss kind of thing. Some day's, it works fantastic, others well, you just want to bang your head on the wall, just so you can dumb down to the level of the other people in your group.

However, without the use of this new tool, I wouldn't have 24 triumph badges to use on reaching level 80, nor would I have gotten the opportunity to get all the great boss loot, which has gotten me pretty close to my defensive cap.

This is a special shout out to all those wonderful people from other servers who know how to play with others, who know their roll in a group and who understand what it means to be a team player.

I also want to say, shame on those that ninja-ed loot from the tank or left because they didn't' win a roll, or decided that pulling everything in the dungeon would be awesome. To those people, who I have now introduced to my ignore list, I thank you for reminding me that some pretty selfish and dumb people still play World of Warcraft and that when you have a good group of people playing with you, thank them, because your next group just might be a bunch of Asshats.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The First Taste of Guild Drama.... YUMMMMY!

Apparently have being in a fairly successful raiding guild for a few month's now, I still fail to understand the inner workings of the officers and guild leader. How they decide stuff still completely confuses me. Some rules seem pretty simple, if we have to PuG a raid then we don't do loot council, if we do a full guild raid we do it. Oh, loot council is when those in charge look at those playing and award the loot to a person in much dire need for it. This worked very well in my favor because I was a tank in much need of gear when I joined the guild and in order to put me on par with others, I got a lot of nice loot. These rules I understand. They are logical and thought out.

Now, here are some of the more illogical ones I have seen in recent weeks.

We recruited a new member about 2 weeks ago. This member had been an officer of several guilds till he reached ours. He also was the guild leader of his last guild, which apparently one day exploded. Strange thing, in most other cases where this person was the officer of a guild, those guilds exploded as well. He also seemed to be in the middle of all the explosions. I'm not saying he was the catalyst, but if the same guy shows up at 10 different bank heists, chances are that person knows something about the heist. So, I'm starting to have some concern about this person being in our guild, but wait it even gets better, they have made him an officer in my guild, which means, that he can have a say on the loot council. This greatly concerns me. I'm not one to bitch much, but a person that has a lot of controversy surrounding them and problems in guilds and now he has a say in my loot? He's also brought in others from his failed guild, which means, he might try and vote in their favor when possible, since he pulled them to the last failed guild from another failed guild so they could raid and now that they are raiding with us, their might be issues.

But that's not the only problem. They kicked some people out of the guild recently that challenged rules and leadership. Once they left, they bad mouthed our guild and formed a guild specifically to be against us. Crazy right? Now they are back. What? I don't get it. You get rid of people that cause problems and then let them back in, give them spots in raids and then let them have a shot at loot? No punishment for bad behavior? I'm not trying to be a dick, but if you reinforce bad behavior then it will happen again. If you tell your guild, hey, you can be a ass but if you know enough people in the guild you can come back after you leave and form your own guild that fails.

Crazy times. Makes me see more and more why people don't join raiding guilds. The good news is I've been in the guild for over 3 months and this is the first bit of guild drama that I have seen so far, which I suspect is a good thing. Still, I'm not saying a guild should be run like a correction facility or the government, but when those in charge start doing stupid stuff, you have to wonder when will they start doing it to you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Your Anquish Nourishes me"

So today Blizzard will release the much anticipated 3.3 content patch. It will have new 5 man instances, a new raid instance for 10 and 25 man and new emblems to relish and acquire. Changes to the interface will include the new quest helper and Looking for Group.

As much as I want to be very excited for the new content, I am really looking forward to the LFG improvement. Currently, if I play my Tank, I have no issue getting into a group, people are always yelling for my assistance in trade or general chat, not the LFG channel of course, but still I am needed a lot. But as I have learned recently while trying to gear up my mage, damage dealing classes are a dime a dozen. I've been kicked from groups because people wanted to bring their guildie or friend, because they already have 2 mages or because they just don't like my gear score. However, this shall not be the case I hear with the new interface which is suppose to match players not only across their server, but other servers in their battle group. I hear lots of great things and I won't spoil too much in case fellow blogger, Br3ntbr0 over at ITG, wants to create a post about his recent adventures on the test server.

However, with all things that change, some things will remain the same. Meaning, the game will be more buggier, more competitive driven and will create lots of people who just want to grief others and not just on a PvP server, but on all servers. I discovered after creating a death knight on Jaedenar that players even in a guild will beg others for money no matter what server you are on. I can't believe someone playing a Death Knight would need 3g for repairs in the starting area, but apparently they do and needed to harass me for spare change.


I wrote this post early this morning in the hopes of having it finished by noon. Alas, work wouldn't allow it, but I've tried repeated since getting off work to log in and look at the new content. Apparently, that seems to be near impossible right now. As I'm typing this, even the main World of Warcraft website is down. So, it might be tomorrow evening before I get a chance to enjoy all the creamy goodness of this wonderful game breaking altering content patch.