A lot of information the last couple of days regarding the next expansion for World of Warcraft, and I have to admit, Blizzard has my attention. Of course needless to day it is going to be more of the same old, but certain changes / things they said got me excited.
* Level 90 boost on purchase
Excellent. Want a new character to try out, use the boost and you can skill the grinding previous content you’ve done countless of times before
* Dungeons: A redesigned UBRS
OMG. One of my favorite dungeons ever. It’s personal, and most people look at me funny when I say this out loud, but I don’t care. Awesome!
“Taking a cue from the Timeless Isle, Warlords of Draenor will strike a balance between traditional questing and discovery.”
This can mean a shitload of things, and for the sake of been there before, lets wait for the beta and beta news before we go mental over it. It does sound promising, but that is usually the case with Pr talk.
* Garrison farm like thing
“As you progress toward level 100, you’ll also open up the opportunity to create your very own Garrison—one of Warlords of Draenor’s biggest new features.”
Sounds cool. Player housing done a bit different? Huge potential here, but as always, Blizzard needs to actually strike the ball to score a homerun … We’ll see.
* UI improvements
That is about freakin’ time. To bad it only took them 4 expansions to get there.
* Raiding and flex yadayada
Blizzard really wants people to get back into raiding again. Why the fook?
* Reforging gone
Yay! No longer going to askmrrobot every time you get new gear. Excellent. More fun in the game, less excell number management.
* No more grinding and carrying different sets as a healer
“The primary stats on armor will now change based on your spec. Plate drops and it will have whatever stats your class needs, no more Intellect plate! No more PvP Priest Healing set and PvP Priest DPS set, just a Priest set.”
This is the winner if you ask me. Why it took so long for this to be in the game is beyond me, but for this alone I’m am happy as a Panda.
* Item squish
No more items with +3000 intellect and over the top numbers. Back to the roots baby!
* No flying till the first patch (6.1)
Blizzard gets it. Immersion is needed in a fantasy game. Flying over the world and dropping down on top of a quest location is not immersive, it’s not adding to the gameplay. It is convenient and fast that’s for sure. But it kills the game on so many levels.
The fun part of the new expansion is the reactions from gamers all over the world, usually on forums. People hating features already, cursing Blizzard for not doing this and that… I love it. People as a whole, just fooking suck. I’m no hypocrite, I’m a person to, so yeah, I suck to.
“One cause is a cognitive bias called projection bias. Essentially living inside your own head your entire life makes it exceedingly difficult to understand how others do not also live your same life, think your same thoughts, and hold your same beliefs. In many cases it’s quite frustrating to try to empathize and understand why you yourself may not be the center of the universe, which generally results in one ‘acting out’ in various ways.
So, in short: the internet.”
Best quote ever. Read it, over and over.
Now, for the fun part:
This one will surprise you if you read it until the end. I suggest you do 😉