I had something important, or at least interesting, to say but I’ve completely forgotten what it was so I’ll talk about WoW instead, k?
Apparently Blizzzard will be doing another gear reset in patch 3.3 where they’ll release the new instances for Icecrown Citadel. By gear reset, I mean they are adding another set of emblems (Emblems of Frost) which will drop only in the new raids and as a reward for the Daily Raid quests which you can only do Weekly.
Once again, WoW players have screwed up the meaning a word, applying “daily” to something that is weekly.
On top of that, they’re switching it so that all instances (heroic ones) in WotLK will drop Emblems of Triumph. This means those Emblems of Conquest will no longer be dropping, instead you’ll have to convert your EoTs to EoCs to EoVs if you want to get some of the lower gear… oh okay, you can even take it one step further if you REALLY wanted to and convert the EoVs to EoHs.
Guess that means a whole new tier set and possibly some newer items for slots that will have been neglected as far as emblems go – namely the wrist slot.
Please… PLEASE! For the love of all things that make sense! Blizzard, reduce the cost on some of the lower tier items that used to cost EoHs, EoVs and soon EoCs!
I’ve got mixed feelings about this because it really is starting to feel like I’m chasing gear every couple of months. For those who doubt that, I got the OMFG GET A LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (otherwise known as the, “1000 Dungeon & Raid Emblems” achievement). What can I say? I love dungeons/instances.
On the other hand, I’m really starting to lean towards switching my main spec to the Hunter and this could help if I’m not ramped up by the time this patch comes out. I admit, I have some reservations about switching to the Hunter, which I mentioned previously, but let me add on: no healing mechanism for themselves – I sorely miss that for AoEs because I had some minor control over that when playing a Paladin.
Back to patch 3.3 – is it really a patch or is it delivering features that should have been there when WotLK released? They’re adding on all this stuff – and it is fun stuff – but shouldn’t it have been included from the start? Start being WotLK release.
I realize Blizzard does tend to add content on after the fact but shouldn’t this stuff, which has ties to the lore/quests/factions that was released have been there already?
Ulduar. Tourney. Icecrown Citadel.
Are they going to add on some more raids under Wyrmrest Temple? There are those other doors at the bottom that aren’t open yet…
Maybe I’m a little off on this one, but it just seems like A LOT of the content that should have been included on release was added well after the release.
Does anyone know if some other game pushed their hand to release WotLK earlier than expected?