Commas Confuse Me (And Other Thoughts)

…there’s no cream for that.

In the last two days I’ve actually managed to get back into the game a bit.  No, not on my main computer.  So far Blizzard’s reply to my ticket was to refer me to the 5.0.4. known issues thread and post…which doesn’t mention my problem and I’ve already done all those things.  Of course upon telling them that, I’ve not heard back.

From a talent standpoint, things are certainly interesting.  I’ve only done some questing at this stage, so I don’t know how the changes would stand up for me in a raid or dungeon setting.  I do know this: most of the level 15 talents do nothing for me and don’t feel all that much like a “choice.”  It’s like when I ask my son if he wants jam on his peanut butter sandwich or not.  In the end, he’s still having peanut butter.

I cannot get used to commas in the game.  Whether it’s my gold, or damage meters…it’s just weird to see.

I really love the flavour Glyphs.  It just feels to me like that’s how they should have been in the first place.  I also like the idea of learning abilities from them (Corpse Explosion!!!).  As I haven’t been on as much as I’d like, I don’t have a full grasp on them, nor have I managed to make as much gold off them as I wanted to (still do well enough just the same).

AoE looting is wonderful.  I say that truthfully, but still manage to completely forget its very existence more than half the time.  The same can be said for no longer requiring range on my Hunters.  Liouxpold keeps backing up to take his shots.  Old habits die hard, don’tcha know.

Read Tides of War and will be posting a review on it.  Short thoughts:

  • Jaina’s final destination makes complete sense.
  • Windle Sparkshine was tied in beautifully.
  • I didn’t like the key relationship in the book.
  • Um, exactly how did Garrosh’s new assistant end up where he is?  Seems kind of “So, I’m here now.  Deal with it.”

I need to be updating the LBR schedule for this month.  After the Alliance go get Illipants this weekend, the Horde will get Arthas next weekend.  I had originally planned on getting a Deathwing run in before Mists but after a minor incident a few weeks ago, I think something current (plus still adjusting to all the class changes) would create the wrong environment and defeat the purpose of Laid Back Raids.  I’m sure in no time I’ll be adding the Cataclysm ones in though.  I can’t wait to see them for the first time!

Indeed, the only Cataclysm raids I’ve done are the two Deathwing ones in LFR.  It wasn’t intentional, it just worked out that way.  Plus, I know for a fact if I wasn’t running LBRs each week, I would’ve been able to go with Myth on a few.  Sad thing is how many Transmog outfits I could make even better if I did go.

Speaking of Transmog, you’d think I would be burned out after the games wrapped up.  to some extent this is true.  But, having said that, I have something in mind.  No, no more contests for a while.  This is just an idea I had that won’t involve too much work.  I think I’ll start it next week or the week after.

WordPress added a “random header” feature that allows for your header to change.  I don’t know when, but this makes me happy.  I like being able to have a non-stagnant header and this will allow me to feature more members of Team Amateur more prominently.

13 thoughts on “Commas Confuse Me (And Other Thoughts)

  1. Cymre September 7, 2012 / 9:04 am

    There was an update to WordPress today which featured the changing banner. I guess I’m used to the commas now having played the beta for so long now. Actually calling Blizz is a good idea, last time I was on the phone for an hour but it still got sorted, which is the main thing.

    • JD Kenada September 7, 2012 / 9:06 am

      I noticed it on Dragonray’s site a few days ago actually. As we share the same template, that made me happy.

      Last time I talked to them on the phone it was a piece of cake, so that’s why I’m liking that idea. Heh.

  2. Freyana September 7, 2012 / 9:05 am

    The commas are driving me nuts. As a graphic designer, they feel like an unnecessary visual interruption on the screen. Maybe it’s just me, but I could parse the numbers just fine without the commas.

    And I keep backing up on my hunter too. Then I remember that I can shoot the mob in the face and I cackle maniacally. Sadly, I haven’t been playing her as much. Switching from MM to SV due to MM needing a few buffs (as admitted by Blizz) has really thrown me for a loop, since I haven’t played SV since Wrath. Guess I’ll either get used to it or switch back to MM out of sheer stubbornness…

    • JD Kenada September 7, 2012 / 12:11 pm

      My highest Hunter (Lioux) has always been Survival, so I roll with it. Problem is my next two are Marksman and I find myself getting more accustomed to their key bindings and abilities, lol.

      • Freyana September 7, 2012 / 12:16 pm

        The MM rotation has a nice rhythm to it since you have to weave those two Steady Shots in to keep your Imp. Steady Shot buff up. It feels really natural to me. SV seems to have more of a priority system, and that’s where I start to get lost (despite the fact that I enjoy playing DKs, which are *the* priority system class). I’m starting to get the hang of it while doing Tol Barad dailies for the fox pet, but it’s going to take a little while longer before I feel comfortable doing any dungeons with Freyana.

        • JD Kenada September 7, 2012 / 12:22 pm

          I’m like that with most dps classes. But I think it’s because I feel if I’m not hitting the magic number in output, I’m going to hear about it. So, I just heal randoms. lol

  3. tomeoftheancient September 7, 2012 / 9:53 am

    I love AOE looting but my brain isn’t catching up, I keep trying to loot the second and third mob and thinking, hey, where’s my loot … oh, forgot, lol.

    Yes, it seems there could have been another book in there on how that assistant got that job as Garrosh’s right hand man.

    Waits to see JD’s idea drop.

  4. khizzara September 7, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    I never even noticed the commas… They put commas in all the numbers? Huh. Maybe I haven’t noticed them because I was taught to use commas in numbers while growing up so now they look right to me where they looked wrong before?

    OMG, you scared me there for a moment with your “something in mind” for Transmog! Don’t DO that to me, JD! LOL

    • JD Kenada September 7, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Not a snowball’s chance in hell, thank you. Seriously, if I’m going to put that much effort into something, it will be finishing the CURRENT Transmog event’s website.

      I always used a comma as well. Doesn’t mean it still doesn’t look horribly out of place to me, heh.

  5. prettyflydraenei September 7, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    I like the commas on things like the guild xp, or my character sheet. Like Freyana, though, I find them superfluous on the damage and healing numbers that are all over my screen. I rarely pay attention to those numbers anyways unless it’s a super ginormous crit of awesomeness number, lol.

    I also really like the flavor glyphs. I really haven’t payed much attention to the other ones, and all of my characters are horrible un-glyphed in the majors. I did make sure and glyph Fetch and Cheetah for the hunter, bubblehearth for my pally, and army of super creepy undead dudes for my dk 🙂

    • JD Kenada September 7, 2012 / 4:34 pm

      I’m not that Glyphed either yet. I recall getting Corpse Explosion immediately for my Dwarf DK, and I know which ones I want for other characters. Just a matter of getting around to it.

  6. Navimie September 8, 2012 / 10:21 am

    I think i’m blind… what commas??

    • JD Kenada September 8, 2012 / 10:37 am

      You fancy UI modders might not have it with one of your addons. 🙂

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