“It’s Like A Whole New Game”

Breakfast Mug of Patch 4.0.1.

The title of today’s post is straight out of the mouth of a friend.  Before I get into the accuracy of what he said, understand this was a person who as of Monday was basically burned out from the game.  On one toon he had an amazing raiding Mage while his Tankadin was progressing…but the guild it was in was not.  So, he was burned out and quite honestly bored.   Then came 4.0.1.

Let’s be honest, much of the game is still the exact same as it was four days ago.  How that game is played is what has been flipped upside down.  Hunters are learning what it’s like to be a Rogue with range even more than they ever were, while Rogues suddenly have the ability to regain health in battle.  Druids have tree form as a cooldown spell now, much to the lament of many, while my Paladin tank friends spent the better part of a few hours wondering what happened to their class.  In fact, nearly every tanking class has had to learn things all over again…to say nothing of the other classes and roles. 

People have said the only thing that could top WoW on the MMO sales is WoW2.  The mechanics of the game have been drastically changed, and the entire world will be changed in eight weeks.  What we have come to know and play and conquer, and how we did it, will be nothing like what (and how) any new player will do.  Cataclysm is the closest thing to a sequel as we can get. It will most likely continue to bring in new players, but it seems to be sinking its teeth into the old ones as well.

Oh What A Night!

I always like that song. Most people are too young now to remember it. Unlike the lyrics, it wasn’t late December back in ’63, but late July in 2010. Last night I saw what applying myself to making money can do.

I don’t have any real must have end-game recipes. Heck, my highest crafter is 70. So that means if I’m going to do ICC stuff, it’s through mats and commission. I’ll do that when I can track down said mats more accessibly. Fortunately, I’ve a Jewelcrafter in great shape and Enchanting too.

So yesterday I made various goods with all my professions, and saw a nice small return of 2,152g. Yes, that can be made off one item, but considering most of that came from level 70 armor, Eternal Belt Buckles, and some Primals that I had bought far too cheap, I’m happy.

Also, Tumunzahar had night number two in ICC. Me? Not a fan of the Plagueworks. Then again, the guild that was nice enough to have me come along with a 4.8 gearscore (btw, I hate gs) to heal was a bit annoying last night. Made healing harder when they were being obnoxious in vent. That said, we downed the dogs and Festergut. Nice fella that he is, he dropped some shoulders for me. It makes up for me losing a healing trinket from Marrowgar and a helm from Saurfang to the same Mage the night before. I’m disappointed we couldn’t get past Rotface, but at least I’ve now seen some of ICC10.