Wednesday, 13 October 2010

So, there's some patch thing amirite?

Hell's teeth - the world is a-changing.

So the patch downloaded on one of my machines (after 11 hours - but hey, who's counting?) Natch, it downloaded on the PC, not the Mac. Which is causing me untold aggro from Youngest who, since the arrival of the lovely Mac of shininess has, not unreasonably, assumed that the PC is 'hers'. And because I'm terrified of borking the Mac of shininess (which isn't 'really' mine, it's on well, let's call it long term loan, I guess - my view remains stuck at possession is 9/10ths of the law but whatev's) I'm not happy about going and rabbiting around in its innards, like I am on the PC. Because [whispers] I don't really know where anything is...

Anyways - the important stuff. ZOMFG - I am level 12 with a felguard. An honest to Fates felguard! A felguard! Big-assed ugly bugger with a huuuuuuuge axe! This is slightly exciting. Apparently there's a mass of other changes too but really, it's going to take a while to get over this one. I sorta knew it was going happen but I didn't really believe it until I saw it.

It's completely, 100% bonkers though. Having a felguard makes Tressa insanely over-powered. I'm sorry, I love him to bits already, and please don't take him away from me - but it's nuts. I may change my mind, but I can't envisage circumstances where I'm going to use any of my other minions now. I don't intend to put myself through the hell that is LFG, or to PvP and, to be honest, Tressa is so taken with him that she'll dig her (not unsizeable) feet in and refuse to summon anything else without A Very Good Reason. I'm loling round The Barrens and am just about getting Incinerate, Corruption and CoA off before the mob falls over. Hullo level 17 raptor - blat - dead raptor. I swear - either this is going to scale (or rather, not scale) badly or levelling is going to be laughable. Which, whilst in the abstract, I don't mind - the novelty of things just falling over rather than going om-nom-nom on me is well.. novel (maybe orc is less munchable than belf?) but might get a bit boring after a while? Not sure yet. Watch this space...

I'm back to be a newbie proper, which is quite nice. All my addons are borked - so I'm not using them. I'm using the default UI of ugliness and clunkiness, I don't understand how the guild interface thingy works, I've got nothing to remind me to do stuff (like put my buff up), nothing flashing across the screen to remind me that I can now use 'x' ability. I have to open each bag manually... Additionally I don't know what my abilities are. I have a soulburn thing that procs, but tells me in small, quiet text in the bottom right hand corner of my screen so I invariably miss... whatever it does (increased damage... I think...) because I'm reliant on things SHOUTING at me. I don't have soul shards kicking round anymore - halp halp! But I can channel them - which, by the way Blizz, should be much cooler - you tell me I go wandering round harvesting lost souls when in actuality I stand there whipping up purple smoke - what a let down that was - please work on this some, just for me, ok? At least, let me choose which hapless souls I want to harvest? (Dorf, dorf! Gnomes clearly have no souls...) And other stuff... I think. And you took my Fear away. Allegedly I'm getting it back soon, but no Fear? Oh yeah... but I have a felguard... Anyway, as I was saying - it's back to newbie status. No addons, no idea what stuff does. Hitting buttons and going ahhhh, right. Must remember that. Then forgetting it instantly. I'm sure the AH interface has changed too. It's refreshing this. Oh and there are earthquakes! Maybe there have been for a while, but I haven't felt one. That's also kinda cool.

And did I mentioned I have a felguard?


  1. My download is ongoing as I type. I kid you not. It's at 69% and was 66% 2 hours ago. I hate BT with the fiery passion of a million really big suns right now. Not that I'd actually be in WoW anyway; I'm a terrible host (as evidenced by the fact that I'm sitting here, reading your blog and commenting) but not so bad that I'd actually sit and play the game while a guest sat and watched me.

    Yes, that guest ;)

  2. Yeah I send you much sympathy. Mine took just over 11 hours. But then it's a 6GB patch and worth it because... well I can haz felguard nao???

    And shoo - go back to *that* guest, you deranged woman, and have fun ;)