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Archive for February, 2011

 

Return to Warcraft?

Since December a small group of us has been playing World of Warcraft. I was very conflicted about even admitting it because I’ve been on the fence about whether to stay (truth be told I still am). I get the feeling we are only playing WOW because there is nothing better to do.

I remember the good things about WOW PVP with my guild. The way we could turn the tide of a battle, especially in Alterac Valley, has been awesome.

Summoning Lokholar is still as fun as it was the first time we did it.

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It never ceases to amaze me how few people have seen Lok and how excited they get when he starts to rampage. I don’t think the Alliance even bothers to summon their Lok counterpart.

Our guild name is still very relevant.

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One thing I do want to do is try to recruit more people to play with us. We have five active players with full PVP gear. We need five more for rated BGs. I always approach recruitment with a degree of trepidation because you have to wade through so much crap to be able to get to the good players. I feel it’s almost not worth it.

Now, on to the really, really bad.

The BG queues have been broken for at least a week. You can be in queue for 30 minutes and never get a single pop while others can be in queue for 5 minutes and get in. While dozens of players have posted about these problems, I do not believe Blizzard has responded to a single complaint. This concerns me but I am not really surprised. The last time WOW screwed with BG queues we all quit the game (remember patch 2.4? I do and it’s been three years).

As a result Saaz and I have preemptively canceled our accounts. I hope they fix this by March.

Posted by on February 19th, 2011 2 Comments