Love is in the air everywhere I look around
love is in the air every sight and every sound
and I don’t know if I’m being foolish
I don’t know if I’m being wise
– Tom Jones
“Well I’m not being wise”, sayeth the addict.
Love Is In The Air – worst event so far…
Blizzard introduced the Achievement system last year shortly before the release of Wrath and at first I thought it was just a gimmick; just a way to copy what Microsoft had done with the XBox360. Well today I still think it’s a gimmick, but it’s effective as hell!
I’m addicted to the Achievement system and when Hallow’s End hit I went for all the achievements I could get and quickly got frustrated because of the randomness. You have to rely on a random drop for some of the achievements and to top it off you end up with an hour debuff preventing you from trying to farm it.
Love Is In The Air has the same problems only multiplied!!! Hallow’s End gave you two weeks in which to accomplish everything you wanted. Love gives you just under a week!!!
With regards to the event I got lucky on Wednesday night because of personal reasons and was not able to make a raid that night. I was able to stay online, but had to go AFK for extended periods of time which worked out just fine with regards to the debuff timer. If it hadn’t been for that, I probably wouldn’t get the achievements completed.
As it stands, I finally was able to complete all of the achievements with the exception of acquiring the dress, the freaky gnome cupid, and a bouquet of flowers. Now it’s all down to random luck for two of those achievements which is frustrating enough.
Oh and while we’re ranting…
THERE ARE NO FREAKING TROLL ROGUES ON ARATHOR!!!
I had to hit the battlegrounds for 2+ hours to find one…and I’m not a real fan of PvP. I think it’s because I’m a healer and therefore Enemy #1 as well as I rarely find myself in a good group or a group that works together. I can imagine that a well set up group would be fun.
That said, I can’t wait for dual-spec because I might try it out! At one point I had 5+ Horde trying to kill me in WG while carrying the flag. I was able to run and Holy Shock myself to stay alive and they weren’t able to kill me! It bought me just enough time for others to save me and I was able to capture the flag for the first time ever! I might have to go back in because I went from 4835 honorable kills to 4975 last night and 25 more gets me another achievement.