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“WoW Is Too Easy”

Double post today. It can’t wait.

Larissa ranted about “WoW is too easy” statements. And unfortunately because work blocked her site and I don’t read blogs at home because I’m too busy playing, I’ll totally forget to comment later. So instead I’ll just do a response post here.

I agree with Larissa in principle. I would argue however that certain aspects of WoW have become too easy. Either that or the gear progression has become such a problem that it’s impossible to find out if it’s too easy.

What I mean is just as Larissa pointed out, I am one of the many that cannot say I have defeated Yogg. And as we all know I’ve got my panties in a twist about it. I’ve tried it twice. It’s difficult. There’s a lot going on. I loved it! But now we struggle to even get enough interest to go back. And Ulduar25?! Pffft!!! I think I have to resign myself to the fact that the only way I’ll ever complete that is by pugging it. Crazy Cat Lady in 25?! That was nuts and I loved it! She kicked our asses, but I loved it!

The problem with Yogg is it takes a while to get to him. It takes a little skill. It isn’t exactly easy. At least for me and a few of my fellow raiders. Apparently, as has been pointed out by Warla (a guild officer) on countless occasions, he doesn’t even drop anything really worthwhile…not anymore anyway.

We had a discussion about this last night. Ulduar is still difficult and challenging; the main reason I want to go back. ToC in my opinion has really simplistic boss mechanics, is quick, and offers better loot than Ulduar. And this is where I disagree with Larissa a little.

I think ToC and Ony are easier than Ulduar or at least the latter half of Ulduar. Last night was my first ToC25 on regular mode and was a total snoozefest! There was no challenge for me with the exception of Twins and Anub’Arak. And I’m in Ulduar10 gear! Not Ulduar25. Ulduar10!!! I experienced more problems in Ulduar10 than I did in ToC25!!! And to top it all off, we had several people who obviously hadn’t even experienced ToC10. Believe me, it was obvious. 🙂 And yet we didn’t wipe all that often.

Anyway at least Anub appears to just be difficult without gear period, or maybe that was because the adds kept getting out of control. Twins is actually a little challenging because oh no I have to pay attention to my debuff, deal with floating balls of light and darkness, and heal all at the same time! Thank God they don’t ask me to chew gum too!

Point is that even though I think ToC may be a little too easy when compared to Ulduar, I would have to agree with Larissa that in general the game isn’t too easy. In fact, I’m willing to believe that ToC probably isn’t as easy as I perceive it right now,but that my judgement is clouded by gear progression being screwed up.

And remember, I haven’t even seen Heroic ToC and I hear that’s a bitch! 🙂

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Dealing With The ‘Emo’ Player; But What If It’s You?

‘Emo’ players. We know them. We see them. We wish we didn’t.

I see 'emo' people.

I see 'emo' people.

We all have our coping mechanisms when we see someone start to explode. A lot of us try to ignore it and hope it’ll go away. But what do you do when the ’emo’ player is you?

It’s bound to happen. Unless you’re a really mellow person who is 100% comfortable with who you are, the way the world is, and with other people being who they are, then you are bound to have an ’emo’ moment sometime. And ultimately that’s OK.

The trick is to identify the moment, deal with it appropriately and with little drama, and address the issue so it doesn’t happen again.

Dealing with the moment may mean something as simple as shutting your trap so you don’t say something stupid. It may mean taking a moment to log off and do something else until you cool down. I doubt it means getting all pissed off, yelling on vent, going off in guild chat, and then /gquitting.

Addressing the issue means figuring out what set you off and finding a solution to keep it setting you off again. This may be as simple as talking to someone or learning to accept the fact that it will always be that way and you aren’t going to let it get to you because ultimately THIS IS A GAME!!!

($@!^ @#$# !^!$@# progression @!#%@^ gear #@!$!@^ Blizzard !@#$!^^!!) 🙂

All kidding aside, obviously I had one of these moments.

Yesterday was an interesting day for me. It started out OK. I had finished up a bid last week and unfortunately I have not yet been assigned another one. This means that until I do get an assignment, I’m going to be bored out of my fracking mind! Knowing this in advance led me to bring Arthas to work to read during lunch. This in turn led me to wonder how much the book was like Warcraft 3. Which in turn led me to YouTube and this guy’s playlist. Which in turn led me to actually go purchase the game on my way home from work. 😛

I got home, started logging into toons to do trick or treating and kill the Headless Horseman. Everything’s fine and dandy. In fact, I got the helm on my paladin and only need the stupid pet and I’m done. Done, I tell you! Now just to do them on my other toons and wait another year.

Anyway, while logging onto one of my toons something happened. Out of nowhere I was attacked. Obviously he was trying to be funny and believe me when I say he was far from it. But unlike when Amber, Mikata, or others might make fun of me, this was actually pretty inappropriate mainly because I don’t know the guy from Adam. Not once has he ever talked to me in Vent or in-game. And call me old fashioned, but a certain amount of tact is called for until you get to know someone.

Anyway, the night only got worse after that. So much so that even ramblings in our heal channel were starting to irritate me and these are people like Amber and Mikata!!! I love Amber and Mikata!!! WTF?!

Something’s seriously wrong with me right now and I have no fracking clue as to what it is. This causes a serious dilemma for me. I recognized the situation. I dealt with it in a manner I felt was appropriate and caused no or at least little drama, because I think only a handful of people were even aware that something was bothering me. And bless her heart, Mikata jumped on that right away which actually did make me feel a little better and only confirmed to me that I was being ’emo’. The problem that remains is I don’t know how to address the issue because I don’t know what’s bothering me. And it’s gotten to a point where I’m struggling to find topics to blog about to the point of considering doing a final post, quitting the game, and moving on. But I still love this damn game!

What the hell is bothering me?!