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Don’t make me!

Posted in General with tags , , , on November 27, 2009 by Wiredude

I play Alliance, or at least mostly, I do have a few Hoarde alts strewn around various servers, but I don’t think any of them (with the exception of a DK at 60) are above level 17 or so. I have 2 Alliance toons at 80, along with another DK at 60, and a couple alts in the 20-30ish range. My wife also plays Alliance, and has one toon at 74, and another at 43. On my primary server I have some well established friends, at least one of which goes back to an old college D&D buddy who I’ve now known for something like 15 years. You could say I have some pretty deep roots, and I’d be reluctant to pull them for much off anything.

But then I stumbled across something this morning. Something that struck a real nerve, something that just might make me re-think my position.

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Cataclysm, Rebirth, or Abandonment?

Posted in General with tags , on September 15, 2009 by Wiredude

So we got all kinds of info on Cataclysm a little while ago, and a lot of it looks really cool, I’m excited about the Worgen, I’m looking forward to playing a dwarven shammy, and it’ll be fun to see a whole new world. Humans will be able to be hunters, which is something I never understood in the first place. The Path of Titans stuff sounds really neat, and it looks like there will be all kinds of cool, new, wonderful stuff. Oh, and let’s not forget the stat/itemization changes too, big, big changes there.

But… (and isn’t there always one?)

They announced that they’re completely reworking the hunter class.

Any of you that know me, know that my current main raiding toon is a Hunter. I’ve endured my share of jokes, made at least twice my share of noobish mistakes, and generally enjoyed being the goofball Night Elf with the green mohawk. I know Blizz is constantly tweaking things. I know they’re been kinda harsh on DKs lately. They keep twiddling with aspects of most classes. They have to to keep some semblance of balance in the game, and that requires adjustment from time to time. But to my knowledge (I started playing with about a year left in BC) they have NEVER done this before. Continue reading