Ok so the title has nothing to do with what I’ll be ranting about today. However, it has been on my mind lately and is definitely true. My actual topic today is impatience, so it’s kind of appropriate for me to make you wait until the third sentence
of the post to tell you that. Clever, I know.
There are some things that should test the patience of every one of us. Waiting for summons for a badly-organised pug, being told at level 7 that “the game starts at 80″, the pizza that you ordered 34 minutes ago that promised to be delivered in half an hour, the list goes on. Then we have the less worthy frustrations that we will all at some point have someone whinging about
in our face.
When is Cataclysm
Ignoring the fact that people keep asking each other this despite having no conclusive evidence one way or the other, the fact remains that for 99.9999% of the playerbase there’s plenty of unexplored content still in Wrath.
If you’re a raider, you most likely haven’t completed Icecrown yet. There’s also the Ruby Sanctum coming along to change things up a bit, and of course all of the difficult-to-get achievements related to both. If you’re less of a completionist and more just into having the best gear, there’s almost always going to be someone either better geared than you or quickly catching up so that should be a neverending goal for you.
If you’re more PvP-focused, Season 8 is well underway and the usual jostle for top ranking will probbaly keep you busy for a while yet. There are a ton of PvP related achievements for arena and battlegrounds, Wintergrasp and general world PvP, and despite what anyone says having the patience to get the Battlemaster title is still impressive. There are even random battlegrounds coming up to jazz things up a bit. Shame we’ll sometimes have to do Strand, but we’ll cope.
If you’re obsessed with achievements, well, do you have them all yet? And if you’re not even 80 and already impatient for Cataclysm then we both know you have bigger problems.
We had the exact same problem with Wrath, I recall for the latter half of TBC having an actual macro that said /g Nobody knows when Wrath is coming out, stop asking. I may have to revisit that idea soon.
What’s the quickest way to start raiding?
I hear this one all the time. A guildie just dinged 80, sees us faffing about in Icecrown, and immediately wants to gear up and come with. I tell them all the same thing.
If you have no raiding experience, suitable gear from endless heroics with silent speed-teams will not make you into a good raider. You don’t want to be the one wiping the group because you’re unused to boss mechanics like threat wipes and the famous too-hot-floor. The quickest way to start raiding is to accept that your guild/raiding team might want you to start at a slightly lower level and show you can actually handle these things before they let you in on progression.
You also may not necessarily be able to jump straight into heroics upon your last ding. While most people are overgeared for the early heroics nowadays and will take a newbie, if you’re trying to pug the system may actually not let you run anything but normals depending on how you’ve
geared while levelling. Instead of raging, remember that this is actually for your own benefit.
And so on…
- I want to be 80. Levelling this, my first ever character, to level 20 has taken far too long
- I thought I’d try PvP, but I kept dying so I won’t try that again
- I want a new guild, but all the ones in trade are crap
I’m sure we can think of a lot more, but you take my point. Without actually using the word “moron”, apart from just then, I do wish these people would give a bit more thought to what they’re complaining about and quite possibly to taking a break from any computer game that frustrates them quite this much.