has served us well, gave those of us who’d never seen it the chance to do Naxxramas, it gave us the awesomeness of Ulduar, the trash-free Trial of the Crusader and the cool Icecrown Citadel. But its time has come to an end, in a matter of months we’ll be sitting down to try the first raid of Cataclysm.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news… But the first Cata raid is going to be pretty easy.
Now before you get your panties all up in a bunch and hit the forums to QQ allow me to explain now only why it will happen, but why it must happen.
Once again patch day comes around and people seem to find it so bloody difficult to read the patch notes whilst they wait for the download. Instead we get the trade spam of “where is this?”
“what happened to that?” I’m positive I’m not the only on
e who at times such as these vacates the cities and hides in a corner of Azeroth rocking manically and wishing for it all to be over.
That is the question.
For those who aren’t aware, Icecrown Citadel zone-wide buffs have gone live on US servers (my gnomes tell me it’s not live for us yet, wh
ich can only mean it’s coming tomorrow). The current buff will give a 5% increase to your health, damage and healing done, which is a pretty big increase when you think about it. It’s very likely that higher percentage buffs will be activated over time.
The catch here is that these buffs are optional, but either the whole raid takes them or the whole raid doesn’t so far as I can tell. There are bound to be disagreements among those who would rather get a “clean” kill and those who just want to get through the bosses as quickly as possible, but if it were up to you which camp would you
Devil’s Advocate – Someone who takes an opposing position for the sake of argument, regardless of whether they agree with the stance they defend or not. This column will do just that, take a point of QQ and argue the opposite side.
Ahhh badges, who’d have thought that something intended to make getting upgrades easier would cause so much drama and whining eh?
*Adopts Freudian voice*
Ah-ah-ahem. Now I Doctor Rupert Charles Von Necrallion have some volunteers who wish to share their complaints of said badges and said upgrades. You shall analyse these statements with me to determine how much of their view is legitimate concern and how much is the gum flapping of bruised prides.
I want to take my hat of to the following guilds who have downed the first four bosses of Icecrown Citadel on the night of the patch release (I myself haven’t even logged in yet………. Naughty Jodie!)
Released 09/12/09: The Lower Spire bringing you Lord Marrowgar, Lady Deathwhisper, Icecrown Gunship Battle and Deathbringer Saurfang.
The news should have filtered down to even the most oblivious player by now…the patch is on it’s way! For some of us it’s an exciting time, we’ve managed to complete at least most of the current raid content but with enough left over to keep us from becoming bored, but others haven’t been so lucky.
I’m glad to count myself among the former group, but which are you? Share your thoughts, ‘cos let’s face it we have little better to do while the realms are down.
For this week’s poll I was accused of being a keylogger. The things I do for you.
Yes my Dreamers patch day is here woo hooo!
This patch brings us the new 5 man dungeons Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Halls and the long awaited final encounter of WotlK, yes HOGGER I mean THE LICH KING is finally present in game somewhere in the depths of Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Throne, ready for our intrepid raiders to tickle to death (I heard he likes bunnies!)
Also implemented are the cross-realm dungeon finder – great idea orrrr another way to meet knobheads in WoW, your guess is as good as mine! We have a myriad of class changes to look forward to (no QQ now please) and I for one wait with baited breath to see what 3.3 has in store for us. It may be great, it maybe a huge anti climax, but whatever it is, it’s going to be a hoot finding out!
All the patch notes can be found here, so before asking stupid questions in trade or guild chat make sure you read this first.