December 11th, 2006

World of Warcraft first taste

DIAF Blizzard

I put down a take home test long enough to hit Ony (a quick 20 minutes), continuing to do it as we buff, as we prepare to charge, and after I died (like a nub - hey we only had twenty-something in raid and a bunch of alts). Look up from my test, and what do I see? Judgement Crown. Goes great with the Judgement Legplates that dropped off Ragnaros (patch woes and addon hell and changes to mechanics and poor attendance kept us out of BWL/AQ40 this week). So that's right, out of the two bosses my guild faces who could drop T2 during this messed up week, both dropped pally loot. And Blizzard insists that it's working as intended.
"Look, you can gear up your shaman/paladin characters you'll soon have!"
"That's great, but these items are BIND ON PICKUP. You're giving us useless items for a month."
"Working as intended."
"DIAF Blizzard, k thx!"
Yeah. Back to international economics.

TRANSLATION FOR NON-WOW PEOPLE:Collapse )

I know I'm one of the first people to say, "it's just a game" when something like this happens, but this is just sloppy planning. If it was providing BoEs but not BoPs for the class, I'd be fine. But there's no reason to change it ahead of the expansion except to irk people. Yes, it's just a game, but that doesn't mean that you have to make shoddy easily corrected mistakes. Other problems people have complained about would take some serious redesigns or changes to the fundamental code. This, unless things are more messed up than the boggiest spaghetti code from CS, would not.

And really, it does remind me of CS. It reminds me of going to Wisconsin, having a person pull me aside and ask why a simple thing doesn't work, and feeling ashamed for no one thinking of making the minor code change. I guess this particular issue in an artificial world I mock others for taking way too seriously rubs me the wrong way because I took pride in the things I worked on and would be ashamed to directly anger my most hardcore of customers this way and reply the way they have. Sure, I know, QQ.

Hey, don't bitch, I haven't posted about WoW seriously in about a year. That's pretty good. Back to economics.
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