This is when I'm supposed to make a bunch of posts about what I did over the last week. You know, try to remember that Kara run on Tuesday, then talk about how I killed noobs in battlegrounds, and then I could talk about my adventures in arenas with Honors. I'm not feeling it though, I haven't done much QQing lately with people in my guild actually reading this I haven't wanted to so much. Enough of that.
Ok, first I don't pve anymore, and while I really enjoy my new ganking/killing machine I'M NOT DONE WITH ZA, but the guild is. I don't see any Heroes on Bear mounts, I'm not sure what the Hex Lord's corpse looks like and I don't like it. It seems like the only raiding people want to do is badge farming, for level 80 I guess. I could try to start a group or something like that, but I always fail.
I really don't see how to transition smoothly to my next thought, I guess I won't worry about it. I do enjoy both pve and pvp in WOW, more so pve but maybe my rogue will tip the scales a bit. The one thing I hate about both is the randomness that happens with both.
Pve encounters are scripted, you basically know what's going to happen and you prepare for it. The reward is random though, there are several possibilities. We have all had the boss who has a 15% chance to drop what we want and have to kill him 20 times to get it. When you do battle grounds and arenas you know what the reward for your success (hopefully) will be. You have no idea however who you are going to face, you could lose 20 points to a full season 3 team or get 25 from some guys who are bought there team.
Could you imagine the opposite? You save up 3000 or so arena points and you have 15% chance to get the weapon you want. That would go over well, you spend your honor to improve your pvp gear and get something you can't even equip. That's blizzard's pve loot system, how many times we downed a newish boss to see him drop nothing the group needed. Of course these guys drop badges now so they fixed that a bit. How is that different than winning a premade battleground to have a chance at getting honor and marks?
Wouldn't be fun if you went into Gruul's lair for the first time and Archimonde was there instead of HKM? You head back in then face Alar and wipe again. Next up is The Black Stalker from heroic Underbog and own him. You clear the next trash then you face Vashj twice then Archimonde again the finish it up with Attumen and Maiden. How is this different then queuing up for the arenas? Well, there is no trash in arenas.
If you queued up for a raid and had no idea what you were going to do which may include an encounter you can't possibly win people wouldn't do it. If your 4 hours in AV gave you a chance at gear you could use no one would bother. Looks like there dong some major work on fixing the pve loot situation for Wotlk, I haven't heard what if anything they have planned to get evenly matched team (gearwise at least) playing each other.
Another thing, how can a gnome be a warrior? Any of the other races should be able to pick up a gnome and throw them half way across the map. How a could a gnome even pick up a shield is beyond me, much less where a bunch of plate gear. I feel better, that's all.
Except I can feel the "he must only care about loot" thing out there. Gear is how you move the next challenge and if none drops for your raid you are no more prepared to face the next boss than you were before. I raid for fun, but bad luck for a group as far as drops goes slows progression, I don't like"luck" slowing progression. The group not getting loot bugs me, not me as an individual.