Monday, 15 February 2010

Liability Lady

Is it just me or does doing anything involving Jaina Proudmoon in game make as much sense for survival as standing in a thunderstorm waving a large copper rod about?
The woman appears to be a liability and I am amazed anyone NPC wise followers her into battle as you life expectancy is probably less than the guys in Red Shirts in Star Trek (remember them?). It was bought home to me how much of a liability she is when I was running Pit of Saron on my druid.
As soon as you walk in her entire contingent of troops get annihilated on the spot. Then as you move in you free up slaves to boost up the numbers again so the good lad and lasses of the alliance shake of their bonds and put their shoulders to wheel again to help. So after fighting our way through the tunnel and vanquishing the boss she lets those same brave souls get frost bombed to death at the end.
Don’t get me started on her attempt into Halls of Reflection not only does she let you nearly get killed by ghosts after having a cosy chat with Frostmourn but all she can do while you are running out is break down some bloody walls while you kill off the ravenous undead. She could at least throw a bit of AOE in to help kills them lets be honest an ice wall can’t be that tough. Finally you get cornered and it’s only the fact that someone had some brains to bring a warship up to help you out that you survive.

Give me Thrall any day of the week at least when I helped him escape from Old Hillsbrand the guy stepped up to the plate and did some tanking/ killing of enemies in fact he was pretty good as I recall.


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Faction Choices

I read a lot of the WOW blogs especially when I am bored at work and waiting for things like the system to update or people to phone me back.
One thing I have noticed is a majority of the bloggers appear to be Horde in fact people are faction xfering as well now to the Horde side. I just wonder why people tend to go one faction or another especially in the Blogsphere.

There was a general underlying feeling that Horde was played by the more Pro/ mature players back in Vanilla is it a reflection of that?
It takes time and patience to maintain a blog so I don't see the LOL NOOB crowd posting much on the blog and the rants are great so is there more of the grumpy old men/ women type of personality writing blogs?
Probably me thinking quite stereotypically and there are probably as many reason for people rolling Horde rather than Alliance as there are blogs out there but I can help shaking the feeling that the blog community could be a slight underlying proof of that old belief regarding faction choices?

Personally I rolled Alliance as I wanted to play a Dwarf initially I had played dwarfs in most RPGs I have ever played so it felt natural. Then when it came time to reroll I had built up friends/ guild mates in my faction hence I rolled another Alliance race now going forward it would be unlikely for me to ever play Horde as a main unless all my friends shifted as well.

On this point I will always be cursed to be in the losing side of battle grounds as it appears that in the Battle group Misery the Horde breed their new players to be AWESOME NINJAS OF DEATH in PVP.