Progression, Achievements, Beta information galore.
Sounds like an exciting time but really it doesn’t feel like it. All we’re doing is killing content that we’ve already killed that is slightly harder with better gear.
So whats been going on? Well first off, we (Daybreak) finally killed Heroic Sindragosa in 25 man last week so this week we punched out all the remaining meta achievements and we got some pretty drakes. Unfortunately they are very similar to the ICC10 drakes (and to Glad Frostwyrms too if you had one of those) so really there’s not much excitement here. Personally I’m not a big fan of these drakes being available for such a long extended period of time. While I understand that Blizzard has to give time for guilds to work and earn these drakes there should be a set duration. For example if the next level of content is out, the prior drakes should be removed. A good example is Ulduar proto drakes, whats the point of having them still available now?
Either way, just another thing off the “to do” list before Cataclysm hits. Grats Daybreak!
We started working on Heroic Halion this week (guess my break wasn’t so long after all). I didn’t kill Halion on normal mode last week so this was my first exposure to the encounter. Personally I don’t like the encounter at all. It has some new and rehashed concepts which is fine but the thing that pisses me off the most is this feels completely out of place. After killing Heroic LK on 10 man doing this on 10 man just feels stupid. It does not compare in anyway to HLK10 in difficulty or challenge and all it really feels like (and is) is filler content to get us closer to Cataclysm. Heroic Halion was killed by a lot of 25 man guilds in the first week and if you compare that to the challenges of HLK25 it seems unjust to give away 284 gear just like that.
We put in 3 hrs on this so far and we’ve gotten to a best of around 45% (Phase 3) but haven’t quite worked out the strategy yet. As I mentioned above this really isn’t that fun nor is it that “epic” so there’s not too much drive to push more than 1 day a week so we’ll probably wait until next week to try again.
The NDA was lifted by Blizzard and we’ve essentially been flooded by information about Cataclysm. Its to the point where its hard to keep up if you skip a day or two of reading. Will I be posting about all the feral goodness that is coming? Probably but its going to take some time to catch up on my reading. Stay tuned for some of that soon (hopefully).
Lastly, I’ve been contemplating making a character change, no not dropping my druid I mean a gender change. I’ve been male since wow was released and I’m really started to get bored of it. Should I change to female NE? Thoughts? 🙂