Friday, February 26, 2010

Updates galore.

I've been neglecting this blog the last month. My posts are badly written, and thrown out there without much thought. Now I might be okay with this if I truly didn't care about blogging, but I do, and I'd like to put out quality work. So, as of half an hour from when this post is published, I will be making a new, shinier, better edited blog, focused more on Paladin tanking, raiding, addons as tools instead of substitutes(I'll explain later), and the view of the Wow universe as seen by a slightly OCD, casual player.
           -Also, expect profanity, lots and lots of lots and lots of profanity. I can't help myself.

Now that that tidbit is out of the way, I have a couple thing I'd like to throw out about the upcoming patch, 3.3.3. I'm not going to put links in about the changes, or bore you with details, there are other sites you can go to for that. What I want to put out there, is the opinions that I, as a tank, healer, and raider have about the changes being made.

The first change is the extra 15 minutes added to the Dungeon Deserter debuff, bringing it to a whopping idiotic total of 30 minutes. In case you didn't know, this change is to compensate for the lack of tanks in the LFD system. If we have to wait for 30 minutes to re-que after leaving an instance, we won't ever leave right? Fuck no, wrong. If I have to wait 30 minutes after leaving a group that's been wiping, then I'm just not going to use the LFD. I don't need frost emblems enough to suffer through pugs that warrant me leaving. This 30 minute lock out is like blizzard giving me a slap on the wrist and telling me to go sit in the corner. Fuck you Blizzard, I pay for this game, I should be able to do what I want, when I want, I don't need you telling me that I can't do an instance just because I didn't feel like wiping for an hour on a heroic.

The second, less in-game focused is something I hadn't thought about, but makes perfect sense. Class/Spec specific buffs, such as the shamans Elemental Oath, now functions like a Moonkins aura. Some people might think that this will give the classes effected a dps boost, but geared players of these classes get the proc so often that it won't effect their dps. What it will effect, is server latency. If I'm a shaman, and I proc Elemental Oath every second, or every second and a half, I'm sending that information to the server that often. The server has to recognize that I have the buff, and then it sends it to any addons I might have. By cutting down on the servers work load, it will ultimately reduce lag.

Well that's it for me. I should have the new, shiny blog up and running soon, and once I do, that's where all future posts will go. My last post on this blog will be the name of my other one, and me signing off of this. Shamans are great, but I like bubbles more than totems.

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