Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wintergrasp...easy solutions that blizz has somehow missed

Wintergrasp is a mess of a joke of a failure. Every time Blizz has tried to fix things, it hasn't been a major fix.

The easy solutions:

1) Make Wintergrasp an instanced zone. This would make it unconnected it to the main zone/continent servers, and therefore reduce the MASSIVE lag on both ends when Wintergrasp is active.

2) Make defense possible. So far (at least on Dark Iron) defense has been largely a futile effort. For the first 5 minutes or so of a fight, yeah defense can put the hurt on offense, but after that it largely becomes an effort in pointlessness while waiting for the offense to break through the door to the vault. Speaking of which...

3) Remove the Vault of Archavon. WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? I won't lie, of course I have taken advantage of the vault, but it's ridiculous that a "raid" boss that has no tough-to-deal-with abilities drops tier 7. I understand that Blizzard wants to make this more accessible to the casual gamer, but this is overkill. Naxxramas and Obsidian Sanctum already do that job capably, we don't need an even easier boss dropping equivalent gear, or especially not pvp gear.

Did I miss anything? Let me know.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Dark Iron Forums...because they cause me raaaaaaaage!

First point of order, the Dark Iron server forums, which I will not link to in order to spare your brains, have been in disarray as of late. Posts that serve no practical purpose, the worst trolls this side of Sen'jin villiage, and completely random moderation abound.

Bellwether over at 4haelz had a very interesting look at and critique of our forum mods. As she did, I also sent a letter of complaint to whoever the hell I'm apparently supposed to send it to. Shortly after this bombardment of whoever (believe me more than just the two of us sent email), the moderation COMPLETELY disappeared...only to resurface again this week. So far I've had TWO posts complaining about the idiots on the forums posting pvp-related topics get deleted. While you may be thinking, "Hey Banana, with all this rage i see seething through, maybe you went overboard and against the TOS," only ONE of those posts was really something that should have been deleted (the second one, which admittedly was ridiculously wordy and sweartastic).

I have since made a 3rd, very docile post. No response to that one, which is fine. But the fact remains that me and several friends have had posts deleted recently, AGAIN, that had no business being removed. Why Blizzard fails to properly train moderation (at least in my view), is beyond my comprehension.

To anyone from the forums that may read this that posts stupid pvp-related topics, such as "Harhar I camped u nubz!" or "Lolol I r level 80 and destroyed a level 60 zone", do our brains a favor and shut the hell up.


Bienvenidos. Insert language here.

I am Banana Hammock. Welcome to my pointless blog of rantings and ravings. Much of this will be World of Warcraft related, though knowing me plenty won't be.

So to keep it simple, my main is an 80 blood elf ret/holy paladin named (duh) Bananahamock. I wish i could fit another m in there but dem's the breaks. My currently played alts are a sexy feral/boomkin druid named Fattycow, and a 70 Death Knight named Bananaknight (creative I know).

I'll post my first REAL blog once I figure out what I'm actually doing here. Toodles!