Um, so I got trolled by Lore on Twitter today. Lore posted some REALLY bad logic in defense of the invasion XP nerf.

And then goes full-on Troll.

So I point out how terribly flawed the logic is. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a bully.

I’m not sure why Lore couldn’t follow the exact 1-for-1 logic of the analogy, but here it is in simple terms: An entity lowers the compensation for an identical amount of work, but offers additional units of work to “make up” the difference and calls it a raise. That’s 100% the same in both scenarios. Oh, but here’s a shocker: rather than address the actual point, he trolls me, too.

And people honestly wonder why Blizzard is developing a bad reputation with its customers? This is a  guy whose sole job is to interact with players on Blizzard’s behalf and this is his behavior? LOL. Sad.

Before the Patch

With the Legion Pre-Patch, a few things will be going away or nerfed. I’ll add to the list as I find out more.

  • Bag of Smuggled Gold (contains ~15g for 50 garrison resources): gone.
  • Follower Weapon/Armor Tokens (vendor for a decent amount of gold): sell price nerfed.
  • Challenge Modes: find a group or buy a carry NOW, you don’t have long.

Mind-Boggling Stats

So recently I was updating my gaming hardware’s software and I discovered that it tracks usage data for the speedpad. Unfortunately, I don’t have any data for the mouse, but I imagine it’s as high or higher, since I’m a healer who uses click-to-heal addons (i.e. VuhDo).

Anyway, on with the astounding stats. Keep in mind that these stats are tracked for my speedpad, which is only used to play WoW.

This year alone:

  • I have made almost half a million keypresses (492,786).
  • That averages out to about 3,200 keystrokes per day, not accounting for any days off.
  • That’s enough keystrokes to transcribe a 250-page novel.
  • My fingers have traveled about 31,995.67 feet to make those keystrokes.
  • That’s the equivalent to over 7-1/2 MILES of distance.

That’s quite the distance for my little fingers to have roamed without ever moving outside of the little black box that makes up the surface of my speedpad. Anyway, I found these stats to be incredibly interesting, and I hope you did, as well.

How Blizzard listens

How well does Blizzard “listen” to its customers? This well:

Blizz: How would you like to have 3 specs?
Us: Sure, sounds great.
Blizz: Awesome, you just need to pay 80g each time you switch specs.
Us: But we have 2 now, and can switch completely free of charge.
Blizz: Yeah, that’s a much better deal than the new system.
Us: So why would we want the new system?
Blizz: You wouldn’t. That’s why it’s not optional. Suck it, plebes.

Well, it’s been fun. Mostly.

So, the Legion Development Update was released today, and despite literally hundreds of pages of posts on the forum pointing out what a hot-button issue it is, Ion Hazzikostas has once again dodged the flight question. Since apparently the only kind of customer Blizzard respects is a former one, I’ve gone ahead and cancelled my final account. I won’t be pre-ordering Legion, nor even purchasing it at all unless/until I’m certain that flight will be accessible in a reasonable timeframe. Claiming that it will be unlockable at some future date is an act of faith that Blizzard simply doesn’t deserve. I can’t trust them not to put it off until all content is obsolete in the final content patch of the expansion (like they did in WoD). I can’t even trust them not to leave it out entirely (like they intended to do in WoD until they lost 55% of their players). After having slogged through one ridiculous mess of an expansion on foot for almost a year I simply can not and will not be put through that type of experience again. I don’t care how much good or new content Blizzard claims Legion will have, if I can’t access it on my own terms, I’m not interested in accessing it at all. I want a game, not a guided tour, especially one with so many irrelevant interruptions. #noflynobuy

Great Weekend

It’s been a good week and a great weekend.Lots of projects completed or making good progress. I’ve been working hard to shore up my mount and pet collections.

I’ve been soloing old Cata 25H raids to earn some extra gold. I’ve been using this to buy up vendor mounts and reagents for crafted mounts.

On that front, I’ve been grinding out the seals to purchase the mounts from the Argent Tournament. At this point, I’ve gotten 6/9 mounts, including both flyers, and should have the remaining 3 by the end of the week. Huzzah!

I’ve gotten some great new pets, thanks mostly to my awesome sister. I intend to work on finishing off the leveling process for all of my battle pets during the next pet bonus XP event.

I ran a couple toons through some timewalking dungeons and purchased my first vendor mount. I’ve also purchased a couple of the toys. I now have the tokens available to purchase the other vendor mount as soon as the next event rolls around. I still haven’t gotten lucky on the Timereaver drop. So frustrating.

I made quite a bit of progress on leveling up some lowbie pairs with my sister. Between leveling those pairs and running timewalking dungeons together, we’ve been having a blast.

I got to know George and Tarii a bit better as we ran some heroics and timewalking dungeons together. I hadn’t really tanked yet in WoD so it was fun seeing the dungeons from a new perspective. My sister and I had a great time and all of the runs were awesome.

Finally making some progress on that old Shadowmourne quest that’s been in my poor pally’s quest log since Wrath. Toys and mounts, here I come.