Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Information Overload (If You Let It Anyway)

Reading The Godmother's recent blog has inspired me to actually write another one of my own!

As she reminds us, we have recently been informed that there is basically a metric ton of information about Warlords of Draenor that the Dev team have ready that hasn't been shared with us.

This mountain of information shall soon be coming our way and as she points out, there are many different ways that people try to deal with all this.

I shall no doubt do what I always do when there are large patches/expansions upcoming - which is largely nothing!

Go away WoD Info, I know you are there but I choose not to see you!

Like the rest of the fan base, I know there is a lot of information out there, and I even skim read some of it, but largely, I tend not to actually read up on everything.

I don't mind big things being out there, and I will inevitably read some massive spoilers (either from clicking MMO-Champion or such like, or from Twitter) which I have no issue with.

However I don't tend to actively go and seek all the information I can possibly find on a new patch or expansion. This inevitably means that I log in on patch day and have no idea what has changed and just joyfully bask in the excitement of my guildies as we all tell each other what we've found out.

I will admit, I do tend to skim read over and look for anything that might be changing for hunters, considering that is my main class I play, and I sometimes read up on some of the changes that might affect my other alts (but not always!)

Mostly, I rely on the interpretation of said notes and information from the blogs that I read and use that as my basis for understanding what is coming rather than the official Blizzard released information (which usually leaves me with some varied feelings on the different aspects of changes incoming ^^).

I did read about the upcoming changes to heroic dungeons in Warlords of Draenor and the fact that they will need a Silver in Proving Grounds to be able to PuG them, which did worry me as it was something I hadn't attempted (having only just gotten Bronze when I initially did it). I do a fair amount of my dungeons as PuGs, despite being in a guild. (Yes I could ask guildies, but half the time I feel that I would slow guildies down so would be better off with randoms - yes I know that's a silly point of view :p).

So I logged in and after updating the guildies that were online of the upcoming change sent my hunter off to do Proving Grounds until she got Silver, and proceeded to one shot it. It seems having a large amount of gear since last trying helped the situation somewhat!

I intend to try and get the rest of my 90s through Proving Grounds at some point, but no idea when as yet.

In other News, I have been attempting to get the green fire scenario done on my Warlock (to much frustration). I have managed to make my way through to the last boss, but can't quite manage to kill him. Have also been attempting to learn how to play Destro which possibly wasn't the best time or place to do that!

However one of my guildies has written a lovely guide on our forums and I aim to have finished this before WoD comes out (either that or wait till I'm 100 and zerg the sodding thing xD)

So to round off, I may only read some of my usual blogs in the upcoming months in an effort not to read too much about the upcoming changes, but I still love you all :p

(That being said, gief all the information about Garrison!)

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