WoW 1.10 Leaked and Translated Patch Notes

http://www.partingvisions.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=85

I’m tossing it here since a) our forums are down and b) the WoW Druid board makes my brain hurt some days…

Some cool things in there (in addition to the Priest Revamp) are:

  • Druids can now use “equipped items”, i.e. trinkets, while in forms, so now Warlocks won’t rape my face as badly as before, w00t.
  • Hunter’s Aimed Shot and Multishot will have their damage “normalized” meaning that a Hunter using a fast weapon won’t get gimped damage from those two abilities, Zero’s gonna be happy about that I think.
  • Blind won’t be able to be Parried or Dodged anymore, that’s a nice fix.
  • Curse of Agony will no longer interupt spell casts, but some of their other curses are getting reduced mana costs, so I’m happy.

Overall, some nice stuff (there’s a ton more in the linked article, just called out some ones that caught my eye). Any stuff that seemed cool or really retarded to you (seeing a lot of Druids complaining about the DPS loss versus Elementals (MC) beacuse of the Rip change)?

Oh… and a parting set of screenshots… and the Vestments of the Shifting Sands should only be equipable by females, oh please for the love of God, only females…

Just had to save this…

Vice President Shoots Man, Hillarity Ensues, is a pretty solid round-up of the best jokes regarding you know… Dick Cheney capping a dude.

This one’s just awesome though…

“Political comedian Andy Borowitz offered this press release on his site: Cheney Says Shooting of Fellow Hunter Was Based on Faulty Intelligence Believed Shooting Victim Was Zawahiri, Veep Says

“I believed I had credible intelligence that al-Zawahiri had infiltrated my hunting party in disguise with the intent of spraying me with pellets,” Mr. Cheney told reporters. “Only after I shot Harry in the face and he shouted ‘Cheney, you bastard’ did I realize that this intelligence was faulty.”"

Also, I need to see The Daily Show re-enacting this whole thing with Duck Hunter, that’s gotta be priceless television.

Oh yeah, and Happy Valentine’s Day folks and such, may you be with the people you like and if not, then at least let them not get shot in the goddamn face :P .

WordPress Hotness and Thottbot Weirdness

This is pretty damn cool, I may have a use for that one of these days.

Also, I’m gonna have to figure out how to show Thottbot‘s profile stuff on here, just for shits and giggles mainly, but I may just mess around with a link-list deal for my charactes (like the Me @ link section). That and after seeing Thottbot list a trash character as level one (as opposed to the level six when I logged off it), it appears that it takes the info at the beginning of the play session, not at the end (as I had hoped).

Certainly explains some weird shit…

Today on HealthWatch…

It’s said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results…

more at 11.

(Since I just love to look things up, I actually can’t verify that… although considering that “insane” is depreciated scientifically (source), that’s not going to be easy. Although a Google search would work, but I need to be in bed anyway…)

Also, the slogan for the 2006 Winter Olymics is retarded… WTF is “Passion lives here”? Seriously, it’s like they ran out of good ones or something. Damn Italians… but Olympic events with guns are just awesome.

Come to think about it, with symbolic recreations of runs where men died (the Marathon, duh), shooting shit in the snow, and like… hockey, the Olympics are pretty fucked up. Go violence!

Low-Level Battlegrounds

Am I the only one that finds it almost mind-numbing to go into a Battleground (WSG is a lot worse then AB it seems, maybe less Tauren Shaman-rape prone… slightly) and just see an ass-load of max-level Shamans and Rogues, all twinked to shit. It has to be the power-progression at that level so favors the Horde, especially pre-30 with Shamans getting Ghost Wolf so God damn early (War Stomp doesn’t hurt either).

Yeah, I’m angry that (even though Zero and Skaald have helped me out a ton, so I’m sorta twinked myself) the under-40 BGs are five shades of retarded (I didn’t even touch 10-19 since I didn’t have Cat Form yet, but I’m sure that was bad) but more confused by why the hell people are playing them like that. I understand the alt thing at this point with WoW (although the survey that declared it the easiest game to hit the level cap was more a popularity contest then anything as none of those people had ever played pre-NGE SWG…), but with the lower-levels being so obviously imbalanced, and apparent “skill” gap between a person hopping into the WSG queue for a change of pace from leveling and a twinked-out alt it just boggles the mind. It’s like sticking my old inimicaL team against a bunch of random people on like Kharkov or shit, Tobruk (“WTF happened to the M10!?!” *giggle*) (pardon the Battlfield 1942 reference). It’s not really fun for either side and it’s a slaughter any way you look at it.

To be honest, I enjoy Arathi Basin, but not when it’s random people versus the Horde’s level 39 All-Stars, and if 40-49 is as stupid, It’s probably going to be a straight shot to the mid-50s where Zero and I have a date in Alterac Valley with a hammer (it’s for his Paladin, I’m more interested in the Revered staff for Caster-tasticness)…

Anyway, this was sort of a way to kill time as I waited for Kyo (since she said she’d be back post-midnightish, and well, it’s gonna be 7:30am her time so yeah… not gonna happen tonight I guess…) so yeah… sleep for the win.