There’s been a lot of flailing but finally, we had confirmation yesterday that 7.1.5 drops next week. That gives players approximately a week to get their heads around numerous class changes, and the rest of us some new stuff as distraction. Personally, I’m looking forward to going back to Silithus after the real joy of ‘playing’ the Diablo content last night. I came to an important conclusion too, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, I wanna share my newest Toy acquisition:
This is a Toy you have to build yourself, so +10 Points for Cleverness before we’ve even started. It requires 10 of the Scrolls of Town Portal that drop from the Treasure Demons around Azeroth’s Legion content (and it is both inside dungeons and in the World, having now had independent verification they exist in the wild) and the flyleaves for the book itself: Blank Diabolic Tome. That’s already smart, in my mind, because you’ve got an iconic Diablo reference right there: you could only get to the Cow Level by using a book like this (oh and Wirt’s Leg, but we know that’s been around for ages) However, the most fun for yours truly last night was the mad scramble in the Sewers to get to the Goblins and then the hope that people grasped the mob’s mechanics. In many cases, they didn’t, and this is proof that sometimes, you need more than just to be left to work things on your own.
These Demons are tricky buggers: they’ll cast their portal without fail at a certain HP, and unless you can stop the four second Portal cast by killing them, they’ll vanish and so will your chances at loot. Last night a Warrior in the Sewers didn’t grasp this and I watched him engage a demon and then complain it vanished after death. I’ve heard a lot of grumbles and complaints about how long this Portal takes to complete because of the PvP element… to which I would say the following:
This was an hour’s work. I had to be alert. Yeah, I died a few times, even with a Bodyguard. Sometimes, mechanics don’t work properly, the game glitches, and it’s not broken or bad and it certainly isn’t Actiblizz’ job to fix it. I just persevered, and I got my toy, and now I’m tempted to grind demons and see how rare the bag drop is, because I’d like one of those just for the name. With this holiday only lasting a short time? I’ll be in the Sewers again later.
There’s only one concern right now, and that’s what this patch will actually contain because as yet? There are no Patch Notes to read. I’m also thinking that they may arrive quite late on Monday, that a lot of stuff is probably being worked on across the weekend. I was quietly confident we’d not get this patch until well after the Nighthold launched, especially with the class balance issues that were obviously apparent in December. However, this train is clearly not for stopping, and that’s no bad thing.
I’m already really looking forward to Wednesday.