Since when did this game just become about numbers?
I know, it has ALWAYS been that way. Ever since you needed to farm everything that wasn’t on a cooldown to heal yourself, it has been manipulating the maths. Somewhere along the way, from then to here, everything now has significance. There’s a countdown timer for Invasions. Well, who knew. Random is now only reserved for loot, but to be honest that’s not true either. They put in Legendary protection, so you don’t feel like the game totally hates you.
All these numbers. Look at them. Using data to predict what people will want is all well and good, but numbers have no soul. The 1’s and 0’s that make the game work require more than just themselves to be whole. Story matters. Please tell me there’s lots of story in 7.3, because I’m afraid by what I’m seeing. Forging your Artifact, new things I have to grind and fill up, another massive effort to get to a stage where I have a weapon I only use to grind mobs with to make my weapon more powerful. I hear there’s a faction with seven mounts as rewards. There’s a story to get those, right? It’s a good one?
I realise I’m being a hypocrite. I tell other people if they don’t like what they’re seeing then keep it to yourself: nobody likes complainers or whiners, and right now I feel like both. This is still PTR content, it could all change when it goes live. The trouble is, the maths won’t. The multiple worlds won’t. This is what people want, it is just not what I want. I’m the problem here, because I now won’t raid even in LFR. If you won’t put in the hours to play the game properly, Alt, what do you expect? If you raided and had an active Guild life none of this would be an issue. All those people enjoying what they’re given are proof this is what constitutes the future. Give it a rest.
But really, there’s lots of story in 7.3, yes? It isn’t just contrived in the same way we end up with Argus on the front door? Warcraft lore really matters going forward, right?
HANG ON this book’s out NEXT YEAR? Is it true what I hear that there’s not going to be a Volume 4? Is it also true what I hear, from multiple sources that lore that was already rewritten to be included in this is now being ignored in 7.3? Of course, I could go and check but I promised myself I wouldn’t do that so I wasn’t spoilt and now, I suppose, I’m upset in a whole new way. Well, that sucks. I’m not blaming anyone who told me this, by the way. I’m not blaming ActiBlizz either, because they’ll have their reasons, and I think it is now fairly clearly established that entertainment beats lore anyway. Most people just want shiny loot, and aren’t that fussed as long as things look great.
It’s okay. Things are totally fine.
Why do I feel like someone just ripped out my heart?
7.3 spoilers are unavoidable if I want to use any third party site. There is no way to avoid stuff any more except not playing. I still want to play, but have too much Real Life that matters more. I don’t think I’ve felt this confused since the days before Warlords. Writing it down however has helped. I shouldn’t judge anything just from PTR data. This is still early days. They’re gonna still let me play the Mobile App, right, or do I have to go unlock a load of new stuff to keep using that?
Why is the sheer weight of new information for this patch that I’ve managed to pick up without reading a single post on 7.3 making me feel physically sick?
. Sadface .