I’ve been feeling under the weather lately and not in the best of moods. But with my website just begging for an update, I’m mustering the strength to write a post about how shitty I thought the first week of Patch 5.4 was. Lest you think I didn’t like the new content, I’ll disabuse that notion now by saying that I did and do like all the new stuff, especially Siege of Orgrimmar, which I had tried first on Flex mode followed by normal, then LFR.The first boss, Immerseus, was easy and fun.
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Ah yes, all the trolls moved from Throne to Thunder to Siege of Orgrimmar. Must move chat to another window and forget it exists.
None of us in the guild got to check out SoO in the PTR (we like surprises plus we are gluttons for punishment) so we’re still figuring out the best strat for our group makeup. (Not to mention we’re still cycling people so it’s been a little aggravating, to say the least).
It would have been easier for me to appreciate all the cool new content if we didn’t have to deal with:
3. The incredible lag when killing and looting quest NPCs, where you feel like you’re just white-hitting.
I swear the lag was so bad that it felt like I didn’t hit the target at all, so it was a miracle of Biblical proportions that I got the cheevo and the quest done.
4. Tempers flaring up and players wishing ill luck on one another.
5. The nightmarish attempts at getting the Highwind Albatross, let alone without players killing it while you’re mid-air
I’d like to kick whoever designed the albatross method for completing Rolo’s Riddle in the family jewels repeatedly until no amount of surgery can make him a man again. Just getting an albatross alone is straight out of Dante’s Inferno – pure, unadulterated agony.
That was just some of the many problems players encountered the first week.
On the up side, I — along with a billion other special snowflakes — got my
welfare legendary cloak, mine being Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen…
…thus enabling me to do the new world boss, Ordos.
The cloak gives off a pretty cosmetic effect, too!
On the third day of the patch, when the lag still had not been fixed and my migraines were becoming worse, I decided to boycott the Timeless Isle and focus instead on leveling my prot pally.
My fourth Level 90, hooray!
I believe things are better now on the Isle so today marks my return to that blasted place. It’s back to farming coins, killing rares, and all that good stuff.
Minus trying to catch the bloody albatross.