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Oh WoW, you tricky beast, you almost got me again.
This little bit of news just came out:
My first reaction was excitement! Look, Tarren Mill vs. Southshore like the old days! And 40 man, max level Molten Core! And a fire corgi. Oh my god I should resubscribe like right now!
But hang on a second, let’s think about this. 40-man Molten Core was amazing back in the day, and killing Ragnaros the first time remains one of my favorite moments in the game. But since then I’ve soloed him in Molten Core and killed him again a few times in Firelands. I’ve already spent a lot of time with Mr. Rags.
And honestly LFR for a 40-man raid sounds like a nightmare. I’m not sure how Blizzard will tune the bosses, but I’m betting the fights will be easier (at best) or even tweaked and changed to make them manageable for an army of strangers.
And really, you can’t go home again as they say. Remember the time that druid got Geddon’s bomb and ran right at the guild leader? Remember ice block competitions on Garr, fighting to see who could block the highest in the air? Remember when you told that hair-trigger warrior to look through the hole in the rock to see Ragnaros and he was soooo mad as you cackled?
Man, those were good times. But I sure am not going to have similar times rolling over comparatively easy content with 39 strangers.
I loved playing in Tarren Mill vs. South Shore battles back in the day! I did it a ton as a level 30-ish priestie, before raid frames even existed. You would just randomly click on people in the mob and slam your heal buttons hoping to do some good somewhere.
But honestly, WoW just doesn’t do mob PvP very well. It’s fun for short periods of time, but part of the fun back in the day was that it was all new. I had never even seen a shaman in action before!
As for the corgi pet.. well, it’s totally adorable, but if I’m not playing the game then I don’t really need a pet, right?
And that, friends, is how I talked myself through of a bout of WoW madness. Good on those folks who like the game and are excited for the anniversary events — I hope you have a great time. But I’ve already done those things once before and although they were wonderful, going back now just wouldn’t be the same at all.
PS: Is it just me, or does this look bad for a WoD release date? If Molten Core is “max level” then it seems unlikely WoD would drop before the anniversary. American Thanksgiving looks more likely all the time!