Another wonderful weekend is upon us. How are you planning to spend it? In addition, I asked our staff for a quick reaction to patch 4.0.6. Do they love it? Do they hate it? Totally neutral? What about you, readers?
Adam Holisky (@AdamHolisky): For some very strange reason, I've started playing the Sims 3 again. I go through addiction phases with those games, and I think I'm wearing myself out on it again. In WoW, I'll be playing my warrior a lot; getting full 333 gear via the normal dungeons is high on my priority list. As far as 4.0.6 goes, I absolutely love the changes to my resto druid. It is so much more fun to play now -- I don't have to constantly worry about group healing tactics and pre-healing the tank at certain points during fights. I can play in a more reactionary way and also have a much less stressful time with it all. The new alchy stones have helped a metric ton, too.
Alex Ziebart (@AlexZiebart): Since there is no RIFT until Feb. 15, it's going to be a primarily WoW weekend for me. I've hit exalted with my guild on my main character, which means I can finally play my alts as much as I please. My warrior is who I'll be gearing up next, because I absolutely love protection warriors. As for patch 4.0.6 ... well, it was all right. Like I said in my retribution paladin column last week, this patch had some really nice changes, but ret still needs some adjustments. I'm not going to get too excited, for or against, until patch 4.1.