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Breakfast Topic: Does the Background Downloader get you fired up?


So as you may have seen if you follow WRUP, I've been trying on and off for months to summon up the energy to get through the tournament on my Death Knight. It's not that I don't want it, but the Argent Tournament dailies just aren't my favorite. The quests are lacking life and excitement, and the lore is sort of tepid. When it comes time to solo, I find myself retreating to a leveling alt rather than doing the same old boring dailies over and over again. I'm pretty sure it's not even the repetition of dailies that's doing it either. I used to do the Shattered Sun dailies over and over all the time without a care, just because they were so much fun.

But with the announcement of new dailies to be opened to people with enough faction in Patch 3.2, I've felt like I need to make that final push. However, it wasn't until a few days ago that I finally kicked myself into gear, and I'm now at a week and counting of doing my tournament dailies every day without fail. The reason? The background downloader went up.

Now, I understand that the background downloader isn't always a harbinger of an inevitable patch. It's simply a pre-loading of some finalized data or art. The patch itself could be a month away. In fact, I'd bet we'll still have to wait the better part of a month for it. Still, it does seem like a milestone, and with one more milestone passed by, I've felt extra motivated to prepare my main to get the most out of the patch, even if it's not for completely logical reasons.

What about you? Has the background downloader caused you to kick your Patch 3.2 preparations into high gear? Or is there something else you're using to motivate yourself? Or are you just going to keep on coasting until patch day?

Patch 3.2 will bring about a new 5, 10, and 25 man instance to WoW, and usher in a new 40-man battleground called the Isle of Conquest. will have you covered every step of the way, from extensive PTR coverage through the official live release. Check out's Guide to Patch 3.2 for all the latest!

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