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The Daily Blues


Each day will take you through all the blue posts and other Blizzard news from around the internet. From Ghostcrawler's latest posts to the lowdown on StarCraft II and Diablo III, we'll keep you informed.

In which all the blues are playing the alpha, except for Bornakk, who tells us when he'll leave a group.

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Ghostcrawler -- Hunger for Blood going away in Cataclysm?
It's going away for Cataclysm.


Bornakk -- When Bornakk quits a group

Here is a fun one kids. What instance pops and you absolutely refuse to tank it, or run it in general. For me it's HHoR. I am sick of that place after having to run normal close to 40 times to get my tanking shield (Another topic), and now whenever I see HOR in any form reg or otherwise, I just refuse to do it. Ill take my 30 min debuff every time.

Ok your turn. What load screen pops and insta turns your stomach and makes you say "there is no way in hell I am doing this place"?

I give every dungeon at least one wipe before leaving. This applies to my tank and other toons as well. If we do wipe, I evaluate how we did. Taking Halls of Reflection as the popular example, if we wipe before defeating the first boss, I'm out. If we wipe on the hardest/final waves, I'll give it another try and reevaluate the situation (kick as needed, etc.).

As much as I might not need items from the dungeons, I try to keep in mind that I'm here to play the game with other people as well and the dungeon could provide some big boosts to them. At the same time I'm not here to completely waste my time for people who are super behind in gear and hopefully they understand that.


Well Bornakk, i know I'm playing a game with other people, and thats why i don't even try to tank HHoR on my DK anymore, cause they will be able to get a new tank and continue on their way a lot faster then having to fail with me as a tank for a few wipes

Hard for me to relate to this as I fail at nothing.


Okay, well, I maybe it's more like I am good enough to get by in dungeons and push to improve myself if I feel I'm in the fail-boat.

Bashiok -- On sentimental value of existing zones

I'm concerned with Cataclysm Blizzard will be ruining many of these zones from people who leveled up in them. These areas hold a certain sentimental value to many people. I was speaking with a girl who plays WoW the other day and she had the same concerns.

Well "ruining" is a mighty strong word. Hopefully no one rides through a zone post-Cataclysm and exclaims "It's ruined!" Unless of course they're referring to the literal effect the cataclysm has had on the area...

I think it's entirely exciting. After five 80's, a couple 70's, and a couple more still sitting at 60, I've been in a consistent pattern of what zones I like or don't like, my leveling progression, and where I go and when for a long time. But that's changing, and I believe it's going to be for the better. I'm excited to level up and not know what to expect. To have a fresh experience. While I have fond memories of a lot of zones, I'm ready for a change. I'm ready for new quests with modern mechanics, better flow questing through a zone, to experience all these areas in a new way, with updated design, and quest structure, pacing, itemization, XP, gold gains, etc.

I'm leveling another character now just to look around, make sure it's fresh in my mind before the sundering... but I'm ready to watch it all burn, and I'm going to have fun playing in the ashes.


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