Legacy Updates

quarken.xired-Black & Huge

Originally posted by Quarken on Jan 16, 2006 11:37

Yo everyone. So ya, this update shoulda been done a week ago or so. I slacked a bit. If this is your first time reading our site, that sort of thing doesn’t happen often. I usually stream our raids in real-time video feeds. With by-the-minute commentary provided by some of the internet’s most esteemed scholars.

Before we get into the hot new action, we are recruiting! Keep a look back here, this list will change depending on our needs.

Bard: 2
Berserker: 1
Cleric: 2
Enchanter: 1
Magician: 1
Paladin: 1
Wizard: 1

If you feel our lovely guild is the place you want to be, send Orruar or Dalnoth a tell in game before you apply.

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So, according to the last update, we had beaten Emperor Draygun, the Lich King and Sendaii, The Hive Queen, which were the last 2 raids we needed for the 5/5. We hadn’t really been putting time into Master Vule the Silent Tear until we got that far. So we went and killed him to gain everything we needed in order to get into The Demi-Plane of Blood.

Now we’re in Demi-Plane kicking ass and all that. The first fight we got is Zi-Thuuli of the Granite Claw. This fight consists of sitting at the zone in, pulling trash until he randomly pops. Then you fight him and he depops. Do that 4 times and, hooray, you move onto bigger and better things! Am I talking shit about this event? Not really, if I made it sound boring and retarded that’s not my fault! That’s exactly what happens, a perfect description of the fight. I didn’t even mock it with funny hilarious 1 liners or clever commentary. I personally think it’s boring, but it’s not a big deal. It’s the first fight in the zone and usually, the fights get better the deeper in you get. Here be Zi-Thuuli’s loots:

Band of Shattered Stone
Azure Sleeves of the Diplomat
Vambraces of the Fallen Saint

So, he’s dead, what’s next? We stroll upstairs for a piece of some more of this hot Dreadspire, erm I mean, Demi-Plane action. Drama Queen alert. We’ve rolled up on 3 sister’s who are all fighting over The Master’s dick piece. For some reason, we gotta help one of these strangers succeed in getting laid. I just sat here for 5 minutes, half a glass of diet coke and 2 cigarettes trying to figure out a way to tell the tale of this splendiferic event. I got nothin. This event sucks. It’s all about talking to NPCs, killing trash that repops and that’s it. The entire raid sits there while a few people HAIL NPCS. Don’t believe me? Fish, what’s up with this event, man?

For true. This event would be cool if it was a 1 group instance that was optional. Basically, so nobody would ever do it. Because nobody would. Becasuse hailing NPCs isn’t fun. Whatever though, we beat it. Here’s the loots.

Carmine Loop of Loathing
Sister’s Opulent Backstabber
Forgotten Artist’s Mesh Gloves

We’re pretty close on beating the next fight up in DP. So come back soon and I’ll spin you a tale all about it.

This update shoulda been done 3 or 4 days ago, maybe more. I just couldn’t gather the stamina to do it because, frankly, I wasn’t excited about any of the fights. There’s nothing to write about them, they suck. We got into this new zone, and it sucks. The Hatchet fight, we’re working on now, seems fun though. I dig it. And the fights we haven’t seen could very well be awesome and shit. So I may be out of line right now because I’m ignorant to what the rest of the zone contains but whatever, I’ll say it anyway.

How the fuck do you get away with making the end zone an exact replica of a previous zone? How? That shit wouldn’t fly a few years ago. Remember? A Few years ago? When you actually drew in *new* players so you had to keep the good shit coming? The end zone was something you always looked forward to, something that made you go ‘shit, thats dope’ when you zoned in. Something unique looking. You made, the end zone of this expansion, an *exact* replica of Dreadspire. Are you guys that lazy? The couple of weeks after DoDH was released, I was really digging the geography of it all. A few friends, who are retired, logged on to ask about it. I kept saying how neat all the zones were. They are pretty creative zones, alot of vertical space, which is a relatively new design. It gave this expansion a dfferent feel to the others. So why the fuck did you drop the ball when it comes to the end? Shit doesn’t make any sense. I can’t tell you how much of a let down it is.

I personally think it’s because the majority of the player base today is never going to see it. So you spend all your time cooking up these cool looking experience zones anyone can get into. But when it comes to the small portion of the player base that is going to spend the time working their asses off to get into the 1 exclusive zone, you just fuck it all up. You know we’re (the hardcore players) going to be here tommorow. We’ll raid whatever you throw at us, we’ll beat it, no mater how shitty it is. And you know this. So why bother making it all snazzy and cool? Why bother putting any effort into making a hot looking end zone? Right? Ya, that’s right.

There aren’t enough popular guild site’s that criticize your mistakes. Which is a shame because it used to keep you on your toes. You’d listen to the feedback, make some changes etc… Now it’s like, all those popular sites people trafficked went to WoW and you finally can sit back and slack, pumping out bullshit without the scrutiny. Whatever. I’ve spent 5+ years of steady playing, keeping at the top of this game because I enjoy it. So excuse me if I get offended when you make a zone that is a total crock of fuckin bullshit. So excuse me when I gotta honk the ‘You done fucked up’ alarm when I sit through some piece of shit encounter you obviously put no effort into making. If there weren’t people telling you your fuck ups, you’d just continue to fuck up either because you 1. Are ignorant to how people feel or 2. You just don’t give a shit.

There’s no rational explanation. People who design this game, who designed this expansion, got together and shared ideas with what the zones should contain, what they should look like, who they are designed to be played by, etc.. So when Dev1 said, “Hey, let’s save some time and money, we can copy/paste the Dreadspire file and call it Demi-Plane” Why didn’t anyone slap the skin off him? I’m seriously asking.

Enough serious-man talk, let’s giggle.

x lots of funnies.

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