Away From Reality

July 6, 2012

AFR #190 – Wrath interruptus

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — tabulacandida @ 8:32 AM

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Poor Tirion Fordring.  He made us a tournament and now no one wants to go.


  1. He made a tournament, yes. I’m sure his efforts were great, and did wonderful things. However, the experience of the tournament was not exactly a great deal of fun. Too many things that were horrible to deal with. (Bosses that didn’t die in the first battle in the 5 man, the PvP encounter while playing a character in cloth armor who just got slammed, dailies forever to get stuff… and with things that needed all factions done to get.) There were a few memorable moments… but for the most part it felt like the entire thing was done in hurry mode and what should have been fun became annoying quickly.
    I actually begged my guild to let me get on a non-clothy for the dumb pvp encounter before it was tuned down. Getting 2 shot was… no fun.

    Comment by Robert — July 6, 2012 @ 6:19 PM

    • A dramatic reenactment of my response to the tournament:
      “Hey, this is different!”

      [10 seconds pass]

      “Okay, this is annoying.”

      Comment by wowafr — July 7, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

  2. My latest alt actually quested in Icecrown a bit to get to 80. She was *lonely*.

    Comment by Karl Gallagher — July 8, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

    • I bet. My latest alt just went through Grizzly Hills and even that was pretty deserted.

      On a side note, playing through Grizzly Hills as a worgen is reeaally awkward:
      NPC: “Curse those filthy worgen! Go kill them like the dogs they are!”
      Me: “Um, I’m standing right here. Do you even see who you’re talking to? Hello?”

      Comment by wowafr — July 9, 2012 @ 8:35 AM

  3. Hello, I am Serenais. I am a paladin tank and I have fond memories of Argent Tournament… From when it was new.

    Comment by Serenais — July 9, 2012 @ 2:21 AM

    • I’m glad somebody liked the tournament. It would be terribly sad if no one did! 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — July 9, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

  4. Dunno, I loved the tournament and make a point to do every single quest in the entire Icecrown zone on my characters. The pinnacle of WoW storytelling.

    Comment by scarletret — July 15, 2012 @ 7:49 PM

    • Maybe that’s why I never liked Icecrown, since I’ve never been interested in WoW as storytelling. But that’s one of the great things about the game: you get choices about what to do, so you can do the things that you enjoy and skip the things you don’t. Whatever it is you don’t like about the game, you can be sure that there are plenty of people who love it, and that’s good design.

      Comment by wowafr — July 16, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

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