Well, what do you guys think of the patch so far?
I don’t have too much to report. My evening consisted mostly of battlegrounds, including a rough series of games in which the Alliance acted as if Warsong Gulch was a new BG introduced in 3.2. It wasn’t until my fifth WSG that I finally got into a game where players understood the objective.
On one hand, the 20 minuted timed WSGs are nice for honor gain, but on the other hand it saddens me to know there won’t be any more epic slugfests in there. One of my greatest WoW memories was a level 19 WSG premade I was in a few years ago that lasted nearly three hours. I’ve had some great battles at 80 too, but that one will go down in history.
The change to Arathi Basin I think I like. Those games can drag on forever, which is especially painful if you know defeat is imminent. 1600 resources as opposed to 2000 for the win still makes for an exciting game, but it keeps things moving which is nice. Plus, it’ll make getting my tabard a little easier. 😉
I found that Rets were easier to kill last night. Even without my cooldowns I was able to escape them most of the time. That was a welcome change, aside from the fact that my 2v2 partners are Rets. 🙁 It’s going to be a little harder to run this setup for 2v2 in Season 7.
Aside from some BG’ing, I did a little dinosaur pet hunting. I was sort of hoping that maybe everyone would be busy with the new instances, BG, and Children’s Week, and that I’d have little competition for the rare dinosaur pet drops.
I flew to Wetlands first to try and get the pet off of the Razormaw Matriarch. All I saw when I got there were corpses of dead dinos strewn about.
Next I headed off to Un’Goro in hopes of finding the Ravasaur Matriarch. Same story. That’s actually the pet I really want since it will compliment Krush quite nicely. There were three Horde players there patrolling the area with undoubtedly the same intentions. That’s when I called it a night.
I did get a nice gear upgrade, for PvP at least. I picked up a pair of those fancy new ilvl 232 drawers from the Wintergrasp Quartermaster and tossed in a couple of the new epic gems. I’m hoping to get the new ring today.
Well there’s my report from the first day of 3.2. Pretty boring, I know. I’ll probably hit up Isle of Conquest tonight and see what that’s all about, then maybe check out Trial of the Champion tonight or tomorrow. Fun stuff.
In case you’re wondering why I didn’t mention Skoll… I suppose I’m over it. He eluded me on the PTR just as Gondria did, which made me think I’d have to get him on live, but I’m gonna wait and see if Blizz gives us more slots in a future patch. My stable is about perfect right now and I hate to disrupt it. I already have one Spirit Beast in there taking up a valuable stable slot, so I definitely don’t need another until we get a designated Spirit Beast stable. 😛
I’m also considering a radical change to Survival, and going BM/SV dual PvP specs. If I do that, then I may need a new non-exotic pet anyway. I’d hate to chase down Skoll, only to be forced with the tough decision of abandoning him shortly thereafter. The only reason I still have Loque’nahak is because I really don’t want to ever have to go through that taming process again. That, and he is the most attractive of the Spirit Beasts in my opinion. 😉
For those Hunters that were lucky enough to nab this new Spirit Beast, link me your screenshots and send me the coordinates. In the spirit of Hunter fellowship, I’d like to get an accurate and updated map so to help others in their taming adventures. Plus, since I won’t be going out to tame him just yet, it’ll give me a chance to “hunt” vicariously through my site visitors so to speak.
What did you do, and how are you liking 3.2 so far?