Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ask Gauss

Another weekend almost over, and another era of daylight savings to begin. I am still kinda upset I lost an hour of sleep, and kinda pissed they wont give me that hour back till the fall, but hey it is supposed to save us a few bucks on electricity. Anyways, it is Sunday meaning it is time for Ask Gauss. They day of the week where I answer some of the questions that have been sent to me throughout the week. Even though I tell people every week how to send in their questions there are still people that ask how. So once again it is very simple. On the top right of this page there is a link you can click it or if you are not a fan of clicking links you can just send an email to Like I said very simple. So without waiting any longer let's get to the questions.

Did Blizzard make a mistake by not making the entry level of raid content easy?

Well if we look to past expansions going to exclude classic because I don't think it really applies. In BC we had Karazhan and many would argue this is probably one of the greatest raids Blizzard has ever created because it was a teaching raid. I would agree that it taught raiders how to raid so they would be prepared. Every encounter had some sort of stand here, don't stand here, run out, interrupt, switch to this add, and so on and so forth. That is what people remember and they forget that when Karazhan was the only raid it wasn't entirely simple, but there was 1-2 bosses that people could get down and work forward towards. In Wrath the open tier of content was all simple, which was in response to the end of BC being stupid hard for most players. So this is what people have in their memory. People forget that in BC Gruuls, and Mags were very hard at entry level, which I think is what Blizzard has done in Cataclysm, but they are expecting raiders to know how to raid by now which is why there aren't encounters that are simple to get down at entry level. This being said I think when Firelands comes out people will still be doing this first tier, which to me is a great thing and it will become more of a teaching tier for raiders before going to the Firelands. So yes Blizzard could have made 2-3 of the encounters easy to help out entry level raiders, but I think they then this tier would be lost when the next came.

What content do you think Blizzard should revamp?

Well first off this really isn't a revamp, but more of a redemption. Illidan's end really wasn't done the way I would have liked and Chriz Metzen himself stated he was looking for redemption for him. This is the way I see it. Redoing Black Temple doesn't really make sense for current Lore context, but Illidan himself would be a great example for an expansion that us lore nuts knows is coming. Argus in my opinion will probably be the last expansion to WoW. This being where we come face to face with Sargeras the head of the Burning Legion. We all know Malfurion as the druid of druids and he has come in this expansion to save Hjyal by making sure Ragnaros doesn't destroy the new found life of Hjyal. Illidan is the Demon Hunter granted gifts from Sargeras himself. Just as Malfurion is the Druid, Illidan is the Demon Hunter. Illidan has always shown interest in doing the right thing for his people he just wanted more power in the process. I just think this will be his time to show that he is the one to save everyone. You see I think there is only 3 real Lore Characters in WoW that have the most epic of stories those being Arthas, Thrall and Illidan. Just imagine the movie type end if Illidan was the one that saved it all after all he has gone through.

Guess what Monday is?

It is Monday, but it also is Pi Day.

That is it for this week hope you all got what you wanted or needed out of the post. Next week's Reader post is going to be about who you think should be brought back as a boss or a helpful Lore character in the future. As always you have until Thursday night to get your submissions in. Enjoy what is left of your weekend.

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