Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ask Gauss

Sunday already it seems and didn't this weekend just fly by. Well at least for me that is. Sunday around here as most of you know is Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I answer some of your questions right here for everyone to have a look. If you are unsure how to send in your questions it really is a rather simple thing. There is a link on the top right of this page that you can click on or if that isn't your style just send an email to me at Now with all of that out of the way, let's get on with today's questions.

Does it bother you that you will never have to travel to an instance ever again?

I actually do miss having to go to an instance. Yes, it took time to head there and many of them would be insanely out of the way, but at least you got to see the world of the game. It seems to me now cities are more of a hub then ever, but the only time you get out of the city is when your queue pops, have a quest to do, or you're raiding. It used to be at least 20% of your time in game was traveling to places and seeing the world. Spotting that rare or seeing a great opportunity for a screenshot. That is what I miss, yes it is great at saving time, but just takes something away from the game.

Think they will ever bring back realm only BGs?

In a quick answer no. The problem with this is the population on servers is never never very close. This tends to increase the queue times to a level that is pretty unbearable. I became a High Warlord doing the realm only BGs and I can tell you it was a lot of fun going into a Battleground and everyone knowing you on either side. It seemed that back then the ranking players were almost iconic. You knew who each and everyone was on either side and it made rivalries very possible. This was a great thing for PvP and it really is missing this type of thing right now. But they will never bring it back because they do not want 1+ hour queue times for the overpopulated faction. I hope they find a way to bring this sort of style back, but it won't be in this way.

I heard you were leveling a paladin?

I also learned to fly.

That is it this week, hope you all got what you wanted or needed out of it. For those waiting for it next week's Reader Post is going to be about what you miss when they added a new feature or took something away. As always you have until Thursday Night to get them in. Enjoy what is left of your weekend everyone.


  1. Wish I could learn to fly...

  2. Don't think that level of competition or that form will ever be returning. Those of us who were apart of it will always have our memories though