Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ask Gauss

Sunday! Awake and ready to get to the typing. I don't know what it is but of any morning there is in the week Sunday I always seem like I am always ready to go. Who knows, but I always remember this being the case. Anyways, that has nothing to do with anything, it's Sunday so it means Ask Gauss time.  You know that post of the week where I go and answer questions sent in throughout the week. As will never change you can click the link on the top right of the page to send them or send them directly to the email With that out of the way time to get to it.

So no Tier Gear from Valor Points, what do you think about this?

Well I know many will be singing and cheering that Blizzard did this because they finally saw the light and don't want people getting tier just from running 5 mans. If you think this is the reason they did it you are far from right. They did this for the simple reason that LFR will not be on the same lockout as your regular raiding. Meaning you can get twice the amount of Valor points from raiding and twice the chance at tier drops. Now I know many will be saying well the LFR teir isn't as high item level. You would be right in stating that, but thats when the double dip of Valor comes in. Blizzard wants people not to feel like they have to endlessly be running 5 mans each week so instead they would rather these well geared and expierenced players take part in the LFR and help those not familar with raiding get the job done. It is a win win for them. Have players help others out in a real environment not in a 5 man where they can just bitch and complain and always hop in another right away. This will get more people raiding, the focus of the game, and will in turn make everyone better at it or at least those that are terrible better at it. Blizzard is thinking to the future and I think this is a step in the right direction.

Any ideas on the release date of patch 4.3?

Of course. SWTOR has just revealed its release date that being December 20th 2011. I would be willing to bet that 4.3 will be release the exact same day. Blizzard has a history of releasing game patches on the day a competition game releases. They do this so their game seems fresh while this other new game is fresh on the market. Also with what Blizzard has been saying about how there is still quite some work to be done on the patch just about 2 months away seems to make sense for the PTR especially if it is up and running this coming week as I expect it to be. So feel free to quote me on that even with all of you thinking in the background "that is too close to Christmas, Blizzard will never do that to people, especially the top guilds in the world". They will do this because it is what will be best for their game and will keep the most subscribers from switching to SWTOR.

So with the reveal that epic gems will be drops in raids what do you have to say to all the people who have banks and banks of ore?


There you have it questions answered for the week. Hope you all got some insight out of it. For those waiting for it next week's Reader Post is going to be about how you think the LFR will work out in regards to your game play. As always you have until Thursday Night to get your submissions in. Enjoy what is left of your weekend!


  1. I would have gone with sucks to be you. But really why did people automatically assume it would be done this way. In BC they were drops or later on could be bought with badges and in wrath they tried prospecting but that just made JC way too high of a profitable professions for people that didn't even play the game. I am glad Blizzard is making people play the game to actually make gold in it.

  2. how about SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!