Dark Crag Destruction would like to forfeit the live event competition please. We officially give up. Order on our server is going to win the little race to get exclusive rights to the dungeon or zone or whatever and we would rather let them have their prize now instead of the 23rd (or whenever). We’re not going to win. To have it dragged out for several days isn’t going to increase our chances – it only keeps both realms out. Let them take it, play in it, and then let us try to take it from them.
No? Okay, I tried.
Today’s patch started the live event to compete for first access to Land of the Dead (or some part of it? Need clarification on this) but it’s doing so via a long live event. It builds hype – I get that. I’m just chompin’ at the bit to get inside already. In 2 hours I completed all but one objective for the live event that will come in time, I’m sure. The reward for finishing them all, from what I’ve seen, is simply a title “master of the air” or something to that effect. Reikland Factory has been brought back and the queues are almost instant. Open-RvR is alive and doing very well thanks once again to the newness of a patch.
This patch in particular introduced an amazing (relative to the old one) new way of handling the gear grind: Sigils. These sigils are much easier to obtain because they give us options. On top of being easier to work towards, the system awarded me 2 greater wards and 1 superior ward(or Sigil, whatever) right when I logged in! Yep, as I had hoped, Mythic’s way of integrating progress already made was to take the old armory section of the ToK and use it as a starting point for each character. Luckily I won my Invader boots and had a few pieces of Conqueror gear already unlocked in the armory.
Unfortunately, this patch does not include the class changes. Convenient! We all knew Mythic favored Order and would let them stay overpowered to have access first!! *sniveling whine!* (That one’s for you Mark! ;)) Nah, it sucks but they’re on the way. The patch did break a few people’s abilities and introduced a couple bugs and has been giving some people performance issues, but I haven’t found anything wrong with my Shammy.
I made 3/4 a renown rank, completed all but one step in the Live Event, gained 3 sigils/wards, RvR’d and did at least 20 Reikland factories winning easily 15 of them…all within a couple hours. Most importantly I had fun. Now I’m imagining how much fun I could have with Land of the Dead actually being available….