Monday, August 15, 2011

Patch 4.3

Patch 4.3 should surely have a rock elemental rave party.
From MSNBC report about the recent Activision Blizzard financial reports:
"The 'World of Warcraft' development team is also working on the next content update, which will include major new raid and dungeon content," he said. "We believe that this new end-game content will keep the game fresh for current players and provide compelling reasons for lapsed players to come back."
Morhaime added that it would be the "largest content update since 'Cataclysm'" and said it would arrive "later this year."
Prepare to be underwhelmed, WoW fans. Patches 4.1 and 4.2 have been miniscule in comparison to what we saw in both Wrath of the Lich King and in The Burning Crusade.  The largest content update "since Cataclysm" is still likely to be smaller than than any patch from before this expansion.

Blizzard needs to get busy and reveal some of the things they are plotting, since they haven't said even one word about it. And it's been many many weeks since 4.2 appeared.  Some guidelines they should consider:

There has got to be new 5-man content. And it had better not be recycled crap. If I hear about Heroic Gnomer, I'm going to spew. And you just know that Heroic Gnomer is something they have been thinking about since they left the "Reclaiming of Gnomeregan" an open story point. Don't do it, Blizzard. Don't do it.

There needs to be a significant raid as well. And it can't be the final attack on Deathwing. There needs to be additional storylines working here.  A War of the Shifting Sands raid via the Caverns of Time was once hinted at, but that would have no story basis at this point so I'm not sure that will be acceptable any more either. Nevertheless, Blizzard really needs to show that it can still do something wonderful and exciting just for the sake of doing things that are wonderful and exciting.

There needs to be some action in the Alliance and it should involve sacking Horde butt and it should start with Malfurion and Tyrande slapping Thrall (and Aggra(vation) if she wants to come) all the way down the slopes of Mt. Hyjal. I've referred before to ways that Blizzard needs to address faction imbalance and since they still haven't written the Alliance back into the fight, they had best waste no more time. Dark Iron Dwarves in Ironforge is something else that still needs some 'splaining too.


  1. Hey, in case you missed this.

  2. Didn't miss. Just trying to write something meaningful about it.