I spoke a little while back about how I was really enjoying leveling Kitai, my baby warrior. I am still mostly enjoying the slow crawl I’m taking with her as I level, just taking my time and moving along at my own pace. She’s reached level 44 (woohoo!), and she is still pretty kick ass!
Anyhow, I digress. It’s the whole being level 44 part while I’m questing that is turning out to be so much trouble. You see, I am currently questing in STV, a place that I love for the atmosphere and greenery. It also means that I’m helping those scurvy dogs in Booty Bay with a few things that require my assistance. Now, I have no objections to this, morally or otherwise. But I have recently found that the questing has been causing my rage bar to go up irl.
It’s not the quests themselves that are a problem, not at all! It’s actually not so bad having to run all their errands, slaying what are sure to be endangered species along the way, especially now that I have a spiffy 100% ground mount! I go about my business, doing their dirty work, even if some of it is underhanded. I work my little green hands until they bleed! I gather everything up in my overflowing bags and head back to the pirate town to collect my fee for my efforts…only to find THAT SOME ASSHAT LEVEL 80 HAS KILLED ALL OF THE BLOODY QUESTGIVERS AND I CAN’T TURN ANYTHING IN! (See, the rage it builds in me even just thinking about it!).
Yes, I know that you want your spiffy, piratey title. Yes, I know that you want cool red pirate hat that summons some stupid, wanker parrot that won’t even talk to you anyways! I DON’T CARE!
Seriously, kill the guards, kill the bankers, kill the bloody inn keeper. Just leave the damn quest givers alone! I swear to Elune, I had a quest in my log for THREE DAYS BECAUSE THE QUEST GIVER WAS PERPETUALLY DEAD FROM YOUR ACTIONS! I know for a fact that there are spots you can farm rep, where they mobs will almost insta-spawn for you after you’ve killed them. And guess what THEY DON’T BLOODY WELL CAUSE A DISRUPTION TO EVERYONE TRYING TO QUEST IN THE DAMN ZONE!
Now, to be fair, I can’t provide 100% of the blame for this serious disruption all in the hands of those trying to become Bloodsail Admirals. Oh no, there is clearly another party here in which I feel obliged to point my stubby green finger. Yes, yes there is. DEAR BLIZZARD, PERHAPS YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE THE QUEST GIVERS NON-TARGETABLE NPCS!!!! Yes, the level of fail here is huge. You would think that this would have been something that would have been in Blizzard’s crystal ball, when they were talking about introducing the title for becoming a Bloodsail Admiral.
But no! Let’s put a huge questing hub for those leveling in the 35-45 range at risk of having all of the NPCs dead on a regular basis, thus frustrating the ever living hell out of those young, and possibly new, players as they attempt to complete and accept quests, JUST SO SOME GUY CAN HAVE A COOL TITLE OVER HIS HEAD AND A STUPID HAT! Dear Blizz Devs, please try completing a quest in Booty Bay during prime time on a full server. THEN TELL ME HOW BLOODY FUN YOU THINK IT IS!
*sigh* I am well aware that my rage will have no effect on anything, but it does make me feel a lot better! Hell hath not fury, and all that…
In bits of non-rage randomnes:
Earendiljade – My hunter, and very first toon, has undergone the change from Night Elf to Troll! And she’s got a fantastic new hairdo!
Naz’s Fragment Count – 26. Four more fragments before we can stop full Ulduar 25 clears!
Ulduar HM Progress – Steelbreaker Down
TotGC Progress 25 – Phase 2 Beasts
TotGC Progress 10 – Working on Anub