Are You Ready For Patch 3.3?   7 comments

I am not.

The rumor mill has been grinding out speculation on a release date for this patch, with the most popular believe being that it’s going to hit a week from today, on December 8.  I am hoping that it’s later…but with reality (and another push on the downloader) setting in, it probably is going to be sooner rather than later. *grumbles*  I would have liked another few weeks to seal the deal on HM 25 Anub.  I would have liked to not have to worry about progression over the holidays.  It is looking, however, like my only hope is that we can plow through the first wing before Christmas and the next wing won’t be released until after the new year.

Well…rather than sulking over things I can’t control, I suppose I should embrace all of the things that patch 3.3 is bringing with it:

  • Cross Server LFG – this should be a good thing for all those who are looking to PuG.  It’s hard enough sitting in LFG trying to get a group going, but it’s even more disheartening to realize that you are one of two people in LFG.  This should help make groups more prevalent.
  • Ice Crown Citadel 5 man – this is a 3 wing tiered 5 man, with lots of shiny new loot.  Cool…I think.  I haven’t really been following up on this much, but I am sure I will run it ad nauseum on any number of my characters.  Here’s hoping it’s a cool place!
  • Ice Crown Citadel 10/25 Raid – I always enjoy new raid content, but we’ve got two bosses to finish up still in the old content!  Algalon 25 and HM 25 Anub!  I imagine that there will still be time in our raid schedule to finish them up, with the tiered release.  But still…would have been nice to get them done before the next tier of content!
    • With this comes the next legendary, Shadowmourne.  If you are in a position to make a decision on how this newest orange is awarded, be sure that you finalize that decision before going into ICC!
    • Prepare for new gear!  Start stockpiling your gems and enchanting materials for the new items that will be coming along in ICC.
    • Make sure that your herbs are in order for flasks and potions that may be needed for progression content.
    • Strategies!  Start thinking about them.  While there isn’t a huge amount out there yet on these encounters, there is enough information to start forming preliminary ideas for how you want to tackle something.
  • Achievements – If you like them…there will be several new ones to start working on.

I, personally, have started digging up what information I can surrounding the first four bosses being unlocked in the Citadel: Lord Marrowgar, Lady Deathwhisper, Gunship Battle and Deathbringer Saurfang.  I have also been hording some of my gems, rather than selling them, and making sure I have lots of flowers to make potions with!

How about you?  Are you ready for the patch?  What are you doing to prepare?

Posted December 1, 2009 by Beruthiel in Changes, Ice Crown Citadel

7 responses to “Are You Ready For Patch 3.3?

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  1. I am so unprepared for this patch! I am in denial that its hitting before Mid January… seriously don’t most raiders have families that they spend time with over Christmas!!!! 2 of our tanks are both on holidays with no net access after this raid lock out and out GM is on night shifts over the christmas period because he runs a restuarant – I am seriously worried we will be unable to progress through IceCrown and will slip down the progression ranks :(

    I also don’t want to think about my gear and haste and all that, i like my gear and don’t want to switch stuff out for haste. In fact I am very resentful to Blizzard it all so difficult.

    Yep I’m definitely very much in denial about it all.

  2. I’m trying to hit 80 with my next alt.. so I won’t be jumping into the new stuff quite so soon. I am looking forward to some of the things though. The LFG tool looks to be really good and the pet pug! Oh I want one!!

  3. My only issue with the patch dropping Dec 8th is that I have 183 Badges and only 1 Trophy…..hmmmm, what a waste if I can’t pick up my 4set.

    Besides that I’m looking forward to showing good faith and fortune towards Arthas welcoming party. Their gratitude won’t be un-noticed. :-P

  4. My biggest worries are a) we won’t get Alone in the Darkness before it hits, and b) it’ll hit the moment I upgrade my computer to Windows 7 and thus have to freshly reinstall the entire patch download (along with all the rest of the WoW installation).

    I need to make a backup copy of what the BG downloader has captured thus far. ^^;

  5. I’m not ready.

    I’m too lazy to prepare.

    This will probably lead to me whining about all sorts of stuff in a weeks time. But that’s what I’m best at anyway.

    I’m really looking forward to a new instance. It’s just boring to look at ToC walls week after week.

    Two things are annoying me though:

    -We are getting closer and closer to our Twins25 Heroic Kill. A new patch is surely going to disrupt our focused progress on this girls.

    -I don’t like the prospect of switching out my gear from 25 heroic bosses some 1-2 weeks later for facerolling through the next tier of content.

  6. Needless to say … I am not prepared (this post was open invitation for such references, right)?

  7. I have to say, I’m relieved.
    I’m happy to have been wrong about the date (I predicted ~xmas release).
    Even with a guild change this week, I’m very ok with the earlier-than-I-expected date.
    Personally, I too would have been ok with a few more weeks to progress on HM 25-man content, but there’s just been too much antipathy towards the ‘raid in a box.’
    As much as I would have liked to complete the current content, I’m excited about Icecrown. It looks to be a fabulous instance!

    And, Tamarind…. Illidan is ezmode :P
    @Fealen: do what I did – get your 4-pc now, with 232i-level gear. I burned badges for the 4-piece, and ended up with only on Trophy item, but the 4pc was so good it was worth it. For most classes/specs, you’ll want to break the set bonus for 2pc T10 anyway, so you might as well enjoy it while you can!

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