Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I come from a land down under.....

No. Not I actually. My online buddy James, or Aussie James as I call him came back to the game after a several month hiatus trying out some of the other new games. Glad to have him back as he was one of the Original Night Crew Gangstas. Well not really gangstas......we roll on an RP server. You can't be too gangster when you can't even do drive by gankings.

Anywho, I got to play around with the new group interface and I must say.....it feels like they got it right to me. It could be that I played at 1am, but it worked like a charm. When I logged in, first thing I did was jump into the Random queue on my warrior. About 5 seconds later I was tanking Heroic OK. It matched me with some pretty good players too. All three DPS were above 2500 and the Shammy healer was pretty leet as well. One nice thing I noticed is that it apparently puts the OK daily in your quest log if you are randomly tossed in there. SCORE.

About this time, Aussie James sent me a whisper and asked if I wanted to tank anything. He invited me to group and once again we were off to see the Wizard. We got HoL which was smashed with the quickness. The thing that made me laugh was that one of the random people who ended up in my group was actually a guildy lol. What are the chances of that?

On another note, I played a bit with my wife today and we got our little RAF Priest and Hunter to level 20. She is once again going on about getting her damn "ridiculous". Which is what she calls the mechanostriders. Which means assloads of runecloth down the road.

Anyways, overall, I have been pretty impressed so far. What are your first impressions?

6 comments:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

The new LFG is just awesome. I finished all 3 new 5 mans, got a new 2H axe from the last boss of POS, the last part of the quest chain which is running away from lich king is very exiting.

Leah said...

I'm absolutely in love with new lfg tool. so far, out of many a pug that I had, only about 2% maybe? was not very good. in fact I had more successful pugs with this then I did grouping with some of the people I know.

its so fast, so convenient and so...much..fun!

sure I've meet a few ninjas, you know those who like to wait for everyone to roll greed and then roll need themselves, and while some groups had conversation and joking in it, other felt almost like soloing with henchmen, they were so silent. but overall? awesomeness.

also - icecrown raid? oh...my...god...fun! no one shottable bosses there, heck trash can wipe the floor with you if you are not careful :)

IMO, Blizzard really got it right this patch :)

Vordan said...

I must admit that my first impression of the new LFG was pretty..well it made me pissed off since it kept dc'ing me and I kept getting the crappy debuff. Zoning was impossible. Today it seemed to work out better than yesterday so we will see if it keeps getting better or if I still have problems.

Forreststump said...

First impressions? Ummm... rather than eat up your comment real estate...

First Impressions

More First Impressions

Yes - shameless self-promotion, but it answers the question ;)

Sharyar said...

If you haven't looked it up yet the first time you use the random LFG whatever instance you get is your daily. You will always get two emblems of frost for the first one you do. After that you get two extra emblems of triumph. Not a bad deal if you ask me. Of course even if you get the nerf Occ, and AN it still sucks... Man I hate those places...

Darth Solo said...

New tool is awesom-o and that's coming from a sworn solo player. Here are some of my impressions:
http://wowalone.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-pug-tool-is-awesome.html