City of Mages
November 13, 2009

My priest is stuck in Dalaran.

No, not in the ‘running around in circles with nothing to do’ way – the ‘loading bar fills up and I’m instantly booted back to the login screen’ way.

Ah, Dalaran...

This isn’t exactly a rare¬†occurrence, it’s happened before to me on several of my characters. Sometimes disabling my addons is enough to get the city to load so I can limp to the portals. There’s no point in hurrying – they take five minutes to show up.

A few times I ended up having to get a GM to move my character to a different city before I could log in, as even with addons disabled and cache cleared I’d get booted to the login screen.

From my own experiences and what I’ve heard from other players it seems that for those not blessed with super-fast internet and beastly computers Dalaran is a real pain in the butt. You’d think that Blizzard might have learned a lesson from Shattrath, a place that was the target of very similar complaints during the Burning Crusade. Fact is, cramming the entire population of max-level characters from both factions into one tiny city doesn’t seem like the best idea to me.

He seems sort of impressed...I can’t wait for Cataclysm when we all get herded back to our faction’s capital cities. Plus we’ll always be near the auction house, and we can show off our leet purples to the admiring lowbies hanging around.

Who wants to be stuck in a city with the stinky Horde Alliance anyway?

Prettiest Princess in the Raid
November 12, 2009

Okay so I’m possibly definitely way late on the t10 news, but have you seen what paladins are getting for our next tier set?

Okay, so it’s not hideous. It doesn’t look that bad at all. The main problem I have with it is… They’re giving us another kilt.

Now I know that plenty of classes wear dresses. All the clothies wear robes, druids wear ‘vestments’ (when you catch them out of form), even shamans have been known to throw on a mail kilt on occasion.

So what’s the difference between clothies/druids/shaman and paladins?

Paladins tank with their gear showing. And I for one will feel ridiculous going into battle as the main tank in my shiny new dress.

T11 revealed!
T11 Revealed!

It’s almost enough to make me work on my holy set…