Falling Pray to the Newness
I haven’t been playing World of Warcraft much of late.
Two weeks ago a brand new patch was released. It boasted a huge amount of new content and it completely broke the game. Finally, two weeks after its release, I am starting to find my WoW legs again.
The new features were many, like a new high end raiding dungeon (that is way too hard) and a new tournament system that tests feats of skill (like jousting). But the one that got me was the option to have two sets of talents.
“Players level 40 and higher will now be able to visit their trainer to pay a one-time fee and access the dual talent specialization feature.” 3.1.0 patch notes.
It’s not clear what I was thinking as I plunked down a thousand gold to purchase this new feature. I can only attribute it to being blinded by the Shiny New factor. Because if I had for just one second stopped and really thought about what I was getting into, I am sure that I could have saved myself lots of wasted gold and two weeks of agony.
Now I was stuck deciding how to spend talent points not once, but twice!
That first day I made a valiant effort at two different talent builds and succeeded in coming up with something agreeable. But the next day I found that half of my talents had been reset and as many points were missing! Hours of carefully researching and picking the perfect talent sets eaten up by bugs!!
This last Tuesday they patched again, fixing this talent eating bug and refunding all talent points (AGAIN!)
It took me a few days thereafter to finally log back in, and then only because I determined to forget the second talent build and just call the thousand gold lost to stupidity.
Finally feeling untroubled about playing again, I logged in and got all set to run a heroic dungeon with friends, when I remembered that my pet also needed his talent points spent. Doom!
As I was suffering through more talent selections, my husband felt like reveling in my pain: ‘It’s funny how you ended up with the class that requires the most talent choices”.
REAL funny. Salt in my wounds funny!