I Breakout My Tinfoil Hat with GBTV
Episode 25 of Game Breaker TV’s Sanctum videocast, discussed new zone photos leaked by players who inadvertently found them on the PTR. The picture that got my blood pumping was a large ship sitting at the end of a long dock. OMG I love ship travel. Even after fast travel options were implemented all over EQ2, I still used the ships.
Party Over Here
When I played WOW, I was in the camp of wanting something more to do on the boat rides. I loved riding them, used to run around inside and often went AFK chillin in a cabin. I always hoped that Blizzard would implement Goblin Gambling Casinos on the boats. It would have been fun on PVE servers and a riot of excitement on PVP servers.
My tinfoil hat hope is that Ember Isle utilizes ship travel as its access point and is an open world PVP zone on all servers. Booyah, bring on some WAR RVR/PVP with open world control objectives. Wouldn’t that be a sweet combination? Traditional PVE, raiding, instanced PVP, dynamic rift content AND open world PVP objectives. I see wonderful options for even more content diversity.
I Will Wait, I Promise
When I came back from my brief hiatus, several guild members provided expensive mats to craft accessories, off-hand items and runes in order to boost my base stats to meet the T2 requirements. I’ve only recently started doing T2 content. Being late in the leveling curve in our guild means I get most of the Cleric drops. As a result, I’m already dripping in T2 purples without any heroic farming efforts on my part. Thanks Casualties of War guildies!!!
As much as I’d love to see the raiding content, I don’t have the time or interest in being that precise about my gear. I’m also over doing quests for now – mad dash to finally hit 50 burn out. Finishing my crafting professions and dabbling in PVP is what I do when there are no guild runs going. I still enjoy it and don’t mind the very slow pace at which I’m approaching Rift.
At times, I am fatigued with closing rifts and ride past them. Other days, I feel an urgency to jump in and kick ass everywhere and crush all who oppose us. It would be wonderful to have yet another flavor of content to do in spurts as my time allows. I can see it now… Hop on a boat to Ember Isle and join my faction against its enemies WAR style. Bring it. I’ll wait for it.