I’ve been avoiding playing Thermalix lately.
This is in no small part due to how the Isle of Thunder both annoys the bejeesus out of me while depressing the snot out of me. It’s nothing but dailies on a gray, angry little island where pretty much everything ever hates your guts. Players hate you. Mobs hate you so much, they can magically aggro from wherever they please. I’m pretty sure the island itself hates you.
I can be on a different platform. I can be around a building. I can be a mere bystander yards away when someone runs by, but somehow, the mobs they’re training will choose to attack me or my pet rather than jog back to where they came from.
So I’m declining the dailies there on daily basis.
Rep grinds in general make me think of how it feels when you get your fingers caught in that crack between the door jamb and the door itself at that exact moment when someone starts to close the damn thing on your tender digits. This is a problem because rep grinds are the only way I can predictably improve gear, since anything that involves a roll is probably not going to end well.
For Gawd’s sake, I just want a freaking weapon from LFR. I’m fixated on it now. I finished that stupid legendary gem quest a long time ago, but I can’t repgrind for a weapon. I can’t make one that’s better than what I got. I think that one bow that drops in heroics is practically a myth because I have NEVER seen anyone wearing it. LFR is the only place I can go where I’ve got a chance in hell of an upgrade. So I wanna know: how many times do you have to run LFR for a weapon before you can honestly complain that your luck sucks?
There are, at present, four bosses (including Raigonn) that drop ranged weapons.
- I’ve smashed the Will of the Emperor 11 times
- I’ve regretted every single second of Hide while fighting Lei Shi, 8 times
- I’ve kicked the turtles and Tortos himself 2 times
And that doesn’t count the extra rolls, of course. So am I legit in complaining yet, or am I just wimping out?
The thing I like about leveling alts is the feeling that I’m “getting somewhere.” But best of all, if I put in effort, I can actually GET that next level. I can put in all the effort I darn well please and still not see a ranged weapon in LFR. Rep grinds somehow manage to be twice as tedious as leveling while having much less surprise factor than LFR. It takes longer to get from point A to point B. Possibly worse, I can’t sit down and truck my way through a huge chunk of it when I feel like it – you’re stuck with doing little bits every day. I FEEL LIKE I’M GOING NOWHERE FOREVER.
I think I’m just wimping out. BUT IT ISN’T STOPPING. Nor are the people who keep on linking all the damn crap they get in LFR to me, which makes me /sadface. Look, I get that ya’ll are happy since you got your fancy new shiny gear. You get a couple gloats in for free. I’ll even congratulate you, because those shoulders/cloak/sword/whatever is awesome! But after the third time (or the third freaking item, or that new piece of gear on your third freaking alt, or getting more gear on your third freaking run of the joint), just shut up. SHUT UP. I’m serious! I’m sick and tired already of your luck and your shinyass gear, and rubbing it in isn’t funny anymore.