Tomorrow is pre-expansion day, more features, blaurgh

So yay I guess? As we get closer and closer, or further away depending on your guess for the release date, to the expansion launching I’m getting a sinking feeling. There is no excitement building at the thoughts of getting in and knocking out what ever quests we need to complete, or that I will be getting a long overdue class overhaul, no it’s just a feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I think it’s the nagging in the back of my head that we are going to get a whole new system, well a couple, Covenants and Conduits, Torghast, and The Maw,

And it occurs to me, I just want to go back to a simpler time when you variables were your class abilities and the gear you wore. No added bonuses for unlocking some added feature that requires endless balancing, no more. I started to look up Covenants, but then just stopped reading, who knows if it will even be what it is on launch. Conduits? I’ll gather whatever we are supposed to I guess, but I will end up dumping points into what ever it seems like the right choice will be. I can’t mentally process everything that is required anymore. It’s feature bloat. and it’s making me stay away from even trying to research things.

I look at my job. I draw buildings. 35 years ago you had your desk, a couple pencils, an eraser, and things to aid you in drawing a straight or curved line, and a ruler. 20 years ago I started with AutoCad, now you drew on the computer, and you had a few dozen buttons you clicked, then a few more added, and more, to a point where ribbons were introduced and you needed to look at drop down menus, and I found myself spending more time looking for the feature I wanted than drawing the lines. As it is I maybe use 5% of the program. The rest is wasted on me. Now this past year we started with 3D modeling, because wooooo 3D all the things, look at it, it’s 3d, isn’t that impressive? 3ddddddddddeeeee

Now not only do I have ribbons and sun menus, but those change depending on whether I am looking at the model, or a drawing, and even beyond that depending on settings, a component, an object in a component, an assembly, a sub assembly……..

And when I get home from doing my job dealing with complex systems, the thought of logging into a game to escape the real world, isn’t compelling or exciting, it’s dreadful because I feel like I need a Masters degree in computer sciences just to figure out how to play. I read people taking about their Weak Auras and how they need to fix their Elvui, and what macros that are working on, and I just don’t want to log in. There is a reason that Solitaire (Patience for you Brits) has been around 200+ years. It’s a simple game that has very basic rules. Things don’t have to be overly complicated to be fun. And I wish game developers would finally just realize that.

2 thoughts on “Tomorrow is pre-expansion day, more features, blaurgh

  1. Thank you. I love it when people use a reference to “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!” It makes me feel like I’m not alone out there in my time-lost humor.

    And if it makes you feel better, I have a degree in computer science, the shit they are doing with systems within systems within borrowed powers is stupid. Imagine the days of table-top D&D… and imagine an adventure pack where the book was bigger than the total combination of the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, Monster Manual II, Fiend Folio, Unearthed Arcana, and Dungeon Master’s Guide. OH MY!!!

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  2. Oh, I miss drafting! I had just bought my kit and was learning to use it well when CAD started eating it alive. The world became a lesser place at that point.

    Yeah sure, CAD programs really are the bee’s knees with regards to results, but drafting was a *process*, and it took great joy from it.

    Now I’m gonna walk around sighing and my wife is gonna wonder what I’m on about 😛

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