OMG. WTF. Why does it take so long to download one stupid patch? The Blizzard Downloader is a worthless piece of shit. My ports are open, you stupid programme! Those Patch Mirrors are not any better. I downloaded the 1.9.0 patch faster than this! However, I think my home network is being slow and idiotic for an unfathomable reason, too. I can’t figure it out, and it’s too late to troubleshoot.
In other news, I created a new character last night, an Undead Priest on Kul Tiras. I am joining some of my cohorts from The Game Chair, who have started up new characters on that Realm. I was hoping to go questing with her tonight, but the bloody patch is taking forever to download. Normally, I don’t play healing classes, but I’ve decided that I want to see what it is like to play a healer in an MMORPG. I know that I am opening myself up for grief and frustration, but it will be interesting nonetheless.
Of course, unless the patch download completes, I won’t be playing a healer or any other kind of character. The Guild Wars method of game updates has spoiled me, I think. Seamless and generally quite smooth.
Using the word ‘priest’ to refer to WOW‘s divine healers kind of annoys me. Isn’t ‘priest’ traditionally a masculine term? The feminine form for ‘priest’ is ‘priestess’, is it not? The same with ‘warlock’ as well. I was under the impression that ‘warlock’ is equivalent to ‘witch’, yeah? Come to think of it, is ‘monk’ (in reference to Guild Wars) a masculine form as well?
None of the other races in WOW really appeal to me except the Undead, at least for the moment. Some people are bugging me to start up a character on the Alliance side, but the Alliance races seem dull.
Does playing a Rogue involve as much buttonmashing as it appears? I thought of creating an Undead Rogue for Kul Tiras, but decided against it.
Oh, the patch has finished downloading! I’m going to install it and wander around. I don’t think I’ll have time to finish even one quest, but at least I can put more quests in my Quest Log.