are you freaking kidding me?

Nethaera over on the WoW official forums just posted this doozy:

We wanted to give everyone a very early heads-up that, in response to player requests, we’re developing a new service for World of Warcraft that will allow players to change their faction from Alliance to Horde or Horde to Alliance. There’s still much work to do and many details to iron out, but the basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm. Players who ended up creating and leveling up characters on the opposite factions from their friends have been asking for this type of functionality for some time, and we’re pleased to be getting closer to being able to deliver it.

As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the faction-change service in a way that won’t disrupt the gameplay experience on the realms, and there will be some rules involved with when and how the service can be used. The number of variables involved increases the complexity of implementing this service, but we plan to take the time needed to ensure that it lives up to expectations before officially rolling it out. We’ll go into much more detail on all of this here at http://www.WorldofWarcraft.com as development progresses. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that because this type of functionality requires extensive internal testing well in advance of release, you may be seeing bits and pieces of the service in the test builds we use for the public test realms moving forward.

Just - holy - what the - are you joking?

I thought they said this would never happen...now I can turn my male Tauren druid into a female Night Elf druid? Seriously? I don't know how to even feel about this yet. Give me some time to reflex and I'll get back to ya.



Just when I had made the previous post, I logged in for the heck of it and there were a bunch of my old friends. Go figure. Maybe I will try some of the dailies while I caht with them...I'm such a wishy washy person sometimes.

getting bored again

Maybe it's just the time of year - lots of stuff to do in the warmer months. Maybe it's the fact that a lot of my friends aren't really playing anymore. Either way, I'm bored with the game right now. I don't want to level, don't want to raid, don't want to do do the same dailies over and over.

The game is just not able to lure me in right now.



I'm sure most everyone has seen this already, what a boost to alt leveling!

  • Regular land mounts trainable at level 20 (was 30) Cost: 4 gold
  • Epic land mounts trainable at level 40 (was 60) Cost: 50 gold
  • Regular flying mounts trainable at level 60 (was 70) Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
  • Regular flying mounts speed increased to a 150% gain (was 60%) Cost: 5,000 gold (faction discounts now apply)
Mounts at 20? That will be great for getting around the Barrens and other large zones.

I am really looking forward to patch 3.2 now, working on my baby Shaman who just hit 40. Maybe this patch will let me fly in the early levels of Outland!



I finally got off my ass and finished leveling my Druid to 80. Yeah me.