So, um, patch day.
A quick technical note
If you’re unable to log in to a character, or know someone that is having this problem (i.e. you get to the loading screen and the bar stops around 1/4 the way across), there is a solution. Apparently any addon using the lib-Tourist library will cause this. Just disable the addon. Currently this includes:
- Fishing Buddy
- Fubar (not here, but I’ve heard things).
I’ve also had problems with a couple of other programs throwing LUA errors on use or login, but that’s minor.
I’m really amazed that the WoW LUA interpreter lets an addon blow up the whole program like that. I have two words: error checking. It’s hawt.
A new look
Thanks to the addon follies, and a side trip to the queue to watch The Big Lebowski, the crew really didn’t get moving until ten-ish; since they were right there, Jas, Illume, and Flora got right down to clearing the bank of old yet sentimental wardrobe items, and mogging current gear to their favorite ‘in town’ outfits.
The biggest disappointment is that at some point I managed to lose Illume’s Abjurer’s Regalia (except the head piece, ick). So we’ll be looking to pick that back up. There is no outfit anywhere that screams "ice mage" quite as much as this set.
Myself, I’m still mulling over things. If mail it is, it’ll probably be bits of the DS3, a sentimental favorite ((Again, except for the helm. Really, Blizz, would it kill you to make something more attractive?)). There really is no other hunter gear that doesn’t look plain hideous to me, and I can’t really mog my current armor into my favorite in-town duds. I want something that actually says "woodsman" when you see it. Like plain leathers and a viridian cloak. Research is required. I’d love to find this in-game.
A somber mood
This patch day is somewhat more somber than past ones, though not as much as the 4.0.3 patch day when I was contemplating a server transfer.
Now, after a fantastic year (or as close to a year as makes no difference) of raiding a camaraderie with Eff the Ineffable, it appears that is coming to an end. So many of our fundamental supports are leaving to go beat on Boba that we’re already marginal. With our GM stepping down (she outed it on twitter), the future of the guild looks murky. I was already sad over the departures; this doesn’t help matters.
So while the new instances and the new raid look magnificent – truly, they do! – I find myself suddenly without any motivation to participate. I’ll probably get out of my funk before too long, at least enough to party with the posse a few more times, but it will be bittersweet, I think.
My blood, my cousins, my Calvary
Yeah a piece of them’s gone but still I feel them strong.