Posts tagged ‘places in Azeroth’

Has The Timeless Isle Rekindled A Sense Of Community?

We’re right around the 1 month mark since patch 5.4 revealed the Timeless Isle to us and by now, for most players, killing rares and collecting coins has become more an act of routine than one of unbridled enthusiasm. Let’s face it, the area is not that big. It doesn’t take long at all to discover all of its secrets and plunder all of its booty before you turn around and start the whole process over again.

Unfortunately my game time became a bit limited the day before the patch went live and remains so currently, so my observances and opinions about the Isle may differ quite a bit from players who have the opportunity to spend hours there daily. That being said, I’m still wildly enthusiastic about the place. I haven’t yet gotten to complete every achievement, kill every rare or even open every chest; not to mention finding the time to let my alts do the same, but I love the place. I love the fact that you can’t turn around without tripping over loot and Timeless Coins, but more than that I love the fact that you can’t turn around without tripping over other players too.

Yes, I said it. I love the fact that the Isle is a bustling hub of activity. What’s weird about that is that I don’t normally feel that way when I’m in other zones trying to quest or level or grind rep. During those types of activities, people just typically seem to be in the way killing the mobs you need to kill, mining the ore you need to sell, etc. But the Timeless Isle isn’t a quest-driven zone or a leveling zone. It’s a loot zone. A fun zone. A relaxing place to simply pwn things either by yourself or with the help of 32 strangers that just happen to be in the right place at the right time.

Which brings me to my point – do you think the Timeless Isle has helped rekindle a sense of community? I do and I’ll tell you why:

General Chat has been full of people getting along. Impossible, right? I thought so too, but alas I was wrong. It can happen (at least on my server I see it happening). People are asking politely about spawns and other people are answering politely. People are announcing loot & getting grats in return. People are sarcastically announcing the same old loot and getting laughs and good cheer. People are providing details about rares and locations. New noobs to the island are lost and asking for help and actually getting help. It’s the weirdest shit and I’m so glad to see it. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some instances of asshattery; but they don’t seem to be happening nearly as often as they used to.

How are things on your server? Am I the only one seeing these types of positive interactions?

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 30 – Outland Skies

So it’s the last day of IntPiPoMo 2012 and I must admit that makes me sad. I’m way better at posting screenshots than I am at actual blogging. I had a lot of fun working on these and posting every day. Of course, I went way over the 50 images but I hope no one minds.

In regards to my screenshots, if any of you would like a copy of one (or more) without the World Of Elfi and IntPiPoMo 2012 text on it to use as a wallpaper or anything, just leave a comment or send me an email to let me know exactly which one you want and I will send you a copy. I only ask that they don’t get spread around on the internet without me being credited.

For the last post of the month, I give you the beautiful colors of the skies in Outland.

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 28 – More Panda Land

From the starting zone

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 27 – Random Pretty

Looking out of the Jade Temple area to the pretty trees

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 26 – The Dread Wastes

I’m tired of the dailies, but the darkness of this zone is very cool.

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IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 24 – Yep, Still My All-Time Favorite Place

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 16 – Black And White

Townlong Steppes:

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