Brief updates

  • 11:38 I hope that plenty of folks got to take LeVar Burton’s Birthday off yesterday. #
  • 13:42 Holy smoke, I completely missed the WoW “Love Is In The Air” festival! Glad I wasn’t going for the meta-Achievement this year. #
  • 14:22 @dragonpearl Print jobs submitted late always made me homicidal, because I knew I’d be staying until 11 or 12 that night. #

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  • meiran says:

    It was way too fast a festival for the achievements they wanted you to get. I just feel terrible because a friend of mine was one piece of candy from a candy bag shy of getting it, and she’d been keeping up with all the metas and wanted a drake. But she stayed up all night two nights in a row and didn’t get a single bag of candy, and no achievement.

    That almost happened to me, but after I gave up and went to bed dejected and upset on Saturday night (I had a shoot Sunday) Zoe got up super early to start trying for me. Of course, he got it on the first try…*grumble*

    (Yes, my spouse has my password. I have him check things for me and do stuff like trick or treat while I’m in class)

  • Mikhail says:

    I heard that Blizzard was flooded with complaints about the difficulty of the candy achievement, to the point where they eventually upped the drop rate, but it was too late for a lot of people.

    I’m getting the idea that the metas are aimed at the hardcore, the people who play A Lot. I mean, someone at Blizzard must have sat down and run some quick probability stats to work out how long it would take to do the candy combos before they implemented it, right?

  • jdunson says:

    While I’m not a WoW player, this has been a struggle for a lot of MMOs lately. It’s not terribly unusual for people to put in 20-30 hours a week, every week; and these are the ones who have school or a job; there are plenty of folks who don’t have those commitments who put in way more. Balancing against that in normal play is difficult enough.

    However, when it comes to limited-time holiday events, there are a significant group of players who suddenly have *more* free time since they’re off work / school, and a significant group of players who have *less* time because they’re spending the holidays with loved ones or at least off vacationing in the real world. You’ve now got a situation where anything that’s even practical for the casual players with real lives is trivial for those who have all this extra time to spend.

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