Did I blink?

Back when I was a kid my family and I would take road trips. 

We would take a week off and just go, avoiding interstates like the paluge and hitting up the towns on our route as we found them. Every trip was an adventure. The adventure was not in the destination, but the journey.

I miss those days.


The world event, which appears to be over, for Cataclysm reminds me of those days. In particular it reminds me of something my parents used to say about small towns.

“Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.”


After building up to your “OMG it’s gonna be epic!” world event for a year thats the best you can do?


Hallows End has more effect on my characters?

Childrens week is more disruptive than the breaking of the entire frackin world?

Seriously Blizz?


Now I know some folks got their panties in a bunch over the Zombie Invasion.

Some people could hit the lottery and bitch ‘cuse it was only 200 million.

Yes there was griefing which was unfortunate, but you have had two years to design something better.

Two years.


Something that did not involve Rip Van Winkle copyright violations.


It’s like you had us fall asleep at home and wake up at Wally World.

You took us straight to the destination without letting us experiance the journey.

The only way we get to see what happened is to watch the video clip.

Like watching home movies of someone elses vacation, all it does is make me wish I had been there. 


Well Blizz, you were right about one thing.

Your much hyped world even was epic alright.


An epic failure.


5 Responses

  1. Childrens week more disruptive? Did you even try to go into Stormwind or Ironforge during the weeks leading to the Shattering? Nine times out of ten there was an invasion of level 80 elite elementals and they evacuated all the npc’s and even the mailboxes. The mailboxes, for FSM’s sake!

  2. Oh, I was there.

    The first time it happened I sent my bankers to Exodar and Undercity, after that it was a non-issue.

    My 80’s hit up the elementals when they were up (about 15 minutes every 3 hours) and occasionally even hit up the recycled bosses afterward.

    Have you ever tried to go to a battleground during Childrens Week?

  3. I totally agree. I woke up Tuesday afternoon a fully functioning warlock in the gy outside Stormwind. After the hype and buildup of the quest chains I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t this. How did all this stuff just magically appear? Have we just been gone for months or even years? The only thing we had to let us know that something had happened was the previously aired cinematic. I was terribly disappointed that this was the ending that we had been waiting for and it just fizzled out.
    Thanks for the post 🙂

  4. […] other issue for me is that my home faction has changed in tone, and I feel as though I blinked and missed it. Up until now, the characters’ timelines had been that they started in Azeroth, went on to […]

  5. Well, it was REALLY disruptive for lowbie toons, because the cities were instant death if you were in there when it started. I thought the warnings and evacuation portals were a nice thing to do for them.

    Having all the ways leaving SW and IF blocked was a pain… no flight masters, no tram, nothing but running out, finding a portal out, or dying, period. Since most 80s were parked in Dalaran at the time, sure it seemed a lot less of a pain to us.

    While I’d agree it didn’t seem as much as an event as the zombie invasion, the degree of disruption really depended on where you were and who you were on.

    I liked the gradual feel of it, because something like this is not a ‘flip a switch’ event, it would take months for things to build up to this point. So while I agree it was not as huge as the zombie event, it was a very good interpretation on how this would have gone in a real-word situation.

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