Episode 35 – Nerf News and Reactions

So the nerfs have arrived and boy, is the blogosphere opinionated about this! We sort of have a guest this week. Katarnas (aka Kat) from the guild Otaku on the Chamber of Aspects (EU) realm and the blog Resto Is Epic asked us via email (at podcast [at] blessingoffrost.com!) if we’d be interested in his views on the nerfs as a very casual 10-man raider. We said sure, but because he’s in the UK, he’s five hours ahead of us and recording times this week just didn’t really pan out, so… he sent us an epic audio file of himself talking about the nerfs, chunks of which you’ll find included in this super-long episode! Like, very long. As in, nearly two hours in length. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

At any rate, that was a new way of having a guest sort of on the show and we really appreciate Kat taking the time to record his thoughts and send them along!

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Soooooooo many links…

First up, Choice of Skywall is still recruiting! A moonkin, a holy paladin, a holy priest, a mage and an elemental shaman would all be welcome additions to a fun raid team that is currently 1/7 25-man HM in Firelands. Check ’em out!

And now… blog reactions to the Great Firelands Nerfs, which are detailed in the Blizzard Hotfix notes:

Jasyla at Cannot Be Tamedhttp://www.cannotbetamed.com/2011/09/13/to-the-ground

Marks 365: http://marks-365.morynne.com/2011/09/firelands-nerf-so-soon

I Like Bubbles: http://forthebubbles.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/welcome-the-nerf-bat-overlords/

Kurn: http://kurn.apotheosis-now.com/?p=2032 : first reaction.
http://kurn.apotheosis-now.com/?p=2054 : talking about our first night with the nerfs.

Beru: http://fallingleavesandwings.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/difficulty-and-challenge/

Slice on Orangeslice is greater than Other Sodas sees it both ways: http://slice213.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/1145/

Adgamorix at Divine Plea titled his nerf-related post “T12 Nerfs – bring ‘em on and quit your crying”: http://paladindivineplea.blogspot.com/2011/09/t12-nefs-bring-em-on-and-quit-your.html

Vidyala at Manalicious (that’s http://manalicious.wordpress.com) called hers “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nerfs”: http://manalicious.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-nerfs/

Rohan at Blessing of Kings:

Rhidach at Righteous Defense has flashbacks to ICC:

Lodur from World of Matticus was very contemplative.

Saunder from Non-Squishy Heals argues the nerfs are simply too much:

Fannon at dwarven battle medic writes of his raiding disappointment in an open letter to Blizzard:

Zelmaru of Murloc Parliament talks about how it’s way too much and way too late:

Juvenate at WTS Heals says that their Rag kill was bitter-sweet:

And, of course, Kat from Resto Is Epic has this to say along with what he said in the episode:

Finally, don’t forget to check out a great podcast in Convert to Raid. They spent a chunk of Episode 12 talking about the nerfs: http://converttoraid.com/2011/09/26/12-convert-to-raid-bazoobagwabo/

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Until next time, stay frosty!