Oh, Snap!

December 5th, 2006  |  Published in etc

So, a few weeks ago I sez here on these pages re: What’s wrong with World of Warcraft and what I’d fix about it:

I’d figure out some way for groups to form/unform more readily than just lurking around the periphery yelling for help. Some kinda fluid sub-clan system. I have no idea how I’d implement it and maybe lone-wolf players have already routed around that limitation. I wouldn’t know. My interactions with other players usually seem to come down to me helping newer players beat things I’ve already cleared out.

But after all that complaining I did in that entry I thought to myself “Maybe I didn’t really give the game a proper chance,” so I reupped with an iCal reminder telling me to cancel at the 25 day mark if I played once and then forgot all about it. Tonight I got my first update since the mongo one of a few weeks ago …

And lo! From WoW client patch 2.0.1:

A new Looking For Group tool designed to assist players in finding groups for instanced dungeons and quests will now be available. This interface gives players the option to be added to a pool of other players also looking for a group, as a means to expedite the process. In addition, players will also be able to search for additional members in situations where they have a group and are simply looking to find more players. For a complete overview of this new interface, please take a moment and read the information contained on our comprehensive Looking for Group preview.

It’s like early Christmas or something around here!

Oh, also:

Several improvements have been made to the Macintosh client, including support for Multi-Threaded OpenGL on Intel Macs running OS X 10.4.8 or higher.

That sounds tasty.


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