I actually just started finally playing through this myself when I needed a palette cleanser following a 36 hour GTA V marathon. I've turned the difficulty down to Low/Easy since difficulty isn't really something I come to this genre for anyway, and there's no trophy locked behind completing on Normal. I'm not too far in yet, a measly 11 hours or so (I just saved a town from a volcano by dumping a rock in it- that's how volcanos work, right?), but I'm enjoying it so far despite Oliver's repetitive battle cries. Tidy game, it is.
So I was thinking the other day- now that I'm stuck on this server with my little brothers who play at a level far more committed than myself, I wouldn't mind doing some raids with some like minded duders when WoD comes out.
While there are a couple Giant Bomb guilds floating about, unfortunately I'm pretty well settled on the realm I'm on, as I imagine most people are after 10 years. Transferring again just isn't really an option given my alt addiction. See reference image to the right. You're looking at $125+ in transfer costs. Oof.
ANYWAY, back to the topic at hand. Luckily the last few patches in WoW have given us a solution with the combination of Flex raiding and Cross-Realm grouping. This can allow us to run a raid group using the forums here to communicate and OpenRaid to run signups and handle the logistics end. No one has to leave their servers/guilds/loved (debatable) ones!
In the event you're wondering about my "bona fides", Diminutus has been my main since Classic/Vanilla and I main-tanked up until Cata. Though he's a Panda now he used to be a gnome, hence the name. I just liked the Panda model/animations and if any RPers gave me any grief I could just explain it away as a Gnomish engineering malfunction. In Burning Crusade I ran a Kara raid group that called ourselves "No-Strat" after I badgered everyone into it- we raided without anyone looking up how to down the bosses ahead of time, going in fresh and figuring it out for ourselves.That was probably the most fun I've had in the game, but I've learned that people have differing levels of patience for those shenanigans so I'm not pushing that here.
So, is this something you'd be interested in? Have any questions? Let me know! Let's kill some dirty, dirty orcs together!
It's like something that would happen if you got super-high.
I might be wrong, but I believe this was more referencing her exploding into a big ball of "smoke" at the end, not the surreal quality of the experience. But you could also sense a bit of relief when it happened and there was something he could joke about.