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Edit:  Fortunately, Psynister is willing to do some research for me (I’m scared of the forums, and even so, I can’t check them from work).  Turns out the following rant is based on a bug, and it has subsequently been fixed.  Bliz isn’t trying to keep the Small Guilds down, after all.

Now I need to find something else to make me angry…

*waits for phone to ring as I’m about to leave work*

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Guild Leveling!  One of the latest and greatest features released with WoW: Cataclysm! 

And I’m pretty sure that it’s seen as a positive change, all around.  I know I like it – mostly.

For a pretty good summary and some numbers, check out Psynister’s Notebook.

As you can see, there are a lot of worthwhile perks for being in a “max level” guild.  But as a means of reducing “guild-hopping”, Guild Reputation was another feature added.  As yet another means of reducing “guild-hopping”, Blizzard implemented a cap on the amount of guild reputation you can earn in a week.  It makes sense to me, and it should make both players and guilds more particular with their rosters. 

In an effort to further keep balance, a daily cap on Guild Experience was set at 6.246 million XP.  This is to prevent large guilds from leveling up too easily and to prevent small guilds from being left behind in the dust.  Everything seems fair… until you dig a little deeper.

How they made the reputation cap function has totally shafted smaller guilds.

Here, lemme ‘splain…

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The Lich King cast Defile on the same character that was getting carried by a Valkyr.

ARE YOU $#%&^@* KIDDING ME?!

Honestly, is that some sort of sick joke?!

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So, I mentioned Christie Golden‘s book “The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm” a bit in a previous post.

In general, I liked it.  In fact, I liked it quite a lot.  Except for one thing…

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Thor, God of Thunder?

Thorn of blunder?

Torn us under?

No, no, no…

Torn asunder.

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I, like most others, love to complain.  Whether it be about bad tanks, loot ninjas, or not living in bestest place ever.

I know I’m not the only one who complains.  We all do at some point.  And that’s okay.  But do you ever find yourself starting to exhibit the behavour you condemn?*

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