So, I love the new LFG. I think it’s one of the greatest things ever to hit WoW and I’m sure most of us can agree.
It has, however, led to a few interesting situations. My favorites thus far:
* Wound up in a group where everyone was speaking French. I’m not exaggerating. I couldn’t understand a word these people were saying. Oh wait, I understood one phrase. “Le boss”.
They were all from different servers, too, so it wasn’t like they’d all queued up as a group. Apparently I just managed to stumble onto the super-secret Québécois contingent of the North American WoW servers. I blame my Men Without Hats obsession.
I think they wanted to do more heroics afterward but I wasn’t sure, because I had no idea what they were talking about. So I said “thank you” and hearthed. Everyone understands “thank you” right? … hey, don’t look at me, I took Spanish in high school and Japanese in college, I have no idea how to say “thank you” in French.
I actually sent a ticket in to Blizzard asking if I’d somehow messed up my settings and was queuing up in another language without meaning to but apparently it’s a “known issue”. So. Now you know!
* Died about five seconds into Anub’arak in Azjol-Nerub (was one-shotted by the guy) and still got Gotta Go! Making it more impressive (and embarrassing)? I was the healer.
* Actually had to leave a Blackfathom Deeps group that I entered mid-run because I had no idea how to navigate the place and the group wasn’t coming back for me.
“But Pike, I thought you liked big epic sprawling instances!”
I do, when they meet at least one of the following criteria:
a.) are being led by somebody who knows where they are going
b.) are not being started in the middle with me stranded at the entrance portal
c.) are not a part of The Grand List of Instances Blizzard Designed Specifically to Annoy Pike.
The Grand List of Instances Blizzard Designed Specifically to Annoy Pike consist of the following:
Temple of Atal’Hakkar … oh wait.
(When BabyLock gets to the mid-40s, I think I’m just going to stop using LFG and quest until I hit BRD level.)
Ah, LFG. I do love thee, though.
In other news: