Kvetching

Beige.. I think I’ll paint the ceiling beige

wow_warlock_tier_7_by_rhino848
I remember the first time I noticed a warlock.

I was wandering around in Ironforge as a level forty-something Draenei Paladin. While running from the auction house to the mailbox I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I stopped short and even exclaimed out loud. My fiancΓ©e, who was sitting behind me, turned around and asked me what was wrong.

Me: Did you see that?
Him: See what?
Me: That person in the red, and orange {pointing at the screen} had wings. That was so cool.
Him: Oh, that’s a warlock.

I was fixated. I was in love. I think I followed that warlock all around Ironforge until they took a flight path. I kept hoping I’d see those wings again.

Eventually, after my Paladin hit 70 and healing made my eyes bleed and fall out of my head, I decided I needed to level an alt.. and I thought back to those wings.

My guild is Alliance and I like them so I had to stay with that.. which meant that I could be either human or a gnome. I really wish I could play humans.. but.. well.. they jump funny. No, next time you’re in game, log into a human female and hit the jump button. Notice how they magically levitate a couple feet off the ground.. and then, when they reach the -apex- of the jump they suddenly curl their legs up under them. It’s eerie.. it’s unnatural. It bugs me. I couldn’t stand it. So I leveled a gnome.

Eventually (read by level 50) I got used to the shorter camera angle. I even made it to 70.. and started raiding. Then I got distracted.. raiding, figuring out hit, best in slot, crit vs haste, this piece vs that piece. I got all wrapped up in it.. to the point where I never actually got the piece that gave warlocks their wings. I regret that… now more than ever.

Why you ask? Well.. have you looked at the new warlock Tier 9 pieces? I mean really looked. Not just a glance, not just a look at the stats. Look at the whole ensemble of the armor you will be inhabiting.

You don’t see it? Let me narrate. It’s like the Michelin man got attacked by the Easter Bunny while trying to channel the fashion sense of a transformer. It’s blue and -beige- and faintly glows like a frost spell. Really? REALLY?!? Where is my fire? My curl of shadow and chaos? Where is the subtle flicker of demony essence flitting around my feet? Where is the lingering scent of evil and death? Where are my wings? /wail

I don’t think Blizz did it on purpose.. or at least not from a hateful place. Despite all the QQ I actually don’t think Blizz hates Warlocks. I think they were just striving for equality across the classes. I think they intended that I should coo and ahh over how match-y match-y the pieces are. Um.. yeah.

It’s bad enough I have to share regular gear drops with mages and priests..but now I have to have a Tier set that looks like them too?? Just like them.. except that -I- am the one in BEIGE? I can only hope that the tier pieces aren’t best in slot… and that the pieces that -are- aren’t quite as.. beige.

**5 Internet to anyone who knows the title reference πŸ˜€

18 thoughts on “Beige.. I think I’ll paint the ceiling beige

  1. The funny thing about that commerial is that I bought my last Mac just before it came out. It was a PowerPC pizza box. It was … beige.

    Yeah, that’s some chutzpah thar. πŸ™‚
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  2. The reference is rattling around in my brain and driving me nuts. As soon as I saw the title I was like “Oh! I know that…. from where?” I’m picturing a movie scene but also know it’s a punchline to a joke. Bah!

    I also loved the look of the wings, but never got mine either. πŸ™
    .-= Syrana´s last blog ..BlizzCon 2009 – Wrap Up & Review Part 2: Loot =-.

  3. Yeah, I agree. The first thing that went through my mind is, “Wow, the Mage is wearing crappy looking Warlock gear. And Wow, the lock is wearing crappy looking gear. The flame wings need to make a comeback.

    Also, what is with the Disney (Phallic) stuff? The gear is very male.. Not that this is bad but still.

  4. All the T9 gear looks pretty bad. The Druids have those little pouches on their arms. Reminds me of this shirt I had in high school with a little pocket on the sleeve. Of course I never put anything in there, because the little pockets were stupid.

    Tier gear is supposed to look really awesome so that everyone really wants to go raiding and go get it because it looks so damn cool. But I don’t want this gear!
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  5. @JD @Syranna wrt reference:

    What’s the difference between a prostitute, a nymphomaniac and a house wife?

    The prostitute says: “Are you done yet?”
    The nymphomaniac says: “Done already?”
    The house wife says: “Beige, I think I’ll paint the ceilings beige.”

    @Frijona
    I want the gear.. I just wish I felt delight at it.. instead of vague puzzlement.

  6. T10 does look very cool. I’m a little bit wary of the 4 totally different colors.. I have a feeling I’ll end up with 2 from one color.. and two from another.. ah well.. the purple is nice.

  7. Just a thought, and I’m sorry if it has been said already, but, why don’t you go back and kill the boss that drops the T6 shoulders and get your wings? 8-10 geared guildys and it’s done.

  8. Eah… T9 is total designer’s disaster.
    Even T8 is lot better and more warlock-ish.
    T10 is not perfect as well. Yes, it looked nice on first pictures, but actual in-game version is… crap.

    That’s why I’m wearing my T5 whereever is possible, it’s fully top-echanted and JCed.
    Sometimes I’m wearing T6 (with wings). I hate new gear sets.

  9. @Sylrath
    The tier 6 wing effect came from the head item not the shoulders.
    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31051
    That means killing Archimonde. Yes, still pretty easy, no, not as quick and easy as Mother given the tiresome trash and retard-proof fight mechanics.

    Personally I still prefer T5, but maybe that’s just me.

  10. My first real raid was a trip to Hyjal, that a friend got me into. And he talked them into just giving me the helm instead of rolling because I was a lowbie and it was my first time. So I ended up with 3 pieces of gear from that run, cementing my love of raids πŸ™‚ Wore that thing until I dinged 80, and it’s probably still in my bank, along with the 3-socket leggings I had at the same time, to remind me of that great time (and that IRL friend who no longer plays πŸ™ ). I’m a gnome, and I think it makes me look like a fire beetle πŸ™‚

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