You’ve got mail!.. and more
So while I’ve been on Tour and unable to play the game regularly, Mythic has been busy putting up hotfixes and changes to systems that have always been the proverbial thorn in our paws.
Notably: the Mailbox and the Auction House
If you haven’t checked these things out in a while, do so. I have to say, I love opening my mail and getting it all right away. Sending items and pulling them out of letters is so much faster than before, I dare to call it instantaneous in comparison. Since they updated it, I have not had one single problem (other than gold spammers…grrrr) with the mail system. Hooray!!!
The updates to the Auction House are really nice too. Not only can I find things quickly and purchase them right away, I haven’t had it eat any of my gold or lose any of my auctions since the update. Definitely a must-needed fix as, with the fairly slow turn-around on CSR appeals, those kinds of things could quickly end up as /ragelog moments.
On top of that, a nice little addition they snuck in with the last batch of fixes was adding Talisman slots to the basic Renown Weapons and Armor you can buy (the non-set pieces). This is huge as this makes those items much more viable and powerful when leveling. The 2-hander weapons even have 2 slots each. Yay!
On a completely different tangent, Mythic finally announced their Mac Client Beta. I know a lot of people were really wanting this to happen, so it’s cool that they made it happen. It’s still semi-limited from what I can tell (I’m not a Mac user). If you want to try it out, make sure to check the system requirements first so you know whether it would even work for you or not.
And finally, they made a change to the amount of Expedition Resources needed to access the Land of the Dead. While, on the surface, it doesn’t sound like a big deal, it is. Even in my limited time in-game lately, I’ve seen the difference this can make with how fast the zone flips and how much of an effect the individual can have on the flip. It’s very nice.
So, yeah, we got a nice big patch recently with lots of good (and bad for some) stuff. However, I’m all about the “little things” and these little sneak-ins are some of the best things I’ve seen in a while. They cut across all game boundaries and help ALL players as opposed to just certain classes or Realms. That’s what I like to see and hopefully we’ll be seeing more of it in the coming months. Until then…