As you have heard me whine pitifully, I have been grinding VP since 4.2 damn well came out. This is because the VP priest gear is far better than the drops in Firelands. Also, unbeknownst to me at the beginning of the expansion, we’re getting nowhere fast with bosses, hence not many drops. I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finally got over the hump of VP grinding, and I only have a few teeny pieces left to get.
Now, we’re getting nerfs. And I’m a big fan. Yay, finally going to get to see the content, and get some gear, which will make it easier to … see the content! However, if the nerfs are here, it means that 4.3 is on the way.
So, I just spent this entire tier swearing and cursing about stupid VP and spending un-fun time grinding VP (which was really the only option if I wanted to raid), and then just as I’m finished with the gross grinding, it’s time to start all over again with grinding the NEXT tier.
On the one hand, I am not enthralled about Firelands, so a new tier of content would be nice. On the other hand, I have had NO time to rest on my laurels. If the next tier is all about grinding the VP again, I might perish.
I didn’t feel this way when 4.2 hit. When Firelands emerged, I had been working on my gear, sure, we all do, but never to the point of hatred. I feel worn down by this relentless grind this patch more so than any other patch. I’ve barely scratched the surface of the molten front dailies, but the stupid repetitive things bore the shit out of me just like VP grinding does.
It feels like this last patch has been time sink for the sake of time sink, and I’m not sure I have the mental fortitude to “do what it takes” if the next patch is m0re of the same.