I tried to do the new Operation Gnomergaden, (OG from now on as I’m not spelling that out incorrectly every bloody time). I wasn’t able to complete it for the simple reason that it is bugged. Apparently if you go into the tunnel, (or even just make a step in front of the gnome boss leading it), then it all shuts down and disengages. Not immediately though, you have to stand around for about 10 minutes before the gnome dude decides to start it all up again. I tried to do it three times before I gave up. In the last two tries I warned everyone that there is a bug, explained how to avoid it, and watched someone do the opposite as soon as we got to the mouth of the tunnel. So I gave up. I haven’t completed it and I don’t know if I will try again. If this is the standard for how Cataclysm will be, then I’m kind of lost for words. How can they have this bug so badly? It is as lame as shit.
The other thing that I noticed was the amount of gold that you get from these “quests”, (I’m sorry but I don’t really count having to go and talk to a dude standing 10 meters away from where you presently are as a quest. A conversation maybe?) Go and give that guy just over there this piece of paper. Zing! 20 gold. Okay, go back to the guy that told you to give me the piece of paper and tell him that it’s good. Zing! Another 18 gold. After a short time I had the unpleasant feeling that I was just being bribed to do this. The quests are stupid, in a childish ten year old kind of way, (seriously, I have to go and do a bunch of emotes to get into the gnome army? I can see that being an effective appraisal of my skills that I’ve worked on for the past 4 fucking years), the battle sequence is far from understandable and resounds with the high pitched squealings of the gnome king dude, and of course it’s badly bugged. Maybe it gets better the further you get into the city, but I wouldn’t know that, would I, seeing as I couldn’t get into the fucking place.
This is the first new content that we have had since the awful Ruby Sanctum. I haven’t done the troll one as I don’t have a level 80 horde toon, but I’ve heard that you have to help the trolls in their epic quest to retake their homeland and finally find a place for themselves in the grand scheme of things by … collecting frogs. Well that’s pretty fucking epic, isn’t it.