Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh Crap, or "Cataclysm is Going to Make Me a Nervous Wreck"

A few months ago, when I read about the new underwater zones, I was fully distracted by the new races, pretty things, so on and so forth. I didn't actually think about underwater questing until today, when I took my little tank to Maraudon and hopped into the water to fight Rotgrip. It wasn't something new, I'd killed him a few times already.

But this time, I put two very important thoughts together.

1. Cataclysm will have new underwater zones.

2. Underwater monsters scare me.

Yes. You heard that right. I'm scared of pixelated water monsters. I jump a little when Northrend sharks attack me. My heart starts racing and I fight hard just to get out of there.

Heck, when I took Dustfire through Maraudon (level 80, nothing could hurt her!), I still got seriously freaked out by Rotgrip. My little warrior has killed him at least 5 times now, but I always wince when I spot his huge bulk slithering across the pool and know I have to go toward him instead of away.

As a teenager, I had nightmares where I waded through hip-deep water while monsters writhed just under the surface. The movie "Anaconda" didn't help. "Jaws" didn't help. "Finding Nemo" didn't even help.

The idea of being slow and helpless and half-blinded while something stalks you just creeps me out.

So swimming in Cataclysm while mobs wander into my aggro radius? *shudder* Maybe I can hit 85 without doing those zones. Dungeon leveling, anyone?


  1. I feel for you. I hope it's either not that bad or you find a way to work around it.

    (Me, I get very disoriented while swimming -- in WoW and in reality. I am not looking forward to trying to keep an eye out above me while fighting vertigo.)

  2. Aww I'm so sorry XD That's really cute, but I'm sorry for your troubles. I love underwater things, so I'm super excited for it. I really wish they'd put dolphins in though. Oh, and jellyfish do scare the shit out of me, and we're getting jellyfish mounts ):


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