Overflowing trash

Last night, bowing to Blizz’s pseudo-warning that we all better get our M+ runs in before tomorrow’s patch if we want to get a good start on accumulating the new currency, a few of us ran some M+ dungeons. As none of us had been running M+ this expansion, we had to start out running … Continue reading Overflowing trash

Warfronts and assaults

Let’s talk a little about some new events coming up next week. Patch 8.1 will see the opening of a new Warfront in Darkshore, along with something called Faction Assaults (which seems to be nothing more than a re-roll of Legion invasions). The current Arathi Warfront will remain, so basically, players will have two that … Continue reading Warfronts and assaults

Small things that delight

Sometimes, when you feel like The Big Picture is depressing, the best course of action is to focus on the small things, both good and bad. The good small things make you smile, and you can see how to fix the bad small things. It makes the Big Thing seem more manageable. I am not … Continue reading Small things that delight

Guild hopping and the professionalization of M+

Over the weekend I had a chance to do some one on one chats with a few players I met online through our guild recruitment advertisements. It was both a frustrating and an enlightening experience. It was frustrating because so many of the players demanded an exact guild fit to their individual needs. For example, … Continue reading Guild hopping and the professionalization of M+

Kilns, raids, guilds, and patches

Where to start? Well, the biggest thing on my mind of course — and pardon my detour into my personal life here — is my new kiln. It arrived Wednesday, all shiny and perfect, and got installed within about 3 hours. As we speak, I just finished running the initial test fire, a 19 1/2 … Continue reading Kilns, raids, guilds, and patches

Best-laid plans…

Slight miscalculation on my part — I thought I would have time to gin up a blog post before my new kiln was delivered today, but they seem to be arriving now as I type this. Look for me back on Friday, and maybe tomorrow I will post a quick picture.

Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

A month or so ago there was a small flap concerning World of Warcraft subscriptions. As Blizzard stopped publishing subscription numbers in Warlords of Draenor — when they were losing literally millions every quarter — any perceived “leak” of subscription numbers attracted a lot of attention. The source of the information was an October tweet … Continue reading Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?