The linear progression of alpacas

I see that Blizz decided to fix the weird bug that was causing no alpacas to appear for the War Campaign quest where you have to round one up. It is a silly little throw-away endeavor hardly even worthy of the term “quest”, but it is one of those fun departures into whimsy Blizz used … Continue reading The linear progression of alpacas

This may be the line

I’ve been doing some hard thinking about World of Warcraft in the past couple of days, specifically my own relationship to it. In the “death by a thousand cuts” metaphor, this latest Blizz decision on mount equipment may turn out to be the final mortal cut. I will likely stick around to see the announcement … Continue reading This may be the line

And the hits just keep on coming

I am trying to be excited about Patch 8.2, trying to give Blizz the benefit of the doubt. I really am. But it seems like every time I turn around they announce yet another stupid idea. The latest one is the "perk" we will get to "allow" "equipment" on mounts. At first glance this sounded … Continue reading And the hits just keep on coming


SPOILER ALERT: This post contains a few things about Patch 8.2, so if you are a purist when it comes to knowing about new patches, don’t read. You have been warned. After a week or so of Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas hyping Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, via the interview circuit, yesterday we received the … Continue reading GAAAAHHH!!

Titanforged frustration

Last night I dinged level 43 on my main hunter’s neck piece. That’s not especially high for  an active main character — a couple of my guildies are getting close to 50, I think. But it’s not as if I never play my main except on raid nights. I run most of the emissary quests, … Continue reading Titanforged frustration

In which I eat my words

As you all know, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas has been making the rounds of the gaming pubs giving interviews designed to hype Patch 8.2, coming in ???early summer??late spring?? As the various editorial staffs completed their work, we are seeing these interviews published one or two at a time. On Friday I opined about two … Continue reading In which I eat my words

What we are learning about future WoW expansions

Yesterday we saw the introduction of the encrypted-file version of 8.2 on the PTR. (It’s not unusual for Blizz to put encrypted files on the PTR, I suppose so they can pre-position stuff for a timed test release.) This move came on the heels of a mini-hype tour by Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas, making the … Continue reading What we are learning about future WoW expansions