Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

I suppose I am just getting very cynical in my old age, but lately every time I read or even think about Patch 8.2, it is with a sense of dread rather than excitement. My predominant thought is “How is Blizz going to screw us this time?” I am not proud of this, by the … Continue reading Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

Patches and Classic and a wild theory

(Scattered thoughts today — plumber is here installing new water heater and landscaper installing additional stone path to studio, so I am a bit distracted. Plus getting ready for semi-annual visit of my sister-in-law aka the hell bitch...) Patches. Some of you may have noticed that the sidebar widget on this site was recently edited. … Continue reading Patches and Classic and a wild theory

When reality intrudes

There is an interesting post today by Matthew Rossi over at Blizzard Watch. I encourage you to take 2 minutes to read it, but basically he asks if the lore in WoW is hurting gameplay. As I am of the opinion that WoW “lore” is just something thought up after the fact to justify game … Continue reading When reality intrudes

I got nothin’

Extremely short post today. I have ideas, but honestly my interest in this expansion is so low that none of the ideas seems worth writing about. Pointing out systemic problems is futile, and addressing little cute things seems rather akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Blizz seems to be methodically dismantling World … Continue reading I got nothin’

Two big reasons BFA stinks

Warning: If you are not in the mood for a rant, you may want to skip today’s post. I have had a really frustrating week playing WoW. We had a rainy weekend in my part of the world, so I ended up spending more time than I usually do playing WoW. When an expansion hits … Continue reading Two big reasons BFA stinks

Blizz dollars and raid hollers

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has released its Q1 2019 Earnings Report, so I suppose I should say a couple of things about that. (MMO-C has a summary here, or the ATVI public spreadsheet here, or read the investor’s call transcript here). The overall message to investors was that ATVI is going to go all out on … Continue reading Blizz dollars and raid hollers

Shocked, shocked!

Look, I know that Patch 8.2 is still in the “testing” phase, by which of course Blizz means “We want our customers to find all the bugs for us, but we have zero intention of making any meaningful changes”. But hey, it is still technically in draft stage, so we should expect some small glitches, … Continue reading Shocked, shocked!