Buh-bye Uldir and other thoughts

Last night we wrapped up our raiding for the year. We are taking a holiday break, thank goodness. I really feel like I need a raid break, and I think everyone else on the team feels that way, too. (I mean, they don’t feel like I need a break — though possibly they do feel … Continue reading Buh-bye Uldir and other thoughts

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

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

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?

Phasing out armor crafting?

Today, let’s talk professions in WoW. I have never been a profession geek in the game, but I have usually pursued them and had a lot of fun with them. I look upon them as an integral part of the game, and one of my main goals for alts is to have at least one … Continue reading Phasing out armor crafting?