Talking across each other

con·ver·sa·tion ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n/ noun the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. "the two men were deep in conversation" synonyms: discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, exchange, dialogue Yesterday was another in what has become a regular series of Q&A sessions with Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas. I still maintain this is a good move on Blizz’s … Continue reading Talking across each other

Azerite mess

There has been a very interesting forum thread, topped off by some extensive Blue comments, on Azerite armor in Battle for Azeroth. You can check out the most pertinent posts, assembled by MMO-C, here. Even more enlightening, though, is Matthew Rossi’s Blizzard Watch commentary on the subject. I really recommend taking a look at it if … Continue reading Azerite mess

The path to fun

Last night our raid team sailed through a full clear of Uldir Normal in about an hour and a half, one-shotting every boss. After struggling with the raid since it opened, and after only killing G’thuun for the first time last Thursday, this was a welcome development. I am honestly not sure what the difference … Continue reading The path to fun

Warfronts and Uldir

Yesterday I accomplished two tiny little milestones in Battle for Azeroth: my first Warfronts scenario, and finally clearing Normal Uldir. I found the Warfronts scenario somewhat fun, but I fail to see what the long buildup has been about, and why the hype. I mean, it’s basically a standard Battleground with NPCs inside that give … Continue reading Warfronts and Uldir

That’s what he said

Last Friday, Reddit hosted an “Ask Me Anything” livestream for Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas and a few devs. I watched some of it unfold but had to go do something else about an hour into it. If you did not see it at the time, probably the easiest way to review it is to read … Continue reading That’s what he said

Azerite labyrinth

I have spent the better part of Battle for Azeroth thus far being confounded by the intricacies of the whole Azerite gear system. Parts of it are obvious, yet many other parts are a dark labyrinth I seem to be navigating blindfolded. I decided to try and break it out into a system I can understand, … Continue reading Azerite labyrinth

Thoughts on the Warfronts debacle

The Warfront queue now requires a minimum item level of 320. This 11-word announced hotfix has, predictably, set off a firestorm of protest among WoW players — mostly Alliance. And in my opinion, they have a point. Whether by design or stupidity and tone-deafness, Blizz has shown undeniable favoritism to Horde players in this entire … Continue reading Thoughts on the Warfronts debacle