More on BfA professions

Standard disclaimer — if you want to be completely surprised about everything when Battle for Azeroth goes live, don’t read this. Over the weekend I did a little more investigation of professions in Battle for Azeroth. For myself, it is one thing to read a general description of how they will work and another to … Continue reading More on BfA professions

Where’s the hope?

There is a Battle for Azeroth spoiler in this post. Don’t read if you don’t want to know. You have been warned. At the end of last week Blizz put out a short video of the Burning of Teldrassil (see it courtesy of MMO-C here). This event is one of the central lore features of … Continue reading Where’s the hope?

Through the glass darkly

As I have for the past couple of weeks, I spent most of my game time this weekend continuing to chug away at leveling my Void Elf arcane mage. I thought maybe as I got more into the leveling mindset, I might come to appreciate the finer points of Blizz’s throwback leveling mechanics. Nope. I … Continue reading Through the glass darkly

Destruction is the game

Of all that we know so far about Battle for Azeroth, the one thing that has really made me angry is the revelation that Teldrassil will be burned. Honestly, this seems all out of proportion to whatever Alliance retaliation we may get in the form of sacking Lordaeron. So, yeah, okay, I get that making … Continue reading Destruction is the game

Hell — I am not a fan

Spoiler alert. There are some very minor 7.3 spoilers in this post, don't read any further if that bothers you. I have not played a lot of WoW the past few days, but I did get a chance to dip my toe into the 7.3 PTR. As a disclaimer, it was just a taste, I … Continue reading Hell — I am not a fan

So many questions, so little time

Looking back over my education, I think the single most important skill I learned was to ask questions. The Jesuits who schooled me were big believers in the Socratic Method, so we were not only encouraged but required to ask questions as part of every learning process. Sure, fractions and Shakespeare and the date of … Continue reading So many questions, so little time

Profession changes and cataclysmic changes

This will be a very strange post, I am afraid. On the one hand, I feel more or less bound to comment on yesterday's dev interview on professions in Legion. But on the other hand, I feel like yesterday's world-altering changes in Britain simply cannot be ignored. Major changes, whether in a computer game or … Continue reading Profession changes and cataclysmic changes