Frozen in tedium

Today there is a little Blizz announcement regarding some changes to Battle of Dazar’alor: Lady Jaina Proudmoore Jaina now kills all players instantly if the entire raid is frozen solid during an intermission phase. Developers’ note: Previously, if an entire raid was frozen solid, all players would have to wait until they each died before … Continue reading Frozen in tedium

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

Fashion sense

There being very little to write about WoW these days, this morning I have been thinking about the transmog mechanism and how it has changed the game. Looking back, I think it was one of the most significant changes Blizz ever made to WoW — it would definitely be in any of my top-10 (maybe … Continue reading Fashion sense

What I heard, part two

Finishing my take (it’s a long one, get comfortable) on the March 21 Live Developer Q&A: Caverns of Time portal. This will return in “the next content update”, which I guess means 8.2. I did find it interesting that Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas, who in the past has not shied away from reiterating ad nauseam … Continue reading What I heard, part two

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?