On a more positive note…

Though some of you may not believe it, I tend to have decently realistic self-awareness. I am acutely aware of most of my shortcomings, and I have a pretty good idea of how I come across to people, both in my writing and in my social encounters. Thus, periodically, I look back at my blog … Continue reading On a more positive note…

The Reforging Paradox

Over the past few expansions, Blizz has developed what I consider to be a condescending and patronizing brand of gaslighting that is really starting to grate on me. For want of a better term, I will refer to it as the Reforging Paradox, named after an early example of the phenomenon. That is, back at … Continue reading The Reforging Paradox

Volunteer thoughts

Friday night we did our weekly Battle of Dazar’alor normal fun/alt run. Our GM is the raid leader, we usually partner with a sister guild, people can invite friends, and we almost always pug a few players. There is no pressure for progression raiders to participate, it is all completely voluntary. A lot of us … Continue reading Volunteer thoughts

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’