We have met the competition, and it is us

Over the last few days we have had a couple of our core raiders inform the team that they would not be raiding for at least a couple of weeks starting with Classic release, in order to concentrate on what they expect to be a totally absorbing, blockbuster experience. This, of course, will totally torpedo … Continue reading We have met the competition, and it is us

Do we need another class?

About a week ago, Icy Veins published a handy summary of the most recent full-fledged speculations about the next expansion. It is entertaining to read, and who knows, maybe there are some nuggets of truth buried in there. We are immersed in the Guessing Season in WoW, that time every expansion when we are mentally … Continue reading Do we need another class?

What a difference a year makes

It is the middle of summer. It is hot. People are leaving on vacations and hanging by the pool or at the beach, ice cream and popsicles and ice cold beer are a delight in the heat, and shorts and flipflops are the uniform of freedom. But we are also at the point where most … Continue reading What a difference a year makes

Designing for disappointment

Often, especially on Mondays, I am not sure what the topic of my post will be until I actually sit down to write it. I try to plan out my other topics for the week early on, but Mondays I just can’t seem to get with it. Today, though, was different — after some experiences … Continue reading Designing for disappointment

A break from killing

One of my favorite things to do in WoW, especially towards the end of an expansion when there is no push to “finish” things, is to crank up some music, possibly crack open an adult beverage, and just mindlessly fly around a zone gathering herbs or ore or fish. I find it fantastically relaxing — … Continue reading A break from killing

Initiate destruction sequence

Last night, in what is beginning to seem like a bizarre reenactment of Ground Hog Day, we doggedly wiped over and over again on the second boss in Heroic Crucible of Storms. No, we did not kill him. What with the July 4 holiday and all, we basically have one more raid night left before … Continue reading Initiate destruction sequence

Blizz targeting class design?

A couple of days ago, in a Dev Insights video, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas made what seems to be a startling admission: Blizz has screwed up class design in the game. Well. Watch out for those flying pigs! Up front, I first want to say I applaud this bit of honesty from Mr. GDH, though … Continue reading Blizz targeting class design?