And the hits just keep on coming

I am trying to be excited about Patch 8.2, trying to give Blizz the benefit of the doubt. I really am. But it seems like every time I turn around they announce yet another stupid idea. The latest one is the "perk" we will get to "allow" "equipment" on mounts. At first glance this sounded … Continue reading And the hits just keep on coming

GAAAAHHH!!

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains a few things about Patch 8.2, so if you are a purist when it comes to knowing about new patches, don’t read. You have been warned. After a week or so of Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas hyping Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, via the interview circuit, yesterday we received the … Continue reading GAAAAHHH!!

Titanforged frustration

Last night I dinged level 43 on my main hunter’s neck piece. That’s not especially high for  an active main character — a couple of my guildies are getting close to 50, I think. But it’s not as if I never play my main except on raid nights. I run most of the emissary quests, … Continue reading Titanforged frustration

In which I eat my words

As you all know, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas has been making the rounds of the gaming pubs giving interviews designed to hype Patch 8.2, coming in ???early summer??late spring?? As the various editorial staffs completed their work, we are seeing these interviews published one or two at a time. On Friday I opined about two … Continue reading In which I eat my words

What we are learning about future WoW expansions

Yesterday we saw the introduction of the encrypted-file version of 8.2 on the PTR. (It’s not unusual for Blizz to put encrypted files on the PTR, I suppose so they can pre-position stuff for a timed test release.) This move came on the heels of a mini-hype tour by Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas, making the … Continue reading What we are learning about future WoW expansions

Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?

Last night, during a dismal raid night, the full failure of Battle for Azeroth really hit me. I have been loathe to render final judgement on this expansion, but I think there is no longer any use pretending Blizz can and/or will do anything to salvage it. It’s a big fat epic fail, worse in … Continue reading Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?

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