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

Hunter smackdown. Again.

The one thing I have been relatively hopeful about regarding Patch 8.2 is that Blizz pretty much left hunters alone, did not screw with us much. BM hunters are still woefully low in damage, lack any sort of significant burst ability, and are mainly at the mercy of a mechanical button-mashing play style, but hey … Continue reading Hunter smackdown. Again.

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

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

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

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