Azerite labyrinth

I have spent the better part of Battle for Azeroth thus far being confounded by the intricacies of the whole Azerite gear system. Parts of it are obvious, yet many other parts are a dark labyrinth I seem to be navigating blindfolded. I decided to try and break it out into a system I can understand, … Continue reading Azerite labyrinth

The cost of raiding

Last night our guild held a pre-raid event. The idea was that anyone wishing to raid should show up at the raid time, and the GM would organize everyone into 5-man teams to run dungeons to help gear everyone up for next week. We only had about 10 people show up, even though I am … Continue reading The cost of raiding

What a week!

Well, we are almost a week into Battle for Azeroth, and I think my overwhelming feeling is one of delight combined with confused exhaustion. First, the launch — I thought it was surprisingly smooth and trouble-free, but I know from the forums that was not the case for all realms. For those of you that … Continue reading What a week!

Frost mages and the vector of Legion

A vector is an object that has both a magnitude and a direction. Geometrically, we can picture a vector as a directed line segment, whose length is the magnitude of the vector and with an arrow indicating the direction. The direction of the vector is from its tail to its head. Courtesy of mathinsight.org For humans, … Continue reading Frost mages and the vector of Legion

Battle for Azeroth developments

Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if — oh what the hell, it’s not like I’m giving away the ending to The Sopranos or anything. I don’t know about you, but the news from Blizz on Battle for Azeroth has seemed to me to alternate between fire hose and last-trickle-of-water-from-the-canteen levels. The last day or two … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth developments

Garrisons revisited

A couple of years ago, during Warlords of Draenor, anyone reading this blog would likely have been treated to a rant about how badly Blizz screwed up the whole garrison idea. Garrisons had become a second job, they made the game seem about as fun as spending your weekends cleaning house and mowing the lawn, … Continue reading Garrisons revisited

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?