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

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

What I heard, part one

While I was on my mini-break, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas held another developer Q&A. I didn’t watch it live, but I did listen to it after the fact. (Seriously, how did people live before video on demand?) In general, I thought it was quite informative — there were several insights into design philosophy as well … Continue reading What I heard, part one

Profession changes — lipstick on a pig

Okay, this is not my first time writing about the dismal state of professions in WoW, and sadly it probably will not be my last, but sheesh Blizz, not to put too fine a point on it — WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?   There are some moves Blizz make that absolutely convince me there … Continue reading Profession changes — lipstick on a pig

Thank a tank

Over the weekend I tried — unsuccessfully — to run Battle of Dazar’alor LFR on a couple of alts. Yes, I suppose I am a glutton for punishment. I don’t want any regular LFR participants to take this the wrong way, but I wanted to run through the raid on both my healers (Mistweaver Monk … Continue reading Thank a tank

Gearing alts

Yesterday, still recovering from a bout with the flu, I felt good enough to be upright but not good enough to be moving around much — the perfect set of circumstances for spending a lot of hours playing WoW! So I spent the whole day leveling my Windwalker monk. Actually, I am not a fan … Continue reading Gearing alts

PvP overreach?

I am sure most of you saw the disclosure about Limit changing factions in order to get an advantage for the World First Mythic Battle of Dazar’alor over-hyped “contest”. The rationale for changing had to do with gear — mainly the extra ilevel 400 piece offered to Alliance as a kill-25 horde quest enticement to … Continue reading PvP overreach?