Beastmaster blues

A recent WoW dps chart — always guaranteed to provoke both whining and strutting among the numbers-obsessed — was bad news for BM hunters. Basically, with performances aggregated over time since Battle of Dazar’alor went live, BM hunters are at the bottom of the chart. The bottom. The worst. The spec stinkers of WoW. Worse … Continue reading Beastmaster blues

Fun, part deux

A couple nights ago I was grinding out some world quests, and it struck me how annoying most of them are. Not because I have done them dozens of times and they are boring, though that is true, but because Blizz has steadily gone stark raving bonkers with packing mobs into every available space. There … Continue reading Fun, part deux

Small things that delight

Sometimes, when you feel like The Big Picture is depressing, the best course of action is to focus on the small things, both good and bad. The good small things make you smile, and you can see how to fix the bad small things. It makes the Big Thing seem more manageable. I am not … Continue reading Small things that delight

Phasing out armor crafting?

Today, let’s talk professions in WoW. I have never been a profession geek in the game, but I have usually pursued them and had a lot of fun with them. I look upon them as an integral part of the game, and one of my main goals for alts is to have at least one … Continue reading Phasing out armor crafting?

Blizz – cheapskates and skinflints

If I could actually ask a question at this year’s Blizzcon World of Warcraft Q&A, it would be this: Why has Blizz become so miserly? I am talking about things like: Mission table quests. The gold from them is not even close to what we got from Legion class hall missions. There is absolutely zero … Continue reading Blizz – cheapskates and skinflints

Back — and cranky

Hey, all. Well, vacation is over — although “vacation” is not really the right term, as I was engaged in a lot of manual labor every day. I even took a slight break from WoW — would go two or three days without logging in, usually on evenings when I was too beat to do … Continue reading Back — and cranky