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

Blizz targeting class design?

A couple of days ago, in a Dev Insights video, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas made what seems to be a startling admission: Blizz has screwed up class design in the game. Well. Watch out for those flying pigs! Up front, I first want to say I applaud this bit of honesty from Mr. GDH, though … Continue reading Blizz targeting class design?

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

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

Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

I suppose I am just getting very cynical in my old age, but lately every time I read or even think about Patch 8.2, it is with a sense of dread rather than excitement. My predominant thought is “How is Blizz going to screw us this time?” I am not proud of this, by the … Continue reading Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

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