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

Legendary follies continue

There are times when you almost have to admire Blizzard’s steadfast commitment to major blunders. Even when they publicly admit certain designs were mistakes, their response is usually to not only keep the bad design but also double down on it. (Think of WoD’s garrisons as a perfect example.) It’s like there is a corporate … Continue reading Legendary follies continue

Housecleaning

Lately it has been challenging for me to come up with decent topics to write about in this blog. (Read the one from Wednesday and you will say something like "That's for sure!") We are pretty deep into summer game mode, I suppose -- Patch 7.2.5 is old news, and 7.3 is months away. People … Continue reading Housecleaning

Crossing the line in Legion

Blizz's announcement yesterday that they are effectively making full artifact trait progression not only pointless but impossible got me to thinking. In every expansion I reach a point where I put my main into a "maintenance" mode and move my game into end-of-expansion pursuits -- going after achievements I want, playing around with my alts, … Continue reading Crossing the line in Legion

So many questions, so little time

Looking back over my education, I think the single most important skill I learned was to ask questions. The Jesuits who schooled me were big believers in the Socratic Method, so we were not only encouraged but required to ask questions as part of every learning process. Sure, fractions and Shakespeare and the date of … Continue reading So many questions, so little time

Legion’s way or the highway

Usually over the weekend I play quite a lot of WoW, and in Legion it has become the most fun time I have in the game, since I feel like I can actually putz around and do what I want -- play a couple alts, gather some mats, pick up an achievement or two, run … Continue reading Legion’s way or the highway

Patch 7.2 is upon us

Well, the big news from yesterday's Q&A is that Patch 7.2 will go live at the next reset. I suppose this is good news -- the current content is getting a bit worn, although honestly I would be able to find too much to do in it for weeks or even months yet. Still, it … Continue reading Patch 7.2 is upon us