Player housing – could Blizz really pull it off?

A while back — maybe a couple of weeks? — MMO-C posted a quick summary of a recent 4FanSite interview with some Blizzard devs. One tiny comment seemed almost earth-shaking, coming from Blizz.  The original quote from the German site was: Housing ist bei Blizzard ein sehr großes Thema. Die Entwickler sind noch am Überlegen … Continue reading Player housing – could Blizz really pull it off?

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

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