Goals and progress

Over the weekend I spent most of my WoW time trying to gain some rep for my Druid (so as to get the level 3 alchemy recipes), and starting to level my alt hunter. My alt hunter — a Beastmaster hunter — used to be my main, but for a lot of unimportant complicated reasons … Continue reading Goals and progress

Talking across each other

con·ver·sa·tion ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n/ noun the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. "the two men were deep in conversation" synonyms: discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, exchange, dialogue Yesterday was another in what has become a regular series of Q&A sessions with Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas. I still maintain this is a good move on Blizz’s … Continue reading Talking across each other

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

Azerite mess

There has been a very interesting forum thread, topped off by some extensive Blue comments, on Azerite armor in Battle for Azeroth. You can check out the most pertinent posts, assembled by MMO-C, here. Even more enlightening, though, is Matthew Rossi’s Blizzard Watch commentary on the subject. I really recommend taking a look at it if … Continue reading Azerite mess

The path to fun

Last night our raid team sailed through a full clear of Uldir Normal in about an hour and a half, one-shotting every boss. After struggling with the raid since it opened, and after only killing G’thuun for the first time last Thursday, this was a welcome development. I am honestly not sure what the difference … Continue reading The path to fun

That’s what he said

Last Friday, Reddit hosted an “Ask Me Anything” livestream for Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas and a few devs. I watched some of it unfold but had to go do something else about an hour into it. If you did not see it at the time, probably the easiest way to review it is to read … Continue reading That’s what he said

Azerite labyrinth

I have spent the better part of Battle for Azeroth thus far being confounded by the intricacies of the whole Azerite gear system. Parts of it are obvious, yet many other parts are a dark labyrinth I seem to be navigating blindfolded. I decided to try and break it out into a system I can understand, … Continue reading Azerite labyrinth