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

Fashion sense

There being very little to write about WoW these days, this morning I have been thinking about the transmog mechanism and how it has changed the game. Looking back, I think it was one of the most significant changes Blizz ever made to WoW — it would definitely be in any of my top-10 (maybe … Continue reading Fashion sense

Two big reasons BFA stinks

Warning: If you are not in the mood for a rant, you may want to skip today’s post. I have had a really frustrating week playing WoW. We had a rainy weekend in my part of the world, so I ended up spending more time than I usually do playing WoW. When an expansion hits … Continue reading Two big reasons BFA stinks

Shocked, shocked!

Look, I know that Patch 8.2 is still in the “testing” phase, by which of course Blizz means “We want our customers to find all the bugs for us, but we have zero intention of making any meaningful changes”. But hey, it is still technically in draft stage, so we should expect some small glitches, … Continue reading Shocked, shocked!

And the hits just keep on coming

I am trying to be excited about Patch 8.2, trying to give Blizz the benefit of the doubt. I really am. But it seems like every time I turn around they announce yet another stupid idea. The latest one is the "perk" we will get to "allow" "equipment" on mounts. At first glance this sounded … Continue reading And the hits just keep on coming

GAAAAHHH!!

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains a few things about Patch 8.2, so if you are a purist when it comes to knowing about new patches, don’t read. You have been warned. After a week or so of Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas hyping Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, via the interview circuit, yesterday we received the … Continue reading GAAAAHHH!!

Titanforged frustration

Last night I dinged level 43 on my main hunter’s neck piece. That’s not especially high for  an active main character — a couple of my guildies are getting close to 50, I think. But it’s not as if I never play my main except on raid nights. I run most of the emissary quests, … Continue reading Titanforged frustration