Clueless in Manassas

Generally I feel like I am a relatively with-it, aware person. (And I realize using the term “with-it” is vaguely akin to using “cool” or “hip” — that is, something your dad might say to prove how with-it he is, a slang usage oxymoron...) But every once in a while something comes along that reminds … Continue reading Clueless in Manassas

Fun at last!

LIGHT SPOILERS — This post includes a few very minor spoilers about heroic Stromgarde. So minor, in fact, that I feel foolish even posting a warning. Still, if you don’t want to know, move on. Our guild usually hosts a more or less open “alt raid” on Friday nights. It’s a bring-your-friends normal run of … Continue reading Fun at last!

Expectations and disappointment

I note that that bulwark of Blizz fanpeeps, Blizzard Watch, has a post today by Matthew Rossi (one of my favorites) asking what readers would like to see in Patch 8.2.5. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I enjoy Blizzard Watch, think they generally have well-written and often interesting posts, and do from time to time offer … Continue reading Expectations and disappointment

Initiate destruction sequence

Last night, in what is beginning to seem like a bizarre reenactment of Ground Hog Day, we doggedly wiped over and over again on the second boss in Heroic Crucible of Storms. No, we did not kill him. What with the July 4 holiday and all, we basically have one more raid night left before … Continue reading Initiate destruction sequence

When raiding dies

Last night we made 25 attempts to kill heroic Uu’nat in Crucible of Storms. Notice the term “attempts” — no, we did not kill him. We managed to scrape up 15 raiders, and Blizz had even made a few minor nerfs to the fight aimed at smaller raid groups. But still we were unsuccessful. We … Continue reading When raiding dies

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?

Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?

Last night, during a dismal raid night, the full failure of Battle for Azeroth really hit me. I have been loathe to render final judgement on this expansion, but I think there is no longer any use pretending Blizz can and/or will do anything to salvage it. It’s a big fat epic fail, worse in … Continue reading Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?