Buh-bye Uldir and other thoughts

Last night we wrapped up our raiding for the year. We are taking a holiday break, thank goodness. I really feel like I need a raid break, and I think everyone else on the team feels that way, too. (I mean, they don’t feel like I need a break — though possibly they do feel … Continue reading Buh-bye Uldir and other thoughts

Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

A month or so ago there was a small flap concerning World of Warcraft subscriptions. As Blizzard stopped publishing subscription numbers in Warlords of Draenor — when they were losing literally millions every quarter — any perceived “leak” of subscription numbers attracted a lot of attention. The source of the information was an October tweet … Continue reading Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

Aging of BFA

I am more or less at the point in Battle for Azeroth where I put my main into “maintenance” mode and start leveling and minimally gearing up my alts. This is my normal expansion play style: spend most of the first patch exclusively on my main, get her to a gear and achievement level that … Continue reading Aging of BFA

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

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

What a week!

Well, we are almost a week into Battle for Azeroth, and I think my overwhelming feeling is one of delight combined with confused exhaustion. First, the launch — I thought it was surprisingly smooth and trouble-free, but I know from the forums that was not the case for all realms. For those of you that … Continue reading What a week!