What I did on my summer vacation

My two weeks of writing vacation went by far too quickly, but now break is over and it’s time to lace up my hard shoes and get back to school. While I was out, I spent a lot — A LOT — of time playing WoW. Too much, even in my own opinion. But I … Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation

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

Is it enough?

WARNING STATEMENT: This post may contain spoilers. If you are hyper sensitive to such (“OMG, there are two new zones??”), best to skip it.  Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is live as of yesterday. The technical rollout, at least from my perspective, seemed flawless. Announced outage was from 10-6 my time, and I had planned … Continue reading Is it enough?

Frozen in tedium

Today there is a little Blizz announcement regarding some changes to Battle of Dazar’alor: Lady Jaina Proudmoore Jaina now kills all players instantly if the entire raid is frozen solid during an intermission phase. Developers’ note: Previously, if an entire raid was frozen solid, all players would have to wait until they each died before … Continue reading Frozen in tedium

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!

This may be the line

I’ve been doing some hard thinking about World of Warcraft in the past couple of days, specifically my own relationship to it. In the “death by a thousand cuts” metaphor, this latest Blizz decision on mount equipment may turn out to be the final mortal cut. I will likely stick around to see the announcement … Continue reading This may be the line

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