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

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?

The linear progression of alpacas

I see that Blizz decided to fix the weird bug that was causing no alpacas to appear for the War Campaign quest where you have to round one up. It is a silly little throw-away endeavor hardly even worthy of the term “quest”, but it is one of those fun departures into whimsy Blizz used … Continue reading The linear progression of alpacas

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

Pie and irrationality

Yesterday, of course was Pi Day. As has become traditional in our house, I picked up a couple pies I had previously ordered from The Happy Eatery Bakery in my town. (If you are ever in Manassas, do not miss this place, it is really superb, totally unsolicited endorsement.) The pies do double duty — … Continue reading Pie and irrationality

Whelmed by the patch

CAUTION: May contain Patch 8.1.5 spoilers, read at your own risk. As you all know, Patch 8.1.5 dropped yesterday. To quote Mel Brooks, “I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed ...” by it. As a minor major patch goes, it is fine I suppose, and like every patch it has some positives as well … Continue reading Whelmed by the patch

The endless war (campaign)

So over the weekend I played with newest leveled alt, my MW/WW monk. I had fun finally running some LFR, the Darkshore Warfront, and some emissary quests with her. I am finding the monk play style both quick and engaging, a far cry from the dull BM hunter mash-the-button-on-cooldown style. If monks had a ranged … Continue reading The endless war (campaign)