In which I eat my words

As you all know, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas has been making the rounds of the gaming pubs giving interviews designed to hype Patch 8.2, coming in ???early summer??late spring?? As the various editorial staffs completed their work, we are seeing these interviews published one or two at a time. On Friday I opined about two … Continue reading In which I eat my words

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

Lazy Friday

It’s Friday, and honestly I am feeling quite lazy — possibly getting a head start on spring fever? Thus, I have no great words of wisdom or even foolishness today, just some random observations, links, and stray comments. Feel free to skip the post, I guarantee you there is very little of importance in it. … Continue reading Lazy Friday

Enough already

This is probably going to be a rant, so if you aren’t in the mood, you may want to skip today’s post. Over the weekend, I got a new piece of gear from the Warfront scenario. For a change it was not my umpteenth set of identical gloves, it was actually a 15-ilevel upgrade from … Continue reading Enough already

Unfocused focus

Some days when I sit down to write this blog I have to really scrape to come up with a topic. Other days there is so much to write about that the problem is choosing and limiting the blog’s topic scope. Then there are days like today, which seems to be a witch’s sour mash … Continue reading Unfocused focus

Beastmaster blues

A recent WoW dps chart — always guaranteed to provoke both whining and strutting among the numbers-obsessed — was bad news for BM hunters. Basically, with performances aggregated over time since Battle of Dazar’alor went live, BM hunters are at the bottom of the chart. The bottom. The worst. The spec stinkers of WoW. Worse … Continue reading Beastmaster blues

Hati! You’re back!

Back in the early days of Legion, when beastmaster hunters were having some pretty dark days because of Blizz’s complete stripping of the spec’s very soul, I remember being kind of skeptical of Hati. Recall that Hati, for all practical purposes, was the BM hunter artifact weapon. Oh sure, there was a gun, but it … Continue reading Hati! You’re back!