Hunter smackdown. Again.

The one thing I have been relatively hopeful about regarding Patch 8.2 is that Blizz pretty much left hunters alone, did not screw with us much. BM hunters are still woefully low in damage, lack any sort of significant burst ability, and are mainly at the mercy of a mechanical button-mashing play style, but hey … Continue reading Hunter smackdown. Again.

Blizz targeting class design?

A couple of days ago, in a Dev Insights video, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas made what seems to be a startling admission: Blizz has screwed up class design in the game. Well. Watch out for those flying pigs! Up front, I first want to say I applaud this bit of honesty from Mr. GDH, though … Continue reading Blizz targeting class design?

Volunteer thoughts

Friday night we did our weekly Battle of Dazar’alor normal fun/alt run. Our GM is the raid leader, we usually partner with a sister guild, people can invite friends, and we almost always pug a few players. There is no pressure for progression raiders to participate, it is all completely voluntary. A lot of us … Continue reading Volunteer thoughts

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

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