Course correction or desperation?

Yesterday we saw one WoW victim of the announced Activision Blizzard layoffs. Ythisen, possibly the most visible and active Community Manager for the game, was given his walking papers. I was not an especially big fan, but I give him a lot of credit for putting himself out there far more than almost any other … Continue reading Course correction or desperation?

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

Tinfoil hat time again

Real life has conspired to make today exceptionally busy for me, thus today’s post will be quite short. Over the weekend I had a few more thoughts about Blizz’s whole PvP effort, and those thoughts led to a rip-roaring conspiracy theory taking shape. Alcohol may have played a part.... Consider this scenario:  By the end … Continue reading Tinfoil hat time again

Whither World of Warcraft?

whither INTERROGATIVE ADVERB literary, archaic 1 To what place or state. ‘whither are we bound?’ ‘they asked people whither they would emigrate’ 1.1 What is the likely future of. ‘whither modern architecture?’ I admit I am something of a logophile. Some words just make me happy when I can use them. Whither is one of those. It … Continue reading Whither World of Warcraft?

Fun, part deux

A couple nights ago I was grinding out some world quests, and it struck me how annoying most of them are. Not because I have done them dozens of times and they are boring, though that is true, but because Blizz has steadily gone stark raving bonkers with packing mobs into every available space. There … Continue reading Fun, part deux

Remember fun?

Last night our guild resumed its regular raid night, after a nice long holiday break. We pretty much romped through heroic Uldir, with only a couple of wipes each at Zul and G’huun. We were short a couple of our core raiders, so some others had to fill in on cc and orb duties, and … Continue reading Remember fun?

Small things that delight

Sometimes, when you feel like The Big Picture is depressing, the best course of action is to focus on the small things, both good and bad. The good small things make you smile, and you can see how to fix the bad small things. It makes the Big Thing seem more manageable. I am not … Continue reading Small things that delight