Blizz’s wall of silence

Last night and this morning I’ve been entertaining myself by reading some of the most popular 8.0-related threads on the forums. Judging solely by numbers of posts, it seems like the patch changes evoking the most emotion are (more or less in order): Communities/Guild interface Removal of full screen mode Personal loot (still) Leveling changes … Continue reading Blizz’s wall of silence

Ends are also beginnings

Tomorrow, if all goes smoothly, we will see the end of Legion and the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, the seventh expansion in World of Warcraft and the sixth that I will have personally experienced. Yes, I know the actual full expansion does not go live until a month from now, but the pre-expansion patch … Continue reading Ends are also beginnings

A plea to Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas

WARNING: Entering rant zone. Please drive carefully. Okay. Today's rant topic is one I have covered before, but last night it just hit a tipping point for me. To put it as delicately and politely as I can: BLIZZ, YOU HAVE ROYALLY FUCKED UP GEAR IN LEGION! What pushed me over the edge last night was … Continue reading A plea to Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas

This is why we can’t have nice things

Today's topic is incredibly minor, but it set me off on a thought train that kind of surprised me. Blizz recently changed its forum policy by removing the downvote option on forum comments. The main reason(s), according to CM Ornyx: We originally added this feature as a means for players to assist with forum moderation … Continue reading This is why we can’t have nice things

WoW as a personality mirror

Yesterday, according to MMO-C reporting, there was a dev pseudo-interview about raid and encounter design. I did not know about it in advance, and I would not have watched it even if I had known. If you are interested in it you can read the crib notes here. I would say you can also watch … Continue reading WoW as a personality mirror

Doing the right thing

Some poetry for you to contemplate while you go about your weekend: The Listeners  BY WALTER DE LA MARE ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest’s ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above … Continue reading Doing the right thing