Azerite labyrinth

I have spent the better part of Battle for Azeroth thus far being confounded by the intricacies of the whole Azerite gear system. Parts of it are obvious, yet many other parts are a dark labyrinth I seem to be navigating blindfolded. I decided to try and break it out into a system I can understand, … Continue reading Azerite labyrinth

Labor Day musings

Friday when I posted, I completely forgot that this is a long Labor Day holiday weekend in the US. Had I remembered, I would probably have given my readers notice that I would not be posting today. But I did not remember, so you all are stuck with a catch-as-catch-can post. I did play WoW … Continue reading Labor Day musings

What a week!

Well, we are almost a week into Battle for Azeroth, and I think my overwhelming feeling is one of delight combined with confused exhaustion. First, the launch — I thought it was surprisingly smooth and trouble-free, but I know from the forums that was not the case for all realms. For those of you that … Continue reading What a week!

Respite

For all intents and purposes, we have begun Battle for Azeroth. At least I have. I spent last night doing the Silithus artifact retirement quests on all nine of my characters. Only my main had done the previous Silithus quest line, so I had to go through the annoyingly tedious criss-crossing of the zone multiple … Continue reading Respite

End game games

The last week or so I have been working on making my Void Elf mage actually viable for end game play. I have come to the conclusion that it is a seriously flawed process in Legion, and I fear the general framework will be repeated in Battle for Azeroth. OK, let me explain. First, it … Continue reading End game games

New leveling process — nope

On Friday I finally got my void elf mage leveled. It took me what seemed like forever but in reality was about /played 4 days. Yes, I know, that is pretty slow. Towards the end I just gave up on efficient leveling and began a sort of grim grinding, doing a few things like some … Continue reading New leveling process — nope

Cranky about the crucible

Yesterday we "finished" our grand entry into Argus, with the quest line unlocking the Netherlight Crucible. And while I suppose I am in favor of more power for our gear -- in this case weapon -- can I just say, Blizz, have you completely lost your marbles? This latest "addition" to Legion gear calculations -- … Continue reading Cranky about the crucible