A plea for simple gear

A couple of days ago, Blizz published a fairly comprehensive guide on what to expect with Azerite gear in Battle for Azeroth. It was nice to finally have the information collected in one place, and for anyone trying to plan out a gear strategy for BFA it seems like it is a useful post. That … Continue reading A plea for simple gear

Frost mages and the vector of Legion

A vector is an object that has both a magnitude and a direction. Geometrically, we can picture a vector as a directed line segment, whose length is the magnitude of the vector and with an arrow indicating the direction. The direction of the vector is from its tail to its head. Courtesy of mathinsight.org For humans, … Continue reading Frost mages and the vector of Legion

Chasing the carrot

I am not what anyone would call an achievement hog (or the other terminology where you leave off the “g”). I do not really go out of my way to check off unfinished tasks in my WoW log. Most of my achievements are there as a by-product of my normal play style, and in any … Continue reading Chasing the carrot

The problem with designing for the squeaky wheels

This blog is not exceptionally popular. On any given day I probably have less than 200 readers, small potatoes in the blogosphere. Of those, maybe less than 10% ever post comments, but I am nearly always impressed with how thoughtful and well-expressed those comments are, even when someone takes great issue with something I have … Continue reading The problem with designing for the squeaky wheels

My night job

Yesterday, it being a lazy Sunday, I decided it would be a good time to bring a couple of my alts into Argus, mainly to update their professions but also to be able to get some of the gear and AP benefits of the place. I played for about six hours, and here is what … Continue reading My night job

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

Patch 7.3 first week impressions

We have had close to a week to explore Patch 7.3, and I am still pretty neutral about it. On the one hand there are some interesting and fun things to experience, and on the other the never-ending grind on the same-old same-old is really wearing very thin. Let me get to some specifics. Timed … Continue reading Patch 7.3 first week impressions