The Reforging Paradox

Over the past few expansions, Blizz has developed what I consider to be a condescending and patronizing brand of gaslighting that is really starting to grate on me. For want of a better term, I will refer to it as the Reforging Paradox, named after an early example of the phenomenon. That is, back at … Continue reading The Reforging Paradox

Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

I suppose I am just getting very cynical in my old age, but lately every time I read or even think about Patch 8.2, it is with a sense of dread rather than excitement. My predominant thought is “How is Blizz going to screw us this time?” I am not proud of this, by the … Continue reading Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

I got nothin’

Extremely short post today. I have ideas, but honestly my interest in this expansion is so low that none of the ideas seems worth writing about. Pointing out systemic problems is futile, and addressing little cute things seems rather akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Blizz seems to be methodically dismantling World … Continue reading I got nothin’

Pie and irrationality

Yesterday, of course was Pi Day. As has become traditional in our house, I picked up a couple pies I had previously ordered from The Happy Eatery Bakery in my town. (If you are ever in Manassas, do not miss this place, it is really superb, totally unsolicited endorsement.) The pies do double duty — … Continue reading Pie and irrationality

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

Profession changes — lipstick on a pig

Okay, this is not my first time writing about the dismal state of professions in WoW, and sadly it probably will not be my last, but sheesh Blizz, not to put too fine a point on it — WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?   There are some moves Blizz make that absolutely convince me there … Continue reading Profession changes — lipstick on a pig

Talking across each other

con·ver·sa·tion ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n/ noun the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. "the two men were deep in conversation" synonyms: discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, exchange, dialogue Yesterday was another in what has become a regular series of Q&A sessions with Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas. I still maintain this is a good move on Blizz’s … Continue reading Talking across each other