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

Back — and cranky

Hey, all. Well, vacation is over — although “vacation” is not really the right term, as I was engaged in a lot of manual labor every day. I even took a slight break from WoW — would go two or three days without logging in, usually on evenings when I was too beat to do … Continue reading Back — and cranky

That’s what he said

Last Friday, Reddit hosted an “Ask Me Anything” livestream for Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas and a few devs. I watched some of it unfold but had to go do something else about an hour into it. If you did not see it at the time, probably the easiest way to review it is to read … Continue reading That’s what he said

Thoughts on the Warfronts debacle

The Warfront queue now requires a minimum item level of 320. This 11-word announced hotfix has, predictably, set off a firestorm of protest among WoW players — mostly Alliance. And in my opinion, they have a point. Whether by design or stupidity and tone-deafness, Blizz has shown undeniable favoritism to Horde players in this entire … Continue reading Thoughts on the Warfronts debacle

Leveling retrenchment, sort of

My last post listed some of the top complaints about Patch 8.0.1. There were five, but since then, complaints about two of the topics (full screen mode and personal loot) have taken a back seat to the explosion of irate forum posts about the other three. I think I can confidently say the top three are … Continue reading Leveling retrenchment, sort of

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

Aaaand we’re off!

I am pronouncing Legion officially ended. Oh yes, I know technically we have months to go in this expansion, and lots of people are still totally engrossed in it, but for all practical purposes it has shifted from a windshield view to one we see in the rear view mirror. Battle for Azeroth is now … Continue reading Aaaand we’re off!