Blizz targeting class design?

A couple of days ago, in a Dev Insights video, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas made what seems to be a startling admission: Blizz has screwed up class design in the game. Well. Watch out for those flying pigs! Up front, I first want to say I applaud this bit of honesty from Mr. GDH, though … Continue reading Blizz targeting class design?

What we are learning about future WoW expansions

Yesterday we saw the introduction of the encrypted-file version of 8.2 on the PTR. (It’s not unusual for Blizz to put encrypted files on the PTR, I suppose so they can pre-position stuff for a timed test release.) This move came on the heels of a mini-hype tour by Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas, making the … Continue reading What we are learning about future WoW expansions

Enough already

This is probably going to be a rant, so if you aren’t in the mood, you may want to skip today’s post. Over the weekend, I got a new piece of gear from the Warfront scenario. For a change it was not my umpteenth set of identical gloves, it was actually a 15-ilevel upgrade from … Continue reading Enough already

Beastmaster blues

A recent WoW dps chart — always guaranteed to provoke both whining and strutting among the numbers-obsessed — was bad news for BM hunters. Basically, with performances aggregated over time since Battle of Dazar’alor went live, BM hunters are at the bottom of the chart. The bottom. The worst. The spec stinkers of WoW. Worse … Continue reading Beastmaster blues

Azerite mess

There has been a very interesting forum thread, topped off by some extensive Blue comments, on Azerite armor in Battle for Azeroth. You can check out the most pertinent posts, assembled by MMO-C, here. Even more enlightening, though, is Matthew Rossi’s Blizzard Watch commentary on the subject. I really recommend taking a look at it if … Continue reading Azerite mess

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

Legendaries – stinking to the end

Last night I reached a Legion milestone on my main hunter — I hit the Legendary Lotto when opening an Emissary chest, and it was my first non-hunter token. I had finally gotten all the hunter legendaries and thus was eligible for a Blizz surprise. In this case, it was for a Demon Hunter.  I … Continue reading Legendaries – stinking to the end