Legion – the good stuff

In my last post, I said I would eventually publish something about the good aspects of Legion. As I am at a loss for anything else to write about today, and as things seem to be moving rather quickly with the pre-expansion patch now on the downloader, I suppose today is as good a day … Continue reading Legion – the good stuff

Going postal and closing alt loopholes

I suppose we all knew it was inevitable, but Blizz has finally reached the bottom of their “content” barrel. Their Priority Mail achievement starts with — hold onto your hats — Standing around Dalaran watching a tiny spot on the ground for 2-5 hours, then being lucky enough to click it first when 10-15 other … Continue reading Going postal and closing alt loopholes

Testing the game for Blizz

Today Blizz has posted a rather long and ardent plea for WoW players to create characters on the 7.3.5 Public Test Realm. Blizz has made similar basic requests for other patches in testing, so this in itself is not really new. What does seem a little out of the ordinary, though, is the slightly desperate … Continue reading Testing the game for Blizz

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

Abandoning the moral high ground

Last night I ditched what was left of my principles and bought a virtual ticket for Blizzcon 2017. Yeah, I know. I'm not proud of it. For years I have haughtily disdained the groupie-like behavior I stereotyped Blizzcon-goers as. It was a kind of badge of honor for me that I could wait, like an … Continue reading Abandoning the moral high ground

Gates, and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Today's topic is gating in WoW. Up front, let me say I really don't have any strong feelings about it one way or another, although in general I tend to come down on the side of letting players set their own pace. But it's not a big thing with me. I started thinking about the … Continue reading Gates, and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain