WoW trends, part 1

Now that I have had a few more days with Battle for Azeroth, one thing that strikes me is the clear emergence of trends and patterns for this game — many were started in Warlords of Draenor, further developed in Legion, and seem in BFA to have emerged as full-fledged and constant features of the … Continue reading WoW trends, part 1

Settling into a pattern, and Blizz is still alt-hostile

A month short of a year into Legion, and I realized over the weekend that I have finally settled into a weekly routine in the game. Tuesday (reset day): Collect weekly things on my main -- seals, Mythic+ chest, weekly bonus quest. I don't run every weekly on my main -- usually only the timewalkers … Continue reading Settling into a pattern, and Blizz is still alt-hostile

The crafted gear dance

One or two of you who regularly follow this blog may have noticed I did not post anything on Wednesday, thus departing from my usual M-W-F pattern. The truth is, I had a wonderful rant all written, full of my usual over-the-top indignant comments, along with some really creative metaphors. As I was about to … Continue reading The crafted gear dance

Doubling down on bad ideas

Patch 7.2 will give us crafted legendaries. You can read the details of what we know about them thus far in this summary from MMO-C. Now, of course, Patch 7.2 is still undergoing a lot of changes, and the initial info on these legendaries could change a lot between now and live, but let me … Continue reading Doubling down on bad ideas

It’s the little things

A couple of weeks ago in a tongue-in-cheek comment reply to a reader, I wrote that I had reached the "acceptance" phase in my grief over what I still consider to be Blizz's destruction of the hunter class in WoW. I still bristle over the betrayal, but I finally realized they are not going to … Continue reading It’s the little things

What Blizz got wrong in Legion

My last post laid out what I think Blizz got right about Legion. It was a long post, because I think on balance Legion is a decent expansion -- certainly leagues better than WoD. As I said in the post, I give Legion a "solid B". The reasons it does not make the cut for an … Continue reading What Blizz got wrong in Legion

Dev interview number 1

Yesterday Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas inaugurated what is promised to be the first of several weekly dev interviews on Legion. While I applaud the concept, I have to wonder: What took them so long? We have just spent a year crawling through a veritable desert, parched for information on Legion, chasing after mirages. A weekly scheduled communication … Continue reading Dev interview number 1