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

Garrisons revisited

A couple of years ago, during Warlords of Draenor, anyone reading this blog would likely have been treated to a rant about how badly Blizz screwed up the whole garrison idea. Garrisons had become a second job, they made the game seem about as fun as spending your weekends cleaning house and mowing the lawn, … Continue reading Garrisons revisited

End game games

The last week or so I have been working on making my Void Elf mage actually viable for end game play. I have come to the conclusion that it is a seriously flawed process in Legion, and I fear the general framework will be repeated in Battle for Azeroth. OK, let me explain. First, it … Continue reading End game games

Legendary follies continue

There are times when you almost have to admire Blizzard’s steadfast commitment to major blunders. Even when they publicly admit certain designs were mistakes, their response is usually to not only keep the bad design but also double down on it. (Think of WoD’s garrisons as a perfect example.) It’s like there is a corporate … Continue reading Legendary follies continue

2018 – My year of alts?

I hope everyone had a great holiday. I certainly did, but I won’t deny it is good to be back to a routine. The house is back to its normal non-decorated self, all the bad-for-you Christmas cookies and fudge and such have been gobbled or otherwise disposed of, the relatives have gone home, the parties … Continue reading 2018 – My year of alts?

Widening player gulf?

Legion is, in many, many aspects, a vast improvement over the nightmare of Draenor. The lore is more relevant, artwork is phenomenal, and there is tons of content both new and repeatable. Even the leveling process, which was one of the few highlights of Draenor, is if anything more engaging in Legion. But I find myself … Continue reading Widening player gulf?

Where do you see WoW a year from now?

Administrative edit: I am taking a holiday break and will see you all after New Year's. To all my readers, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I wish you warmth and happiness and love in this season of hope and throughout the coming year. "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" Most of … Continue reading Where do you see WoW a year from now?