Whither World of Warcraft?

whither INTERROGATIVE ADVERB literary, archaic 1 To what place or state. ‘whither are we bound?’ ‘they asked people whither they would emigrate’ 1.1 What is the likely future of. ‘whither modern architecture?’ I admit I am something of a logophile. Some words just make me happy when I can use them. Whither is one of those. It … Continue reading Whither World of Warcraft?

DC’ed from inspiration

This is just one of those days when I have absolutely zero idea of a decent topic to write on. It happens. Thus, here are a series of disconnected thoughts, in no particular order. — For a chuckle, check out this clever post by long-time blogger Elkagorasa the Casual. If you have ever done M+ … Continue reading DC’ed from inspiration

Guild hopping and the professionalization of M+

Over the weekend I had a chance to do some one on one chats with a few players I met online through our guild recruitment advertisements. It was both a frustrating and an enlightening experience. It was frustrating because so many of the players demanded an exact guild fit to their individual needs. For example, … Continue reading Guild hopping and the professionalization of M+

Uldir revisited

Last night our raid team finally broke through the wall we had hit in heroic Uldir — for weeks we have been stuck on Zul, unable to field the “proper” team numbers and/or composition to kill him. So we languished for a long time at 5/8H, but finally last night’s Zul kill plus a relatively … Continue reading Uldir revisited

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

Epiphany

Over the weekend, as I was cooking for, cleaning for, picking up after, and entertaining relatives, out of the blue I had one of those forehead-slapping moments. For months now — maybe even a couple of years — I have been baffled by Blizz’s apparent business model shift from a game accessible to nearly everyone … Continue reading Epiphany

What do corporate goals mean for WoW?

We recently got the public Q4 2017 report from Activision Blizzard (ATVI), along with the investors’ conference call transcript. The actual report, unless you are a real accounting geek or investor, is pretty dry reading (okay, it is dead boring), but the conference call is often interesting because you can get some excellent ideas of … Continue reading What do corporate goals mean for WoW?