Another scattershot post

Today's post — in what seems to be a depressingly familiar pattern — is just a few disjointed comments on the scraps of news about the game these days. So you want to play a hunter in Classic? Before you do, check out this post about the “not a bug” as well as the “OK … Continue reading Another scattershot post

What a difference a year makes

It is the middle of summer. It is hot. People are leaving on vacations and hanging by the pool or at the beach, ice cream and popsicles and ice cold beer are a delight in the heat, and shorts and flipflops are the uniform of freedom. But we are also at the point where most … Continue reading What a difference a year makes

What I did on my summer vacation

My two weeks of writing vacation went by far too quickly, but now break is over and it’s time to lace up my hard shoes and get back to school. While I was out, I spent a lot — A LOT — of time playing WoW. Too much, even in my own opinion. But I … Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation

Is it enough?

WARNING STATEMENT: This post may contain spoilers. If you are hyper sensitive to such (“OMG, there are two new zones??”), best to skip it.  Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is live as of yesterday. The technical rollout, at least from my perspective, seemed flawless. Announced outage was from 10-6 my time, and I had planned … Continue reading Is it enough?

Frozen in tedium

Today there is a little Blizz announcement regarding some changes to Battle of Dazar’alor: Lady Jaina Proudmoore Jaina now kills all players instantly if the entire raid is frozen solid during an intermission phase. Developers’ note: Previously, if an entire raid was frozen solid, all players would have to wait until they each died before … Continue reading Frozen in tedium

Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

I suppose I am just getting very cynical in my old age, but lately every time I read or even think about Patch 8.2, it is with a sense of dread rather than excitement. My predominant thought is “How is Blizz going to screw us this time?” I am not proud of this, by the … Continue reading Patch 8.2 — more dread than anticipation

This may be the line

I’ve been doing some hard thinking about World of Warcraft in the past couple of days, specifically my own relationship to it. In the “death by a thousand cuts” metaphor, this latest Blizz decision on mount equipment may turn out to be the final mortal cut. I will likely stick around to see the announcement … Continue reading This may be the line