Grinding is bad, reaching goals is not

For the past couple of weeks, ever since I hit Concordance on my main hunter's artifact and hit level 40 on my Artifact Research, I have taken a vacation from BS and World Quests. Just haven't done them. Grinding out hundreds of millions of AP for a marginal increase in power simply is not worth … Continue reading Grinding is bad, reaching goals is not

Philosophical thoughts on endings and beginnings

These days I feel as if I am perched on some kind of virtual bungee cord platform, all harnessed in to leap off into the abyss, but I am in a holding pattern because there are some last-minute safety checks and wind adjustments to be made. I am ready, I've made the decision to do … Continue reading Philosophical thoughts on endings and beginnings

Blizz Takes Away Readiness — For the Toon and for the Player

Most of the betting for 5.4 going live puts it around the first or second week after Labor Day in the U.S., about a month  from now. At the risk of annoying those of you who were whining about having nothing left to do in game two weeks after Mists was released, I say to … Continue reading Blizz Takes Away Readiness — For the Toon and for the Player

The hunter as bodyguard

Way back in WOTLK (I know, I know, I'm a newcomer!) when I was a baby hunter and just starting to run dungeons,  the grizzled old druid healer in my guild explained that a hunter has one and only one duty in a group: Protect The Healer! So I learned to start every encounter -- … Continue reading The hunter as bodyguard