What I heard, part one

While I was on my mini-break, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas held another developer Q&A. I didn’t watch it live, but I did listen to it after the fact. (Seriously, how did people live before video on demand?) In general, I thought it was quite informative — there were several insights into design philosophy as well … Continue reading What I heard, part one

Gearing alts

Yesterday, still recovering from a bout with the flu, I felt good enough to be upright but not good enough to be moving around much — the perfect set of circumstances for spending a lot of hours playing WoW! So I spent the whole day leveling my Windwalker monk. Actually, I am not a fan … Continue reading Gearing alts

Gear. Again. Still.

After a decent clear of Tomb of Sargeras (N) last night, I ended up with a new 910 ring and was able to complete my T20 4-piece. We had a lot of fun, and while we did not one-shot every boss, we did not have any real trouble with them either. Everyone is looking forward … Continue reading Gear. Again. Still.

Wait, what?

On Monday I wrote about Blizz's surprising announcement of planned baseline improvements to BM hunters. Basically, I was encouraged because the changes addressed two of the most fundamental problems with BM mechanics -- problems that had been identified and quantified as early as the alpha testing phase, and problems Blizz had stubbornly ignored for all … Continue reading Wait, what?

Tidying up

I'll be taking a 4-day weekend starting tomorrow, for the U.S. 4th of July celebration. Normally, if we go away for a holiday, I like to tidy up my house so that we return to a neat, welcoming home and not a trashy depressing one. As we are not going away this weekend, I will … Continue reading Tidying up

Let’s talk gear

In Legion Blizz will introduce what amounts to a seismic shift in the way gear is awarded. The condensed version is that there will no longer be a hard cap on the level of gear you can earn from various game activities. That is, in theory, players can be awarded Mythic level gear from LFR, … Continue reading Let’s talk gear