Battle for Azeroth: Legion transmog?

Admin note: I will be taking next week off as a short spring break. I will return to this space on Monday, April 2. Maybe it is just a reflection of the long dragged-out winter we are having, but most of the things I read about Battle for Azeroth seem depressing. (WARNING, RANT FOLLOWS) And … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Legion transmog?

Hunters don’t fit in Blizzard’s mindset

Blizz announced a couple of days ago that Patch 7.3 will bring some fancy new caster visuals for some caster classes/specs. Um, sure, whatever. I suppose it is nice that they are continuing to improve the game's visual experience. Side comment: I have often said that I think mages have the best visuals in the … Continue reading Hunters don’t fit in Blizzard’s mindset

Piecework game development

As we found out a few hours ago in a blue post cited by MMO-C, Russell Brower is leaving Blizzard. RB has given us some of the most compelling, iconic music in the game, and I think WoW will be worse for his departure. In fact, the haunting, beautiful strains of zone music were one … Continue reading Piecework game development

What. The. Hell.

August 10 hotfixes to hunters: Cobra Commander’s Sneaky Snakes (Artifact trait) damage increased by 25%. Thunderslash (Artifact trait) damage reduced by 50%. Thunderslash (Artifact trait) deals 30% less damage with the Dire Frenzy talent. There are BM hunters who have built their entire play style and gear setup around Thunderslash and its interactions, have gone … Continue reading What. The. Hell.

“We’re as mad as hell, and…” Oh forget it

There comes a time in every firebrand's life when they just have to admit defeat. I think I have, at long last, reached that point with hunters in WoW. Oh, out of stubbornness and habit, I will likely continue to play one, but for me the joy of it has gone. Worse than that, I … Continue reading “We’re as mad as hell, and…” Oh forget it

Dire Beast non-solution

It is an absolutely crappy day in my corner of Virginia today. The weather has reached that perfect pinnacle of miserableness: about 37 degrees, cold driving rain, and constant breeze. In my soldier days it was the kind of weather I most hated. We had gear for snow and extreme cold, and we even had … Continue reading Dire Beast non-solution

Breaking news: Cobra Shot to wiggle more

It's no secret that I am beyond disgusted with the way Blizz has treated hunters ever since they trashed and then abandoned SV hunters in WoD. After promising to make SV better in "the next expansion", they proceeded to complete their destruction of it by making it a melee spec in Legion, and a pretty … Continue reading Breaking news: Cobra Shot to wiggle more