Course correction or desperation?

Yesterday we saw one WoW victim of the announced Activision Blizzard layoffs. Ythisen, possibly the most visible and active Community Manager for the game, was given his walking papers. I was not an especially big fan, but I give him a lot of credit for putting himself out there far more than almost any other … Continue reading Course correction or desperation?

Dipping a toe into Battle of Dazar’alor

Last night our raid team ventured into the new raid, Battle of Dazar’alor. Early in a new raid tier our method is to do normal on Tuesdays and heroic progression on Thursdays. When the gear from normal becomes irrelevant to most of the raid, we switch to heroic on both nights. So last night was … Continue reading Dipping a toe into Battle of Dazar’alor

Fun, part deux

A couple nights ago I was grinding out some world quests, and it struck me how annoying most of them are. Not because I have done them dozens of times and they are boring, though that is true, but because Blizz has steadily gone stark raving bonkers with packing mobs into every available space. There … Continue reading Fun, part deux

Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

A month or so ago there was a small flap concerning World of Warcraft subscriptions. As Blizzard stopped publishing subscription numbers in Warlords of Draenor — when they were losing literally millions every quarter — any perceived “leak” of subscription numbers attracted a lot of attention. The source of the information was an October tweet … Continue reading Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

Phasing out armor crafting?

Today, let’s talk professions in WoW. I have never been a profession geek in the game, but I have usually pursued them and had a lot of fun with them. I look upon them as an integral part of the game, and one of my main goals for alts is to have at least one … Continue reading Phasing out armor crafting?

Talking across each other

con·ver·sa·tion ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n/ noun the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. "the two men were deep in conversation" synonyms: discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, exchange, dialogue Yesterday was another in what has become a regular series of Q&A sessions with Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas. I still maintain this is a good move on Blizz’s … Continue reading Talking across each other

Back — and cranky

Hey, all. Well, vacation is over — although “vacation” is not really the right term, as I was engaged in a lot of manual labor every day. I even took a slight break from WoW — would go two or three days without logging in, usually on evenings when I was too beat to do … Continue reading Back — and cranky