Legendaries – stinking to the end

Last night I reached a Legion milestone on my main hunter — I hit the Legendary Lotto when opening an Emissary chest, and it was my first non-hunter token. I had finally gotten all the hunter legendaries and thus was eligible for a Blizz surprise. In this case, it was for a Demon Hunter.  I … Continue reading Legendaries – stinking to the end

Battle for Azeroth – more observations

Look at the title - if you don’t want to know, don’t read. Yesterday I spent several hours on the Battle for Azeroth beta with my copied main BM hunter. In general, it was a positive experience (with some reservations). I took my time, but even so it only took me about 8 hours to … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth – more observations

Legendary follies continue

There are times when you almost have to admire Blizzard’s steadfast commitment to major blunders. Even when they publicly admit certain designs were mistakes, their response is usually to not only keep the bad design but also double down on it. (Think of WoD’s garrisons as a perfect example.) It’s like there is a corporate … Continue reading Legendary follies continue

More Antorus

We have had another week of the new raid tier, Antorus the Burning Throne. On Tuesday, Mythic and the first wing of LFR opened. I still have not seen anything to change my initial opinion of it: Great artwork, a few interesting boss mechanics, but not a tier that will wear well enough to last almost … Continue reading More Antorus

On world quests and rewards

In a recent post in his game design blog, Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) wrote a few words on the art and science of game rewards. It started me thinking about how Blizz has structured rewards in Legion. Overall, I would give Blizz a C+ on this aspect of the expansion. They have done some really … Continue reading On world quests and rewards

Non-legendary legendaries

Over the weekend I was reading up a bit on the 7.3.x upcoming changes — I opted not to dabble on the PTR this time — and I came away feeling pretty cranky about the whole legendary mechanic for Legion. What got me going, of course, is the description we have so far for the … Continue reading Non-legendary legendaries

A plea to Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas

WARNING: Entering rant zone. Please drive carefully. Okay. Today's rant topic is one I have covered before, but last night it just hit a tipping point for me. To put it as delicately and politely as I can: BLIZZ, YOU HAVE ROYALLY FUCKED UP GEAR IN LEGION! What pushed me over the edge last night was … Continue reading A plea to Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas