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

Frost mages and the vector of Legion

A vector is an object that has both a magnitude and a direction. Geometrically, we can picture a vector as a directed line segment, whose length is the magnitude of the vector and with an arrow indicating the direction. The direction of the vector is from its tail to its head. Courtesy of mathinsight.org For humans, … Continue reading Frost mages and the vector of Legion

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

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

Hole protocol

When you want to get out of a hole, so the conventional wisdom goes, the first step is to stop digging! Someone needs to tape that to every monitor at Blizz HQ, because they seem incapable of figuring it out for themselves. There is no more obvious example of this than the Legion legendary debacle. Blizz began … Continue reading Hole protocol

Never-ending grinds

Tier 20 Set Bonuses The latest PTR build added Tier 20 set bonuses. Keep in mind that these haven't been tuned, some are missing, and some have already been changed. When I saw this little blurb in MMO-C, I pretty much just wanted to give up. Seriously? T20 is on its way? While unlucky sods … Continue reading Never-ending grinds

One of those days

Something about the best-laid plans... My plan this morning had been to bring my car in to the dealer for service and write my post while waiting for it. After all, they have free wifi and a decent waiting room, free coffee and muffins, and all that. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Silly me. First, it turns out nearly … Continue reading One of those days