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?
I love playing World of Warcraft. I may not be the stereotypical fangirl, but it says something that I have played it all these years, with no real break. If anything, I play more hours each week now than I did when I first started the game. I just want to get that out there, … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth wearing thin already?
For all intents and purposes, we have begun Battle for Azeroth. At least I have. I spent last night doing the Silithus artifact retirement quests on all nine of my characters. Only my main had done the previous Silithus quest line, so I had to go through the annoyingly tedious criss-crossing of the zone multiple … Continue reading Respite
Today Blizz has posted a rather long and ardent plea for WoW players to create characters on the 7.3.5 Public Test Realm. Blizz has made similar basic requests for other patches in testing, so this in itself is not really new. What does seem a little out of the ordinary, though, is the slightly desperate … Continue reading Testing the game for Blizz
I am not what anyone would call an achievement hog (or the other terminology where you leave off the “g”). I do not really go out of my way to check off unfinished tasks in my WoW log. Most of my achievements are there as a by-product of my normal play style, and in any … Continue reading Chasing the carrot
This blog is not exceptionally popular. On any given day I probably have less than 200 readers, small potatoes in the blogosphere. Of those, maybe less than 10% ever post comments, but I am nearly always impressed with how thoughtful and well-expressed those comments are, even when someone takes great issue with something I have … Continue reading The problem with designing for the squeaky wheels
I am not a let's-join-an-illegal-vanilla-WoW-server kind of person. I think the game is what it currently is, and if I really dislike it I am at liberty to not play it. It would never occur to me to try and find a retro version of it, partly because I tend to look forward not back, … Continue reading Nostalgia