Patch 7.3 first week impressions

We have had close to a week to explore Patch 7.3, and I am still pretty neutral about it. On the one hand there are some interesting and fun things to experience, and on the other the never-ending grind on the same-old same-old is really wearing very thin. Let me get to some specifics. Timed … Continue reading Patch 7.3 first week impressions

Crossing the line in Legion

Blizz's announcement yesterday that they are effectively making full artifact trait progression not only pointless but impossible got me to thinking. In every expansion I reach a point where I put my main into a "maintenance" mode and move my game into end-of-expansion pursuits -- going after achievements I want, playing around with my alts, … Continue reading Crossing the line in Legion

So many questions, so little time

Looking back over my education, I think the single most important skill I learned was to ask questions. The Jesuits who schooled me were big believers in the Socratic Method, so we were not only encouraged but required to ask questions as part of every learning process. Sure, fractions and Shakespeare and the date of … Continue reading So many questions, so little time

Miscellaneous stuff

No big topic today, just a few incomplete thoughts about the game that have been rattling around in my head. Flying. At last, over the weekend, I completed Legion Pathfinder Part 2. The long pole in the tent for me was getting revered with Legionfall Armies. I had lost a couple days questing the previous … Continue reading Miscellaneous stuff

Legion’s way or the highway

Usually over the weekend I play quite a lot of WoW, and in Legion it has become the most fun time I have in the game, since I feel like I can actually putz around and do what I want -- play a couple alts, gather some mats, pick up an achievement or two, run … Continue reading Legion’s way or the highway

Patch 7.2 is upon us

Well, the big news from yesterday's Q&A is that Patch 7.2 will go live at the next reset. I suppose this is good news -- the current content is getting a bit worn, although honestly I would be able to find too much to do in it for weeks or even months yet. Still, it … Continue reading Patch 7.2 is upon us

Simple things

I spent my game play time over the weekend leveling my rogue. He is a notable alt for me because first of all he is a he, and second of all he is a melee damage dealer. I like him, he is kind of a happy-go-lucky type who doesn't really stress about anything. In WoD, … Continue reading Simple things