Leveling retrenchment, sort of

My last post listed some of the top complaints about Patch 8.0.1. There were five, but since then, complaints about two of the topics (full screen mode and personal loot) have taken a back seat to the explosion of irate forum posts about the other three. I think I can confidently say the top three are … Continue reading Leveling retrenchment, sort of

Patchy notes

With any luck, we may finally be past the play-stopping bugs with Patch 8.0.1 and into the exploration phase. Before I get started on my hunter notes, though, a couple of random thoughts. The devs tweeted this out in response to some complaints about the Legion Companion App. I do not often use the app … Continue reading Patchy notes

Q&A – informative for a change

Yesterday I had a lot going on and was not able to watch the Q&A live, so I watched it this morning. I kind of wish I had made some time to watch it yesterday, because for a change there was quite a lot of very good information in it, and if I had had … Continue reading Q&A – informative for a change

Pass the crow, please

Today I am going to eat a little bit of crow. Blizz just announced they are rolling back the new loot rules they implemented a few weeks ago. Recall that, with the new leveling zones and processes introduced in Patch 7.3.5, there was a change that put personal loot automatically into effect for all leveling … Continue reading Pass the crow, please

Epiphany

Over the weekend, as I was cooking for, cleaning for, picking up after, and entertaining relatives, out of the blue I had one of those forehead-slapping moments. For months now — maybe even a couple of years — I have been baffled by Blizz’s apparent business model shift from a game accessible to nearly everyone … Continue reading Epiphany

What do corporate goals mean for WoW?

We recently got the public Q4 2017 report from Activision Blizzard (ATVI), along with the investors’ conference call transcript. The actual report, unless you are a real accounting geek or investor, is pretty dry reading (okay, it is dead boring), but the conference call is often interesting because you can get some excellent ideas of … Continue reading What do corporate goals mean for WoW?

New leveling, continued

In Friday’s post, I described my experiences so far with leveling a void elf under the new leveling structure. As nearly all of my weekend play time was spent leveling my new alt, this will be an update on additional observations. Having now played a total of 17 hours in the new system on my … Continue reading New leveling, continued