Reading financial report tea leaves

Friday I wrote about some of the ways Activision Blizzard’s big move into esports has impacted WoW over the last couple of expansions. Today I want to discuss a few other factors that can give us a glimpse into which way the game may be heading. On Feb 12 we will see ATVI’s report on … Continue reading Reading financial report tea leaves

DC’ed from inspiration

This is just one of those days when I have absolutely zero idea of a decent topic to write on. It happens. Thus, here are a series of disconnected thoughts, in no particular order. — For a chuckle, check out this clever post by long-time blogger Elkagorasa the Casual. If you have ever done M+ … Continue reading DC’ed from inspiration

Fun, part deux

A couple nights ago I was grinding out some world quests, and it struck me how annoying most of them are. Not because I have done them dozens of times and they are boring, though that is true, but because Blizz has steadily gone stark raving bonkers with packing mobs into every available space. There … Continue reading Fun, part deux

Is WoW bleeding subscriptions?

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?

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