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
This will be a short post today, due to “surprise” in-law visit. 😡 When Blizz announced a 110 character boost as part of the pre-purchase of Battle for Azeroth, I was pleased. I have made use of boosts for several characters, have even separately purchased at least one. I always thought the benefits of the … Continue reading 110 character boost stinks
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?
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
Am I the only one who does not get the whole Deaths of Chromie thing? Last night, as I was desperately trying to find something besides the new raid tier to get excited about in 7.2.5, I watched the MMO-C video on the Chromie scenario and read all of their detailed notes. I still don't … Continue reading Chromie? Really?
Activision Blizzard conducted its public Q1 2017 Earnings Call yesterday. For those of you unfamiliar with this quarterly ritual, it is a conference call conducted to inform ATVI stockholders of the company's financial status. The company being traded publicly, the transcript of the call is published for anyone when cares to read it, and in … Continue reading Time and the bottom line
My last post laid out what I think Blizz got right about Legion. It was a long post, because I think on balance Legion is a decent expansion -- certainly leagues better than WoD. As I said in the post, I give Legion a "solid B". The reasons it does not make the cut for an … Continue reading What Blizz got wrong in Legion