110 character boost stinks

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

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

Chromie? Really?

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?

Time and the bottom line

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

What Blizz got wrong in Legion

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

Legion professions — sometimes it really is about the destination

Background (you can skip this part and still get the gist of the post): For many years -- probably most of my life now that I think about it -- I have subscribed to the philosophy of "It's about the journey, not the destination." (For reference, I think this is a variation of the original … Continue reading Legion professions — sometimes it really is about the destination