Scattered bits

Nothing really big seems to be happening in WoW for me these days, so today's post is just a collection of odd thoughts and observations. Patch days. A couple of years ago, patch days almost certainly meant hours of frustration. Servers would go up and down every few minutes, your addons would render the game … Continue reading Scattered bits

Maybe Legion really is the expansion we hoped it would be

Blizzcon 2016 is now in the archives, and I am cautiously hopeful that Legion may indeed fulfill its promise as the anti-Draenor. I did not watch any of the panels live, but I did watch them in the videos afterwards, and I was struck by the amount of information we got from Ion Hazzikostas and … Continue reading Maybe Legion really is the expansion we hoped it would be

Of classes and sea changes

I have lately been doing some survey reading on principles of MMO game development, and I ran across an item that really struck a chord with me. It was from a blog called Tough Love Critic, in a piece on principles for MMO balance: STEADY CHANGE IS OKAY, SEA CHANGES AREN'T Metas get stale, especially if they're … Continue reading Of classes and sea changes