Unfocused focus

Some days when I sit down to write this blog I have to really scrape to come up with a topic. Other days there is so much to write about that the problem is choosing and limiting the blog’s topic scope. Then there are days like today, which seems to be a witch’s sour mash … Continue reading Unfocused focus

Whither World of Warcraft?

whither INTERROGATIVE ADVERB literary, archaic 1 To what place or state. ‘whither are we bound?’ ‘they asked people whither they would emigrate’ 1.1 What is the likely future of. ‘whither modern architecture?’ I admit I am something of a logophile. Some words just make me happy when I can use them. Whither is one of those. It … Continue reading Whither World of Warcraft?

A small mental exercise

Over the past few years, I have written several times about WoW’s player groups, often asking the question, “Who does Blizz think their player base is?” Although lately I have accused Blizz of designing only for elite and professional players, I really think it’s more the case that they don’t have a clear idea of … Continue reading A small mental exercise

WoW trends, part 1

Now that I have had a few more days with Battle for Azeroth, one thing that strikes me is the clear emergence of trends and patterns for this game — many were started in Warlords of Draenor, further developed in Legion, and seem in BFA to have emerged as full-fledged and constant features of the … Continue reading WoW trends, part 1

Welcome to the bigs

A Blizzard announcement a couple of days ago caught my eye. Partial quote: This past weekend at the Road to BlizzCon 2015 European Regional Finals in Prague, two players from two different Arena teams were disqualified on the day of the tournament. This resulted in a less-than-ideal experience for everyone involved, especially the other teams … Continue reading Welcome to the bigs