Legendaries – stinking to the end

Last night I reached a Legion milestone on my main hunter — I hit the Legendary Lotto when opening an Emissary chest, and it was my first non-hunter token. I had finally gotten all the hunter legendaries and thus was eligible for a Blizz surprise. In this case, it was for a Demon Hunter.  I … Continue reading Legendaries – stinking to the end

Frost mages and the vector of Legion

A vector is an object that has both a magnitude and a direction. Geometrically, we can picture a vector as a directed line segment, whose length is the magnitude of the vector and with an arrow indicating the direction. The direction of the vector is from its tail to its head. Courtesy of mathinsight.org For humans, … Continue reading Frost mages and the vector of Legion

Heroic Coven of Shivarra — bring your bookie

Last night our guild took another stab at Heroic Coven of Shivarra in Antorus the Burning Throne. It was our second venture into it, and we were unsuccessful. It’s not like we have run up against a brick wall or anything on this boss — think we only have something like 25-30 Heroic wipes so far. … Continue reading Heroic Coven of Shivarra — bring your bookie

Non-legendary legendaries

Over the weekend I was reading up a bit on the 7.3.x upcoming changes — I opted not to dabble on the PTR this time — and I came away feeling pretty cranky about the whole legendary mechanic for Legion. What got me going, of course, is the description we have so far for the … Continue reading Non-legendary legendaries

Hopes for tomorrow’s Q&A

Tomorrow (August 3rd) there will be another in what has become a rather sporadic series of "Q&A" sessions, in which the ever-cheerful Lore selects players' mostly-softball questions to pose to a game developer -- in this case it will be none other than the Game Director himself, Ion Hazzikostas. There is always a forum prior … Continue reading Hopes for tomorrow’s Q&A

When jokes become reality

Some years ago, Blizz published a particularly funny April Fool's joke about a proposed new raid called the Tomb of Immortal Darkness. It was clever, and at the time we all yukked it up over the comic creativity of such an absurd notion. Well. Last night our raid team completed 9/9 (N) Tomb of Sargeras. … Continue reading When jokes become reality

Grinding is bad, reaching goals is not

For the past couple of weeks, ever since I hit Concordance on my main hunter's artifact and hit level 40 on my Artifact Research, I have taken a vacation from BS and World Quests. Just haven't done them. Grinding out hundreds of millions of AP for a marginal increase in power simply is not worth … Continue reading Grinding is bad, reaching goals is not