The Reforging Paradox

Over the past few expansions, Blizz has developed what I consider to be a condescending and patronizing brand of gaslighting that is really starting to grate on me. For want of a better term, I will refer to it as the Reforging Paradox, named after an early example of the phenomenon. That is, back at … Continue reading The Reforging Paradox

Two big reasons BFA stinks

Warning: If you are not in the mood for a rant, you may want to skip today’s post. I have had a really frustrating week playing WoW. We had a rainy weekend in my part of the world, so I ended up spending more time than I usually do playing WoW. When an expansion hits … Continue reading Two big reasons BFA stinks

What I heard, part one

While I was on my mini-break, Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas held another developer Q&A. I didn’t watch it live, but I did listen to it after the fact. (Seriously, how did people live before video on demand?) In general, I thought it was quite informative — there were several insights into design philosophy as well … Continue reading What I heard, part one

For stat geeks

There is a lot on my plate in the real world today, so this will be an abbreviated post. But I want to give a plug to a hunter who provides an excellent service to the community. Delirium over at Thrill of the Wild does not post often, but when he does it is frequently … Continue reading For stat geeks

Wait, what?

On Monday I wrote about Blizz's surprising announcement of planned baseline improvements to BM hunters. Basically, I was encouraged because the changes addressed two of the most fundamental problems with BM mechanics -- problems that had been identified and quantified as early as the alpha testing phase, and problems Blizz had stubbornly ignored for all … Continue reading Wait, what?

One of those days

Something about the best-laid plans... My plan this morning had been to bring my car in to the dealer for service and write my post while waiting for it. After all, they have free wifi and a decent waiting room, free coffee and muffins, and all that. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Silly me. First, it turns out nearly … Continue reading One of those days

Class balance revelations

Late breaking edit: Hell has frozen over. Blizz CM Ornyx has opened a forum thread soliciting comments on hunter changes. (Also one on Warlock changes, I think.) Head over there and make your opinions known. I am not going to go into why Blizz has ignored hunter pleas for months, and now wants to hear … Continue reading Class balance revelations