Lamenting On The Death Of Uniqueness

This week we have seen a few things crop up on the PTR. We of course have seen the new heroics, ZG and ZA. ZG was my first ever raid, even if not done as a proper raid. As such, it holds a special spot in my gaming memory. But I can’t help but help … Continue reading

Pally Role Play…

I am not a big roleplayer.  Well, I should say, I am not a big role player in WoW.  However, my gaming roots do hearken back to the original D&D 2nd edition ruleset.  So, it does run deep.  I do have ideas about how I could role play in WoW, and how that might take … Continue reading

Real ID – Really?

I had told myself that I really was not going to weigh in on Real ID.  To each his own.  Some vehemently oppose it, some use it without abandon.  But the forums, they are a changin’.  They will soon be integrated into the Real ID program, and your full name will be displayed.  Let’s take … Continue reading

Recycled Post Day – Why The Hybrid DPS Tax Isn’t Working

Zelmaru gave me a completely good excuse to skive off writing a totally new post today.  Today being Earth Day, and all, Zelmaru decided that it was a good idea to recycle blog posts.  And so I am. The particular one I am recycling is not because I think that it hasnt gotten traffic.  It … Continue reading

Cataclysm and The “Lost Effect” (Part 1)

Wrath of the Lich King has been wildly successful, no one can really doubt that.  With patch 3.0 (the one before the actual release, but but into place the “systems” of LK), there was a defining turning point.  The game was new, and exciting again.  The promise of many new things to many new people … Continue reading

Why Would Selling A Mount Be Bad?

So by now everyone has seen (or at least heard about) the new celestial steed that Blizz has been bloody brilliant at selling. For the record I got one too.  They are very nice mounts. And as usual, I was perusing yesterday after work and I came upon a poll that actually shocked me. … Continue reading

The Day of the Whiny Post

Klepsacovic declared it national whiny post day today.  And far be it from me to go against the grain. Larisa touched on the loneliness aspect of gameplay today, and Spinks wrote about progression raiding, and the likeness to work. By sheer coincidence I am going to whine about both. I mentioned in a recent post … Continue reading

World of Gated Content Craft

I’m sure many of you have heard the announcement of how Icecrown Citadel is panned out.  Basically, there are 6 unique, gated methods being used to gate the content from ICC: -Each “wing” of the place will be released individually, at least SEVERAL weeks apart -You must defeat all the bosses in each wing before … Continue reading

Blizzcon Followup – The Good, The Bad, and The Undecided

Here we are in the Monday after Blizzcon.  I don’t think anyone expected the news that came, and Larisa hit the nail on the head perfectly – the buzz is back in the community 🙂  Here are my thoughts on the announcments: The Good:  Diablo 3 News I was acquainted with Blizzard through the Diablo … Continue reading

First Impressions

First impressions are key to defining the relationship you are going to have.  Be it an interviewer, a date, a potential sale, a sales person, when you first set eyes on them, you get a flavor of what that person is all about.  Is the interviewee charming and debonair, or is he a crack addicted … Continue reading