Monthly Archives: October 2019

Early Impressions: The Outer Worlds

I’ve started play The Outer Worlds via Microsoft Game Pass, because paying $1 to play a new release that I’m interested in seems like a decent deal. So decent, in fact, that I fully don’t understand how the economics of … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3 | 6 Comments

WoW Classic: New Blizzard removes layers with New Blizzard execution

My motivation to blog about Classic is obviously down thanks to the whole Bliz/China issue, which sucks on multiple levels that I’ve already written about. Blogging today because New Blizzard continues to screw up Classic, which at this point is … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

LoL TFT: Diamond Rank achieved

Back in July I posted that I hit Gold rank in Teamfight Tactics. This post is about me moving into Diamond, the rank above Plat, which is above Gold. According to this site, that puts me just about in the … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, PvP, Site update

China takes a loss, lapdog Blizzard is still a problem

Blizzard apologized with their actions, but not their words. That’s… something. Let me be very clear about what the words and actions mean before I dive into what I think of it all. China, via Blizzard, reduced the penalty, which … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

Blizzard picked a side, I’ve picked mine

Blizzard recently banning a Hearthstone player due to a statement they made about Hong Kong has now put me in a personal quandary. On the one hand I’m really enjoying WoW Classic and want to keep playing. On the other … Continue reading

Posted in Inquisition Clan, Mass Media, Random, Site update, World of Warcraft | 30 Comments

WoW Classic: The game-changer expansion

I posted my initial thoughts on what a Classic expansion might look like. It was basically ‘more of the same’, and avoiding what WoW gets wrong with WotLK and beyond. But the more I think about it, a lot of … Continue reading

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WoW Classic: Nostalgia or Design?

What Blizzard feels is the correct answer to the question “Why are people playing and enjoying Classic” will go a long way in determining the game’s future direction. If the answer is heavily towards ‘nostalgia’, then the key to Classic’s … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments