Category Archives: World of Warcraft

New Blizzard should rename themselves Daybreak 2.0

The story of New Blizzard screwing with WoW Classic continues, but first a recap. New Blizzard starts with a comically low number of services for Classic prior to name reservation, which meant that any planning guilds did prior to this … Continue reading

Posted in PvP, Rant, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

Rolling Horde characters on Mankrik

Due in part to New Blizzard stupidity (more on that in a different post), we are rolling Horde characters on the PvE server Mankrik. If you have wanted to join up with us but missed the boat with our Alliance … Continue reading

Posted in Inquisition Clan, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

The broken promise of the MMO genre

Could you imagine playing the same videogame for a decade? Ten years, one game? If this question was asked in the 90s, it would seem silly. That would be at least two generations of consoles, and PC hardware was changing … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Clash of Clans, Dark Age of Camelot, EQ2, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, iPhone, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

Old Blizzard teaching New Blizzard the same old tricks

There are two ways to take the news that New Blizzard is finally learning from Old Blizzard about how to make an MMO. On the one hand, maybe it gives you hope that New Blizzard can turn Retail around and … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

Blizzard and J Allen Brack reverse course on the Hong Kong situation

Blizzard, and more importantly, J Allen Brack, have publicly apologized for incorrectly handling the Hong Kong / Blitzchung situation. If we are being 100% honest, this is about as much as Blizzard could have done at the very opening of … Continue reading

Posted in Inquisition Clan, Mass Media, Site update, World of Warcraft | 19 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

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