Choosing a new BFA main – The Second Round

We’re getting closer and closer to the new expansion. The Pre-patch goes live next week. If you recall from my post on swapping a main for BFA, you know that for  Battle for Azeroth I’m swapping based on story as much as class mechanics. Between testing in the alpha and beta, as well as talking…

Magic and Technology in Fantasy Worlds

I know, I haven’t written in this blog in over a month. Part of it is that Z and Cinder haven’t posted a new challenge since April. Part of it is that WoW is currently in the end-of-expac doldrums. We’re all waiting for the next expansion, even if this one has me the least excited…

Blog Challenge #35: Your most badass moment in game

It’s time for the latest Blog Challenge, and this one’s all about the times when we’ve felt like awesome badasses when playing WoW.  Honestly, I’m not a great solo player. I’ve been trying the mage tower challenges whenever I can and I’m awful at them. I can’t PvP worth a dang. So I think most…

Five Things: Durnnit

Welcome back to Five Things! This time around, we’re doing my Troll Shaman, Durnnit! 1. His name comes from the catchphrase of the Old Man Franks character I used to play on the previously mentioned podcasts. Remember when I mentioned OMF and his origin story? Ending all of his rants of randomness with “DURNIT” became…

Blog Challenge #34: Your favorite reference in WoW

For this challenge, Z and Cinder are asking about my favorite real-world reference in World of Warcraft. I admit, I knew right away what I wanted mine to be, but due to various sicknesses and or busy weekends, I haven’t had time to put thoughts to text, until now. And if the side image doesn’t…

Experimenting on the Alpha plus PAX East info thoughts

I realized when I was crafting this post that I hadn’t mentioned that I got into the Battle for Azeroth alpha. I’ve done some questing in there, but not enough to spoil any major plotlines. I’ve mostly been using it to test out possible class mains and trying to decide what I might like to…

Blog Challenge #33: Design Your Own Achievement

I realize I’m a bit late with this one, I usually try to have a post up every Saturday, but I was pretty messed up this past week. It involved a newly adopted dog, some allergies going into overdrive, not being able to take any medicine while waiting for an appointment with an allergist, and…

Allied Race Speculation

We’ve got more Allied Races on the way, we know that for certain. Horde still has Zandalari Troll and Mag’har Orcs coming their way, and the Alliance is poised to welcome the Dark Iron Dwarves and the Kul Tiran humans to their ranks. Plus all signs point to the Vulpera becoming playable at SOME point,…

Five Things: Oldmanfranks

Welcome to Five Things, in which I tell you five interesting things about each of my WoW characters. This time around we’re taking a look at my undead warlock, Oldmanfranks. 1. He’s named after a character I used to portray on the Extra Life Radio and Instance podcasts. I used to call in to ELR’s…

More transmog goals completed!

As you all know, I have a love for fun transmog, and this past week, I completed three sets. One I’d been on and off farming for some time, one I sort of stumbled in to, and the third I just grabbed in a single day because it looked good with the new artifact appearance….

Combat Archetypes in WoW and how they inform class design.

When asking for a new class in WoW, many players look at it as “What could we add that will add more in a certain breakdown of classes”. For example, they might say “Oh the game needs more tanks and/ or healers”, or “We have too many plate/leather/cloth, the next class should wear mail”. One…

Five Things: Dahkar

Welcome to a new series on my blog: Five Things, in which I tell you five interesting things about my various characters I’ve created in this game. For the inaugural post, we’ll be taking a look at my Troll Mage, and current main, Dahkar. Let’s get started! 1. Dahkar was the very first character I…