The one that started it all

Before I proceed into the story for the Heavensward expansion, I’m trying to level a few classes to 50 first. My goal is to get a better feel for them, see what I might like to consider my main going forward. Today I got the Black Mage to that goal, and completed the level 50…

This is the kind of thing I think about sometimes

I have a friend, I won’t name him because I don’t want to embarrass the guy, but we used to play World of Warcraft together, and we would often talk about class preferences. He was always a tank, or at the very least a melee DPS. He had to be in the enemy’s grill, swinging…

Ranking the FF XIV jobs by Anticipation

Final Fantasy XIV has its hooks in me, pretty deep. I’m loving the story, really enjoying the different take on class design, and the graphics are….well there’s no kind way to say this, they blow WoW out of the water. I’ve been given the repeated advice of “Stick with one Job and make it through…

Blog Challenge #45: Revisit the 2018 Bucket List

Well, let’s head back to the start of the year. I made a pretty ambitious set of goals, and I know for a fact I accomplished at least a couple of them, but it wasn’t even close to half. Work out at least once a week Nope. Didn’t quite pull this off. I got sick…

Let’s imagine an alternate Warcraft class design.

All right, I want you to imagine a different world with me….a different World…of Warcraft. Imagine that each of the game’s 12 classes only had ONE role they were meant to do at endgame (Yes, a bit like the days of Vanilla. Keep going with me, though, we’re heading in a different direction, promise). Let’s…

Blog Challenge #43:Why Do You Choose The Games You Do?

So it’s been….almost four months since I’ve written here. Last time I was around we were talking about Blizzcon’s first day, and I never quite came back to talk about Day 2. Not sure there was much more to say that others hadn’t covered in detail. Since then we’ve seen the holidays come and go,…

BlizzCon 2018 Day 1 Thoughts

The first day of BlizzCon 2018 is in the bag, and well, opinions are a bit mixed, it seems. Thought I’d go over some of the announced content and talk about how I’m feeling about it all. Let’s start with Starcraft….or rather the lack thereof. We got a new co-op commander, and that’s it. I…

Blog Challenge #42: What’s your favorite MMO Role?

If the title doesn’t make it obvious, Z and Cinder want to know my favorite role in an MMO. In other words they want me to I don’t think it will surprise anyone that the guy who plays a mage (when he isn’t trying to switch to a warlock or elemental shaman) says his favorite…

Has your class been changed for the worse?

It’s no secret that a LOT of people are not happy with Battle for Azeroth in terms of gameplay systems. I’ve already gone over the Azerite Armor controversies in a previous post (and that doesn’t even cover Lore’s insanely problematic response to the issues, if you want a better analysis than I could provide, watch…

Blog Challenge #41: Why Do You Play Your Faction?

We’re coming around to the question that really defines Battle for Azeroth lately, and that’s “Why DO you play your faction?” I’ve been playing Warcraft games since Warcraft 2, and if you’d told thebmatt of those days that one day there would be a Warcraft MMORPG and he’d be playing on the Horde side, he…

Blog Challenge #40: Getting to know you

It’s coming up on the two year anniversary of this little set of challenges I’ve been writing with Z and Cinder, and now they want to get to know me, the guy behind the blog, better. To do that, they’ve provided a set of what is being called “Comfy Questions” that have apparently been floating…

Blog Challenge #39: To-do list for BFA

Z and Cinder are asking about my to-do list for BFA in this challenge topic. Honestly, I don’t particularly have a very big list at this point. I tend to establish my goals in the later part of an expansion life cycle. For now my major goals are the following Get BFA Pathfinder Level at…