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…

Battle for Azeroth has some serious problems

I have been having a lot of fun with Battle for Azeroth. It’s not surprising, I’m a massive fan of troll culture and lore in this game, so going to Zandalar Isle is pretty much going to be amazing. Plus there’s some Troll storylines that are happening that have me hella excited, to the point…

Blog Challenge #38: How Do You Level?

Your topicmasters and mine wanna know “How do you level in Battle for Azeroth?” I refined my leveling strategy into the following during Legion, and I carried it over into BFA: As I’m leveling, I will do every single quest I come across. I will finish off every side quest hub/chain I can find before…

Five Things: Irohbafett

Welcome back to Five Things! We’re heading over to the Alliance side for the first time with my Pandaren warrior, Irohbafett. 1. His name is a mashup of two of my favorite characters. When playing around with the Pandaren character creation options, I noticed that it was possible to mimic the hairstyle and beard of…

I think I may have made a mistake

Warning: This post WILL contain spoilers for the Horde story in Battle for Azeroth. You have been warned. So I’ve made a pretty big deal about how I felt like I needed to change my main for story reasons already in this blog. And the content leading up to Battle for Azeroth certainly assured me…

Blog Challenge #37: Battle For Azeroth in Pictures

Z and Cinder wanna see our BFA screenshots! Well, I forgot to take a bunch as I leveled, but I’ll share what I did grab! First things first, I had to take a screengrab of Oldmanfranks receiving the Heart of Azeroth. He’s still wearing the Sha-Skin Regalia transmog at this point, and it cracks me…

Five Things: Texaporte

In this edition of Five Things, we’re looking at my undead Death Knight, Texaporte! 1. Texaporte began life as the original version of Old Man Franks The very first version of Old Man Franks I came up with had a similar backstory to the warlock version, but instead of training to become a warlock to…