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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Swapping mains and Battle for Azeroth, part 2

In the last post, we talked about why I feel like I need to switch mains for story purposes. Now we’ll take a look at the various options and see what I might come up with. Bear in mind that there are a LOT of unknowns right now, so we’re not looking to make a…

Swapping mains and Battle for Azeroth, part 1

With two exceptions, I have played my troll mage as my main for the entirety of my time in WoW. The first was in Mists of Pandaria, when I mained a Warlock for 2/3rds of the expansion. I wasn’t on a raid team in my guild, so I was mostly soloing and doing LFR for…

Blog Challenge #24: Class Fantasy

Topic 24 from the lovely ladies known as Z and Cinder asks the following: How do you feel about the “Class Fantasy” Blizzard promised for Legion? Did it deliver or not so much? Hoo boy, do I have a lot to say on this topic. Class themes and design are one of my favorite parts…

Blog Challenge #6: Under the Winter Veil Tree

For challenge #6, Z and Cinder ask what would I love to see under the Winter Veil tree in Azeroth. The examples they gave included something maybe you had a hard time getting to drop in the game itself, or even something that doesn’t currently exist in game. There’s a LOT of things I could…