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WildStar Impressions

I’ve spent some time in the Open Beta, after an arduous download/patching process — apparently they were throttling speeds for either new installs or all installs/patches. Ugh. But, that’s behind us! Let’s get started. First, I love the aesthetic. No … Continue reading

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WoD Alpha Patch — Here We Go …

The gates are open! Warlords of Draenor is going to fundamentally, irrevocably change the World of Warcraft. The changes here are in a word, sweeping. We have major systems being gutted, scrapped, or re-written. We have drastic changes to character … Continue reading

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BlizzCon 2013 – How ‘Warlords of Draenor’ Happens

“Wibbly, wobbly, timey-whimey stuff.” Right. Now that that’s out of the way. I fully support Blizzard’s decision to use an alternate (past) timeline to affect our future. I think that’s a clever way to retread some old content and, as … Continue reading

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Hearthstone

I wish I could say “no time for blogging, need more Hearthstone” — alas, I have no beta key, and I must scream. I am stupidly excited over this game, thanks to the playthroughs I’ve seen on ye olde YouTube. … Continue reading

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Bleeding Sun

Or, we could title this entry “Blizzard’s Baby-killing Fiasco.” If you haven’t read Bleeding Sun, then you should do so. The short story is available on Blizzard’s website. I’ll warn, it isn’t very enjoyable — by the end, you’ll either … Continue reading

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The Masquerade: Transmogrification Changes

Transmogrification is one of my favorite features in World of Warcraft today, and we’re lucky to have it. This hard-bought capability came after years of player requests for a “wardrobe tab” or similar functionality, yet is not without its detractors … Continue reading

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Pandaria: Better Than You Think

If you’re not playing, it’s better than you think. If you’re in, then you may be a Pandaren proponent already. I know I wasn’t a fan, not initially. Your standard Kung-Fu Panda comparisons aside, I didn’t have much hope for … Continue reading

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