Reasons for the Backsliding in Portrayals of Women, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 6/19/12.
Rohan examines the idea catering to women, whether or not it’s what women actually want, usually brings about changes to make game easier and to include things like pet battles over PVP. As a consequence, Rohan thinks some companies objectify women or put them in provocative clothing to prove they’re not catering to women and therefore won’t make it easy and will continue to support things like PVP.
Know Your Lore: King Varian Wrynn, or: How I learned to love the jerk, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 6/17/12.
As someone who really only plays Horde, I found this article very interesting. It’s nice to see the humane side of Varian.
Breakfast Topic: I met the critter guy, Dawn Moore, WoW Insider, 6/19/12.
A very cute story about how Dawn met the Blizzard employee responsible for implementing critters. Then they both act adorable.
Is Muradin your love match?, Bravetank, 6/18/12.
Care to see what it would be like if Muradin used a dating service? I’m sure you do.
All-DK guild squeezes WoW in ice-fisted military death grip, Lisa Poisso, WoW Insider, 6/14/12.
Alternative title: Super awesome RP guild is really sweet.
Know Your Lore: Why World of Warcraft needs evil, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 6/20/12.
Rossi believes we need an evil that lasts longer than a patch or two. He also discusses how the Horde went from evil in RTS games to morally ambiguous in the MMO, forcing the Alliance to become ambiguous as well.
PvP gear and the barrier to entry, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 6/15/12.
Rossi discusses ways to improve the PVP gear system, including having PVP legendaries.
Somebody that I used to know, Pugnacious Priest, 6/15/12.
The pugnacious priest comments on fleeting relationships in World of Warcraft.