IAMA former Blizzard customer service representative for WoW aka Gamemaster. AMAA, Panigg, reddit, 5/27/12 via Titan Focus
The Titan Focus post pulls out anything in the Ask Me Anything related to Titan. However, the actual AMA is a treasure trove of interesting, inside-Blizzard information. I don’t really see anything that’s Earth-shattering, but Blizzard fans should find it fascinating.
Project Tyria, Alucardalina Claire, via Massively, 5/21/12
Project Tyria compares the worlds of Guild Wars 2 and the original Guild Wars, which take place 250 years apart, through screenshots.
[Diablo 3] Elective Mode is a Mistake, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 5/24/12
A discussion of Blizzard’s mistake of including the elective mode in Diablo 3.
On the Tyranny of Classes, Cynwise, Cynwise’s Warcraft Manual, 5/28/12
A comparison of characters in MMORPGs and characters in traditional RPGs, especially the fact that while a character’s class can change in many other RPGs, it’s the one unchanging aspect in most MMORPGs.
The Reality of Vanilla WoW, Matticus, World of Matticus, 5/29/12
Matticus takes off the rose-tinted glasses to look at vanilla WoW.
Now approaching two years of Real ID — did it work?, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 5/28/12
With Blizzard’s Real ID turning two, Stickney considers whether Real ID is a success and expresses her displeasure at the feature.
Dear Blizzard: A Modest Healing UI Request, Matticus, World of Matticus, 5/21/12
Matticus examines the default healing UI in WoW and suggests ways of incorporating absorbs.
Mists of Pandaria: Head enchants… gone! Shoulder enchants…, Adam Holisky, WoW Insider, 5/30/12 via a Ghostcrawler forum post
Head enchants are gone in Mists of Pandaria and shoulder enchants come from scribes. No more long reputation grinds for enchants!