I’ve been playing a lock recently, which is only a big deal because I don’t usually play alts. My primary motivation is to see the quests from the 1-60 Cataclysm content. After finishing Tirisfal Glades, I made it to Silverpine Forest. I felt excited just walking into the zone. Wasn’t Silverpine Forest really boring before the Shattering? It was exciting now, but the fact that I like Forsaken architecture and design probably helped. And the scene in which Garrosh arrives to talk to Sylvanas at the beginning? Excellent.
World of Warcraft to sell experience buff and more in confirmed in-game store, Samit Sarkar, Polygon, 7/9/13.
Huge news in my opinion.
Thinking about the in-game store, TyphoonAndrew, TyphoonAndrew’s – Eye of the Storm, 7/10/13.
TyphoonAndrew doesn’t seem too pleased with the buffs being sold.
#245 A word of warning to Blizzard about Microtransactions, Spencer Nozell, Be MOP, 7/10/13.
Spencer cautions Blizzard about microtransactions, using Valve’s TF2 as an example.
Enough With the WoW P2W* Hysteria!, Balkoth, Balkoth’s Word, 7/10/13.
Balkoth thinks people need to calm down and that the news about microtransactions aren’t a big deal. I disagree.
Choosing Statistics to Evade the Argument, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 7/9/13.
Just because someone uses statistics to back their argument doesn’t mean the argument they’re rebutting is wrong.
WoW Archivist: WoW’s 20 greatest non-legendary weapons, Scott Andrews, WoW Insider, 7/5/13.
Andrew examines the coolest non-legendary weapons.
WoW Archivist: WoW’s 20 greatest non-legendary weapons, part 2, Scott Andrews, WoW Insider, 7/9/13.
Andrew finishes his look at some cool weapons.
Patch 5.4 PTR: Legendary spell effects for all (druids included), Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 7/8/13.
If you want to see what our new legendary will look like, take a look!
The living game and the end of nostalgia, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 7/8/13.
It’s okay to miss the past, but don’t be blinded by it.
Do warlocks bring too much utility to a raid?, Sarah Pine, WoW Insider, 7/8/13.
I kind of think they do, but I hope it’s not removed. That utility is important, and I like the flavor that it comes with warlocks.
A Gift of a Fish, Arioch, clearcasting, 2/6/13.
Arioch tries his hardest to give his mom a new pet.
Patch 5.2 Prep: Get ahead of the game, Kristin Marshall, WoW Insider, 1/28/13.
Ensure you’re ready for the patch!
How to get green fire for your Warlock in Patch 5.2, Megan O’Neill, WoW Insider, 2/7/13.
Spoilers abound, but Megan gives us a look at what warlocks will do to get their fel fire.
We don’t need daily quests anymore, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 1/25/13.
I’m all for unlockable content, but I’m not sure I like the daily system tied to reputation. Maybe I should post about this later…
Patch 5.2 honors El’s Anglin’, adds sea monster and new battle pets to fishing, Alex Ziebart, WoW Insider, 1/24/13.
It looks like a new NPC, El, joins the Anglers. Great!
Around Labor and Delivery: Pride and joy, Elizabeth Wachowski, WoW Insider, 1/31/13.
They named their kid Jaina. Seriously.
Around Azeroth: Sweet dreams?, Elizabeth Wachowski, WoW Insider, 1/24/13.
I wish I knew who lived there.
Know Your Lore: The evolution of Varian Wrynn, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 2/3/13.
If you’ve noticed that Varian has changed quite a bit and want to know more about why, give this a read.
Know Your Lore: The genesis of Garrosh Hellscream, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 1/27/13.
If you’re interested in the history of Varian, you’re probably interested in the history of Garrosh as well.
WoW Archivist: It’s a secret to everybody — the Linken quest line, Scott Andrews, WoW Insider, 2/1/13.
This was a fun quest line, and I enjoyed reading about it even though I completed it.
Roleplaying the mundane side of the Alliance, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 1/26/13.
Even if you don’t roleplay, Anne gives a nice summary of how the Alliance races are feeling.
Funcom wants to feature your music in The Secret World, MJ Guthrie, Massively, 1/29/13.
If only I had musical talent.
Will Patch 5.2 kill PvP twinking?, Olivia Grace, WoW Insider, 1/24/13.
I’m not sure how it would kill twinking, but I think scaling players levels to the highest level of their PvP bracket is pretty cool! (And scaling in PvP works well in TOR.)
Patch 5.2: Valor and Conquest Points will be reset, Olivia Grace, WoW Insider, 2/6/13.
Valor converts to Justice, and Conquest converts to Honor. That’s normal. What’s different is that current Valor gear will still cost Valor. Rewards from 5.0 factions will be at a 75% discount and rewards from 5.1 factions will be at a 50% discount. That’s great, but then why take all of our Valor away? I understand the predicament in wanting to ensure people don’t get ahead, but that sucks a little.
Direhorn mounts coming to patch 5.2 as reputation rewards, Elizabeth Harper, WoW Insider, 2/5/13.
Yes, yes, yes!
Player memorial scheduled for Guild Wars 2’s Sanctum of Rall server on September 5th, Jef Reahard, Massively, 8/27/12.
Community member Roger “Oldroar” Rall passed away recently. A Guild Wars 2 server has been named in his honor, and an in-game memorial is taking place. If you’re interested, take a look at Massively’s source too.
Warlocks, Trash Your Keybinds, Cynwise, Cynwise’s Warcraft Manual, 8/28/12.
This is actually good advice for every class in my opinion. A new expansion is a time to rethink how you play.
F2P, Subscriptions, Raiding, and Community, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 8/27/12.
Rohan makes some good observations about the current subscription policy for TOR. By making the game F2P but requiring raiders to subscribe, raid leaders can be assured that their raiders are actually committed to the game.
5.0.x and Mists of Pandaria: Holy and Discipline Priest Info, Matticus, World of Matticus, 8/27/12.
Matticus gives a great guide for healing priests in MoP.
What do I know about other classes and specs?, TyphoonAndrew, TyphoonAndrew’s – Eye of the Storm, 8/28/12.
TyphoonAndrew uses humor to show exactly what he knows about other classes. I feel the same way often.
Battle of Theramore scenario to launch Sept. 18, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 8/28/12.
Plenty of time for me to finish Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War.
WoW Archivist: A raid exploit compendium, Scott Andrews, WoW Insider, 8/24/12.
There’s something really exciting and mysterious about exploits in MMOs. They’re like legends that make me wonder what secrets are hidden within the game.
Around Azeroth: So your guild leader hates you, Elizabeth Wachowski, WoW Insider, 8/23/12.
I absolutely love this outfit and guild banner. So cute.
Patch 5.0.4 release patch notes, Alex Ziebart, WoW Insider, 8/28/12.
Could be important. Who knows?
More Impressions of Guild Wars 2, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 8/26/12.
I thought this was a rather nice description of some elements of Guild Wars 2.