Author: Sar

The First 30 Minutes: Pillars of Eternity Retail

#pillarsofeternity Making good on my old promise to start bringing you more than just WoW, I bring you the first 30 minutes’ gameplay of Obsidian’s new magnum opus, the superb Pillars of Eternity! A love letter to the Infinity Engine games of old, such as Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 and the Icewind Dale &…

By Sar 27/03/2015 Off

Warlords: Where did it all go wrong?

It all looked so good, so full of promise, wonder and nostalgia. However, Warlords has sadly proven the old Heraclitus quote that you can “never step into the same river twice“. The Big Whimper of a L-L-L-L-Launch The expansion started off with a whimper. Servers didn’t work properly for days, rubber banding and being booted from…

By Sar 22/03/2015 0

Yes I did, and I’m not proud…

Yes. Yes I did. And I feel dirty. I’m not proud. I couldn’t help myself, but it’s just too good.   I went back to WordPress  b2Evo was fine, and was working OK, but the one thing I really value after setting up the writing environment for any site I create is a valid one: Aesthetics.…

By Sar 18/02/2015 0

“Get Better Items”: Arguing for the return of reforging

[blizzardquote author=”Bashiok” source=”http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/16285109103?page=8#151″] Itemization and Stats Their original reason for removing Reforging was the fact that everyone was using it solely to maintain Hit and Expertise cap. with those two stats gone, I legitimately see no reason why Reforging cannot be brought back and used in the way it was originally designed for. That was…

By Sar 16/02/2015 Off

Mythic: Was it worth it?

Before I get talking about Mythic, I want to talk about our own progression in BRF. With Thunder doing our normal business of starting off nice and slow, and building up to a finish, we’ve begun in Blackrock Foundry in Normal Mode,  and so far we’ve got up to 9/10 down inside of the first…

By Sar 13/02/2015 Off

@Blizzardwatch – The New WoW Insider

A few weeks or so back, AOL made the decision to shutter Joystiq, which was a large website that had several popular websites under its umbrella, such as Massively the general MMO news website, and of course WoW Insider. WI was a website I visited several times a day, usually first thing in the morning…

By Sar 10/02/2015 Off

Amusing & Puzzling: Subscribers

It always both puzzles and amuses me, whenever I take a bit of a content break (as you’re no doubt aware I do once or twice a year), that subs only ever increase during the break. However as soon as I start producing content again, the subs numbers actually drop lol It’s like people think…

By Sar 08/02/2015 Off