Why is Flying like a Start Menu?

So, this thing happened last night…

[blizzardquote author=”Ion Hazzikostas” link=”http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/376418-dev-watercooler-flying-in-draenor/” source=”http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19800551/dev-watercooler-flying-in-draenor-10-06-2015″] read more

Content vs Consumption: The lie behind the spin.

Why Blizzard are REALLY cutting flight

Click it to get the original size graphic!

Update: Forgot to include the Pandaren starter zone, so that takes Mists up to 11 zones!

The Infographic says it all. I may have to take another run at those Wrath figures, because they do seem a tad high, despite the fact the Wrath zones had tonnes of quests, and there were all the dungeon and raid quests (RIP) and all the Argent tournament related quests. read more

#NoFlyNoSub #BringBackFlying

The 2 tags that defined my weekend 😛

And Wow. The last few days have been a flurry of activity on the website, all over the no-flying announcement by Watcher.

Not least there was a real spike in site traffic over the weekend and the first half of this week, which saw traffic into the thousands and 160 times the normal daily reader count 🙂 read more

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 instance servers (including trying to enter or exit your garrison meaning you were effectively stuck), and abilities taking 30 seconds or more to actually go off were commonplace occurrences for the majority of players. Blizzard’s explanation for this was the mass return of players swelling the subs numbers from 6 million to 10 million. read more

Drama-llama-ding-dong

thunderSo the past 3 weeks has been pretty bloody stressful, with guild drama upon guild drama meaning I quit Thunder.

The 2 weekends before last (one of which was even after I’d quit) were very difficult, and saw us bleed members for a short while. read more