The End of the World (of Warcraft)

And so, after seven years (I started on Malygos during release week of WoW in 2004), lots of friends, fun, and frustration, I logged out of Azeroth for the very last time.

WoWpocalypse 2011: On Devaluing Intellectual Property

Instead of capitalizing on the value of their title that fans are crazy for and that the company has been pouring resources into for goodness knows how long, they are giving it as a way as a promo, a prize, a cereal box trinket for a seven-year-old MMO. That devalues both games, making neither is worth the asking price.

Learn to Raid in Cataclysm in 3 Easy Steps, Part 1

WoW Cataclysm offered veterans a revamp of the game they had fallen in love with years ago, and despite Blizzard’s loss in subscribers, more than a couple of people stuck their heads back in WoW’s door to see what was new. Part of that investigation is invariably going to be checking out the raid environment, and I followed 3 easy steps to get back in raiding shape.

Getting Reacquainted with Raiding

For the first time in a long time, I have both the desire and capacity to raid. My RL friends have set up a relatively successful 10-man guild, so I’ve stepped into my Priest’s mooncloth slippers again. The first run was Bastion of Twilight, and despite the two runs earlier this spring, I generally have no freaking idea what’s going on. I’ve forgotten how to raid.