Reading Around WoW

“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.”
Oscar Wilde


Reading Around WoW

I’m a bit burned out on WoW. Torn between enjoying the big ramp up of our Artifact Weapon every day and yearning for the pre-patch when there are some bread crumb quests for story and then, nothing. Sweet nothing.

Burn out clues are when one shrugs off things that may have been on the to-do list.

Though our guild is still doing a weekly Event where we have challenges that are in game but not game play. This week’s challenge is to do a screenshot with a theme and I know I suck at screenshots! Even worse, I can’t believe I did this, I questioned who would be judging the screenshots and reminding all that I have a Masters in Fine Arts. So, ugh, now I feel pressure to do something cool or funny or epic and I’m, as usual, clueless.

I am eagerly reading all of the blogs on my list and visiting MMO Champs and Wowhead everyday for the news of changes. I pretty much skip the zone tours or hints at quest lines, I want to know about game play like XP changes or Azerite traits and to read, again, about all the nerfs to my class.

One little bit out of Wowhead has proven to be excellent and valuable. Method Q&A. I think I should go back and read past entries.

The Method guys are very informed and know “what it means” when changes happen. As far as I can tell, they are the only informed voice out there that has an understanding of what is going on in BfA, even to the philosophical level.

Here is a paragraph sample:
The first is that Blizzard simply doesn’t want to deal with the headache that gear swapping creates. When players have the ability to tailor their gear to each trash pull or boss fight, it opens up nearly endless possibilities that Blizzard has to account for. Do you balance a boss around the assumption that all players are using defensive trinkets? How much avoidance do you assume each player has — 0%? 5%? 20%? If you lock gear, you can assume that players will opt for well-rounded rather than ultra-specialized, and that makes it a lot easier for Blizzard to be confident that it knows what to expect from the players.

This writer accepts the change and the situation without cries of outrage. Explains the motivation behind the gear lock. Anticipates how we players will assign our gear and so, it becomes advice for a novice like myself.

Good stuff.

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6 thoughts on “Reading Around WoW

  1. That had to be a massive headache balancing those at the very top with full Best in slot gear hand picked for every fight compared to people like me struggling to even get a full set of LFR tier, let alone a best piece.

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  2. The Method content is really good. I enjoy watching Sco’s stuff on YouTube – not a fan of his streams, but when he is focused and edited, he has great insight into tanking design philosophy and why things are the way they are.

    Definitely feel the burnout too. I’ve barely logged in to level a Lightforged alt and goof around mount farming, and I tend to log out quickly. Some of that is waiting for my new PC, but I am eagerly looking forward to pre-patch (hopefully soon!)

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  3. Oh, burned out, that is what it feels like? That is what that is? I was wondering. So close to patch etc. but all the goals I had suddenly seem less important; I just lost the dedication to finish – especially the RNG ones.

    Do we have a lot of nerfs incoming?

    That is very good stuff, thanks for the link 🙂

    A screenshot with a theme? What a great idea! Is there any other way for you to go than Toys?! Seems right up your alley 🙂

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