A recent report pegged World of Warcraft’s current subscription base to 7.7 million, which means that 600,000 more subscribers have quit. Back during Cataclysm, Blizzard claimed the decline on China being behind in the release. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case any longer and possibly is a major reason why Viviendi no longer is in love with Blizzard-Activision and is seeking a divorce from them.
Recent news from the Activision/Blizzard world is that they finally are separating from Viviendi. Obviously, the damage has already been done but the real question is what will happen here after?
When I originally saw how LinkedIn created their own version of the Facebook “Like” button, I thought that they did some worthwhile. However, over time I started to notice a trend: the endorsements I received from colleagues actually are irrelevant.
After doing all the LFRs for Mist of Pandaria uncountable times, I decided to come up with my own list that ranks from the easiest to most difficult bosses in LFR. This comes strictly as someone who has done every encounter on all classes as a DPS except for the monk.
As someone who has played RPGs for a long time, I’m someone who enjoys trying out different classes to see the difference in game play. In World of Warcraft, they call my style of play Alt-A-Holicism. Maybe some people stigmatize the idea of playing numerous alts, but it has its share of benefits as well as problems. Having fully leveled and geared 10 different alts, I wanted to delve into this topic of Alt-A-Holicism in the context of World of Warcraft and split up the advantages and disadvantages.
A friend of mine mentioned that his friend ended up using a dating site for Cougars called CougarLife and had some marginal success. I heard about it here and there but never really bothered with it since typically those sites end up being scams or having a very shady component to them. Since it was my friend talking about it, I decided to give it a shot and signed up.
There’s an interesting hot topic on the Blizzard forums discussing how people are experiencing a general tank shortage in LFG/LFR. The real question is whether or not this is a current phenomenon or if this has been going on for some time.
I love this video dearly. It hits the nail on the head about relationships in so many ways that it feels almost realistic in some ways. But let me start off by talking about the (in)famous girl in the video, Laina. I stumbled across her picture numerous times in various reddit posts where she had become a meme. Later on, I looked her up to figure out who the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” figure was and discovered her over on YouTube. In an awesomesauce fashion, I found out that she is continuing to produce videos on a consistent weekly basis and has embraced her public figure and turned herself into a comedy act.
On the topic of class changes, I decided to write a post about somethings I wish were changed with classes/specs.
Something that has frustrated me for the longest time is the moving target for classes in World of Warcraft. Obviously, this has gone on since the start of the expansion. In some cases, the changes are positive as bugs might be addressed in a patch. However, a lot of the changes in spells, talents, etc. seem pretty unnecessary for the most part. While I tend to blame the vast majority of these issues exclusively on Blizzard’s refusal to split the talent/abilities section between PVP and PVE (as well as the arena players causing a raucous), I do think that once they lay the ground work for classes in an expansion, they should pretty much leave them alone outside of fixing major bugs.