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World of Warcraft: Warlord of Draenor Ability Pruning and UI/UX Design Vlog

Is the upcoming ability pruning in Warlords of Draenor a good thing? Is this just something for bloody casuals? Is this game getting dumber? Watch this video to see my feelings:


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World of Warcraft: Trick for Ordos on PVE Servers and Raid Finder

So I play on a PVE server and in using the Raid Finder tool for Ordos I have a little trick I want to share. Occasionally, you’ll have people who will port you to a PVP server. Some will have unbalanced populations which may cause chaos for your Ordos raid. If you’re on a quiet server like mine, what  you can do is go up into the Ordos Sanctuary and wait near the entrance. At that point, list yourself.

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World of Warcraft: Should Heroic Raids Even Exist (as We Know Them)?

I enjoy the controversial discussions on whether or not LFR should exist. But the real question is whether Heroic Raids (or what will become known as Mythic Raids) really exist? Some numbers came out recently about the latest decline in World of Warcraft and I hope to analyze the cause behind what is another drop and the relationship between these drops, the priorities of where Blizzard sees the development of raiding content and high end raiding.

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World of Warcraft: Ghostcrawler Is Gone But Will That Change Anything?

Of course, one of the biggest inside stories over at Blizzard and for World of Warcraft is the imminent departure of lead developer Ghostcrawler. It’s hard to say the exact reasons why he’s leaving but for some it might be a major victory as his departure might symbolize for certain people in the community the downward slope for World of Warcraft. Yet in all honesty, you have to question whether or not him leaving will set the course of the game in the direction that the fans want.

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World of Warcraft: More Warlords of Draenor Thoughts

Probably, the thing I was most excited about thus far from Blizzcon 2013 was the announcement of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor. There had been a lot of speculation about what the expansion theme and location would be as well as what we would be doing. After watching the panel that went into a little more depth on the expansion, I wanted to offer more thoughts on some of the major features.

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World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria Overall Raid Thoughts

Having done all the encounters at least at the LFR (and the later ones at the Flex level) level, I want to present some thoughts on this expansion’s raiding tiers.

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World of Warcraft: LFR Merits and Issues

There are a good number of people who hate LFR. Many wish it never came into existence in the World of Warcraft. Some people also claimed that LFG destroyed server communities. However, I think many of the issues with LFR, and before that LFG, were the result of poor experiences in LFR and to a degree LFG, not the actual content presented in either systems. My blog post will discuss LFR, it’s merits, the current problems and possibly examine ways of handling some of the critical issues.

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World of Warcraft: Overall Mist of Pandaria Evaluation

With the expansion coming to a close, I wanted to look at the whole picture for Mist of Pandaria. While there may be a patch or two prior to the next expansion, it’s pretty much a lock that more than likely there will be no new major content patches as the Siege of Orgrimmar along with the ending of the Legendary Cape quest mark the major ending  story points for this expansion.

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World of Warcraft: Patch 5.4 Not Really Exciting Me (aka How Blizzard Screwed up With Siege of Orgrimmar)

Patch 5.4 is really not the greatest patch released, for me at least. The new Siege of Orgrimmar raid is more tedious than something I look forward to and LFR has been in the pits. I find the Timeless Isle to be draining rather than an exciting spot to hang out. Most of the time, I’m waiting for a queue to pop while running around chasing rares. The few quests offered on the Timeless Isle are nothing more than grinds and depend on your timing. In short, I’m already bored of this patch.

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World of Warcraft: Flex vs LFR

My friend’s guild has invited me to several Flex raids in the Siege of Orgrimmar. So far, we managed to get down 7/8 and will be doing Nazgrim next Monday. I’m pretty excited. The guys have been a lot of fun and it’s been a great learning experience. I only tried the first part of LFR and decided to keep my neck out until the bug with Narushen was fixed. In doing both, I decided to write my thoughts out on the current situation.