Category Archives: World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft – Next Expansion

Save the Date, as they say. April 19th, 2022 is the day flagged for the announcement of the next World of Warcraft Expansion!

On April 19, the World of Warcraft development team will reveal the next expansion.  We’re excited to show you what we’ve been working on and where your adventures in Azeroth will go next.

I’m not sure how much this will affect me. Apparently, there are a few more zones that have been added to Shadowlands since 9.0 went live. I’m still running dailies for gold in the main hub. Haven’t been motivated, storyline or otherwise, to go much further.

Still, April 19 may be a bigger date than just an expansion announcement. BlizzConline was put on hold back in October 2021. Since then, Blizzard has been dealing with “issues” of its own. But with a new expansion coming and some other titles showing movement on the development front… maybe, just maybe, we might hear something about Blizzcon 2022.

Leveling 50 to 60 in World of Warcraft – Fast!

When Kraken Latte posted this video, I was curious. There are plenty of videos out there touting the “fastest leveling route”, but many of them use cute little mechanic manipulations like taking advantage of Chromie time with a separate, low-level account. But this video was just straight-up solo leveling, picking good routes and sound strategies. I’ve used the advice from this video three times to get alts leveled up, and I was ready to just throw money at the problem rather than spend time leveling MORE characters! Instead, three more alts. Painless.

Honestly, I’m posting this on my blog so I can find it easier in case I need to level another alt. Hopefully, you can get some use out of it as well.

WoW Leveling in Patch 9.1.5

Yes, I still play World of Warcraft. It’s a mindless time sink for me. I’m what you’d call a “Filthy Casual.”

Well, I’m sure YOU wouldn’t call me that. You’re classy, and above that sort of thing.

That being said, I find it necessary to find resources to explain to me just what the Hell is changing with new game patches. Websites blather on and on, telling but not explaining. I’m certainly not going on social media to find out what is going on because that’s where people are, and people are terrible (not YOU of course. Again, you’re classy like that.)

But then where does one go for information without having to deal with people? TO THE YOUTUBES!

Dalaran Gaming came through with a good video explaining the quality of life things for those who might be trying to level a character through Shadowlands in Patch 9.1.5.

I was aware of some things (heirloom gear upgrades), but not of other (Torghast is actually useful for something? Really?)

So check out the video from Dalaran Gaming. I hope you learn something. I know I did… classy.

I Tried

I tried.

I really wanted to give this Final Fantasy game a real go. But try as I might, repeatedly, I could not get my computer to choke down a 45GB download. I’d let it run overnight so it would have all the download juice it could muster, and do so uninterrupted. Well for some reason it did interrupt. Twice. Two nights in a row, my computer would chug along and wait until I had gone to bed before it decided to put a stop to this nonsense. The next morning, I would be greeted with a little error message box that would tell me, in no uncertain terms, that it had decided to stop downloading. And starting over meant just that – right from the beginning.

So what about World of Warcraft?

Look, I’ll be honest. I haven’t paid to play that game in over a year. I level up characters so that I can run the daily quest grind, earn gold, use said gold to buy game tokens, and use THOSE tokens to pay for my subscription. I don’t pay to play, I play to pay.

I don’t raid. I don’t PVP. I don’t buy mounts or pet, nor do I collect said beasts. I kill time in a way that sometimes activates those crazy dopamine receptors, and makes me feel like I accomplished something.

But what about Blizzard and their shitty treatment of their workers, specifically female employees?

Well they fired this pin-whistle for starters.

In reality, firing JAB doesn’t mean much. It’s a token gesture, but it’s a start.

So does this mean I’m back to playing World of Warcraft?

Guess it depends on whether I can talk my computer into working WITH me rather than AGAINST me.

California Sues Activision Blizzard

I can barely bring myself to format anything here regarding this case. The only reason I’m posting anything is for my own bookkeeping. I have a World of Warcraft category on my little blog here and if nothing else gets posted regarding WoW, I’d just like something here that outlines why. Here’s a video from Bellular News regarding the case against Blizzard and its shitty workplace environment.

Here’s another video discussing the shitty human beings associated with aspects of the case. People I actually met and shook hands with at BlizzCon.

I fucking loathe this “yeah bro” mentality. Fucking Blizzard.

I hope Final Fantasy 14 is good.