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Fight the Legion, not Me!

A screenshot of the demon invasion in Dun Morogh; my character in a gnomish vehicle, fel-green meteors raining from a space ship

Since the pre-expansion-event started, I've voiced my discomfort regarding maybe not the largest part of the community, but the loudest and least avoidable. I can't shut up about it because there'd be no place for me in a community like this. So here is what bothers me in a nut shell: Very mouthy, very dominant people have lost the fun in playing the game, became incredibly material and superficial, and apparently can't be bothered by anything other than immediate, solid reward anymore.

While Mobs Glorify Witch Hunts ...

Published by Brunold on Fr, 08/05/2016 - 10:40 in

So the camera distance limitation will partly get reverted. The real heroes now will be those who intentionally subject themselves to health issues to help Acti-Blizz (and other institutions) get a better understanding on how people got sick in the first place. I'm not one of them and in all of this, I've never been. I wasn't affected in the slightest because I'm the fucking future. The people suffering are others and there's nothing I can do about it. This isn't my story, but neither is it one of those who'll enjoy the enhanced camera distance.

On Health used as a Tool

A screenshot in front of Stratholm from the dungeon "The Culling of Stratholme" - not really important

Criticising polarisation in discourses is a popular sport currently. Rightly so, since its consequences appear to be pretty bad. But at the same time, the discourse concerning gaming sickness gets treated as one of the two poles within the discourse concerning the camera distance restrictions Acti-Blizz apply in Legion (which are live since the pre-patch hit servers).

On the Future of Ingame Books

Published by Brunold on Di, 06/28/2016 - 11:56 in
Screenshot of the Hall of Explorers in Ironforge

Apparently I should be upset about Activision-Blizzard taking back control over their games today. In comparing schedules I found out I was supposed to be that every day, found that to be lacking in creativity, and moved on. Instead of making noise, I am going to talk about ingame lore books and them contradicting newly-canonised lore.

In Favour of Artistic Freedom

Published by Brunold on Do, 06/23/2016 - 11:09 in
A screenshot of the Fairy Dragon Event (fairy dragons gathering in a circle, casting rays of light which meet in the centre) and my mage attending it

Above everything else, in my opinion WoW is lacking overarching coherence and that's the greatest difference between a WoW 12 years ago and WoW in its current state. This can probably only be solved by giving its devs at least some artistic freedom. That is essentially the opposite of listening to your player base.

Expectations and Beginnings

Unrelated screenshot of my Dwarven mage alt facing Duskwood; a long, straight way framed by dark, winded trees

There's a discussion of sorts (or a sequence of monologues) going on about what one could expect his or her fellow players to know about the game they play, games in general, roles and abilities, and so

The Changes We Should Face

My character dancing in the lime light. Still purple transmog., fel-tinted glasses.

I sincerely believe that many people who give feedback currently are not interested in reason. I barely see someone getting his or her facts straight. To me, you don't even seem to care about anything but yourself. Otherwise I can't explain why you interpret a sentence, or a voiced line of thought, or outward appearance in the most negative possible way. The whole situation here is insane. For the most part, it lacks any interest in anyone who doesn't agree on your ideological line, no matter on which side of which topic you are, no matter if you consider yourself to be neutral.

Behold the Wrath of Percentaged Stats

Stats in Action, screenshot of then 10th anniversary molten core raid

Do I get stats? Do I not get stats? Do I need to put that label upon myself? No, I don't and that's why this post won't be short form.

I like what stats do and I like to play with them, none of this would get restricted with the UI changes. I like an Acrobatics stat that enables me to jump higher and longer distances, I like Dexterity that makes my character react faster, and Intelligence that enlightens the mystery of the Arcane Plane to my character.

It's Spring

Published by Brunold on Di, 04/12/2016 - 20:14 in
Gnomeregan, lots of technology, exaggerated and funny, very Warcraft

Today is Gnomeregan weather. Since you don't know what weather it is and maybe don't even understand what weather and an instance in World of Warcraft had to do with each other, I probably should explain that. As a bonus, the post will side-tackle Vanilla servers and nostalgia.

Rules and the Need to Act Accordingly

Published by Brunold on Sa, 03/05/2016 - 17:56 in
Aerie Peak

Today my exploration of, and elaboration on guilds will continue. While the last post was more of a statement I made, this time I am going to merely highlight a conflict that's central to my everyday life as a guild leader. As you've seen I can advocate for setting up rules. At the same time, I don't really like them.

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