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.

On Deserving to Play Dual-Spec in Legion

Published by Brunold on Sa, 02/13/2016 - 20:02 in
A screenshot of fire mage talents, how they've been in Warlords of Draenor. In German, since I'm using the German client.

This is a follow-up to my last article. There are people who bought dual-spec back when it cost 1,000 gold and that amount wasn't easy to earn. There are also people, who bought TBC and argue that therefore they paid to get a feature that's going to be taken away from them. Of course, there's some force to both of these arguments. But neither of them is as strong as it initially may appear.

The Case of the 100 Gold Talent Switch

Published by Brunold on Do, 02/11/2016 - 17:20 in
Your daily reminder that dark nights are important, Stormwind by night

Currently in the Alpha, there is a price tag to switching talent specialisations. For now, it is set at 100 gold per switch (i. e. in my case for switching from fire to arcane or frost, and not back to fire). As always, people whine and they complain. Where do I stand on that topic?

Burning Legions and Evolving Guilds

Published by Brunold on Do, 12/31/2015 - 18:56 in
A screenshot of Grom Hellscream's monument in Ashenvale, a fierce blue demon in the foreground, and Brunold, my  gnome mage to the monument's left

If you're looking for a review of 2015 in terms of WoW, you should probably read this. I do things my way and for this article that means looking forward to 2016 in the former half of this article and then roughly commenting on 2015 in the latter one.

A Quick Look at Current Concerns

Published by Brunold on So, 11/08/2015 - 11:12 in

Zones that can be done in any different order are not developed to counter the feeling of a disjoint game, which apparently isn't something many people care about anyway. But I do and that's simply because it's the way entertainment worked for thousands of years. We want to dive into worlds, no matter whether it's the mythical world of Odysseus, the legendary kingdom of Arthur or a world of crime investigated by Sherlock Holmes. For the same time-span, of course, there are those who criticise people for wanting to tell a story.


Published by Brunold on Do, 09/17/2015 - 19:48 in
screenshot of Ravenholdt, a lovely mansion in the Alterac mountains

Since Legion has been announced, the community and WoW's developers are engaged in a discussion about the rogue's future Class Hall. Locating it to Ravenholdt would've been the obvious move, but for some reasons, that wasn't the way, Blizzard's devs were going. The problem here's clearly that Ravenholdt is a well-established rogue's guild. Originally, there was a pseudo alternative to it, called the Syndicate, but as far as I know, there was no benefit to joining them other than the achievement.