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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.

Warlords of Draenor – The Good Stuff

A shot of my Death Knight's garrison, in the center left a street light illuminating the way

I am a very gloomy person. Whenever possible, I create a dystopian scenario. In my opinion, far too many people see the world through rose-tinted glasses and therefore actually simply are blind to the suffering others have to endure. But – as the title indicates – today I want to look at the good stuff, which has to be maintained and built upon for improvement. Granted, I'm talking small-scale goodness here but you have to start somewhere and somebody cares about this game, which is all that counts for now.

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.

The Current State of Raiding

Published by Brunold on Fr, 07/10/2015 - 21:51 in

In her latest Qtalk, Qelric claimed that raiding and questing were in good shape right now. On the other hand, Marathal wrote something that's closer to my perception of raiding. He didn't go as far as to stop killing world bosses and raiding, but he isn't enjoying it as much as he used to. On this topic, I want to elaborate today.

What content?

Published by Brunold on Sa, 06/13/2015 - 11:26 in

The notion of “open world“ doesn't seem to be clearly defined. The lack of a clear definition matters in this case. “Open world“ is often treated as synonymous to “sandbox style“. Sandbox style games are games in which the player influences her virtual surroundings, either by playing an avatar, whose actions alter said world, or directly, which is the case with the Sims-franchise or games that offer world editors. Sandbox style games then get contrasted with theme park games which offer a mostly static world. Both kinds of games can be open world games.

Die große Verantwortung der Macht, sich zu informieren

Published by Brunold on Do, 05/29/2014 - 17:36 in

Jaah, ich bin ein Spider-Man-Fan. Schon vor den Filmen gewesen, was ein bisschen von Bedeutung ist, weil unsere Hollywoodfilme einige Dinge gern einfach nicht bringen, die irgendwen stören könnten. In den Comics sind sie dann eher schonmal doch vorhanden. Aber ich schweife ab. Es sollte kein Geheimnis sein, dass die Ideen für meine Blogeinträge hauptsächlich von anderen Menschen kommen. Heute wird das lustigerweise sogar zum Thema des Artikels.

Möpse für alle!

Published by Brunold on Sa, 05/03/2014 - 21:27 in

Vor einem Monat, am 1. April, wurde auf den offiziellen Warcraft-Seiten ein neues ArtCraft präsentiert.

Scheiße auf gut Deutsch

Published by Brunold on Mo, 04/07/2014 - 15:57 in

Ich entschuldige mich dafür, in einem primär deutschen Blog in den letzten Tagen sehr viel Englisches geschrieben zu haben. Dies habe ich getan, weil englische Texte sich über weniger Hürden an die verantwortlichen Entwickler weiterleiten lassen und ich davon ausgehe, dass zumindest die meisten meiner Leser dazu in der Lage sind, englischen Texten inhaltlich zu folgen. Das soll nicht arrogant klingen, ich stelle bloß fest, dass wir im Allgemeinen gezwungen sind, Englisch zu lernen.

Ein Beitrag zur Diskussion um den Level-Boost

Published by Brunold on Di, 04/01/2014 - 22:16 in

Obwohl ich in den kommenden Wochen noch viel über das Leveln, über Spielkomfort und Atmosphäre reden werde, möchte ich mich zum Stufe-90-Boost äußern, solange der noch aktuell ist. Dieser Bonus für die Warlords of Draenor-Expansion hat für viel Gesprächsstoff gesorgt und ich habe selbstverständlich meine eigene Meinung zu dem Ganzen. Was der Boost ist und wie ich darüber denke, erfahrt Ihr in den folgenden Abschnitten.