#Blaugust 6: “Hey kids, do you like The Burning Crusade?”

There’s this Honda ad that I see on Hulu a lot. In it, a happy family are silently driving along on some kind of road trip when one of the kids starts singing “Buddy Holly” by Weezer. Soon everyone is singing along, from the small children to grandpa in the back. Oooh, ooh! And I know you’re mine! I hate this commercial. To be fair it’s not particularly terrible, but I resent how carefully Honda has...

(Oh my goodness, for the first time ever I’m actually using a draft from my draft folder. What has Blaugust done?!) This realization is actually quite painful. IDK what could ever fill the hole WoW will leave behind when I eventually stop playing. — Qelric the Qhaleesi (@QelricDK) May 19, 2015 I quit devoting much of my spare time to WoW in 2011. For such a significant decision, it was made pretty spontaneously. I...

When it comes to lore in my MMOs, I have but one thing to say: This is a reflection of me as much as the lore itself. I just prioritize getting a quest done 10 seconds faster over keeping up with the story. It could be a fine story — as an experiment I read all of the quest text in Biodome 3 in WildStar’s Farside zone and it was actually quite good! — but I guess I’m just not motivated by it. There is an...

Note: Herding Cats will be going through some downtime this week while we move to a new and improved server. If you get a 404 at some point do not fret — we will be back shortly. Oh WoW, you tricky beast, you almost got me again. This little bit of news just came out: My first reaction was excitement! Look, Tarren Mill vs. Southshore like the old days! And 40 man, max level Molten Core! And a fire corgi. Oh my god I should...

Massively has a pretty fierce takedown today of Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor, the next WoW expansion. Author Eliot Lefebvre seems disappointed in almost every aspect of the feature, saying, “[Garrisons are] a half-baked Facebook game integrated into the leveling experience. Except those usually give more housing options.” Dang, dude. That’s cold. I’ve played with Garrisons a bit in the WoD beta, and to be...

While I dabbled in Everquest classic, WoW was really my first MMO. And boy, was I a noob. (Props to the IRC crew for contributing to the list. Also bottom-stirring yogurt eaters for life, suckas!) 1. Shaman can tank. Shaman did (maybe still do?) have a shield equipped in the default character screen, so I figured they could tank. To be fair this was back in the day when most of us didn’t really understand the game’s...

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