A Lore Noob Watches the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic

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...

WoW 10th Anniversary – you still can’t go home again

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...

Garrisons Are Not Housing, Even If We Wish They Were

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...

Friday Five: Silly Things I Thought as WoW Newbie

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...

Dear WoW: Be Back Later

After an extensive break during Cataclysm, I rejoined the masses in Azeroth in September 2013. Patch 5.4 had just landed, and I had a whole expansion of content to explore. And it was good! I have really enjoyed Mists of Pandaria, with special mention to the Legendary quest, the introduction of flex raids, and challenge modes. The Pandaria zones are pretty and have neat characters and fun quests. Monks are totally a hero class without...

Warlords of Draenor Launch Date Speculation – Blizzcon 2014 Edition

Reminder: We want your questions for Cat Context’s Second Birthday on Sunday! Leave ‘em in the comments or on Twitter! I was legitimately surprised to see the announcement today that there will be a Blizzcon this year. The convention for all things Blizzard will be on November 7-8 in the usual Anaheim location. Blizzcon is a lot of fun for fans, and a great place to meet your guildies. And while I don’t know for...

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