As the dust settled - and I haven't been playing the BfA content for a couple of months - it is time to properly look back at the past expansion and review what was good and what was not. As always, it's a personal blog, and it provides only my personal opinion. I've discussed the … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: The Ultimate Story Review
It's N'Zoth times in LFR, and so far this wing is insane. I will describe my group experience in the next post, here's just a summary opinion on the boss design and difficulty. First of all, lore. Despite of what other people say, the whole thing is quite logical. We placed the beacons all over … Continue reading Ny’alotha: A Peep into The Waking Dream
While first wing of Ny'alotha seemed hardest in terms of trash rather than bosses, the second wing kicks poor LFRaiders right into crotch! Despite the two weeks of gearing up in 8.3., the second wing seems way overtuned - most notably, with Hivemind and Vexiona. I can't possibly imagine how a group of 410 access … Continue reading Ny’alotha: A Peep into Halls of Devotion
The traditional raid wing review will start with a simple fact: we're so weak, and LFR is so overtuned by now. Let's start with infamous trash. Definitely, very definitely we'te not able to AoE packs, and we have to pull very, very carefully one by one. Mechanics are very punishing, which is excessive for trash, … Continue reading Ny’alotha: A Peep into Vision of Destiny
The starting questline for Visions of N'Zoth is extremely long and is played through for several hours. The following guide will provide several shortcuts and optimization of your alt ways to gain the fastest access to the Wrathion's cloak and endgame of Horrific Visions and Uldum/Vale assaults. Part 1: Halls of Origination Talk to Valeera … Continue reading Patch 8.3. Starting Questline: Shortcut Guide for Alts
It's been exactly like this. Yesterday I played 8 p.m. -> midnight, and I didn't even set foot in Stormwind Keep to answer Anduin's call! My hands were quite busy with more important and pressing matters: allied races access, new toons and goblin heritage armor. I also completed a small side quest concerning Jaina, Derek … Continue reading Patch 8.3. Day 1: WTF I Was Doing?
*spoiler alert: the speculaton is based on the revealed cutscenes from Visions of N'Zoth, so beware before proceeding! As we know, a couple of hidden cinematics were datamined last year for Visions of N'Zoth. They are of insane length too: 3+ and 6+ minutes. Now that we've got all the cutscenes, the number of … Continue reading Visions of N’Zoth Hidden Cinematics Speculation
My alt roster has always been on-and-off as expansions followed one another. In general, my toon numbers significantly grow during lulls for obvious reasons - lots of spare time when everything is said and done, and a sort of fatigue from rotations and faces of current toons during raid and open world grinds. So I … Continue reading Trivia: My Alt Character Policy Throughout Expansions
All the current expansion events eventually led me to understanding: Battle for Azeroth offered us two expansions in its lore course, whether us and Blizzard liked it or not. Expansion Villains and Our Final Goal Vanilla did not offer any final goal. It was a number of stories and no-name characters without any decent links … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Two Lore Expansions at the Price of One?
Now that we know the outcome of the whole expansion (kinda), it's time to review the whole story of Battle for Azeroth. I will need to follow the lore steps since expansion launch, and pin down the problem with storytelling which did not allow it to shine. Launch The expansion launch has put forward two … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth Expansion Lore Review: Where Blizzard Failed