The Future of Guilds, The Pitfalls of Legacy Points and Why to Make a WoW Trial Account – Links from the Week

It’s been a stonking week for blogosphere discussions, between the Scroll of Resurrection, Blizzard’s post-mortems, Apple Cider Mage’s fantastic posts on harassment and more. And it’s not over yet.

Here are a bunch of posts that caught our attention in the last few days of the week. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  • Vidyala at Manalicious continues her discussion of guilds in the Cross-Realm era, as she explains why your guild still matters“Your guild is your family. You can like and hang out with every person at the party, but it’s your family you see most every day, or sit down to hang out on an evening when nothing is planned. “
  • Matticus asks a damn good question – why are the Caverns of Time instances so very Alliance-centric?“There are so many crucial moments in the Warcraft RTS that I feel would make an awesome instance to explore. All of us players who are old enough to remember Warcraft 1 (I think I was like 6 or 7) and the subsequent releases can remember some of those chilling moments in the game where… it just got real. I think we could use some Horde representation in there too.”
  • Rades at Orcish Army Knife wins this week’s “I never thought of that!” award, with a list of neat things you can do with a WoW trial account“I made a trial account for a different, very simple reason. A servant.”
  • ANd in SWTOR, Njessi of Hawtpants of the Old Republic looks at the upcoming Legacy Perks system, and is getting more than a bit concerned“The legacy system creates a tiered community where people who are there first are privileged and have access to significant benefits.”

Have a great weekend!


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