It’s a busy time for MMOs – but the 300lb gorilla of them all, WoW, is still doing very well, thank you. Here’s our pick of the week’s posts on WoW so far:
- The Grumpy Elf takes the argument that some WoW mechanics are outdated seriously, and spends some time considering whether concepts from equipment repair to quest items have passed their prime – “The low drop rate quests time has come and gone. In a game that has changed in an effort to funnel you to the end game as soon as possible it means there is no longer a need for low drop rates. “
- Sunnier spent some time in China recently, and presents a collection of pictures of real-life inspiration for elements of Mists of Pandaria – “I only got to see a relatively small part of the country, but some of it seemed pretty familiar already.”
- Tzufit writes a really interesting piece looking at her reaction to her new “self” as a Pandaren female – “There’s definitely a weird spectrum for me (and possibly for other female gamers) when it comes to how much I want my character to be like me versus how much I want my character to be like the idealized version of me. “
- Chasey gives us an interesting look at just how different the world-first guilds and their members are to the rest of us – “People that get to where these people are in game are no different than any other 1% in the world. It isn’t easy and takes a special kind of person.”
- And last week, Big Bear Butt brought us the news of the patch – in song – “The patch is here, oh the patch is here, life is bacon and life is beer, I think the most wonderful time of the year is the patch, I do! Don’t you?”
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