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How do you play with others? There was a time when I was a hardcore progression raider. Back in 2005/2006, I raided 40-man raids and was usually in a race for realm first. I survived the transition to Burning Crusade‘s 25-man raiding, then Wrath of the Lich King with its varied difficulty modes, and it wasn’t until the end of Mists...

What would get you to do that thing you hate? It’s no secret that I don’t like PvP in WoW and I haven’t since the Burning Crusade days. But I’ve been doing more of it in Legion. The thing is, I’ve simultaneously realized it’s the people I dislike (the ones who can’t stop ranting in obscenity-laden tirades when we’re one flag cap down in Warsong...




What’s your weirdest reason to come back? Okay, I’ll just admit it. I started playing WoW again seriously because I love my current transmog. I’ve been kind of playing occasionally while playing other games (Mass Effect: Andromeda, Diablo 3) but after a couple of decent drops I realized my ilevel was inching towards 900 and, more importantly, I look good. Even my...

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Do you play with a group? Whether you’re playing World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm, playing in a group is a key part of the game. But the amount of time you have to play, when you can play, and who you want to play with can make meeting up with friends in game a challenge. If you can commit...

Who’s your favorite Follower? One of the things I really like about the Broken Shore is that it introduced new followers. As an Alliance Warrior, I got Lord Darius Crowley, aka Eyepatch Werewolf. Me and ol’ Eyepatch get up to all sorts of scrapes — he’s even replaced Thorim as my go-to follower. And I really enjoyed Thorim for...

Do you need to keep up to have fun in game? I have to admit, I play most games behind the curve. Sometimes I’m a little behind and sometimes I’m a lot behind, but I rarely find the time to stay up to date with the top tier of content. WoW is packed with things to do, and there’s real life and plenty of distractions competing for...




Which spell won your heart? Every class has an ability that wins the hearts of the players who love said class. For me, that class is Warriors, and that ability is Charge. Charge isn’t the most powerful ability. It doesn’t destroy our enemies or demolish whole groups of foes. It’s not some earthshaking attack or blast of technicolor spell effects....

Is the grind too daunting to come back? I took a month off from World of Warcraft to play Diablo 3 and some other games we don’t cover here. My last few times in WoW since coming back have been… somewhat disheartening. Everyone is flying, and I’m not even Honored with Legionfall yet. The rep grinds are extremely daunting, not to mention all...



How do you keep up with all of your games? Even if all you do is play Blizzard games, there’s a ton to keep up with. Between WoW, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone — all with new content coming out on a regular clip — it can be a question of where to even start when you click the launcher. And considering an MMO like...

How do you get back into WoW after a break? While Legion’s ongoing parade of content has kept me busy with in World of Warcraft, it’s made stepping away from the game tough. After real life pulled me away for a few weeks, most of the 7.2 content patch is still new to me. There’s a new dungeon and raid, new reputations to grind and quest...

Did you get what you wanted from Overwatch: Uprising? Now that Tracer has run her last original mission on King’s Row, the limited-time goods are back in the vault. No more Golden Era Reinhardt, Tracer, Mercy, or Torbjörn skins. Same with Talon Widowmaker, Blackwatch McCree, and Blackwatch Genji. Not to mention the voice lines, sprays, and poses that were also part of the Overwatch:...

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Are you enjoying weekly content updates in 7.2? With patch 7.2, Blizzard has been rolling out new quests every week in the build up towards the opening of the Tomb of Sargeras raid. Much like they did with Insurrection achievement in Suramar leading up to the opening of Nighthold, each week has been a bit of new business to tackle. I have been...

Will you be adopting an orphan this year? It’s Children’s Week again. Starting Monday morning at 10am and running through next Monday morning, you can adopt your own little rascal and show them the horrors of war for the fine reward of toys and pets! Yes, the benefits of participating in this yearly event include adding to your toy collection and your pet...

What do you think of the Paragon reputation system? I have to admit that my first thought on hearing about the Paragon reputation system introduced in patch 7.2 was “I hope it doesn’t ruin my green bars.” What can I say, I like my reputation pane to look tidy. Thankfully, that wasn’t an issue — any Paragon reputation you earn over Exalted is visible...

Will you be enlisting in Volunteer Guard Day today? Today is one of those new WoW micro holidays. In this case, Volunteer Guard Duty. To participate, just head to a major city, target one of the NPC guards, type the /salute emote and you’ll gain that guard’s appearance for 24 hours. The appearance buff persists through death, so you can have fun questing or...

What did you get from Heroes 2.0? The Heroes of the Storm development team kicked off Heroes 2.0 yesterday with a bang. The internet hasn’t settled on a term yet, though Christmas of the Storm does have a certain charm to describe a day where loot chests rained from the sky like so many Azmodunks. I mean, systems revamps, new maps, cinematics,...