Gaming can be a challenge when you experience overstimulation — but there are ways to reduce its effects
Though our understanding of sensation, stimuli, and pain is mostly in the trial-and-error stage still, the differences between boring, interesting, overstimulating, or painful are technically only a matter of intensity and degree.
How important is cross-faction play to you? How much do you think it will change World of Warcraft?
Patch 9.2.5 next week, and we're getting Cross-Faction Grouping, a feature I've wanted for years and years.
28 expansions later, EverQuest is still kicking, and that has implications for all MMOs
Terror of Luclin, the 28th expansion for EverQuest, is coming out in December.
You are not the only person who plays World of Warcraft
A long time ago, in another life -- well, sort of, it was back before 2015 so it feels like another life -- I wrote a post entitled The danger of assuming personal experience is universal, and I would have used that headline again except it's a bit of a mouthful and it feels detached.
There’s a difference between feedback and harassment, and sometimes players forget what it is
It feels like there's a bit of confusion in the World of Warcraft community about what is and isn't acceptable as feedback or criticism about the game, versus what is or isn't considered a targeted harassment campaign.
Yes, Blizzard probably will ship patch 9.2 and everything else later now — and that’s for the better
I think I realized when Jeff Hamilton posted this to Twitter that a lot of people would misunderstand it.
Why World of Warcraft should remove all race/class restrictions and allow players to pick any combination they want
Look, it's 2021, and some of those older RPG restrictions just don't hold up anymore.
What’s the real value of remastering and remaking games?
What's old is new again as more and more game studios dive into their past catalogs for their next big hits.
The best and worst encounters in the original Burning Crusade
The Burning Crusade had so many dungeons and raids that coming up with a list of the expansion's best (and worst) encounters was practically impossible.
How long is too long between patches?
I've written on this subject before, of course -- back in 2015, for example, and boy howdy that was six years ago -- but seeing Reddit user cptshooter put together a timeline of every WoW expansion going back to vanilla showing when each patch dropped shows us that in Shadowlands we're likely going to be sitting through one of the longer gaps between major patches in World of Warcraft history.