Post Thumbnail

Last week, we talked about some basic strategy for Warsong Gulch. We ran through the basics, the general flow of the fight, and how you (tend) to win it. One subject came up a bunch in the comments and landed in my email box a few times. That question: How do you run the flag successfully? It'...

3 years ago 0 Comments
January 26, 2012 at 2:00PM
Post Thumbnail

Is there a logic to Azeroth's battlegrounds? I understand that places like Arathi Basin, the Battle for Gilneas, or Twin Peaks have victory conditions that may or may not really have all that much to do with how real wars are waged -- much less Warsong Gulch or Eye of the Storm. (I mean, if you wan...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The preview for issue 2 of the World of Warcraft Official Magazine is up for browsing. It is 46 pages and highlights four subjects covered in the 148-page publication: Dragons All of the dragonflights are described in detail along with a glossary of all dragon terms. 40-man raids Tackling 40-m...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After another hard day's grind at the PvP factory that is Warsong Gulch, what's a dedicated Hordie to do? Have a nice, relaxing nap back home in safe territory. Ordruun of <RRT> on Tichondrius shares this peaceful bedtime scene with us, straight from the heart of Orgrimmar. What's the thread ...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

This forum thread is full of great advice and tips for the Wrecking Ball achievement, in which you've got to get 20 killing blows without dying in a battleground. The key here seems to be to find a place with lots and lots of folks to kill (a spawn point, like the graveyard in WSG, works great, or y...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

All right, folks, we've got another sub-achievement needed for What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been (and thus the 310% speed Violet Proto-Drake) on our hands here. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most of the achievements for Children's Week are fairly straightforward,...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So I was thinking about grabbing some PvP achievements on my Death Knight the other day, when a rather glorious thought popped into my head: If some Hordie tried to exploit terrain in Warsong Gulch, my Death Grip and I were going to have a lot of fun drawing their cheating self into the midst of a...

6 years ago 0 Comments

Ever wonder what happens to your character when the boat or zeppelin goes out of your view as it zips across the ocean? Well, WoW That's Irregular is here to 'splain you, Lucy. The filmmaker, Wizeer, is a pal of Baron Soosdon's and a student of Machinima 101 and his third machinima makes it clear ...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Around every 4th of July I reread Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, which is a book about the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. There's an early passage about the Southern general James Longstreet's unease over the Confederate push north to Pennsylvania: He had never believed in ...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Or, how to celebrate the birth of a nation via an ugly series of Horde losses in Arathi Basin: 1. Every single Alliance character in the game has a Black War Tiger. 2. Every single Horde character in the game has a Black War Raptor (yes, myself included). 3. I could be wrong, but I don't think "Lich...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Every week, John Patricelli of Big Bear Butt presents a well-researched, educational, and entertaining look at the state of the Druid class in WoW today. This week we said, "Screw that," and got someone off the street. Veronica: Look at you, all helpful. Logan: Your peskiness being unleashed on C...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Our weekly podcast returns to the Internets tomorrow afternoon -- Turpster and I will be on, along with John "BigBearButt" Patricelli, and Zach Yonzon, assuming he can reach us from his location in the Philippines. Since Zach's on, we'll get back into the PvP discussion that we planned a few weeks a...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Each week or so, Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player who has 2 hours or less to play at a time. This week, I finally get around to answering an email from Mattilda: Hey Robin, I really enjoyed your article on WoW Insider. I recently got married and that basically killed my play ...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After publishing a recent Breakfast Topic on whether there should be a sense of personal honor in PvP, I wasn't really all that surprised to see a few comments echoing the sentiments of "If it's red, it's dead" and "Don't roll on a PvP server if you don't want to get ganked." These crop up in any di...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Gamers on the Street logs onto U.S. servers to get the word from the front on what's going on in and around the World of Warcraft. I'll admit it: I haven't hit the Sunwell yet. My new main is a fresh 70 ("virgin" might be an appropriate word to describe her, except that – well, I PvP), and m...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Patch 2.4 is finally going live, and with all of the new content, it will be pretty overwhelming when you first log on and attempt to decide what you want to do. With new loot, new quests, and new areas to explore, there will be plenty to keep you busy! 05. Regarding your User Interface: The defau...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Susana of Hyjal speculates about something I've thought about a few times before -- just what exactly are Blizzard's internal development tools like? Most games that have mapmakers can churn out new maps pretty rapidly, but we've had the same BG maps for years now, and only one or two per year since...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It is not unusual for younger or less experienced players to approach me with questions on my PvP experience. "Allie," they ask. "How can we avoid sucking like you?" "Well, first it helps to have a functional mouse," I always say, favoring them with a benevolent smile whilst swirling a fine glass o...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Gamers on the Street logs into U.S. servers to get the word from the front on what's going on in and around the World of Warcraft. When we logged onto Aerie Peak to visit with players for this week's installment of Gamers on the Street, we thought we'd be in for a nice chat about patch 2.4, The S...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We've recently featured several posts about player discontent with Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley battle grounds. It looks like Blizzard has been hard at work changing, if not fixing, some of the issues that players have been having in battlegrounds. Alterac Valley It sounds like Blizzard has bee...

7 years ago 0 Comments