" What a Nice Cache You Have
D3 Community Manager Nevalistis posts an amazingly helpful list of Torment-only and bounty-only legendaries.
' If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say…
“Last week reminded me that not everyone is comfortable when someone is different. Being uncomfortable is ok. In fact, it’s often a healthy response to a new situation. Discomfort is your mind pausing when it encounters something unfamiliar in order to ascertain the appropriate response. The key is how you respond.” Varranis, like many of us in the gaming community, has experienced bullying first hand. And from within the same community that we all call home. It has to stop.
% Dark Lady
+ Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier just joined DeviantArt. Go for the Warcraft stuff, stay for the death metal art.
' A Diamond in the Rough
WoW expansions come and go and we move along with them to the newest content. But what about the old cities, the Shattraths and Silvermoons of the game? “Without other players to distract you by dancing naked or generally bustling around the screen, a visitor can admire details like self-sweeping brooms and golems on patrol. These are the sights that make the place beautiful and magical—and slightly ominous. It’s sad that so few people seem to appreciate its features, but the upshot is a welcome solitude.” Samantha Nelson finds the beauty in our abandoned cities.
" Love and Loss
“I write this today because yesterday was the first day that I logged in and managed to actually play for a bit. It was a big day for me.” Secrasanct posts an open letter to the WoW community. I’m not crying; it’s just been raining on my face.
' Playing Outside the Box
Games Radar asks Blizzard Entertainment writer Alex Ackerman for the wackiest Diablo 3 builds. If I had a Witch Doctor I’d give the Doom Chicken build a shot, but I’m too obsessed with shooting laser beams on my Wizard.
! Should I stay or should I go?
Cynwise asks the community why we should stay subscribed to the game. WoD is pretty far off at this point, but the community’s responses are all over the board.
A serious, earnest question for @Warcraft: why should players stay subbed until Warlords comes out?
— Cynwise (@wowcynwise) April 24, 2014
' Lookin’ Good
With character model revamps coming in Warlords, Perculia picked the perfect time to put together a helpful Wowhead modelviewer tutorial. She goes over modelviewer basics, animations, how to view your character with the updated models and more.
“Our goal is not to make travel time consuming or painful, and with players on ground mounts we know we’ll have to do more to try to ensure people can get to where they want to go quickly… BUT being able to lift off and fly over content compromises many of our goals in how the game world is approached, how it’s played, how it’s consumed, and how the content is designed to account for those factors.” Bashiok weighs in on flying in Warlords.
+ The Godmother shares her view on flying in Warlords and why we should focus on what we’re gaining versus what we’re losing.
' I Call B.S.
“You’d think I’d love this show, because it’s got two things I really like; World of Warcraft and Orange County Choppers… oh wait, I mean Paul Jr’s custom bike builds. Thing is, I don’t like it. It’s not even okay, it’s annoying as hell.” I’ve read a lot about Azeroth Choppers lately and opinions vary wildly. Does the web series make sense for Blizzard? Why all the manufactured drama? Big Bear Butt gets real.