Author Archives: Lissanna

Druid healing is changing in WOD

The greatest fear of a video game player, especially in World of Warcraft is the concept of being “nerfed.” Thus, all changes in World of Warcraft are usually categorized as a “buff” (positive change), or a “nerf” (negative change). However, with WOD, we seem to be moving to a new system entirely where the rating […]

Diablo 3 loot changes: Now more rewarding

One of the most important things for the longevity of a game is the reward system. If your game isn’t rewarding enough, then people are going to tire quickly and find another game to play. This seemed to be the curse for Diablo 3′s initial release. The problems with Loot 1.0 The completely random loot […]

The hard choices: When to cut abilities people love?

Blizzard has a problem. They have been adding abilities to World of Warcraft for the last 10 years. Some of those abilities work great (see: Lifebloom in Burning Crusade becoming druids’ primary healing spell), and some of them cause more problems than they solved (See: Starfall pulling all the things, all the time, even when […]

Just a little boost… to 90

The recent Warlords of Draenor “scouting report” gave us an update on how the level 90 boosts would work. To recap: If you order your digital version through Blizzard, you get your free 90 boost right away. If you buy a boxed copy, then, you would get the level 90 boost when you added the […]