Filed under: Analysis / Opinion
Ah, December. Tons of holiday-related silliness, and (for some reason) a lot of point-counterpoint articles and patch 5.2 news. This has been a fun month.
November was possibly the most introspective month of a very introspective year. We'd had enough experience in Mists of Pandaria to sit back, take stock of what was working and what didn't seem to be, and start digging into the latter. Primarily, that meant LFR and the nigh-endless series of dailies.
But that didn't mean people weren't enjoying the expansion. Judging from the explosion of blog posts, commentary, and machinima hitting the airwaves in November, they were enjoying it a lot.
In this month, everybody died. Then they rezzed and kept playing. October 2012 was pretty lockstep with the pattern we've already seen in major patch or expansion releases, which is that staffers largely abandon whatever editorials they were working on in favor of, uh, playing the game.
dngreene: Man, when Blizzard wants to get players out into the world, they get players out into the world ... or else.
atanae: Meanwhile, four stalwart players who have no lives are killing boars ...
shrikesnest: Yes, WoW got hacked, and that sucks. I wish it didn't happen. But I can at least take some consolation in the fact that this is the funniest comment thread on WoW Insider in a long time.
PhilDGiles: Does anybody think "SPARE US GOD" might fall into that same list of infamous WoW quotes as "LEEEEEROY JENKINS" now?
Our staffers and columnists went into overdrive preparing for patch 5.0.4 and the eventual release of Mists, so opinion/editorial work took a backseat to class preparation. However, we did find time for haikus, Tides of War, the MoP cinematic, and a little shopping.
MusedMoose: I stood in fire. / Everyone stood in fire. / It's an achievement.
TristanLeonard: No one remembers / Yor'sahj's name in my guild. / We call him "Skittles."
JeffLaBowski: Thank you, Olivia. / Now I'm counting all my words. / I ran out of beer.
metaphyzxx: I'm glad to be done / With this stupid expansion. / Bring on the pandas.
Docteurmi: Less QQ, more haiku.
|Call to Arms: Deepwind Gorge||6/14 - 6/17|
|Call to Arms: Arathi Basin||6/18 - 6/24|
|Midsummer Fire Festival||6/21 - 7/5|
|Call to Arms: Strand of the Ancients||6/25 - 6/27|
|Call to Arms: Eye of the Storm||6/28 - 7/1|
|Call to Arms: Isle of Conquest||7/2 - 7/4|
|Call to Arms: Alterac Valley||7/5 - 7/8|
|Darkmoon Faire||7/7 - 7/13|
|Call to Arms: The Battle for Gilneas||7/9 - 7/11|
|Call to Arms: Warsong Gulch||7/12 - 7/15|
|Call to Arms: Twin Peaks||7/16 - 7/18|
|Call to Arms: Silvershard Mines||7/23 - 7/25|
|Call to Arms: Temple of Kotmogu||7/30 - 8/1|
|BlizzCon||11/8 - 11/9|