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The Weekly Marmot - Thinking Like a Designer
2010/09/23 at 1:21 AM
This week, I step back a little and examine game balance from a designer's perspective. What kind of thought process do they go through when they decide to make balance changes? What
they think about? And how does that differ from the ways in which players usually consider the game? How many times can my dog wander into the reflection on my poster in one episode? How ridiculously awful can a preview frame get?
Let's find out.
This Week In Warcraft: Episode 7!
2010/09/21 at 5:47 PM
Aliena is back with another episode of This Week In Warcraft!
This week we cover the removal of PowerPC Mac support, the Battle for Gilneas, Brewfest, and more!
The Weekly Marmot - Patch 4.0 Speculation
2010/09/16 at 3:34 PM
So this week, thanks to Blizzard's timely release of the Patch 4.0 PTR, I get to talk a bunch about how this whole process is going to work based on our experiences from previous expansions. What's the difference between Patch 4.0 and Cataclysm? What kind of release timeframes can we expect? And what's the deal with "Patch 4.0.3"? These exciting questions and more will be answered (or at least have decent guesses aimed towards them) in this week's Weekly Marmot.
This Week In Warcraft: Episode 6!
2010/09/14 at 4:20 PM
Aliena returns with another episode of
This Week In Warcraft!
This episode covers the release of the 4.0 PTR, an Archaeology preview, the pre-Cataclysm launch events, and more!
The Weekly Marmot - End of Expansion Raiding Options
2010/09/09 at 1:51 PM
This week, I answer a question from
Damingo, the Prairie Dog Lord
(yeaaahhhhh...) and talk a bunch about end of expansion raiding from a raider's perspective. When you really want to raid but guilds keep falling apart around you, what options do you have? Do you just give up, or is there another way?
TankSpot Cataclysm Preview: Halls of Origination
2010/09/07 at 7:21 PM
is back once again, this time with a preview of a new Cataclysm Dungeon - . Located in players will fight their way through an instance full of Ancient Egyptian-themed encounters and mobs, where they will finally encounter the final boss:
You can watch the entire TankSpot guide to Halls of Origination below!
This Week in Warcraft: Episode 5!
2010/09/07 at 2:47 PM
is back with another episode of
This Week In Warcraft
! In this episode Aliena covers topics such as the new beta patch that was released last week, and the fact that
as a raid instance!
This Week in Warcraft: Episode 4!
2010/09/03 at 3:09 PM
Sorry about the late post!
covering the news that happened around the Warcraft universe last week - including coverage of Blizzard's preview of Azshara,
, and many more topics!
This Week In Warcraft: Episode 3!
2010/08/24 at 5:22 PM
Once again, our friend
takes a moment to share her thoughts about the latest developments in WoW—including coverage of the Collector's Edition announcement, and the recent interviews with Tom Chilton and Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street!
TankSpot: This Week in Warcraft
2010/08/09 at 7:55 PM
Our friends over at
have a new video series, aptly-named
This Week in Warcraft
. In this series they'll be covering some of the new and interesting topics that have occurred in the last week, and this week they cover such items as the new
and even the Southern Barrens
The Weekly Marmot - The Cataclysm Healing Game (Part 2)
2010/08/03 at 11:21 PM
This week, in part 2 of my discussion on the effects that the Cataclysm healing changes have on the game, I go over how Tanking and DPS roles will be affected. Will avoidance make a comeback? How responsible are DPS for their survivability? These questions and more will be answered in this week's show!
Also, my wallpaper is amazing.
More TankSpot Cataclysm Zone Previews!
2010/07/12 at 2:27 PM
has done it again! They have provided as with even more awesome video previews of updated Cataclysm zones. These new previews include one of my favourite makeovers yet, which has had some pretty radical changes from the one we currently know. Remember these videos are also available on their respective zone pages!
And as a bonus for all of you, here's the brand new 5 player dungeon !
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