Next week is a big deal for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth with the forthcoming release of patch 8.1.5. Generally, “half patches”, those smaller updates that arrive between major content patches, aren’t a big deal, but 8.1.5 is a bit different. It brings a number of new features to the game and finally sees the release of the Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Troll Allied Races, something players have been looking forward to since the expansion’s announcement.Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting big and small additions coming to WoW when 8.1.5 launches on March 12th. advertisement Zandalari Trolls & Kul Tiran Human Allied RacesThe centerpiece of the patch is, of course, the arrival of both the Kul Tirans for Alliance and the Zandalari for the Horde. This was a much-touted component of the Battle for Azeroth expansion and one that many hoped would be present when BfA launched. However, given the nature of the way Allied … [Read more...] about What’s New in World of Warcraft 8.1.5?
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Patch 8.1 for WoW dropped on Tuesday. This is the first major patch for the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Let's cut right to the chase. People are generally unhappy with the direction of this expansion. There are a plethora of reasons, but some of the big ones are: Azerite traits are not created equal, therefore providing one 'best' way to gear Obtaining the Azerite armor you want is RNG Uldir (the first raid) is boring There isn't a reason to log in every day Island expeditions ended up being worthless Battle for Azeroth Sure Beats Legion for Me Personally, I think this expansion is off to a better start than Legion. My three big gripes about Legion were: M+ didn't provide gear that was anywhere near raids because of set items meaning that no matter how hard I wantd to push M+ I was never going to be geared as well. Legendary items were so class-defining and RNG that if you didn't have one you were screwed. AP was so limiting (early to mid expansion) that alts and alternate … [Read more...] about Reflecting on WoW’s Patch 8.1 Gameplay and Design
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has been plagued with bugs and issues since launching in mid-August. With the first raid open and groups working their way through mythic, Blizzard has unveiled what is coming in the first significant update since BfA launched. The patch is bringing the faction war back into focus and some big improvements to core systems are coming along too. Is it enough to bring back players who came back for BfA, spent their obligatory month and moved on to the next game? Let's find out. advertisement Tides of VengeanceWhen 8.1 launches, it's going to come along with its own chapter name, this time Tides of Vengeance. As the name implies, the faction war between Horde and Alliance that has largely been on hold since August, is coming back into play in a big way. According to last weeks brief stream event with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, the Alliance is going to go on the offensive and take the war to the Horde in repayment for the loss of … [Read more...] about Blizzard’s Stepping Up Their Game in World of Warcraft 8.1
I recently wrote a complete review on the new features of Windows 8 developer preview. Microsoft unveiled it at the Build conference and everyone really liked it, especially because of the Metro UI and certain other new features. If you were impressed by it too, then you’re probably wanting to install it real bad. Since, Microsoft is allowing anyone to download the developer preview with requiring any activation, you can download it too. You can choose between the 64-bit version or the 32-bit version depending on your hardware. It’s always best to try out the 32-bit version and it’s also not as big as the 64-bit version in size. 2.8 gigabytes away and you’ll have the 32-bit Windows 8 developer preview resting on your Desktop or wherever you downloaded it to. The fastest and easiest way to install is to create a bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive. The process is faster, thus taking less time and giving you lesser errors if any. Follow this tutorial to create a … [Read more...] about How-to Create Bootable Windows 8 USB Flash Drive
Microsoft released Windows 8 last month and it was the first time I bought something on its launch day. I got my copy of Windows 8 as I bought the laptop on the same day. It was the second most awaited Windows OS for me, the first being Windows XP. When Windows XP was launched everyone loved to hate it. People tried to convince me to uninstall the Windows XP which was preloaded with my COMPAQ and switch to Windows 98. And then when Windows Vista launched they wanted me to switch to Windows XP. I never hated Windows Vista and I loved it more than XP. Windows 7 is probably the most successful operating system by Microsoft. But I never spent more than an hour on it as I was still using Vista. I believe that the migration from Windows 98 to XP and Windows XP to Vista was something exciting as the GUI was all different. Remember ‘Aero’?. But that was not the case with Windows 7. Why? Because Windows 7 is more or less Windows Vista itself. The only significant difference is … [Read more...] about Why Windows 8 Metro Is Awesome But Doesn’t Make Any Sense To Me