Ted Racicot

I am a student currently studying Creative Writing. I have a strong passion for writing, as well as video games. Growing up I was a huge Blizzard fan, playing most of the games in the Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft series. I also played many RPGs on Playstation and on the computer.
  • Theo’s Thoughts #39: WoW Loses 1.3M Subs

    Last week in a quarterly report, Blizzard Entertainment announced that their giant MMO, World of Warcraft, had lost 1.3 million subscribers. This news, as is...

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    Last week in a quarterly report, Blizzard Entertainment announced that their giant MMO, World of Warcraft, had lost 1.3 million subscribers. This news, as is almost expected, has created a lot of talk especially among the community. Like always, whenever bad news surfaces about WoW, the internet is flooded with people saying that World of...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #38: Patch 5.2’s LFR Difficulty

    Last week, the fourth and final wing of the Throne of Thunder became available to players. With all of the LFR now available, it is...

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    Last week, the fourth and final wing of the Throne of Thunder became available to players. With all of the LFR now available, it is fair to start comparing this patch with the previous patches. One of the first difference that jumps out is the difficulty. It seems, at least at first, that each wing...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #37: “Heroic” Solo Content

    With Mists of Pandaria, one of Blizzard’s main goals is to give players more content they can do by themselves or within small groups. This...

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    With Mists of Pandaria, one of Blizzard’s main goals is to give players more content they can do by themselves or within small groups. This is shown with many of the new features, such as the Brawlers Guild and Scenarios, as well as the new emphasis being placed on dallies. With so many new ways...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #36: Return of the Upgrade Vendor

    Patch 5.2 has been live for less than a month, yet Blizzard is already giving information out for the next patch. The biggest news that...

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    Patch 5.2 has been live for less than a month, yet Blizzard is already giving information out for the next patch. The biggest news that has been released is that the upgrade vendor, which was recently removed will be returning for PvE gear, allowing players to upgrade gear using Justice and Valor points. What is...
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  • Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

    Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty quickly became one of the most popular RTS games in history, as well as a huge platform for competitive gaming....

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    Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty quickly became one of the most popular RTS games in history, as well as a huge platform for competitive gaming. This set the stage for Starcraft 2’s second installment, Heart of the Swarm. With as huge a following that Starcraft has as both a story, as well as an eSport,...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #35: Dailies Done Right

    It has been almost an ongoing joke within the WoW community. Daily quests have been implemented in every patch thus far and some players, either...

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    It has been almost an ongoing joke within the WoW community. Daily quests have been implemented in every patch thus far and some players, either jokingly or complainingly say that World of Warcraft has become nothing but dailies. Though this is not true, it is true that dailies have had a huge impact on the...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #34: First Thoughts on WoW 5.2

    It has been a while since I have added a new addition to my “supposed to be” weekly blog about World of Warcraft. It was...

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    It has been a while since I have added a new addition to my “supposed to be” weekly blog about World of Warcraft. It was not because I have not been playing WoW, but rather nothing new came up that I felt I needed to talk about. My weekly routine was simply run LFR, possibly...
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  • HotS Beta Impressions #5: Final Impressions

    With the release of Heart of the Swarm a week away, and the beta for it now being offline, I feel it is a good...

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    With the release of Heart of the Swarm a week away, and the beta for it now being offline, I feel it is a good time to take a step back and look at how I feel about the complete expansion, rather than focusing on minor things. Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty has risen to...
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  • HotS Beta Impressions #4: Pylon Changes and PvP

    Most of the articles I have written before these have been talking about specific units that will be coming to Starcraft in the upcoming expansion....

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    Most of the articles I have written before these have been talking about specific units that will be coming to Starcraft in the upcoming expansion. However, I wanted to change gears and talk about something slightly different today; the change coming for Protoss’ pylons. Simply put, players will no longer have the ability to warp-in...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #33: An Idea for Classes in the Next Expansion

    Mists of Pandaria’s second major patch, 5.2, is on the horizon. This patch has many players excited with new things such as dailies, a new...

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    Mists of Pandaria’s second major patch, 5.2, is on the horizon. This patch has many players excited with new things such as dailies, a new raid, and many other changes to the game. For now, much of the community is just waiting for this patch to come out. I know it is a long ways...
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  • HotS Beta Impression #3: Swarm Hosts

      Saying I have been impressed by what I have experienced on the HotS Beta over the past few weeks would be a huge understatement....

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      Saying I have been impressed by what I have experienced on the HotS Beta over the past few weeks would be a huge understatement. Every race has gotten new units that fit nicely into current unit compositions, while also allowing the birth of new compositions and new strategies. For the most part, there does...
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  • HotS Beta Impressions #2: Stargate Changes

    One of the things I am most excited about Heart of the Swarm is the fact that Protoss players are getting more options then just...

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    One of the things I am most excited about Heart of the Swarm is the fact that Protoss players are getting more options then just Robotics Bay play. Protoss’s will definitely start to use the Stargate more with the addition of the the new units, The Oracle and the Tempest, which both provide something that...
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  • HotS Beta Impressions #1: Hellbats and the PvT Matchup

    A couple of weeks ago I got my invite to the Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm beta. I was already excited for this expansion,...

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    A couple of weeks ago I got my invite to the Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm beta. I was already excited for this expansion, but being able to play on the ladder has gotten me even more excited, especially with all the new units and how they will change competitive Starcraft. So, I decided...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #32: PvP Changes in 5.2

    Patch 5.2 is on the horizon for World of Warcraft, and with it many changes that has the community excited. Among these changes are a...

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    Patch 5.2 is on the horizon for World of Warcraft, and with it many changes that has the community excited. Among these changes are a new raid and a new daily quest hub. Another change that will come is to how PvP gear will be achieved. Honestly, I think it is about time Blizzard changed...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #31: Questing as End Game Content

    With the announcement of the next World of Warcraft patch, there has been a lot of excitement around the community. As an avid forum goer,...

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    With the announcement of the next World of Warcraft patch, there has been a lot of excitement around the community. As an avid forum goer, I have been doing my best to keep up on this conversation. While doing so, something caught my attention. A couple of posts, whether trolling or not, claimed that the...
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  • Theo’s Thoughts #30: Looking Back on Tier 15

    Today, World of Warcraft’s Facebook page released a teaser-photo saying that patch 5.2 will be coming to the PTR in early January. With this patch,...

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    Today, World of Warcraft’s Facebook page released a teaser-photo saying that patch 5.2 will be coming to the PTR in early January. With this patch, among other things, will be Tier 15, the second raiding tier of Mists of Pandaria. With the next tier’s release on the horizon, I feel it is a good time...
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