Whoops, Talking About Raiding Again!

Hello- I’ve talked about raiding a lot in the past in this space. I could be really obnoxious and link every word to a past article, but I’ll save the annoyance for another day. I’m currently taking a (voluntary) break from raiding, and life being life, things change. I may soon have an (involuntary) reason to not be able to raid, or if I do go back, I’ll have to cut the night short.

I HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS. (Not that it probably matters to any of you, but you know, sharing and all)

The good news? I have a new employment opportunity =D

The bad news? The hours may be arse early, although I don’t know for sure at this time.

What does this all mean, you’re probably asking yourself, as you angrily close out this tab on your browser, and go back to whatever you were doing? It has to do with how I felt when I realized this may happen.

I felt relieved.

Relieved that I wouldn’t have the pressure of feeling guilty for voluntarily stepping away, even though my guild is more than cool with it, even though everyone says Real Life >  Gaming. I know this, you know this, heck, even my mother knows this. I’m a very loyal person. Once I give my word, even for something like raiding in WoW, I don’t go back on it easily. I over analyze and am hyper critical of myself, and the way my brain works, I think everyone else is thinking the same things I am.

I feel free, also. Free to focus on other aspects of the game, guilt free. Leveling my army of alts, finally getting an alliance character to max level, working on miscellaneous achievements and pet battles. I’ve been having a lot of fun on my alts mixing and matching pets, trying out new ones, attempting to find that ‘perfect group’ that I will probably never find, oh dear, send help.

Also, she types, a smirk growing on her face, this will give me more time to toy around with the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera! It is fun, dammit, and I do not understand why so many people are up in arms about it. To me, it’s no different than actual real life selfies that flood social media, if anything it’s cuter, seeing other people’s transmogs, seeing their avatars taking pictures with people that they may never meet in real life, sharing their fun experiences with their friends. Maybe it’s just my age range? I’m more immune to it, it doesn’t bother me as much. I see it more as a tool to share with others, and less a tool to be an annoyance. With everything that is added to the game, there will be differing opinions.

Well, that was a short post. Eh, whatever.

 

Have you ever had real life change your availability for in-game activities? I’ve been lucky in that it hasn’t happened to me too much, and I am aware that circumstances happen completely outside of one’s control, such as being laid off work, something happening in the family, etc., but how did you handle it? Did you keep on keeping on, no matter what happened outside the game? Or did you re-schedule your gaming life around your real one?

My still half-asleep brain is curious!


Dragon Effect, feat. Crazy Panda Face

Hello!

It’s been a while. I’m noticing my blogging isn’t ever consistent, but maybe that’s part of my charm? After all, I’m doing this mainly for myself; yes I am thankful for and love my readers, but I set out to do this for me.

After the news that made the sky start raining down upon some of us, I decided my blog needed more fluff. Silly posts, that had nothing to do with BREAKING NEWS but instead had to do with whatever the heck I wanted. I keep forgetting I don’t have to follow a guideline of rules, nothing is expected of me, I enjoy doing this and need to stick to my roots, and my roots aren’t waxing on for hours about a change that quite frankly doesn’t effect me as of right now. If it becomes half as costly to renew via the tokens, I’ll look into it, but until then I’ll keep doing what I do, and not go off on a tangent or analyze the shite out of a situation ^.^

This reflects my mental state of late

This reflects my mental state of late

Life has reared its ugly head in the ugliest of ways, but I am determined to not let it drag me down. Depression is really tough, but I’ve dealt with it before and will probably continue to deal with it for my whole life. As such, I’m steering clear of the fiery discussions on social media, trying to shy away from going on and on in this space about current events and hot topics, as I’m trying to keep myself sane. That doesn’t mean I won’t talk about them, merely that I’m not going to actively choose to write about that over something else.

I’m not raiding at the moment, made a conscious decision that I wasn’t having fun with it, so needed to set it aside for a bit. I’m still logging on and playing, and if anything I’m enjoying the game more, now that I don’t feel pressured to log in at a certain time and perform to the best of my ability. As such, I’ve been leveling alts, and even spending more time in other games, such as Dragon Age Inquisition and Mass Effect 2. WHAT’S THAT, YOU SAY? SCREENSHOTS? HAPPY TO OBLIGE!

SQUAD

SQUAD

That’s Lyra! She likes to light things on fire. Also the banter between Sera and Dorian makes me smile so very much, and Cassandra is just so grumpy it’s adorable.

This shield makes me happy

This shield makes me happy

I’m really enjoying playing through the game again, I’ve beaten it once, but I want to find ALL the things and explore ALL the nooks and crannies. I’ll keep you posted.

Those eyelashes tho.

Those eyelashes tho.

I’ve never played the ME games, and I’ve been curious about them for a loooong time. In typical fashion, a friend was live tweeting herself picking the game back up and I was super intrigued, then remembered I had picked ME2 up on Origin a while ago, and just never installed it.

Goodbye, free time.

I have a series of (difficult) tests this week in school, so that is a priority for sure, but after this week I’ll be diving into the game headfirst. It’s really fun so far, kind of a different game than I normally play, so it’s holding my attention in the back of my mind ^.^

*snerk*

*snerk*

That’s all I’ve got for today, somehow I’m full of restless energy so I think I shall go out of doors and do something before I study for the next 24 hours, give or take a few for sleep.
-Byx

Raiding Frustrations

I love raiding.

love it.

It is by far my favorite aspect of World of Warcraft. It’s the one that made me feel that this was my game. The social aspect has also been a very important one, but with raiding I can fulfill that need while also feeling productive, part of a team. I really love the way that 10+ people can coordinate their efforts without speaking (for the most part, after you learn the strategy for the fight) and accomplish the task, and celebrate afterwards.

However.

Last night, I was reminded of something. I was reminded that sometimes these boss fights aren’t all fun and games, and sometimes they are frustrating and seem quite stupid. Last night, I was feeling some of the same feelings with the last couple times I took a break from the game. When I was in a guild that was hardcore, bleeding edge, where I wasn’t having a jot of fun and was in tears most nights after raid, due to frustration.

That scares me.

I love raiding, but I’m also getting to the point now where I loathe raiding. I don’t like how the higher ilvl gear is worse stat-wise for me, which means I’ve blindly picked up pieces, and got rid of old ones, that aren’t in fact upgrades, even though they’re from another tier of content. This is very frustrating. I also feel as if I’m doing everything right that I can insofar as my rotation and class abilities. I’m not perfect, believe me I’m the first to admit I make mistakes, but I’m doing the best that I can. It doesn’t feel like enough.

Do I try key binding? I have a few abilities key bound, but I’m just not used to that play style, so I feel as if that would be a broader learning curve. I don’t have a fancy smancy mouse with all the buttons on the side, and I don’t really want to go out and purchase one.

My guild is a semi-casual one, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get things done, and I feel like I’m getting to a point right now where I’m not only not getting those things done, but I’m not having fun raiding.

There. I said it. I’m not having fun raiding. I love progression fights, I love slowly but surely eking out the strategy, figuring out nuances of the fight, each attempt getting closer and closer, but…

For all the usual reasons, I don’t want to quit raiding. Mainly because I don’t like that ‘quit’ word, but also because then I would begin the process of oh, I’ll be behind on gear. I’ll be behind on content. Everyone will surpass me and I’ll feel like I’m being carried, since the only seamless way to ease into a raid tier is at the beginning of an expansion, unless you can PUG raids.

I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet, but I might be.. squinting.. in the direction of the towel.


Weekly Recap: 2.8-2.14

This is going to be a new thing I’ll be trying. On my Saturday post I’ll be going back and reviewing my week, touching on gaming things I did that I didn’t talk about for my other posts. We’ll see how this goes!

The Sims 4

This sums it up in one picture

This sums it up in one picture

She looks so happy! After an hour or so in character creator, there she be! I’ve had TS4 since it was released, but there have been other gaming beasts on my plate, along with classes and life, so I haven’t had the time to sink into it that I did with TS3. Don’t worry, little Simself, soon your time will come. I debated briefly building a home from scratch, as I haven’t really messed with the build mode in TS4 that much, but then decided to move her into a pre-made house. I added on a small yard, for gardening.

SimselfHouse

I’ve got her in the business career, as we could all guess from her button-down and pencil skirt, and she is working on building her gardening and violin skill, because why not? I haven’t spent that much time playing on her save, as I saw other Sims I had created (my real life friends, because nothing is more fun than killing, controlling, and ruling over your friends’ every decision and relationship and clothing choice!)

I never said I was nice ^.^

The really interesting thing to me about this game is that you can create yourself, or a close approximation, and live another virtual life for yourself. Thing is though, this isn’t always a good thing. There’s a running joke on the internet that’s been around since the first Sims game, in which the gamer has their sim be successful and lucrative in their career, build all kinds of relationships and friendships, and get massive amounts of things accomplished, , but then the gamer is sitting in their room with clothes piled around them, old pizza boxes laying around, and general disorder and chaos happening in their real life.

To me, while it’s fun to create my Simself and rule over her life, it almost reminds me more of what I’m doing (or not doing) with my own life. Such as letting two hours pass by, and I’m still derping about in my pj’s while she’s off being a business tycoon!

What else do you do on a first date? SELFIE!!!!

What else do you do on a first date? SELFIE!!!!

Diablo III

Season 2 went live last night, and I bounced around between grouping with a couple friends before settling with a group that contained two guild members, and a new friend! Two of us were Witch Doctors, one was a Wizard, and the other a Crusader. That was a fun group composition, as once we got our zombie dogs, they formed a little meat shield wall with the Crusader, so us ranged folks were free to volley attacks from afar.

AHHH IT'S MY FACE

AHHH IT’S MY FACE

We didn’t get super far, most of us had to leave early to take care of real life responsibilities, but I’ll be at it again tonight!

I really like the Seasons, I’m glad they put those into the game. Personally I always secretly yearn for a fresh start in a lot of games, starting from scratch is a challenge, and lets you see and experience the game all over again in a new light.

I decided on a Witch Doctor, as you can see. I’m trying to experiment with skills and abilities I probably wouldn’t normally end up using at end game rift type gameplay, because it’s fun and why not? WD was the very first class I rolled in D3, and I haven’t really played her at all in the last few months, so while the abilities are recognizable, they aren’t all that familiar, so I don’t have to unlearn and relearn things.

Warcraft

My warrior is steadily plugging along through Outland, I really want to get her to max level to get her garrison up and running. The one resource I don’t have a reliable means of getting that I need for crafting is a barn, for savage bloods.

I’ve got various other alts that I’m leveling, since as discussed several times previously, I have a problem with alts, and that problem is that they are too darn fun to not have a lot of!

 

DOES THIS MAKE ME HIP AND COOL

DOES THIS MAKE ME HIP AND COOL

Left shark has had enough of your BS, but wishes you a good weekend nonetheless ^.^


Cats, Raiding, and You

HI GRUUL

HI GRUUL

Last night my guild stepped into Blackrock Foundry, and decided to tackle heroic modes. First we had to tackle heroic trash though, and ouch. Good thing those first couple packs are so close to the door, I don’t think any of us were quite expecting that much damage to go out. We made our way through the trash, licked our wounds and repaired our gear, and continued down the tunnel.

Our first target of the night was Gruul. He’s a meanie butt. Being a melee dps, I don’t know the specifics of the abilities the tanks and healers need to look out for, but it seemed to me from Mumble chat and also from what I was seeing that fight required a very delicate and precise touch with a few of the boss’s abilities. All I know is, I was on fire and rocks were falling on me, and OMG run out because first you were afraid, now you’re petrified, get 8 yards away from your friends or they too will die. What’s that? Earworm? No idea what you’re talking about….

We were not making much headway on Gruul, so we took our break and switched gears over to the cheaty hunter bullshit boss Beastlord Darmac. This fight was so much fun on normal modes, we actually one shot him if I recall correctly. Erm, not so much on heroic mode. By which I mean the one shot, not the fun aspect.  However, we were making solid progress on the jerk, although a lot of the ranged dps were commenting on the fact that the lawn darts (big ol’ spears) were acting wonky. By wonky, I mean there was much swearing in Mumble. Apparently, the mechanic was being executed correctly, but the actual manner in which the lawn darts were coming out wasn’t syncing up with how they were supposed to act. The spell effect was clipped by the seams in the floor, or it was pinning people down far away from where the dart actually was.

It was a frustrating night, as it usually is when you don’t kill bosses, but I feel like we made progress on Darmac and saw what needed to be done or changed on Gruul. I don’t make any judgment calls on boss strategies, I just hit things ^.^

I had my own hardmode version of raiding last night, which involved a certain fluffy cat being allowed in my office. He’s usually good, curls up on the couch when he realizes my focus is elsewhere, or he’ll jump up in my lap and curl up. Last night, not so much. Suddenly, little cat claws and teeth on my foot as he wraps himself around me.  It was a momentary attack, and was more of a “Mom pay attention to me, UGH!” thing than a savage attack. He soon desisted, although he was prowling around my feet, occasionally batting me or playing with computer cords. It was almost the end of raid night, usually when he’s being a butt or destructive I escort him out of my office for the hour or so, and listen to him gallop around or play soccer with a toy.

Those of you that have pets, how are they when you are raiding, or just working in the office/computer area in general? I know my little guy is still a teenager, so he gets destructive playful when he’s not being entertained or deems not enough attention is being paid to him, but what about you? How do your fur babies act when you’re otherwise engaged at the computer?


Thoughts about Role-Play

Something something, “Me not that kind of orc!”

Not THAT kind of role-play, you goofs.

It’s time for a confession. I’ve secretly wanted to role-play in WoW for almost as long as I’ve been playing. I don’t have any idea how normal RP people do these kind of character sheets or even how they figure out how they want to go with their characters, but here goes! If I were to RP my current “main” characters, this is probably how it would go :

Byx

She’s a Pandaren enhancement shaman. I would undoubtedly tie in her race’s love for food and drink, though I can somehow see her going more for the rare, expensive foods rather than the more common comfort foods. Personality wise she would be sassy as all hell, always ready for a laugh. Fiercely protective of her friends, and gets along well with all of the members of the guild. The class she would envy the most would be hunters, due to their ability to tame wild beasts. She would get along best with any class that has healing abilities, as she tends to die a lot. It’s totally not her fault though, it just happens, you see.

Bunny Byx is best Byx ^.^

Repeat image, but this sums her up nicely.

Hexxia

The warlock – she basically just hates everything and wants to kill everyone, but she likes fluffy little animals. She also is very vain about her appearance, and her armor has to look just so before she can even think of doing anything else. Have I mentioned she just wants to kill everyone?

Orlaithe

She’s my warrior, I’m leveling her through Outland right now, but I would say even though I’m not leveling her protection, she is still cautious and wary about her surroundings. She misses Mulgore greatly, the green rolling hills, the peaceful life. She knows she has to fight though, for there is evil in the world and she must smash it into pieces. She isn’t a mindless killing machine, but she does want to try to fix the world as best she can, for those still living in Mulgore, and other peaceful lands.

 

All that being said, I still haven’t ever actually played this game with an RP mindset. Sure, in conversations I’ll joke around and talk like I am my character, but it’s not an all the time thing.  Well, what’s stopping me, you may ask? A couple different things, as it turns out.

Time

Being myself, I would want to invest a lot of time into the back story of my character, getting their name exactly right, picking the right character and not wanting to restart at level 15 or so. I would want to keep copious notes on all my characters, everyone they met along the journey, NPC’s that they spite or that spite them.

The main issue is just the time to do this. Life being life, it is busy, and most of the time I spend in-game is already taken up by the usual things I do. Raiding, leveling alts, working on achievements, etc. I feel like this huge undertaking would happen, and I’d have to devote a lot of time to the process of creating and nurturing my character.

Knowledge

I would feel like the noobiest of noobs stepping foot into RP. I’m positive I’m over thinking this, like most everything else I do in life and gaming, but I like to know what I’m getting myself into, so sue me (Don’t sue me. I don’t have a ton of money and it will be embarrassing for both of us.)!

I’m just actually not sure how to even begin, is the main thing. I’m sure if I am interested in doing this at some point, I could do my usual thing of just winging it, rolling with it, making it up as I go along. It would be fun though to create a back story, figure out the why and how of my character’s interactions with others and how she acts when no-one else is around. They’ve added a great deal of content that I can see being perfect for RP.

 

In conclusion:

Huh. Maybe I will RP, this was a fun post to write ^.^

Do you role-play in any of the games you play? Do you occasionally RP on your characters but not devote your entire play time to that? I’m interested, leave some comments below!


Killing things, with friends!

Yesterday was a long day so I just needed some mindless murderdeath, which called for my old friend Diablo 3. While I wasn’t feeling super up for it, I still set up and started streaming as well, since it’s one of my scheduled days, and well, consistency and all that. A guildie dropped in my Twitch chat and said he wanted to help me kill ALL the things, and at that point I was over being overwhelmed with my current, higher level characters that I did the inevitable and rolled a new toon.

Before...

Before…

I have a problem.

After I ended the stream we still played and murdered things, and got up to where we rescue the mysterious stranger. Wonder who he is. NO IDEA.

While we were running around, joking and laughing and slaughtering, I realized I had really missed that. It helped me forget about the crappy day and just be happy for a while, which might not seem like a lot, but for me it really vastly improved the day. Not only the fun of playing a game with a friend (yes I know I raid, but that’s a different beast) but of just the overall feeling I get when I play Diablo or Torchlight or a similar game. Sure you can tune the difficulty up and challenge yourself, or you can just have fun blowing everything up. You have the freedom to adjust that, not like Warcraft where the difficulty is set in stone, and there are certain roadblocks that prevent you from reaching things until it’s time.

After (Mogging and Dye)!

After (Mogging and Dye)!

I kind of like the first one better. WELP.

Apologies for today’s post, I’m far from 100% this morning, but I’m wanting to stick to my schedule. Getting back into the groove of things is proving to be a bit tougher than I originally thought, but anything worth doing is worth working for!

Have a good one =)


Striving for Consistency

Morning-

I’ve decided today is as good a day as ever for me to start something. It’s not necessarily the hugest change ever, but I’m going to do it and stick to it, no matter the quality of results.

I’m going to start posting Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. Two of my fairy god-bloggers post every morning consistently, and I am forever impressed by their writing ability.

Aaaand that’s today’s post, bye.

This will never not make me feel something.

*sigh*

Kidding. I’m not that mean.

The above picture holds a lot of meaning for me, as I’m thinking it may for other people as well. Yes, it’s an NPC death that anyone who has ever rolled a Pandaren has seen and played through, but it still makes me feel something, and makes me think. This is not where I’m going to get super deep on everyone, but life is too short. Life is too short for me to worry about how perfect each of my blog posts are, if I’m hitting The Topic of the Day, if I’m getting a conversation going, if people are leaving deep, insightful comments on my posts.

I was debating going back through my posts and finding the post where I laid out where I wanted to go with this site, but I’m pretty sure I’ve changed the URL a couple times (since settling on names is difficult for me) and I’ve lost it in cyberspace. If anyone can find a link to said post, you earn one internet cookie, that you have to share with me. I wanted to find my mission statement, the post where I laid out where I wanted to go with my blog, but as I was lying awake a couple nights ago unable to sleep, I realized that I can change and shift the direction my blog and my life go in. I can stop worrying about the little things, remember that I’m not getting paid to write, that no-one depends on me to produce amazing content, that although I thank and respect my readers, commenters, and followers deeply, that I don’t owe anyone anything. That sounds kind of harsh, that last bit, but let me explain.

I try to keep my blog and gaming life on here seperate from my real life, but this is almost a personal blog at times for me, as I speculate and talk about my opinions and thoughts on things. Life recently has been sad for me, not due to any earth shattering or devastating circumstances, I just kind of feel stagnant. That’s all I’ll say on the topic, but I’ve realized that my creative outlets are kind of suffering for it, and that needs to come to an abrupt halt. The reason I started this blog was to have fun, and if I’m no longer doing that I should just walk away. Life is too hard, sucks too much at times, to let a fun thing leave a sour taste in my mouth, to somehow feel guilty for it.

I’m going to continue as I’ve done in the past with writing. Try to be funny, when the situation calls for it. Talk about different games, but WoW is my first and longest love, so that beast will get the most screen time. So without further ado…

1...2...3...SMILE

1…2…3…SMILE

There’s a reason I’m not the guild photographer ^.^

Last night we stepped into Blackrock Foundry, and quickly discovered that Ogron Box trash is Hardmode trash. We decided (rather, the officers decided and I showed up to stab bosses in the butt) to  go into it at the normal difficulty, as heroic seems over-tuned and a death fest for our average item level. We are 6/7 heroic in Highmaul, but Imperator is a poopy head, and won’t let us kill him. It took us only a couple times to down poor Gruul, and then we went on to Oregorger.

That fight, as I observed in Mumble, would be hilarious if it wasn’t so frustrating. I really like how that fight is set up, as frustrating as it is, and by the end of raid time I think the coordinators of the fighting strategies had figured out a (complicated to me) method of coordinating crate destruction and not getting mowed down by the over sized pill bug.

I'll leave the name as I found it on Google, because humorous.

I’ll leave the name as I found it on Google, because humorous.

That would be my post for today!

Thank you as ever for reading, and if you’ve made it this far, consider yourself gifted with a smile and an awkward sideways hug.


Byx is so stronk!

Hi there!

I mean honestly these are huge and I love them

I mean honestly! These are huge and I love them

This image amuses me, not only because how HUGE the weapons are, but also what it speaks of my girl’s agility and strength. I am fully aware she is an enhancement shaman, and therefore doesn’t use or gear for strength as a stat, but you must have SOME muscle mass to be able to hold those things for any period of time, let alone run around in the wilderness, over terrain, and fight baddies.

Resto murder shaman, reporting for duty.

Resto murder shaman, reporting for duty.

Okay just bear with me on this. Heh, bear, because she’s pandaren, and.. I’m sorry, that was bad and I do feel bad. Continuing on!

Pandaren are able to be a great variety of classes. They were the ones to introduce monks to us, and you can play other melee roles with them, as well as caster roles. They are capable of being quite hardy, athletic, and adaptable, but a lot of the lore also tells us about how much they love food and drink. This brings up an interesting idea in my mind, in that I know a lot of people who work out a ton, but that also consume a lot of food and sometimes booze. The more calories you burn, the more you can consume, right?

BladeByxPhotobomb

It is my belief then that even though she may be somewhat round and cuddly, underneath that protective layer of fat (that also helps keep her warm in the garrison in Frostfire Ridge) she is solid muscle. I mean these weapons are basically metal MITTENS with a GIANT blade that extends past her hand, and slightly past her elbows. Metal mittens? I could probably pick better phrasing.

GLOVES OF STEEL.

GAUNTLETS OF MIGHT

BLADEFIST- oh wait.

Imagine swinging those things around, heck even carrying around that weight. Imagine raiding (like I do) for hours at a time. Attacking these giant bosses, sustaining all kinds of pain and death by fire, but she still keeps a swinging. That in my mind, is what makes her a hero. When you think about how strenuous this is, how she gained endurance over the years, got used to different weapons, etc. Although she was a boosted toon, so she had to learn it all fairly quickly!

No, this post is not me becoming stunned with the revelation that experience and gear and questing and leveling all actually makes your character improve, this post was mainly sprung from the humorous observation I had one day that she has BIG OL HONKIN BLADES ATTACHED TO HER ARMS AND SWINGS THEM MIGHTILY AT VERY LARGE ANGRY PEOPLE.

Bunny Byx is best Byx ^.^

Bunny Byx is best Byx ^.^

Have a lovely day, and be aware of murder shamans.


A Brief Update!

I’m very much a creature of habit. Of schedule. I like to plan, be prepared, know what is going on, and know who I’ll be interacting with.  Why am I saying all this? Mainly because I don’t know what else to start this post out with, but also because this has been bothering me for a bit of time.

Last week, classes started back up for me, and while I’m only taking two, it took adjusting to. Not only the class times, which are actually quite good, but the mental state of being back at school and applying my brain to learning and studying and speaking up in class. Both of my classes this semester have about one-fifth of the grade geared towards in-class participation and/or group projects/presentations. They also involve quite a bit of reading and homework, so that cuts into my gaming/free time. I’m going slightly off topic here, but I didn’t really have a topic to begin with, so I guess I’m not, after all.

What the frick frack does this have to do with my blog, you may ask? Or anything, for that matter? I am in the process of plotting out a tentative weekly schedule for blogging, streaming (yes I’ve started doing that as well, yes I shall touch on that in a bit), and also gaming in general. I’ve got side projects going as well, like we all do, that don’t have anything to do with gaming other than they take time away from that, but I enjoy doing them so shall continue to do them, dammit.  Let’s talk about games, shall we?

Warcraft

There’s been so much news over the last few days, I won’t even bother recapping it in great detail, other than I am gleefully excited for the Selfie Stick, and quite saddened by the Joystiq news, although I will not raise a stick and beat the dead horse, there are enough opinions out there without adding my own to it. Suffice to say, I believe this will affect a great many things in blogs, social media, and our community in general.

The state of My Game? I’ve eased up on my seething hatred (please read that sarcastically, thanks <3) on Garrisons, and grown to reluctantly (again, sarcasm) re-introduce them back into my game play. I didn’t write that post to bash things to pieces, or to say I hated the idea of them, or how they work, but instead how certain aspects seemed to be off for me, and be quiet self, they can go read it if they want.

My guild has cleared regular Highmaul and is 6/7 of heroic, and damn but I’m still having tons of fun on my enhancement shaman! Insert gushing about guild here, because they are awesome, and I am quite happy to be a part of such a cool group of people!

My warlock is stagnant at level 93, I think the only experience she’s getting is in mining her garrison’s mine, and the experience you gain from missions.

My warrior is almost level 60 (YAY FLYING MOUNTS) and she is also quite fun, as I’ve gotten so used to playing melee on my main that now playing it on alts feels less difficult.

Other games

There are too many. DA:I will see many playthroughs from me. Minecraft is always fun to play, and it’s almost a zen/relaxation/control thing for me. Various other games grab my attention at times, but these are my main three.

Streaming

Yes, I’ve started live streaming my game play. I’ve also apparently been inducted into the ranks of ‘real streamers’ by some quickly banned human claiming that in order to get viewers I should show more flesh. Which is a controversial topic I won’t discuss here, needless to say, if they want that, there are plenty of streamers out there that do that already ^.^ I would prefer people come and just hang out, chat with me, and laugh at my really bad jokes and my general flailing about in the games I play. I will be putting out a schedule later on this week, but I’m at Twitch and my handle is Byx24, if you’d like to do that ‘follow’ thing and get notified when I go live.

YES I JUST PLUGGED MYSELF IN MY OWN BLOG POST. GO AWAY. I DO WHAT I WANT.

 

Actually, please don’t go away. If you’ve read this far, I owe you a debt of gratitude because this post has been as random and by the seat of my pants as they come.

Get back on topic, stupid. If you had one.

RIGHT. Schedules. Planning. I’m bad at it. I’m working on it.

Stay tuned.

 


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