Off-Topic

*Looks at poll results from my seat-of-the-pants post on Tuesday*

Huh. Interesting.

That is kind of what I had in my mind as I was half asleep and typing that up, however that is not what I am going to do, and I’m going to explain why.

I’m dealing with a lot of personal stuff at the moment, and gaming is kind of more than a hobby for me, it’s a means of escaping from real life things. Everyone deals with their own demons differently, and I could wax on and on about this topic, but that’s not why I’m writing this today. Whether I’m just sitting in my garrison in Warcraft doing wizard chores and talking to guild mates, building a house in Minecraft, or saving the world in Dragon Age: Inquisition or Skyrim, I feel like I’m not only accomplishing something, doing something worth my time, but I’m also getting my mind off of real world thoughts, be they mundane or ugly.

Dealing with any kind of illness, physical or mental, is tough, and not something to be taken lightly. Sure, different people handle things differently, and I’m not saying all is gloom and doom in the world, but it makes even the mundane tasks that much more difficult sometimes.

I’m not going to disclose what exactly my personal issue is, there are some of you reading this who know what it is, and I am getting the (professional) help I need for it, so it will be under control. I don’t want to give up gaming completely, I still need that escape, and just the hobby itself, to fill time. Sure, I may not enjoy it as much, but it gives my mind and hands something to do if I’m having a rough day, and it gives me opportunities to have fun, smile, and distract myself.

It’s a complicated topic, and one that I feel like I could go on for hours and still not be able to properly convey. And this is only me, and how I feel. There are so many people dealing with so many things, and it’s easy to get caught up in yourself and your own issues and hardships and not realize others are dealing with their own stuff.

All that being said: Let’s talk a bit about games, shall we? =)

I got the upgrade to the SELFIE cam in Warcraft, which allows me to use it as a toy (meaning all my alts can have it) and also filters, so that I can have even more fun making mock Instagram-esque posts on social media.

Meaning this happens:

No photos, please

No photos, please

Did I stutter?

Did I stutter?

This toy annoys so many people, but it makes me quite happy, so I will continue using it, gosh darn it.

I’ve been messing about in other games too, but honestly most of my time lately has been spent cross-stitching while watching Netflix. I’ve almost completed one project, I’ll upload the picture up here probably when it’s done, and I’ll be starting the next soon!

Welp, that’s all for today folks, thanks for reading thus far, and I know it may seem as though I’m taking all the (above the selfie) talk a bit too seriously, but hey, that’s how my mind works, so deal with it =D

 

Have a lovely day!


Listless

Being a long-time Warcraft player, Tuesdays are a somewhat significant day. These are maintenance days, servers being brought down for a few hours to install a major patch, or a few minutes to just reset them. This has resonated with me as another ‘start’ to the week, or another cycle of the week.

I’ve been very listless with my gaming lately. I can play a game for a couple hours, no problem, all is well, but when I get the thought of switching to another game, or logging off to take care of something and come back to that same game, I get restless. I can’t get back into it. I’m looking for something new, as most of us do from time to time. Luckily, I have heard on the winds (from a couple bloggers and friends) that TESO has now gone un-subscription-based. This makes me very happy. I did enjoy the game in Top Secret Beta, but not enough to pay another sub fee. I’m excited to download this new world, and dive into it and explore, without the stress of feeling obligated to play or log in and do something because I’m paying for my game time.

So what have I been doing, game-wise?

SO HAPPY

SO HAPPY

I’m leveling up (yet another) alt, alliance side. I started with a Gnome, but they are just too short, and my cat keeps attacking the monitor when I play her, so I rerolled a Worgen priest. I think she’s in Redridge now, killing Murlocs or curled up in front of the fireplace at the Inn. Probably the latter.

I’ve also been debating diving back into DAI, I miss the game, it’s been a couple weeks since I logged in to accomplish anything.

Wheeeee

Wheeeee

Plus, Sera makes me laugh.

I also want to dive back into Skyrim, finish ME2, mess around in GW2.

 

Basically, my gaming state is now mirroring my mental state, which is everywhere all at once and it’s quite frustrating ^.^

 

Maybe what I need is a break from all gaming, work on other things for a bit, then come back and revisit it.

 

Give myself a reset.


Liebster Award!

Good Morning!
liebster2
I got tagged by two blogger buddies for the above thingy, which I had never heard of, so BRB Googling. Oh hey, there we go. Now I feel more educated. I’m pleased to be included by two of my blogging friends in this, and I’m going to play along to some extent. I’m all for community events, mind you. I participated in the Newbie Blogger Initiative and Blaugust, and enjoyed both immensely. This feels gimmicky to me. I’m all for networking, I enjoy finding new blogs, but I’m more apt to find them via social media (get on those re-tweets!) or by browsing a blogger friend’s blogroll. I have a small niche of friends, one of whom already has proclaimed she will not be tagging anyone, and of the others, I’ve seen most of them respond to this in one way or another, either by tagging me, or posting their reply to someone else’s nomination already.
Confused? Don’t be! This is what chain emails feel like! I tag you, you tag him, eventually we all get cross-tagged, and then everyone is answering the same question over and over until someone throws their computer out the window after deleting you all from their email contacts!
HOORAY!
That being said. I will answer the questions asked of me, because I’m polite, if grumpy ^.^
GRUMPY PANDA FACE. JPG

GRUMPY PANDA FACE. JPG

1. What are the three major elements of your ideal video game?
Story, combat can’t feel too clunky or awkward, a sense of humor
2. Big city, suburb, or countryside?
Suburb within driving distance of the big city.
3. What’s the origin of your blogging name?
Alternative Chat‘s fault. ^.^
4. Aeris lives and you’re hired to retell Final Fantasy 7. What role does she play?
Who, what?
5. What’s your favorite biome?
Torn on this one: a frozen, mountainous zone, or a lush sprawling plain, filled with wildlife and flowers. One extreme or the other, with me!
6. Write a haiku love poem to this morning’s breakfast.
The coffee is warm
Slowly awakening from my slumber
Coffee
I’M NOT A POET IDK /hides
7. What’s your preferred device for reading blogs?
No specific device, I just click and read, whether it be on my PC or my phone
8. If you were to start up a video game company, what would you name it?
Byx Bytes
9. Which of the Seven Dwarves would you be and why?
Grumpy! She exclaims, to the surprise of no-one. On a good day, probably Doc, as I like to figure out problems and coordinate things.
10. What form of exercise do you find to be the most effective?
I haven’t exercised in forever, but I really enjoy strength/control exercises, such as Pilates and Barre. Walking is always really good, too.
11. How long is a piece of string?
*squints* This is a trick question.  It’s exactly as long as it is, no more, no less =D
From Sigtric:
1. Frogger, Dig Dug or Space Invaders?
Frogger.
2. If you were frozen in a block of ice, and miraculously were found alive after thawing out 10,000 years later, what is the first thing you would do?
Use the facilities.
3. Do you like slurpees?
Is this a serious question? Duh.
4. How many video games do you own that you’ve never played?
Probably 5-10
5. What is your favorite color?
Green!
6. If you bought me a beer, what kind would it be?
A cold one.
7. Yo ho, yo ho! A pirates life for me! Fill in the blanks you scabrous dogs!
“We’re rascals, meanie-butts , villains, and knaves,
Drink up, me hearties, yo ho.
We’re devils and black sheep, there’s the rum,
Drink up, me hearties, yo ho.”
8. If someone has multiple personalities and threatens to commit suicide, is this considered a hostage situation?
I.. what?
9. What is your favorite kind of hot sauce?
None, I don’t like spicy things.
10. Do you even lift?
Not as much as you, Captain Strong-arm McBeardy-face

 BONUS QUESTION

11. What is love? (Baby, don’t hurt me.)
DON’T HURT ME, NO MORE *starts bobbing her head, a la SNL skit*
Well, there you have it. Some genuine answers, mostly smart-ass answers.
READERS! You’ve come this far, I have a question for you! Leave your answer in the comments:
How much does a pirate charge for a piercing?

Sleepy Saturday

I was nominated by two people (woo!) for the Liebster Award thingy, and I will be putting that post up at a later time. I don’t get those kind of questionnaires often, and I’d like to put thought into it, rather than my typical un-coffee’d, half asleep early morning post! Such as the one that follows:

I’m bad at finishing things. I call it one of my personality traits. I’ve been meaning to level an alliance alt to 100 before, I even started a series following a human warlock’s adventures. I quit playing her just shy of her reaching Outland, around the time I became ‘meh’ about my main, also a spewer of fire and curses.

So, basically, the inevitable occurred. Throw in the crappy week I had, and you get:

This.

This.

She’s cute, okay? Here she is, less ‘scary’ looking, on the character creation screen:

LilByx1

I think she’s currently level six or seven, as I’m typing this and uploading that picture, my cat is very curious as to what she is, which tells me if I try to level her when he’s in here, he might try to kill the mousie.

What’s a horde bias? ;)

She’s cute and fun, I’m enjoying the starting zone thus far, all is well in the realm of Byxtopia! For at least the next five minutes.

It’s interesting starting over, a fresh start, so to speak. I still have my Battle Net list of friends, have the awesomely amazing heirloom tab (which negates most of the alt hop dance when I inevitably roll a new alt), and my keen, whip-smart knowledge about the game *cough*,  but no guild, I might probably know someone from the Twitters on the server, which I can’t remember off the top of my noggin, but it will be fun to find a guild, or not, and make friends, or not. The challenge is REAL! Actually there is no challenge, why did I say that, oh man I’m not awake yet, who gave me a blog, ugh, stop talking Byx. I don’t feel the server allegiance anymore, not after moving my main around to, five different servers now, I think? Plus with the cross-realm stuff, Blizzard got rid of a lot of that factor.

What Else, other than the tiny Gnome?

Uhh…

Umm…

I’ve been considering re-vamping my UI? I haven’t messed with it since I got my second monitor, which is larger, so I’ve got more real estate to work with. I’m not sure what exactly I want to change, I may just end up messing with different ‘fun’ addons, since I’m not raiding and don’t need a sleek, sophisticated UI.

This week has been hectic for me, the few hours of free time I’ve gotten are scattered throughout the day. I want to dive back into ME2, disappear into Thedas for a few hours, even mess around with The Sims 4 for a bit.  The less free time I have, the more hectic my days are, the more stressed and anxious I am, the more I want to disappear into these worlds, forget about my story line and quests, and focus on someone else’s. Unfortunately, I’m somewhat of a responsible adult, and stay in my own world most of the time. Boo.

I’ve been trying to think of something substantial to add to this but-um, yeah, short post today. I’ll be putting up my post (and fellow blogger nominations) for the Liebster Award probably tomorrow or Monday, not a normal posting day, but then, that isn’t a normal post! Not that any of my posts are normal, most are like this one today, seat of my (pajama) pants and really random, and I’m sorry-not-sorry.

SO. Have a lovely weekend =D


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!


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