World of Warcraft: WoD Beta – Garrison Attack

Dropped at Garrison Ford

This is my last blog in the short series I have been doing about the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta.  Sadly, my computer didn’t have enough space for all of Blizzard’s lovely stuff, so I ended up having to remove the beta.

I’ve been holding off on posting this blog because I suspect it might include “spoilers”.  I didn’t understand what I was doing at the time, but I believe that what occurred was what I’ve since heard referred to as a “Garrison Attack”.

Let me make this clear: this blog contains spoilers about the WoD expansion.  If you have managed to somehow avoid all news about the Garrison Attack, and wish to remain oblivious to it until you can get in the game and play through it yourself – turn back now!  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on August 12, 2014.

The first thing I needed to do when I started playing the W...

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Diablo III: Season 1 – Gurr’s Adventure through Act IV

Gurr Level 41 Season 1

This is part of the series of blogs I am putting together about my experience in Season 1 of Diablo III.  This particular blog focuses on Gurr the Barbarian’s adventure through Act IV of Story Mode (Normal difficulty).  It will show the Legendaries he found, the monsters he fought, and the Levels he gained.

An upcoming blog will focus on the Achievements Gurr the Barabrian got during this trip through Act IV.  My main goals for Season 1 were to hit Level 70 and to complete the entire content in Story Mode.  I also wanted to get as many achievements as possible.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 6, 2014.

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Flight Rising: Level 10 Dragons!

Bulah my first level 10 dragon

I’ve been working my way through the Achievements in Flight Rising.  There is something about Achievements, in any game, that motivates me to try and earn them all.  (Or, at least all the ones that seem possible and/or fun for me to go after).   In Flight Rising, there are a total of 6 Achievements that you can earn by taking your dragons into the Coliseum and leveling them.  I recently earned two of those Achievements. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.


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Diablo III: Season 1 – Act 3 with “Cheese”

Gurr Level 57 Season 1

This blog is part of the series I’ve been putting together about my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III.  My main goals were: to hit Level 70, to get through all of the story content, and to get as many achievements as possible.  As such, it seemed to me that the best way to organize these blogs was Act by Act.

The previous blogs showed the progress of Gurr the Barbarian as he went through Act III (on Normal difficultly) for the first time.  He kept moving forward, but took time out to go back to Act III and help out his buddy, Qiz the Monk.  (It is pronounced “Cheese”).  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 20, 2014, and September 21, 2014.

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World of Warcraft: Old and New Models

Bradanna before and after

The newest patch of World of Warcraft included lots of new stuff.  Many of the character models have been given an update.  This isn’t really “news”.  We’ve been hearing about this for a while now.  Everyone who cared to could easily view a preview of the new character models via YouTube and various blogs.  That being said, it still feels a bit strange to log in and see that your character looks a bit different now.

In this blog, you will see a “before and after” of what my WoW characters used to look like… and what they look like now. At the moment, it feels a bit strange and unfamiliar.  I believe that I will get used to the new look after I play some more.  The “before” screenshots were taken on September 19, 2014.  The “after” screenshots were taken on October 17, 2014.

My Tauren seems to have aged a bit...

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My Halloween Zynga Avatar

Zynga Avatar October 2014

Once in a while, I spend a little time playing some games that were made by Zynga.  I don’t use Facebook, so I access the games by visiting the Zynga website.  There is a “virtual food” game called ChefVille that amuses me.  I have a ton of food allergies so my real world food options are very limited.  Somehow, playing with digital food makes me happy.  I’ve no idea why.

The cool thing about the Zynga website is that you get your very own Avatar.  You can customize the gender, face, and hair to suit your style. There are plenty of clothing options to choose from.  Most of the clothing and accessories cost in-game money (for lack of a better term).  To get it, all you have to do is click on a thing on the main Zynga website, and you get a little bit more of it...

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Hearthstone: Opening the Collector’s Edition Packs

Card packs from D3RoS Collectors Edition

The Collector’s Edition of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls came with extra goodies. One of those special little extras was a card that held a total of three Hearthstone codes on it. At the time, I was super excited about Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, so I promptly forgot about the Hearthstone codes.

Recently, I remembered them. Each code is for one free pack of Hearthstone cards. I’ve heard that each pack could, potentially, contain a legendary card. What did my card packs have in them?  I opened these card packs on October 4, 2014 and on October 6, 2014.

Three card packs from D3RosThere’s my ...

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Second Challenge to HB2 – Appeals Court Heard the Case

US Court of Appeals Building Fifth Circuit New Orleans

On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth District, located in New Orleans, heard the case that was an appeal of the decision made by Judge Lee Yeakel about HB2.  Judge Yeakel ruled that two of the portions of HB2, the admitting privileges requirement, and the ambulatory surgical center requirements, were unconstitutional.  His ruling enabled the two clinics that were plaintiffs in that case (Whole Woman’s Health and El Paso Reproductive Services) to remain open and able to continue providing abortion care.

The State of Texas appealed that decision, claiming that the State had an “immediate injury” because it could not enforce HB2 on September 1, 2014 (the date that the law would go into effect).  A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth District in New Orleans would now hear the case and give its own ruling.

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Flight Rising: Legacy Challenge – Seventh Generation

Nenkal as baby

The Flight Rising Legacy Challenge is a 10 generation breeding challenge. You start out with an ungened starter dragon. Then, you find a mate for that dragon (following specific rules and limitations). Breed those two dragons. The idea is to end up with an attractive triple gened dragon by the end of the Challenge.

Those who are posting blogs about their experience with the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge on Tumblr are using #Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. My dragons just produced the Seventh Generation. When I started this, I thought it would be a quick little project. That is not how things are turning out! All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Diablo III: Season 1 – Act III Achievements

Gurr the Barbarian Season 1 Act III screen

This blog is part of the series I am doing about my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III.  I started this Season with a brand new Barbarian named Gurr.  There are some Leaderboards in the game, but I didn’t honestly expect to be on any of them.

Instead, I am using the blogs I make about Season 1 as my way of showing what I accomplished.  If I end up doing another Season, it will be these blogs I compare my progress to.

Previously, I made a blog about Gurr the Barbarian’s experience through Act III in Story Mode (Normal Difficulty).  I showed the Legendary loot he found, the levels he earned, and the monsters he fought.  In this one, I’m going to focus on the Achievements he earned during his first trip through Act III.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 4, 2014, and September 5, 2014.

The Black Soulstone Achievement Gurr Season 1

The Black Soulst...

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