World of Warcraft: Do you have an Area of the Game that you Always Return to?

Zoeie flies to Ironforge

This is part of the series I am doing because I want to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project.  (Click that link if you want to find out more about it.)  The project asks all players of World of Warcraft to answer the same 10 questions.  The answers that people give will be collected up and presented in a series of podcasts.  I am looking forward to listening to those!

Each of the ten questions requires players to sit down and think about their answer.  For some of the questions, I knew the main thing I was going to answer it with.  But, when I started writing, I ended up remember things that I had completely forgotten about.  It has been a fascinating challenge!

Question 6: Do you have an area in game that you always return to?

Read More

Diablo III: Season 1 – Act 1 The Adventure of Gurr Begins!

Gurr Season 1 Barbarian Level 1

On August 29, 2014, Diablo III did something that made many players really excited. They released the very first Season! I quickly rolled a male Barbarian named Gurr and started playing. If you know what a Ladder is, then you pretty much have the idea of what a Season is.

A Season lasts for a certain amount of time. There are special Achievements, loot, Legendary items, and other stuff involved with it. I decided to push myself to do as much as I can in this very first Season. Ideally, I want to make blogs about the progress I made each day. Yesterday, I managed to get through all of Act I in one session – something I’d never done before.  The screenshots you see in this blog are from August 29, 2014, and the wee morning hours of August 30, 2014.

Season 1 has begunSEASON 1 ha...

Read More

World of Warcraft: What is your favorite aspect of the game?

BigMoon

This blog is part of the series I am writing because I want to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project. (Click that link to find out more about it.) World of Warcraft players are asked 10 questions about their memories of, and opinions, about World of Warcraft.  The game has been around for 10 years now, and it seems fitting to reflect upon it with 10 questions.

I’ve done some blogging about WoW before I decided to answer these ten questions.  However, this is the first time I’ve tried to do a series of posts about WoW where the emphasis was on the writing instead of the screenshots.  That’s new!  I’m unsure if I will continue this style after I finish the ten questions.   Right now, it’s a fun challenge.

Question 5: What is your favorite aspect of the game and has this always been the case?

Without a doubt, my favorite ...

Read More

Flight Rising: Magma Embear

Magma Embear

The Magma Embear was part of the 2014 Flameforger’s Festival in Flight Rising.  It is an annual event that takes place at the end of August.  At the time I am writing this blog, there are still a few days left in which players can participate in the Flameforger’s Festival.  This time around, all of the special Holiday Familiars are bears.  Last time, it was a series of Sprites.

The best way to obtain an Elemental Familiar is to pick it up while the holiday is going on.  Miss that opportunity, and you will have a much harder time of getting that particular Familiar.  You can take your chances in the Auction House (and hope another player is selling one).  Or, you can wait and see what Familiar will appear as part of a randomized event in December. All of the artwork in this post is a copyright of Flight Rising.

The quickes...

Read More

World of Warcraft: What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?

goodbye Magni another view

This blog is one that I am writing because I want to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project.  (Click the link to find out more about it).   Obviously, that means that I should have a ten part series when I am finished.  Ideally, I’d like to finish before the deadline, September 1, 2014, but I will continue the writing even it miss the cut off.

Each of the 10 questions asks players of World of Warcraft to look back at their experiences during the 10 years that World of Warcraft has been in existence.  Players are free to give any answer that they feel is appropriate for the questions.  I’ve barely begun working on this set of questions, and already, it has made me really think about what this game has meant to me and what I’ve done in it.

Question 4: What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?

Without a doubt, ...

Read More

Diablo III: Patch 2.1.0 – First Impressions

New in 2.1.0

Patch 2.1.0 for the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion dropped this week. I managed to download it and get in game the first night, despite the DDoS attacks that Blizzard Entertainment (and other gaming sites) were experiencing. This blog is a brief look at some of my first impressions of this patch. The screenshots you see in this blog are from August 26, 2014.

Currently, I’m trying to get my Wizard to Level 70 and I’m playing in Story Mode in “soft core”. I also want to get him through the story content in all V Acts. My first experience with this patch was under those circumstances.

I’m going to go over my...

Read More

World of Warcraft: What factors determined your faction choice in game?

ZoeieDanceBrewfest

This blog is part of a ten part series I am doing because I want to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project.  (Click the link to find out more about it.)

There are ten questions that World of Warcraft players can answer.  Each one asks them to really think about their experiences in the 10 years since World of Warcraft began.  Players can use this experience to share their memories, thoughts, and even rants about WoW.

Question 3: Which factors determined your faction choice in game?

Read More

Hearthstone: Opening an Arena Pack

Open an arena pack

Recently, I ventured into the Arena in Hearthstone for the very first time.  Things didn’t go well.  I lost all three matches, and that was the end of that.

The entire reason why I went into the Arena was because I had a quest appear that let me try it out for free.  I do not feel that the Arena will be a priority for me at this time.

Even when you lose in Hearthstone, you still earn some experience points.  I learned that losing all three matches in the Arena still results in receiving a prize.  One of the prizes I got was a pack of cards, which I have now opened.  These screenshots were taken on August 10, 2014.

What ...

Read More

Diablo III: Storm of Light by Nate Kenyon – book review

An angel with glowing wings who is holding a spear glowers

Diablo III: Storm of Light is Nate Kenyon’s second book that was written in the Diablo “universe”. Like his first one, Diablo III: The Order, this book is about situations and adventures that take place just outside of the story you learn as you play through the Diablo III game.  If you ever wondered what happened in between Act IV and Act V in Diablo III, this is the book that has the answers you are seeking.

This book review will not include any “spoilers” from the book.  However, I am going to reference parts of the Diablo III video game.  If you are someone who has not yet completed the game through the end of Act IV, you may want to bookmark this review and return to it after you have seen the cinematic for Act V.

If you are someone who has no intention of playing Diablo III, but who reads books that are filled with the dramatic adventures of a group of heroes, you will like this book.  The book stands alone, while masterfully weaving in lore from other parts of the Diablo III “universe”.  Anyone can pick up Diablo III: Storm of Light even if they know absolutely nothing about the game or the lore that connects with it, and enjoy the adventure and characters in the story.  Those who are knowledgeable about the previous books in the Diablo “universe” are in for some special treats!

When players reach the end of Act IV in the Diablo II...

Read More

World of Warcraft: What was the first ever character you rolled?

ScreenShot_012609_213426

This blog is part of a ten part series that I am doing because I want to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project.  (Click the link to learn more about it).  Each of the ten questions asks players of World of Warcraft to recall, and share, the memories that they have from the first 10 years of World of Warcraft.

Question 2: What was the first character you rolled?

Read More