#WoWScreenshotADay: 8th-14th September

Sorry for the radio silence, people! I’ve been crazy busy with my internship and can not spend a lot of time in game. At least a lot less than in past summer. I hope that I will have time to catch up a bit faster in the next few weeks.

Hereby my entries for 8th September until 14th September.

8. Broken

Northern and Southern Barrens broken into two since the Cataclysm.

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9. Orange

The Vale of Eternal Blossoms and it’s orange colours.

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10. Repetition

Eat, sleep, do dailies, repeat.

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11. How I feel today

Solid and sturdy.

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12. Fall

Falling, after flying really high.

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13. Out of place

The lightning in the Valley of the Four Wings feels out of place in the beautiful, serene valley.

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14. Healthy

If only my student food would be this healthy.

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And that is it for now! Hopefully I have time in the weekend to make some more screenshot, because I really like doing it. :D

Casual, Hardcore, or Just Playing The Game I Love?

The last couple of months, or even years, I have noticed that people tend to define themselves as ‘casual’ or ‘hardcore’ gamers. In some way every game seems to embrace the ‘casual’ trend. Blizzard even added a new raiding difficulty to go with the casual flow, flexible raiding. Although I absolutely love flexible raiding, I feel like this – nearly – class civilization has taken over the World of Warcraft community. In my opinion gamers, no, people should not have to define themselves in any way that implies value or importance over someone else. What makes a so called casual gamer different than a hardcore gamer? Following the idea of the community, it seems that casual people only do social stuff and maybe a dungeon or flex raid or random battleground. Hardcore gamers raid five nights a week, wipe endlessly on a boss in Heroic Siege of Orgrimmar, or try to get to the top of the arena ladders.

Looking at my own situation: I raid about three nights a week with only Druids. Taking on raid bosses, which are not tuned for only-Druid raids, but we’re still downing bosses. Is that casual because we do flex raids? Is that hardcore because we only raid with one class? Or somewhere in the middle? Another example: I know and talk to a lot of people in a guild that do Heroic raids, for three hours, twice a week. Is that hardcore because they do hard, cutting-edge content? Or is it casual because it’s only six hours a week?

What defines a casual player as casual, what defines a hardcore player as hardcore? Is it time invested per day, week, or month? Is it the difficulty of the content that you are doing? (In that case try The Impossible Game) And is someone who makes a living out of playing games hardcore? I hope you are seeing where I am going. It makes absolutely no sense to define people as casual or hardcore, that is nothing more or less than pidgeonholing.

Bottom line: people should not define themselves as casual or hardcore, because in the end we all do the same: play games that we love. Playing a game that you do not like? Wow, that’s hardcore.

#WoWScreenshotADay 3rd-7th September

Remember how I originally planned on making a blog post everyday? Yeah, about that… I decided to make a big post every once in a while. So here’s a catch-up post for the past week!

3. Button

“What’s this button for?!”

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4. DIY

Chopping wood, do it yourself.

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5. Upside down

Yeah, sorry, I lack imagination.

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6. I need…

“Vault seven-hundred and thirteen!”

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7. Father

Yes, I know they are each others uncle and niece, but you get the point!

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Also a small public service announcement, I turned off the comments from my blog posts due to the insane amount of spam comment, which I do not want to go through manually. You can reply to me on Twitter @RowettSS, which is usually quicker too!

#WoWScreenshotADay: Ready to Go!

Tomorrow is 1st September, the first day of a new month and more specifically: the reincarnation of #WoWScreenshotADay! What is it? Tycertank has made a blog post with an explanation, but in short: you take a World of Warcraft screenshot. Every day! Makes sense? Good, otherwise the name would be pretty bad.

The screenshots have to correspond the title from the list below.

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I am not sure on how I am going to share the pictures with you. Either on twitter or on my blog. Either every day, or once in a while with a big blog post. I’m really looking forward to participating and I would like to invite all bloggers or tweeters to join in for some fun! :D Remember to let tycertank know that you’re participating!

Ahead of the Curve!

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Tonight, the raid leader from The Phoenix Reborn on Turaylon-EU was kind enough to invite me to a quick Garrosh normal kill. Therefore, after a quick derp, I got the Ahead of the Curve: Garrosh Hellscream Feat of Strength and the Kor’kron War Wolf mount and it looks pretty!

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On Tuesdays, I have been joining in on flex runs, also hosted by them. They are a nice, laid back group with a lot of “That’s what she said” jokes and the best part is: they are recruiting for Warlords of Draenor! Are you interested in Mythic raiding in Warlords of Draenor, be sure to give their website a look and consider applying there. The application form can be found here.

#10Years10Questions – Part 3 (Question 8-10)

AlternativeChat_2014-aug.-08

This year, World of Warcraft is celebrating its tenth birthday. Colleague blogger Alternative Chat over at Alternative Blog is having a big collab blog/podcast where all people who participate can answer ten questions. More information can be found here. This is my second part of a three-part series.

The first part of my answers to #10Years10Questions can be found here.
The second part of my answers to #10Years10Questions can be found here.

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#10Years10Questions – Part 2 (Question 5-7)

AlternativeChat_2014-aug.-08

This year, World of Warcraft is celebrating its tenth birthday. Colleague blogger Alternative Chat over at Alternative Blog is having a big collab blog/podcast where all people who participate can answer ten questions. More information can be found here. This is my second part of a three-part series.

The first part of my answers to #10Years10Questions can be found here.

Continue Reading…