15 Days of Screenshots (Day 5)

This is the fifth post in a series according to the 15 Days of Screenshots challenge issued by Saz over at World of Saz.

Day Five: Title of Choice

Show us an image of you pimping your favorite title and give us a reason why you dig it so much.

I have to admit that my Warlock usually runs around without a title on. There just isn’t a title that I feel suits her, and so she is simply Démonique. That said, I quite liked the temporary title she got when completing the first stage of the Legendary quest line. (Even if it wasn’t a very Warlock-like title!)

What is your favourite title, or do you run without one?

15 Days of Screenshots (Day 4)

This is the fourth post in a series according to the 15 Days of Screenshots challenge issued by Saz over at World of Saz.

Day Four: Greatest Accomplishment

Proud of a boss kill? Excited about taming that rare? Over the moon about getting a title? Show us your greatest in game accomplishment!

I’ve been pondering quite a bit on this one, because I’m not a big achievement hunter, nor am I on the bleeding edge of progression. My game time is on my own terms and I made a decision a long time ago that I care more about who I play with than I do about being in one of the top guilds on the server.

That also means that I have a hard time figuring out what my greatest accomplishment would be. I don’t count boss kills, because in the end those are a group effort, and not something I accomplished myself. That said, I still remember those special few bosses where you’d worked really hard for a long time and one day it finally clicked and they were dead.

My biggest one was probably my first Ragnaros kill in Vanilla. We just worked so had on him and for so long, that when he finally died it was a rush of joy. In TBC the ones that felt best were Al’ar (because for some reason we had a lot of trouble with him) and later on Lady Vashj.

My greatest personal accomplishment? Can I say finding some great friends through WoW?

If not, I guess the achievement I’ve personally worked the hardest for was the achievement for 100 mounts. It took me a long time since I didn’t play my Warlock through half of Wrath and missed out on quite some grinding, which I then had to do all at once later. (Argent Tournament – I’m looking at you!)

What would you say your greatest accomplishment is?

Your WoW Soundtrack

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested by yours truly!

The WoW in-game music is awesome, but there are times (at least for me) when I’m listening to my own music instead. Are there any specific songs that you connect with WoW? Whether it’s tied to your own characters in some way or simply because it reminds you of WoW. Please share!

There are a few songs out there that make me think of WoW anytime that I hear them. Usually because I heard them while levelling a specific character or when fighting a certain boss. Or perhaps it was part of a machinima that I really liked.

A lot of the music I have/listen to are things that either happened to play on the radio (or in my case, more often the Top List on Spotify) or a friend sent me to listen to.

Song 1: Sugar We’re Going Down by Fall Out Boy

When I first started playing WoW my sister had just sent me a few songs to listen to, and since I’m lazy they just kept going on repeat on my media player. Since then, whenever I hear this song I think of my first Undead Priest, Braithe, when she was running around in Silverpine Forest.

 

Song 2: Shut Your Mouth by Pain

When I gave up on the Priest I started playing an Undead Rogue (ironically named Saint), and I always considered this song to be the Rogue song. I believe it also appeared on many rogue PvP videos of the era, which probably contributed to the feeling.

 

Song 3: Big Blue Dress by Cranius

This isn’t an “actual” song from a proper band of course, but you have no idea how many times I’ve had this song going in the background when playing WoW. It made me want to roll a Mage! And I’m a Warlock! Why would I ever want to be a Mage??


Other songs that make me think of WoW are ones that I myself have used for my guild’s boss kill videos. Below is a list of some of them.

You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid – The Offspring
Toreador II – Apocalyptica
Almost Easy – Avenged Sevenfold (I used quite a few of their songs to be fair)
Ghost Opera – Kamelot
Ice Queen – Within Temptation
Fleurs du Mal – Sarah Brightman
The Quiet Place – In Flames
This is War – 30 Seconds to Mars

This is my current Spotify playlist (very seldom updated!)

What is your WoW Soundtrack?

World of Warcrafts

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested to us by Essence over at Gamer Girl Confessions.

Inspired by Kalixta’s WoW Recipe IRL topic and the “World of Warcrafts” column over at WoW Insider, I started wondering, how many people are into making WoW-like things in real life? Not just food, though food could count too. But how many people create pottery inspired by WoW? Or wigs, or costumes inspired by WoW? Or even knit or sew things relating to WoW? Or are you a fan artist with pen and paper or pastels or clay? How about Machinmas? Comics? Stories?

Is there WoW inspiration in your life? Do you wear it proudly? Do you make it? Are you interested in it? This could go lots of ways–share what you make, or link to creations you’re fond of!

I dabble in quite a few things, not because I’m really any good at either of them, but because I enjoy it. I strongly believe that if you enjoy something, you should do it – whether you’re good at it or not – because it’s all about having fun and doing what you like.

It’s been quite some time since I did anything new though, which is sad. There just haven’t been neither time nor energy, but I hope that I can start again because I have several things I’d like to do.

Without further ado, here are the warcrafts that I dabble in.

Drawing

I really enjoy drawing even if I’m not very good at it. This is definitely one of those things I’d like to get back to. I have a whole series of drawings that I started, but haven’t finished, of some of my characters in a similar style.

This is an old drawing I did of a friend’s draenei. The scanner removed a lot of the shadowing unfortunately (I seriously abuse the little smudge things when I draw).

Draenei

Movies

I also played around a bit with Fraps and recorded quite a few of my guild’s kills in TBC and some in Wrath. I haven’t done any in Cataclysm though, but I’m considering starting again because it’s a lot of fun to go back and look at those videos a few years down the line.

My movies are very basic though, and the quality is horrible because I couldn’t record at a very high setting. Not to mention that Youtube likes to strip them of any music I put on there!

The only thing I have on Youtube that seems to work in most (not all, but most) countries is this silly movie I made to tease a friend. She stopped playing WoW and since we’d been levelling together I wanted to show her how very lonely and sad my new Hunter was without her. And how much she died in PvP without her…

It’s bad quality, and fairly boring – but oh well.. I’m mainly proud of the old quality “flashbacks”, since that was something new I learned. The rest is just my Hunter walking around being sad in some of my favourite landscapes (so lots and lots of Nagrand!).

Comics

There’s also my little comic Curse of Fail, which I’ve failed to continue. I really should try to get back to it.

Gnomes are SCARY

Writing

There’s obviously this blog which I guess one could say is a craft thing.

I started a fanfiction starring my Warlock at one point, but it’s not finished (probably because I’m not writing on it.. hmm..). I do have a finished story about my Warlock’s origins, but I’ve not put it up anywhere since I was thinking to let her background show in flashbacks in the new story.

Then again, since the new story doesn’t seem to be happening, maybe I should just post her origins story here one day. I’m not sure it’d really be any point to it though, since I’m not an RP-er and this blog generally doesn’t hold any fiction writing.

I do find it interesting in a way that my Warlock has such a pronounced story and personality in my head, despite me never having Role-Player with her.

So, that was my failing warcrafts. Do you do anything crafty when it comes to WoW? (And with crafty I don’t mean hiding in a bush, and jumping out to backstab unsuspecting Warlocks. You hear me Rogues?!)

15 Days of Screenshots (Day 3)

This is the third post in a series according to the 15 Days of Screenshots challenge issued by Saz over at World of Saz.

Day Three: Representing You

Show us an image that represents who you are, either in Azeroth/Outland or in real life.

I can’t really find an image that represents me all that well, so I’m going to “cheat” and do several images, showing a few of my personal traits. Obviously I am a lot more than these, I think it’s very difficult to describe a person – any person – using only one screenshot or one word. We’d need a whole album of screenshots for any one person I imagine!

I am…

Someone who likes a bit of fun.

Someone who manages to take screenshots when she doesn’t mean to.

A feminist.

Someone who likes to kill internet dragons.

Who are you?

One vs Many

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested to us by Martha over at Perish Twice.

While there are some quests that specifically call for grouping, most don’t… but do you group anyway? How many of you pick up a friend or guildie to quest with and how many grind the lonely roads alone?

I find that these days you can do most of the group quests alone, except for maybe one or two while levelling. It depends a little bit on your class, but most classes seem able to solo the group quest by now (I suspect thanks to heirlooms).

A lot of times I end up leveling alone, because others may either not be leveling anything at the moment or they’re at a different level to me. I’m in raiding guilds on both my Horde characters and Alliance characters – and while people do level new toons now and then, I suspect it’s not something you see as often as in a pure levelling guild.

That being said though, I actually really enjoy levelling together with someone! Maybe not all the time, but I like sometimes having a character or two that I level with a friend. It makes for a nice change in pace to the normally lonely levelling that I do.

The rare occasions when several people are levelling at the same time are one of my favourites. When you can go with three or more people and do dungeons at lower levels. You’ll still get a few random players – but not a full group of them.

And isn’t it always more fun to play together?

15 Days of Screenshots (Day 2)

This is the second post in a series according to the 15 Days of Screenshots challenge issued by Saz over at World of Saz.

Day Two: Player Housing

If you were to claim a place to call your own, where would it be and why?

If my Warlock was to settle down I imagine her making a little house for herself in the Tainted Forest. The atmosphere and relative calm makes it the perfect place for her. Not to mention that all those roaming demons make for perfect helpers when the house needs cleaning!

I imagine she’d put her house close the the little lake with the waterfall so that she can have her own private dock.

15 Days of Screenshots (Day 1)

This is the first post in a series according to the 15 Days of Screenshots challenge issued by Saz over at World of Saz.

Day One: Favourite hangout

Find yourself perching in a particular tree as a druid? Have a certain hovel you like to hang out in on your undead rogue? Show us where it is, and why your character hangs out there.

I realise it may be fairly boring, but when not raiding, questing or doing Heroics my Warlock tends to just stand about in Stormwind. This for the simple reason that it’s where the portals are if she needs to go somewhere, and the affinity to Auction Houses, Banks and other things she might possibly need.

Due to being a Jewelcrafter you’ll often see her hanging around the Jewelcrafter store where she helps Isabel Jones to get new gems whenever that infernal Nibbler has gobbled them up. (That pet must be a veritable treasure cove by now!)

What kind of guild are you?

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested to us by Dragonray over at Azerothian Life.

What kind of guild environment do you like?

From this I am referring to whether you like a quiet guild or a chatty guild – is there a happy medium? I have noticed that the guild I have joined never says anything in guild chat and you really have to push them to chat?

See, for me being in a guild is an important part of my WoW experience. I realise that there are players out there who are happy to play solo and not raid, and I think everyone should play the way that works for them.

For me, I need to be in a guild because I hate pugging and I enjoy being able to grab people and do a Heroic.

So, what kind of guild do I want?

I want a raiding guild of course, but I also like the guild to be somewhat friendly and chatty. If I’m just hanging around in Stormwind or farming herbs/ores it’s nice to be able to chat to other people in the guild.

Other times I’ll admit that I focus on what I’m doing and I may not be so chatty. I spend quite a bit of time on Ventrilo and so I sometimes chat even while doing things that may not allow me to keep trach of the guild chat in game.

I like to be able to have fun with my guildies, but buckle up and play properly when we need to during raids. It’s important to me that it’s a mixture of fun and serious raiding – I don’t think I could deal with being too serious or too relaxed.

What kind of guild suits you best?

If this was my last day (Day 20)

I have finally (ironically later than many others) reached the last day of my 20 Days of… Challenge. If this was my last day playing WoW, what would I do?

I suspect that I will not stop playing WoW before the friends I play with do – but should I for some reason do so, I would most likely give them BoE items and materials that I have amassed. Maybe use some of my gold to buy them some gifts from the AH or pets/mounts that they don’t have yet.

I’d make sure all of my characters were dressed appropriately (Tier 5, my favourite Warlock set for my main), and I would most likely leave them all in Stormwind or Orgrimmar so they’d not be lonely.

I like having “my affairs in order”, so I’d probably delete any left over alts that never made it past level 10. Clear out bags and banks, then making sure that everything that was left was put in a nice order.

Then I would log out, take a last look at my character list and quit the game.

At this point the idea of quitting WoW still feels foreign to me though. I play with my friends, and I don’t know if I will quit playing until they do. But one never knows.

What would you do if this was your last day?