Monday, 31 March 2014

The Liebster Awards

Many of you will have seen this doing the rounds and I think it's awesome.

I got nominated by Rinike of and to quote the quote of what the Liebster Awards are:

“Well, it is only an AWESOME award given to up and coming bloggers. Given by other up and coming bloggers. It’s a cool way to find other blogs and feel like you are getting into the blogging stratosphere. It is simple, you get nominated by someone else, mention their page and a link to their blog in your Liebster Award Post, answer the 11 questions they give you, then tag 11 other nominees and give them a new set of 11 questions to answer.”

I have found some rules posted elsewhere so shall  pop them here as well:

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award
liebsterawardIf you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

My only problem now is choosing people to nominate that haven't already been nominated!

Now I don't know how many followers some of these have (but I'm going to nominate them anyway!)

Ok, here are the questions that Rinike asked:

1. When and why you started blogging?
27th June 2013, and I decided to start blogging as I had read a few good blogs that I found via Twitter, and after deciding I wanted to write about WoW like The Godmother

2. If you would be stuck in an elevator and could pick any person (alive, dead or fiction) to be with you, who would it be?
Johnny Depp xD

3. What do you listen while playing?
Usually just the game music, either WoW or Diablo, tho I listen to Towelliee if he's streaming

4. What is your fandom (if any)?
well apart from the obvious WoW, I'm a big fan of anything fantasy, especially dragons, and also Sailor Moon

5. What colour is your toothbrush?
White :)

6. If you would have to choose, what animal you would be?
a dog!

7. Would you rather go about your normal day naked or have smelly breath and body odor for the whole day?
hmm most likely naked if i was on my own :p

8. What was your first computer/console game?
a Nintendo - the NES in fact ^^ and the first game was the original Super Mario :D

9. PC or console?
PC Master Race

10. What in-game (from any game) feature you would like to have in RL?
teleport/portal or a hearthstone!

11. Are you casual or hardcore gamer?
I'm a hardcore casual ^^

Okay and here are my questions for those I nominated:

  1. What other games do you play?
  2. What else do you like doing apart from gaming?
  3. What is your best WoW (or other game) memory?
  4. What is your favourite colour?
  5. Read all the lore or speed level?
  6. Are you a one character kind of person or an altoholic?
  7. If you could design one aspect of WoW, what would it be?
  8. Horde or Alliance?
  9. Do you have any pets in RL?
  10. What inspired you to start blogging?
  11. What is the first video game you ever played?

Monday, 24 March 2014

The Week I Stopped Playing WoW

Don't Panic! It's not forever, and I haven't even cancelled my sub.My Guildies also know if they need me they can add my battletag which is in my guild note and I shall log on :)

For the past week or so I have only been playing Diablo 3. This has mostly been to try and get my characters ready for Reaper of Souls and to get my Witch Doctor and Barbarian to 60 (mission accomplished!)

Initially when I started the project I was lamenting the fact that I would not be able to buy Reaper of Souls until after it's release date due to funding issues, but a very kind friend has since bought it for me so all things going well (and as long as the game code arrives today!) I should be able to play it at the same time as everyone else.

Now I've noticed that I don't take as many screenshots on Diablo as I do in WoW, despite some of the graphics being equally stunning - but in a different way.

My current favourite character is no longer my Demon Hunter! (Shock! Horror!) I have been immensely enjoying my Wizard so she may be the first one to try Act V (If I ever finish replaying the quests after I had reset them >.>) I am also looking forward to making a Crusader!

I've not really bothered saving much gear for a Crusader as with the new loot system I've found that my characters have geared up fairly well on their own as they level - however I have saved a couple of Flails, just because they happened to drop!

This is how my ladies look atm:

Even though I have levelled the Witch Doctor and Barbarian to 60, I'm still not overly fond of playing them, the Witch Doctor especially, so they may just sit there and do nothing, not sure yet.

If any of you are thinking of coming back and checking out Diablo and Reaper of Souls I would heartily recommend it as the new loot system is awesome and the gameplay is so much more fun with the new difficulty levels - levelling a new character in Torment 1 at low levels if you have a character at level 60 already is awesome!

I shall be coming back to WoW eventually (and will likely still be logging in for raids) but for now I shall just be playing Diablo! :)

In other news, my very good friend and guidlie Arideen has finally joined both Twitter and the Blogosphere! He has decided to keep from being bored in the coming months he is levelling a characters from scratch on a new server with no heirlooms to try and recapture the initial joys of levelling. He is going to write about it in his blog and chronicle his journey.

You can find him on Twitter under the name @LunaManifestum and you can find his blog over at Arideen's Hunt go give him a follow!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Reliving the Levelling Experience, With no boost to 90!

So as some of you may have seen on Twitter earlier this month, The Godmother proposed a challenge of sorts - level an alt from beginning to end, without using a character boost to 90, to relive the levelling and rediscover what it's all about.

It took me ages to decide whether I was even going to do it as I have way too many alts and half levelled characters as it is, but the mood has taken me to level another one so figured I may as well do this too!

Meet Alyxe:

She is a paladin, who shall be levelled as Prot. I haven't decided whether to stick mostly to questing or bash through some dungeons yet, but we shall see how it goes!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Can You Hear the Cries of Horror?

As most of you are no doubt well aware by now, this happened yesterday:

Most peoples' instant reaction was a kindo f shock and horror at that "release date" (hence the blog title ^^). The reason I'm putting this in quotation marks is that it was confirmed by @WatcherDev on Twitter that its basically a placeholder, but we're still looking at a "Fall 2014" release which would be September onwards.

So yes, it looks like we may be facing at least another six months of Siege of Orgrimmar - enough time for all those fresh level 90s to start and finish the legendary questline! Also, I may actually finish it on my Shaman and get my second cloak (maybe...if I can face more LFR which will soon be full of fresh 90s...).

Also the ability to purchase a stand alone level 90 is available in the Shop:

While I want to go ahead and buy the pre-order now to get my 90 boost, Its just outside of my budget currently (especially as I want the Digital Deluxe, which is £10 dearer than what we paid  for the DD of MoP!) so shall have to wait a few weeks to afford that. This week's money shall be going on the pre-order of Reaper of Souls!

In guild news, we had a bit of a blip this past week as two of my Officers left the guild to seek out higher progression raiding elsewhere (one of which was technically our raid leader). On the part of one of these it came as no surprise as he had been talking to me about it for a few days while he tried to make his decision as he liked being in the guild, so I advised to do whichever makes him happiest as at the end of the day, it is a game and he should be doing the things that he enjoys most. The other person leaving did come as a surprise as they didn't have the decency to forewarn me. However, I wish them both the best in their new guild.

Luckily, our raid team is still going with the help of our lovely tank Raidhoof who has recruited in a couple of his old guildies and taken over raid leading, so hopefully good times are ahead!

Now outside of WoW I occasionally watch a few streamers, but I mostly watch Towelliee. During the week I managed to get into a World Boss run with him (woo mini claim to fame xD) and it was much fun ^^

And yes I was sad enough to take a few screenshots :D (He is the Undead Monk to the right of the Tauren on a raptor, an yes I even screenshotted my friends list xD)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

This Week I Have Mostly Been Playing...


Along with many others I suspect ^^

The new patch is out with Loot 2.0 (which is fantastic btw) and everyone has 50% xp buff up until the release of Reaper of Souls.

I love Diablo, I'd never played it before I got my free copy of Diablo3 with the annual Pass prior to Mists of Pandaria coming out, but even at first with all the issues the game had I fell in love with it.

I even got as far as Act 2 on Inferno on my Demon Hunter before giving up because I was fed up of dying to the leaping things in the desert.

I managed to complete the game on Inferno eventually many months ago when more changes were made and left the game again until recently.

The paragon level system adds a new level of gameplay and it's fun deciding where I want to put all the Paragon points on my various characters (after all, I am still an altoholic!)

These are my ladies as they stand currently:

The Barbarian and Witch doctor are still very low as I'd not really tried them much before, but I'm really enjoying the spell and skill changes and will no doubt work on getting them to 60 eventually!

I shall also be buying the expansion (but likely shortly after it goes live due to fundage!)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Colourful Hunter Pets!

So I have mostly been playing Diablo 3 since the patch...

However, I also went and got myself a full team of Warp Stalkers for my hunter, all in different colours!

The Warp Stalker is my favourite type of hunter pet, I just think they look really cool and "different".

From left to right: Purplie, Blinkie, Stalkie, Stinkie and Warpie

Here they are in their multi-colour glory (courtesy of Stampede <3)

If you are on the look out for a pet that is slightly different, you can't go wrong with a Warp Stalker!