OOC – BlizzCon and Other Things

November 6th, 2017

This was the first year that I have splurged and purchased a ticket to watch BlizzCon in its entirety and I will have to admit that I felt like it was money well spent because I got the mounts for Alliance and Horde as well as having the ability to watch all the neat activities and announcements.   I’ll gladly admit that I sat here like a dufus and watched as much of it “live” starting on Friday and did little else.  It was awesome – not only did I get caught up in the hype, I was an active part of it from the comforts of my home.  I know that my spouse was very understanding that I was busy watching all this stuff and was willing to let me have the time that I wanted myself to enjoy it.

Nope, didn’t get any screenshots because I was too busy gaping at everything that I could see.  It was great that they had things scheduled the way that they did and even have it where we can still access the videos for a month so that we can watch every little thing that we want.  I guess in the past that the access wasn’t as easy as it was this year and there weren’t as many venues to see.   I love the panels and the contests, and I must admit that I watched tournaments like a mad person.  Love the tourneys a whole lot and wish that I still had the reflexes to play in them.  I just enjoy being able to watch the players reactions to the esports as well as getting caught up in their enthusiasm for the games.   It rekindles my love for the games as well as being able to understand their love of the different games.  Let’s get real!!  I like seeing some of these folks win the prize money too because they have spent a great deal of time getting prepared for these games.

The new expansion looks awesome and I wasn’t planning on purchasing another one since I haven’t been playing all that much in Legion, however, I can’t pass on the Battle for Azeroth when things are kind of reverting back to the beginning.   Oh yes, the addition of the Classic game servers is going to be awesome – I knew Blizzard would eventually get around to presenting that aspect of the game to the people that weren’t here initially.  I think the whole thing, new expansion, new Vanilla servers and some of the new sub-races are going to be tons of fun.  I am looking forward to the new level scaling in the old zones because it will keep the game fresh and alive for us altoholics that have tons of characters at various levels.

Looking back on all the years that I have been playing Blizzard games, it looks like they are stepping back into the roots of their existence and breathing new life into the games.  I know that the MMOs aren’t exactly the go-to gaming that they used to be, however, it is the one place I love to go so that I can interact with other people and become a part of the fantasy with them.  It is hard to believe that I have been involved with World of Warcraft for the better part of 13 years in the MMO as well as all the years that I have spent in other Blizzard games.  StarCraft was my very first Blizzard game and I can remember playing for hours on end with games loaded on with my CDs.  Awesome times and nostalgia is a good driving force behind my feelings for it.

Now that we are going into that time of year where it’s a bit too brisk to be romping about outside in the elements, I’m sure that I will be playing more and starting to apply my writing skills more frequently.  The holidays in-game are some of my old-time favorites and I do intend on participating in them this year.  When people tell me that the game is boring and there is nothing to do, I usually smile and nod – wishing I could share some of my “full” quest pages with them on some of my characters.

Okay, I’m just rambling on now, better get my backside in gear and get into the game.  See you all in Azeroth.

5 thoughts on “OOC – BlizzCon and Other Things

  1. Glad to hear you have your gaming spark back 🙂

    Hah I entirely hear you on the “When people tell me that the game is boring and there is nothing to do, I usually smile and nod – wishing I could share some of my “full” quest pages with them on some of my characters. ”

    I can fully relate 🙂

    • LOL, I always find things to do in-game and I have yet to get bored – burned out a few times and took some time off and came back to it. There is just something about World of Warcraft that draws me back all of the time.

      Thank you for your comment – it’s always great to see that people are actually reading some of my prattle. 😀

  2. When I got to go to Blizzcon last year, I actually ended up spending much of my time in the esports area, to my surprise. Just like you said, the energy and enthusiasm in those arenas is incredible! The Warcraft PvP competition in particular got me, a die-hard PvEer, wanting to go out and run some arenas. Those tournaments are some of the most edge-of-your-seat moments at all of Blizzcon!

    Changing tracks completely, here’s kind of an odd and off-topic request. I’ve recently been getting into the RP section of Warcraft, and since I know you’ve written tons relating to that, do you have any pieces of advice to give to a fledgling Warcraft RP writer? Thanks so much in advance!

    Great to hear that you’re getting back in the game and I can’t wait to see you around for Battle for Azeroth!

    • Well, I’m very happy that you’re getting the same vibes from the arenas as I did, I also spent a great deal of time watching the MDI (Mythic Dungeon Invitational) this year as well. These are all global events and there is so much going on that you really do sit on the edge of your seat the whole time. LOL, drove the family wild with my “not right now, I’m watching a tournament event” comments.

      As for RP writing, I spent a great deal of time writing storylines for my characters and building them up in game. I don’t know what it is other than the fact that I allow myself to get totally immersed in my characters – their wants, desires, conflicts and the whole lot. Build your stories around some of the Lore already present in the game and let your creative juices flow with the content. I spend a lot of time in older content doing research for different time periods – I probably spend more time doing that and immersing myself very deeply into the stories. I also read a lot of the things posted here on WordPress that help me to move things along sometimes. I know you will do fine, just let yourself relax and enjoy it. I do treat most of my characters as living and breathing entities (even the Forsaken and DKs had lives before their changes) – it make the whole experience feel more “real” to me.

      Oh, I definitely plan on playing WoW and the other Blizzard games as much as I can because it has been a way of life for me for a whole lot of years. It’s a hobby and something that I have always enjoyed.

      Thank you for your comments too, it’s always appreciated. Just crank out your stories when you feel the need and I am sure that you will do fine. I’m looking forward to seeing some of your stories because you’ve always been capable of writing about your adventures in Azeroth for quite a few years now. *hugs*

      • Thanks for all the advice!! I have quite a lot of fragments of stories on my hard drive so I figured, what the heck, I’ll edit them into something coherent and work on getting them posted. Hopefully soon! ❤

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