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.