Farewell, Pandaria

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Very soon, Blizzard will flip the switch on Warlords of Draenor and we will all zerg rush towards the new content like a dehydrated adventurer who has just spotted an oasis on the horizon. Mists of Pandaria copped a lot of heat from the outset; ‘Care-bear Pandas,’ dailies as far as the eyes can see and a distinct lack of ‘War’ in Warcraft had the haters out in droves. Even now, when I talk to many of my friends, they seem to hate the expansion even though they love many of the features that came with it. Find out what I loved and what I hated about Mists of Pandaria after the break: (more…)

October Bellabox Review

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A few weeks ago I spotted a discount code for something called Bellabox in my Facebook news feed and I eagerly snapped it up. I had seen the product before; my sister-in-law gifted me one after I had given birth to Katelyn so I thought, what the hell, and signed up to have a monthly box of beauty samples delivered to my door each month for $15. Check out my totally unprofessional review of the October box after the jump: (more…)

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Launch Shenanigans in Sydney

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Ion Hazzikkostas with the Blizzard ANZ team

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Warlords of Draenor pre-launch event in Sydney — no mean feat when you consider I live a casual 4,259 kilometres away! It was an absolutely phenomenal experience and I still can’t quite believe that I was invited to attend in the first place. It was so surreal being able to mingle with folks who I consider to be blogging gods, as well as the star of the show, World of Warcraft Lead Game Designer,  Ion Hazzikostas. It was the closest thing I’ll ever get to Blizzcon and it did not disappoint. (more…)

How Do I Deal With Great People That I Don’t Have Time For?

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This is a guest post written by the talented TK Dennis

Have you ever met someone that is genuinely awesome; someone who is respectful, fun, polite, positive, generous, and just plain cool to be around? Have you ever found yourself in a position where you don’t have a lot in common with this person, or perhaps truly don’t have time for a friendship with this person? I find myself in this situation all the time. I used to either find myself being depressed that I couldn’t be that friend they wanted me to be, or find myself coming up with every possible excuse as so why I couldn’t spend time with them because I didn’t have any relational energy. All the while feeling guilty because they are seriously awesome people that someone would be proud to know. Then I found my answer in a bag of Legos.  (more…)

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