A good friend of mine wrote about a negative experience she had with a guild member during an alt raid a few weeks back, and it really got me thinking about just how important casual raids are to the MMO genre.
Casual raids can provide guilds a great opportunity to introduce new blood into the group without throwing off the synergy of the progression group if they’re a bad egg. They can serve as the perfect training for players completely new to raiding, while also providing veteran players an opportunity to gain both experience and gear on an alternative character.
After my mini-emo rant post a while back, I decided to take some time to myself. I went on a holiday. I was in no rush to do anything that wasn’t necessary. There was no writing unless I was getting paid for it. And, most importantly, absolutely no worrying about the future.
It was exactly what I needed.
January marked the last month of the summer holidays here in Australia, and as a family, we spent a lot of time enjoying our favourite pastime in the climate controlled confines of our air conditioned house rather than being roasted in 44°c/111°f temperatures outside!
Read on to see what video game titles we’ve been loving this month:
You may have seen me mention a few times that I’m putting together a Blizzard fans Marquee Meetup at our local Australia Day foreshore celebrations. The event is in a week and a half and I am starting to STRESS OUT.
The easy parts are all done now: I’ve secured prizes and cash donations, I’ve locked in what events we’ll be doing and I’ve begun promoting it where I can. That leaves all the trickier parts like decorations and set-up.
But I am worried so much. What if no-one comes? What if I have missed something super important and it’s a disaster? Most importantly, though, what am I going to wear?!
Tilting: When you’re so pissed off from losing multiple amount of games that you play worse and worse ’til you’re so pissed you begin leaning over your keyboard screaming over every little mistake you make and complaining about gaming imbalances. [Urban Dictionary]
I don’t know when or how it happened, but I have noticed something horrific. I am bad at video games. It pains me to type it, but it’s true. And, now that I’ve had this epiphany, I’m pissed off.
I recently resubscribed to World of Warcraft, and have been happily pottering about doing, well, not a lot. I thought my mad skills at looking busy while actually achieving nothing were serving me well, but alas, it seems that it had not gone unnoticed by my illustrious Guild Master, Navimie.