Less than an hour left before WoD… everybody’s going crazy. The Dark Portal is overcrowded, the channels are epic, the Mamytwink Show sets the ambiance together with the loads of tweets that bomb my screen. The first servers are going down, will Draenor EU survive this massive horde heading towards the Portal? The suspense is killing me ;-p
After an hour queue, we’re finally running around the Dark Portal, surrounded by half the population of the server. As you can see on the screenshot, it looks like the brutes have gone paladin… Well, after years of repeating the same hunter rotation, it feels good to mash other buttons. The hype is big tonight, Twitch, Tweeter, YouTube, blogs, the Warlords are everywhere!
Tomorrow, we’ll leave Pandaria for Draenor and the world (of Warcraft) as we know it will be changed forever (again). I was already hyped with the Blizzcon, the TV spots, the Warlords serie, and now this: The Iron Horde invades Time Square. I love expansions for the new content but what really makes it for me is all this pre-launch excitement. Soon, we’ll be back in our little routines, waiting for the next patch, but for now, let’s enjoy the hype!
Have I ever been this glad to have bought a virtual ticket for the Blizzcon this year! So many new announcements from Overwatch to the first Warcraft movie to the Documentary LFG,… I feel like I’m on an emotional rollercoaster this weekend. My geek batteries are reloading 😀
Anyway, the thing I wanted to talk about in this post is the “Presentation of the Warcraft movie”. I’ve really been looking forward to this and I can tell you that now I’m even more excited for the release than before! The panel was so passionate about the movie, about WoW and its’ world. I was having goosebumps and tears of joy in my eyes at the same time. It’s so great to hear that people that passionate and with so much love for the game are working on this project!
And I’m not only talking about Chris Metzen or Duncan Jones,… even the actors that play in it. When they first announced that Travis Fimmel from Vikings (awesome TV-show!) was a part of the cast, I couldn’t believe my ears. And the good news just kept rolling in. From Clancy Brown (original voice of Thrall) to Robert Kazinsky who, by the way, made quite an entrance on stage with Doomhammer on his shoulder. He explained how much he’s a huuuuge WoW fanatic (DK, 500 days played *respect*) and how much he wanted to play in the Warcraft movie. His imitation of the “Orc walk” still makes me laugh and added to the inflaming excitement that has been the overall vibe of the Blizzcon this year.
Having heard the panel talk about how amazing it was to walk through Stormwind for “real”, seeing its’ message board, mailboxes,… all coming to life make me want to do only one thing: let’s play even more and let’s play it now! Laters ;p
We’ve just watched the documentary about World of Warcraft and I don’t think that I can make a very decent post about it. Not that I didn’t like it, I LOVED it. I can’t write anything at the moment so much it made me emotional. Sometimes I forget how huge and how great WoW is, sometimes I forget who are the people behind it or how many people around the world are touched by it… This documentary shows it all in an hour, not only does it refill my geek batteries, it makes them overload! I have fight to write this post while it’s still warm instead of jumping back into Azeroth and go live awesome adventures with Soforah (who’s just doing the same beside me).
This year, we’ve bought a new apartment and if anyone knows something about prices of new constructions in a capital city, they’ll know that adding a second room is really something expensive. Yet, we did it, not because we want to make kids, but because we wanted a dedicated room to live our passion to its fullest.
Watching this documentary makes me realize how right we were, because WoW isn’t a just a game, it’s an experience that rewards your dedication with fun and unforgettable remembrances.
This documentary is a collection of great moments in the timeline of WoW, and it made me realize how emotionally connected I am with the game. I’ll download this video and I’ll keep it on my cloud so I can watch it anytime I need to be reminded how cool our world is. Meanwhile, here is a little gallery of my favorite moments:
We’re slowly getting back to a normal gaming schedule. Actually, this week-end is our first real gaming week-end since we’ve moved to Brussels, and it’s Blizzcon week-end… Exactly what we needed to get us back to our geeky selves after this horribly long period of real life crap.
For the second time in a row, the panel that got me the most excited is the one about Diablo 3. Of course, I’m baffled about the idea of Blizzard making an FPS (I love FPSs), and I’m super excited about the WoW movie, but little things like more treasure goblins and quality of life improvements in Sanctuary really get me hyped for the patches to come.
Blizzcon isn’t over, there is still so many things to watch (including Metallica) that this 4 days week-end at home is turning into pure heaven for Soforah and me…
This year was supposed to be full of big changes for us, and it was! I work in Brussels for more than 14 years, and I’ve always been on the road minimum 3 hours/day (when the trains were on time, which doesn’t happen very often in Belgium).
In December 2013, Soforah started to work in the same city/building as me and we finally decided to move closer to the office.
We also decided to stop renting and to buy our own place. I can tell you that it was a hell of a 10 months. Between the work, the appartments to visit, the train, the moving and the banks, we have been very busy doing a lot of very stressful things. I’m even suprised that I found the time to design this blog and to write a few posts.
Anyway, the hard times are almost over. We’re moved, we’re connected and we’re getting used to our new place/schedule.
The patch 6.0.2 is up and we’re having a ton of fun. Our new models are awesome and we apreciate the quality of life improvements. We’re now visiting the raids we had missed during our “Cataclysm break”.
We should be back to a more regular gaming/blogging schedule before November, ready for all the good things to come…
A few times a year, I manage to forget my lack of time and decide to re-roll. It happened again a few days ago when I started a new paladin. I enjoy these moments because they make me revisit the old content and remind me of quests that I had completely forgotten about.
That’s exactly what happened when I was levelling around Southshore and stumbled upon an old friend: Kingslayer Orkus of the guild “Red Like My Rage” (lol).
This awesome quest chain is without a doubt my favourite one ever created. The remembrance of that goofy Orc still brings tears to my eyes, but I won’t spoil anything 😉 If you’ve never completed this chain before, I highly recommend you do! Just fly to “the Ruins of Southshore” where you’ll find Orkus “drowning” in the water. He’ll give you the first quest to an awesome adventure!
We have both completed our reputation grind with the Netherwing (already my third time). When we started the dailies, we didn’t know that one of the Nether Drakes would be a requirement for the new dragon achievement in Warlords of Draenor.
At the begining, the Sandstone Drake was part of the meta but, following a recent tweet of Jonathan LeCraft, it has been replaced by the purple Nether Drake.
So, if you are arriving in Shattrath after hitting exalted with the Netherwing and you don’t know which Nether Drake to pick, the one that will give you the purple Nether Drake is Malfas.
Look who visited us on our server this sunday morning… We first met at the Razor Hill’s inn, then we travelled through a lot of phasing and trees in the face to finally arrive in Winterspring where we had a great time dancing, chatting and taking screenshots.
Navimie even had an amazing surprise for us both. So, Navimie, if you’re reading this… Thank you for everything 😉