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30 Days of Warcraft - Day 15 (Battlegrounds)

Day 15 – Favorite Battleground and why?

Warsong Gulch, period, end of discussion. This will be my favorite BG forever. I love the simple principle of capture the flag, I love the way it looks, I love that I understand how to play it well, I love that it’s the first BG you step into. I just absolutely love it.

I never get tired of it. Ever. And that’s saying something.

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30 Days of Warcraft - Day 6

We’re going to pretend I’m not actually a day late on this. *innocent whistle*

Day 6 – Favorite dungeon and why?

The only way for me to answer this question is to break it into categories; otherwise you’re just going to get a list.

Favorite 5-man instance: Halls of Reflection. Yeah, I know, it SUCKED to go in there with a pug. But the story of it, the drama of it—I loved it. The running away bit? Brilliant.

Favorite BC raid: Karazhan. Not only was Kara where I cut my raiding teeth, it was also like raiding an arcane funhouse. What’s not to like?

Favorite Wrath raid: Ulduar. Yeah, Ulduar. I learned a lot about myself as a player and about raiding in general during Ulduar. Why not ICC? Because I spent hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and hours in ICC. I loved ICC when we started, and I like the idea of it now, but I got really sick of it before the xpac was over. 

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Favorite Cata raid: Dragon Soul. I took a break from the game after major drama in the first half of Cata and personal stuff in my life. I came back halfway through Firelands, and I felt lost the whole time. I was behind the curve both in gear and in fight experience, and I knew it. By DS, I had my feet under me again. My only disappointment is that Deathwing seemed like kind of a chump; not at all the big dragon battle I was expecting. 

Favorite MoP raid (so far): Mogu’shan. It’s Elegon. I love that fight. I love the shiny dragon, I love the mechanics, I love my “sweet spot,” I love Draw Power. etc. etc. Plus, it’s MSV is just a cool place. I could do without Will of the Emperor, though. If the instance ended with Elegon, it would be perfect.

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30 Days of Warcraft - Day 3 (Favorite Race)

Day 1 - When did you first start playing?

Day 2 - Favorite class and why?

Day 3 - Favorite race and why?

I’m about to depart from what everyone probably thought I would say, because my favorite race isn’t night elf.

Here’s the thing, for lore purposes, I don’t love one race over another. I like individual characters within those races, but that’s about the extent of it.

So it comes down to appearance, and I like to look at draenei. I have two draenei characters, a 90 death knight and an 85 mage. It’s the only race of which I have more than one.

Yes, I really am that simple. :-P

Upcoming Questions:

Day 4 – Meaning/Significance behind your character’s name?
Day 5 – Who do you play with?
Day 6 – Favorite dungeon and why?
Day 7 – Least favorite dungeon and why?
Day 8 – Favorite guild name(s) you’ve come across?
Day 9 – What are your favorite zones? (Classic, BC, WotLK & Cata)
Day 10 – Your favorite Warcraft quote from a boss.
Day 11 – Favorite WoW holiday (e.g Brewfest, Childrens week)
Day 12 – Suggest any idea for Blizzard that they could put in the game.
Day 13 – Which faction are you “for”?
Day 14 – Healer, tank or dps?
Day 15 – Favorite Battleground and why?
Day 16 – A class you’re awful at playing.
Day 17 – What do you do when the server’s down?!
Day 18 – Favorite Emote and the best situation to use it in.
Day 19 – PVP or PVE?
Day 20 – Which race/class combination are you most like IRL?
Day 21 – Post your favorite screenshot.
Day 22 – Post your favorite glitch screenshot.
Day 23 – Name a funny memory (in game)
Day 24 – Favorite WoW term?
Day 25 – Favorite pet? (combat and/or non-combat)
Day 26 – Favorite NPC?
Day 27 – Favorite WoW related Youtube video?
Day 28 – Best thing about WoW?
Day 29 – Worst thing about WoW?
Day 30 – Where would you be now if World of Warcraft never existed?

30 Days of Warcraft - Day 2

Day 1 - When did you first start playing?

Day 2 - Favorite class and why?

Easiest question ever. The day my husband asked me if I wanted to roll a character, I sat in front of the screen overwhelmed by everything I saw. He told me about the classes, he explained roles, he gave me highlights of each. Finally, he said, “What do you want to do?”

"I—don’t know. A little bit of everything? I really like that one." [Point at night elf.]

"I think you’ll like druid, then."

I have never looked back. I leveled as a cat, clawing people’s eyes out. I spent Burning Crusade as a tree, and I absolutely loved it. I’ve tanked things with my bear face.

I’ve been (mostly) happy as a moonkin since Wrath of the Lich King, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Short Answer: Druid, because it’s always been just right for me.

Upcoming Questions:

Day 3 – Favorite race and why?
Day 4 – Meaning/Significance behind your character’s name?
Day 5 – Who do you play with?
Day 6 – Favorite dungeon and why?
Day 7 – Least favorite dungeon and why?
Day 8 – Favorite guild name(s) you’ve come across?
Day 9 – What are your favorite zones? (Classic, BC, WotLK & Cata)
Day 10 – Your favorite Warcraft quote from a boss.
Day 11 – Favorite WoW holiday (e.g Brewfest, Childrens week)
Day 12 – Suggest any idea for Blizzard that they could put in the game.
Day 13 – Which faction are you “for”?
Day 14 – Healer, tank or dps?
Day 15 – Favorite Battleground and why?
Day 16 – A class you’re awful at playing.
Day 17 – What do you do when the server’s down?!
Day 18 – Favorite Emote and the best situation to use it in.
Day 19 – PVP or PVE?
Day 20 – Which race/class combination are you most like IRL?
Day 21 – Post your favorite screenshot.
Day 22 – Post your favorite glitch screenshot.
Day 23 – Name a funny memory (in game)
Day 24 – Favorite WoW term?
Day 25 – Favorite pet? (combat and/or non-combat)
Day 26 – Favorite NPC?
Day 27 – Favorite WoW related Youtube video?
Day 28 – Best thing about WoW?
Day 29 – Worst thing about WoW?
Day 30 – Where would you be now if World of Warcraft never existed?

30 Days of Warcraft

I saw this earlier, and given my limited amount of time to WoW blog these days, I think this will be a good way to still get some gaming writing in. I’m either behind or way ahead, so I’m just going to start with today as Day 1.

Day 1: When did you first start playing?

Around September of 2006. I started dating my now husband in July of that year, and I started visiting him on weekends in August. By September, I knew about WoW and he offered to let me make a character. I don’t think he had any idea at all that I would ever play seriously, much less as long as I have.

Upcoming Questions:

Day 2 – Favorite class and why? Day 3 – Favorite race and why? Day 4 – Meaning/Significance behind your character’s name?
Day 5 – Who do you play with?
Day 6 – Favorite dungeon and why?
Day 7 – Least favorite dungeon and why?
Day 8 – Favorite guild name(s) you’ve come across?
Day 9 – What are your favorite zones? (Classic, BC, WotLK & Cata)
Day 10 – Your favorite Warcraft quote from a boss.
Day 11 – Favorite WoW holiday (e.g Brewfest, Childrens week)
Day 12 – Suggest any idea for Blizzard that they could put in the game.
Day 13 – Which faction are you “for”?
Day 14 – Healer, tank or dps?
Day 15 – Favorite Battleground and why?
Day 16 – A class you’re awful at playing.
Day 17 – What do you do when the server’s down?!
Day 18 – Favorite Emote and the best situation to use it in.
Day 19 – PVP or PVE?
Day 20 – Which race/class combination are you most like IRL?
Day 21 – Post your favorite screenshot.
Day 22 – Post your favorite glitch screenshot.
Day 23 – Name a funny memory (in game)
Day 24 – Favorite WoW term?
Day 25 – Favorite pet? (combat and/or non-combat)
Day 26 – Favorite NPC?
Day 27 – Favorite WoW related Youtube video?
Day 28 – Best thing about WoW?
Day 29 – Worst thing about WoW?
Day 30 – Where would you be now if World of Warcraft never existed?

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