Tuesday, September 30

Bringing back an old friend

Until recently my main was my Hunter since the very beginning of Wow, it is on this toon that i have made the best memories.
One of those memories is of a bear i tamed when i was leveling in Feralas, not sure why.. perhaps i needed his new petskill or perhaps i had a crappy pet before that (i tried quite a few). Bear just wouldn't do for a name so i named him straight away with the first thing that came to my mind: Bigfoot!
Not because he looked like a yeti but of his big paws, yeah ok, it was a crappy name.. i realised that soonish myself.

But the name grew on me i suppose and Bigfoot stayed more levels with me then any other pet, it even went along with me into Molten Core where it later went to fetch Core Packs when the rest of the raid was awaiting them around the corner... good bear! /pat
Bigfoot was well known among our raiders, many of the guildmembers had seen him before during 5 man runs when we were still leveling and at level 60.

As i became a more serious Hunter i had to replace him with a different pet, one who did more damage so Bigfoot got a spot in the stable. Many months later when i was already level 70 Bigfoot was still there as a level 60 bear, i required a stableslot and as i had a Cat for dps and a Boar for tanking... i had to let Bigfoot go.
I released him in the middle of Shattrah, just hope he didn't cause to much havok before he found the exit.

Soon we will be able to buy extra stable slots and pets tamed will be instantly within 5 levels of the Hunter. One of the first things i am going to do is return to Feralas and tame me a bear on the exact same spot as i first met my most faithfull companion... it might not be the same bear but i'd like to pretend it is.. or maybe one of his offspring.
And i shall name him.... Bigfoot!

Monday, September 15


No i'm not dead... i actually got a couple of near articles ready but no time to finish them as i'm swamped at work.
Seems it will stay this busy for at least another week, maybe two. :(
So don't give up on me yet, i'll return soon with the regular internet pollution.

Wednesday, September 3

Wow can be an emotional ride

A singleplayer game aint half bad when you think of it.. it's just you playing the game and the chances of getting too emotional is quite small. Sure you can get frustrated by dieing and dieing constantly and not gething any further or even of a couple of bugs, but thats about it.

But when playing a game like Wow in which you encounter other people you've entered a whole different league. You'll encounter jerks and jackasses, arrogant assholes, oversensitive whiners, overenthousiastic achievers and who knows what more.
Depending on your own state of mind you'll get annoyed with others or even angry with them... which is likely the best case scenario.
The worse seems to be to get hurt... you are a hero in this fantasy game and you don't want to hear that you did something wrong.
You are perhaps hiding from the real world and the worst that can happen then is your self-image getting shattered, even if it is just a virtual self-image it's one you've worked hard to build.
Getting told by someone in a pug that you are a noob for making a mistake can be handled, what does that guy know about you anyway huh?
Sure you've should handeled that otherwise but a person can't be judged on a single event.
Things realy hit you in the face if it is said by someone who you consider a friend, even if it's a virtual friend... that must be quite a blow to take if you are willing to accept it in the first place.

This risk of getting hurt is probably taken by people as it can work the other way around as well. Playing with other people can be quite rewarding aswell, present you with unexpected things which can make your day. You can share thoughts if you are worried about something, you can get cheered up when you are sad, you can laugh your head off joking around and you can have a great feeling of achievement working together with others and succeeding at a common goal.
Ofcourse you can play Wow alone aswell, you can do quite a bit of content solo... but still you will encounter some jerks but frustration might be limited to a minimum anyway.

In the end it's alot like in real life again... if you go out there and open your heart you are more likely to find love and friendship but you have more chances of getting hurt aswell. It's your choice if you want to take the same risks when playing a computer game.