Hearthstone, Other Video Games 0 comments on Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramus – Arachnid Quarter – Druid Class Challenge

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramus – Arachnid Quarter – Druid Class Challenge

The Curse of Naxxramus is a solo adventure that you can play in Hearthstone.  At the time I am writing this blog, the Arachnid Quarter is available for players to open up.  More new content will unlock in the weeks to come. First, you must defeat the 3 bosses in “Normal” difficulty.  That is how you unlock the Class Challenges for this section of the Curse of Naxxramus content.

There are two Class Challenges: one for the Druid deck, and one for the Rogue deck.  I decided to start with the Druid Class Challenge.  It took two tries for me to get through it.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on July 27, 2014.

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World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Betas 1 comment on Warlords of Draenor Beta – Pre-Made Level 90

Warlords of Draenor Beta – Pre-Made Level 90

This blog is part of my series about my thoughts and experiences in the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to get in there and do stuff yet, for two reasons.

One, the beta did not want to download at first.  Two, the new patch caused my (nearly full) computer to have issues.  I’m getting a pop up window that tells me my start up disk is almost full.  I can’t finish downloading the new patch until I make more room on my computer.  One way to fix that problem is to use up some of the screenshots I took while in the beta by making a blog out of them.

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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III, Diablo Lore 1 comment on U is for Urzael

U is for Urzael

This blog was supposed to be for the A to Z Blogging Challenge that took place in April.  The rules require participants to write one blog for each letter of the alphabet, and to post them on the correct day.  My intentions were good, but my choice of subject matter turned out to be overwhelming.

I used the challenge as a “jumping off point” so I would finally push myself to start writing about Diablo III (and its “universe”).  I’m still interested in writing about the topics I selected.  The difference is that I can do it on my one time frame now.

U is for Urzael.  Players had not heard of him until they got far enough along in the Reaper of Souls expansion to be “introduced” to him.  Who is this new angel, what is his history, and why do we care?
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Hearthstone, Other Video Games 1 comment on Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Arachnid Quarter

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Arachnid Quarter

Hearthstone has a brand new adventure for players to enjoy!  It’s called Curse of Naxxramas. The adventure is slowly being opened up, week by week.  At the time I am making this blog, players can check out the first week of the adventure – Arachnid Quarter.  You fight against new bosses who have decks with cards that have never been in Heartstone before.  Unlock the three bosses of the week, and you gain access to more parts of the adventure.

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World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Betas 0 comments on Warlords of Draenor Beta – We Got a Toy Box!

Warlords of Draenor Beta – We Got a Toy Box!

This blog is part of my series about my experiences in the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (WoD) beta.  I’m in the process of trying to make enough room on my computer so that the new patch will download.  One way to do that, I suppose, is to use up some of the screenshots that I took the last time I was able to play.  I tend to take more screenshots of what I find in a beta than I will end up using.

Previously, I rolled a pre-made Level 90 female Draenei.  The new models looked great, but they didn’t actually make it from the character generation screen to the actual WoD beta.  It led to an amusing “bug”!  In this blog, I want to focus on something new that I found.

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Hearthstone: Unlocking the Hunter and Warrior Decks

I had just enough time to play one match in Hearthstone. I have a habit of playing video games really late at night/crazy early in the morning. My concern was I would start playing and fall asleep at the computer.

What I decided to do was go into Practice Mode and see if I could unlock another deck.  That way, if I fell asleep, I wouldn’t be making another player frustrated as he or she waited for me to take my turn.  Here is how I unlocked the Hunter Deck and the Warrior Deck.

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World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Betas 0 comments on Warlords of Draenor Beta – My Draenei has no Hair!

Warlords of Draenor Beta – My Draenei has no Hair!

This blog is part of my series with my thoughts about, and experiences in, the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta. So far, things have been interesting! I decided to roll a pre-made Level 90 character so I could see some of the new stuff without having to actually take the time to level a character all the way up.  When I started playing this beta, I rolled a brand new Level 1 female Orc Warrior.

Next, I thought it would be a good idea to roll an Alliance character, so I could see both sides of things.  The WoW character I’ve spent the most time playing is my female Draenei Shaman – so that’s what I rolled.  I did not expect to end up with a bald female Draenei, but that is what happened!  The screenshots that you see in this blog were taken on July 20, 2014.

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Warlords of Draenor Beta – Orc Starting Zone

This blog is the first in what I intend to become a series about my experiences in, and thoughts about, the World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Beta. I did not expect to get in, so it was especially exciting to receive the email that let me know that I had been selected to play the beta.

It turned out that there was a battle to be fought before I could access the beta. First, I needed to move a lot of stuff off of my computer and onto my external hard drive in order to make space for the beta. That took the better part of a day to achieve.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on July 13, 2014.

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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III 1 comment on T is for Templar

T is for Templar

This blog was supposed to be completed in April as part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  The rules for the challenge require you to write one blog, every day, during the month of April.  It can be about anything you want, so long as you find a way to make each topic fit the letter of the day.  I wanted to use the experience as a way to push myself to get started writing about Diablo III (and its “universe”).

Unfortunately, that proved to be a bigger task than I expected.  I had a lot to say about the Diablo III topics I selected, and I needed some time to research each blog (to make sure I was spelling things correctly and had the lore right).  As such, I did not complete the A to Z Challenge.  I still wanted to write about the topics I picked, though.  The only difference is that they can now be completed whenever I have time.

T is for Templar.  The Templar is one of the Followers that players get in Diablo III.  Kormac the Templar goes through a lot of character development from the first time the player encounters him through Act V.  In this blog, I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the Templar. (There are some “spoilers” here for those who have not completed Act V in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.)
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Deadmines

Recently, I decided to run my Death Knight Gnome, Riglee, through Deadmines. It had changed a lot since I first went through that dungeon in 2010. I decided to see if I had, by chance, taken any screenshots of what the old Deadmines was like.

I have a tendency to take a ton of screenshots while I’m playing a video game. This leads to folders full of screenshots that I mean to put into a blog. I guess I am a “digital hoarder”, because I have kept lots of them, just in case I need them someday.

As such, I was able to find some screenshots that show a little bit of what Deadmines looked like in 2010.  Most of the screenshots you see in this blog were taken on August 20, 2010.  A few were taken on August 30, 2010.

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