World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Betas 0 comments on Warlords of Draenor Beta – Garrison Attack

Warlords of Draenor Beta – Garrison Attack

This is my last blog in the short series I have been doing about the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta.  Sadly, my computer didn’t have enough space for all of Blizzard’s lovely stuff, so I ended up having to remove the beta.

I’ve been holding off on posting this blog because I suspect it might include “spoilers”.  I didn’t understand what I was doing at the time, but I believe that what occurred was what I’ve since heard referred to as a “Garrison Attack”.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on Gurr’s Adventure through Act IV (Season 1)

Gurr’s Adventure through Act IV (Season 1)

This is part of the series of blogs I am putting together about my experience in Season 1 of Diablo III.  This particular blog focuses on Gurr the Barbarian’s adventure through Act IV of Story Mode (Normal difficulty).  It will show the Legendaries he found, the monsters he fought, and the Levels he gained.

An upcoming blog will focus on the Achievements Gurr the Barabrian got during this trip through Act IV.  My main goals for Season 1 were to hit Level 70 and to complete the entire content in Story Mode.  I also wanted to get as many achievements as possible.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 6, 2014.
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Act III with “Cheese” (Season 1)

This blog is part of the series I’ve been putting together about my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III.  My main goals were: to hit Level 70, to get through all of the story content, and to get as many achievements as possible.  As such, it seemed to me that the best way to organize these blogs was Act by Act.

The previous blogs showed the progress of Gurr the Barbarian as he went through Act III (on Normal difficultly) for the first time.  He kept moving forward, but took time out to go back to Act III and help out his buddy, Qiz the Monk.  (It is pronounced “Cheese”).  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 20, 2014, and September 21, 2014.
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What Effect has Warcraft had on your Life Outside Gaming?

This blog is the final part of the series I am writing because I wanted to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project.  I was able to answer seven of the ten questions before the deadline.  For me, that is really good! I decided that I wanted to complete the entire series anyway, just for fun.

The reason I’m glad I gave this a try is because it forced me to write about my thoughts and experiences in (or related to) World of Warcraft (WoW). I’ve dabbled in writing about WoW a little bit, but always felt as though my efforts were inadequate. This project gave me an excuse to give it another try.  The more you write about something, the better your writing about that topic becomes.

Question 10: What effect has Warcraft had on your life outside gaming?

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Act III Achievements (Season 1)

This blog is part of the series I am doing about my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III.  I started this Season with a brand new Barbarian named Gurr.  There are some Leaderboards in the game, but I didn’t honestly expect to be on any of them.

Instead, I am using the blogs I make about Season 1 as my way of showing what I accomplished.  If I end up doing another Season, it will be these blogs I compare my progress to.

Previously, I made a blog about Gurr the Barbarian’s experience through Act III in Story Mode (Normal Difficulty).  I showed the Legendary loot he found, the levels he earned, and the monsters he fought.  In this one, I’m going to focus on the Achievements he earned during his first trip through Act III.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 4, 2014, and September 5, 2014.
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Gurr’s Adventure through Act III (Season 1)

This is part of the series I am doing that shows my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III. I rolled a Barbarian and named him Gurr. I started out with two goals – to get through all the Story Mode content and to hit Level 70. If I managed to do that before Season 1 ended, my plan was to come up with new goals.

This blog shows the adventure of Gurr the Barbarian as he went through Act III for the first time. He was in Story Mode and in Normal Difficulty. I figured that if there was time I could always re-do Story Mode at a harder difficulty. The screenshots you see in this blog are from September 4, 2014, and September 5, 2014.
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Are there any Regrets from your Time in Game?

This blog is part of the series I am writing because I wanted to participate in the 10 Years: 10 Questions project. I completed some of the questions before the deadline, and decided to finish the rest anyway.

The questions are giving me a reason to do some writing about the World of Warcraft game, my experiences in it, and thoughts about it.  Answering the questions is also giving me a reason to put something else on this blog, which is nice.

Question 9: Are there any regrets from your time in game?

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Act II with “Cheese” (Season 1)

This blog is part of the series I am doing that shows my progress through Season 1 in Diablo III. I’m not entirely certain that I will do another Season, so it seemed like a good idea to blog about this one. If I end up doing another Season, someday, these blogs will be what I compare my progress to.

The previous two blogs were about progress made, and Achievements earned, in Act II by my seasonal character. Gurr the Barbarian went all the way through Act II in Story Mode (Normal difficultly) by himself. Then, he returned to help his buddy Qiz through it. Qiz is my husband Shawn’s Seasonal character. He is a Monk – so the first part of his name is Qi. It is pronounced “Chee”. The Z on the end means his name is pronounced “Cheese”.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 13, 2014 and September 20, 2014. There is a “gap” between when Gurr the Barbarian was last in Act II and his return, so this isn’t exactly in chronological order.
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Broken – by Traci L. Slatton

Imagine feeling a deep and unending loneliness, one that is so strong that it compels you to leave everything you’ve ever known. This is where the main character, Alia, is at – emotionally speaking – at the start of Broken. The loss of a loved one, a person she was deeply connected to, is what started her extreme loneliness. This painful experience has caused her to question why God permits atrocities to happen. One might say she has lost her faith, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate.

Now, reread the first paragraph with the knowledge that Alia is a fallen angel. The emptiness and hopelessness she feels compel her to leave heaven in search of something that will fill her. She becomes a mortal woman and puts herself in a location, and time period, that is certain to evoke strong emotions. Alia is in France as World War II is starting.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on Act II – Achievements (Season 1)

Act II – Achievements (Season 1)

This blog is part of the series I am putting together about my experiences in Season 1 of Diablo III. It is my way of keeping a record of my progress and making my own, personal, Leaderboard (of sorts). If I do another season, I will compare my progress to how I did during Season 1.

In this blog, I focus on the Achievements that Gurr the Barbarian got as he worked his way through Act II. For his first run through, I put him in Story Mode and Normal difficulty. The screenshots that you see in this blog were taken on August 30, 2014, August 31, 2014, September 2, 2014 and September 3, 2014.
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