The Dwarves, World of Warcraft 0 comments on The Dwarves Explore Arathi Highlands

The Dwarves Explore Arathi Highlands

This blog is part of the series I am doing about The Dwarves. Hansbrix is a Hunter (with a pet named Fridge) and Bradanna is a Priest. My husband and I are leveling them up together as we complete zones in World of Warcraft. This blog focuses on the things they encountered in the Arathi Highlands zone. I also add in my own commentary, where needed.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on April 20, April 21, April 22, April 23, and April 25, 2015.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on To Paragon 20! (Season 3)

To Paragon 20! (Season 3)

This blog is part of a series I am writing about my experience in Season 3 of Diablo III.  I suspect that I won’t have as much to write about this Season (compared to previous seasons) because there are very few Seasonal Achievements to earn.

In a previous blog, McGlynn the Crusader hit Level 70.  She was now ready to earn some Paragon Levels.  I should note that I’m playing a soft core character in Season 3.  As I was working on Paragon Levels, I decided that I wanted her to hit Paragon 20 before I set the difficulty to Torment 1.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on May 2, May 9, May 13, and May 14, 2015.
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Diablo Creativity, Diablo III 0 comments on It’s Time for a D3 Token

It’s Time for a D3 Token

A few months ago, Blizzard introduced the WoW Token. It wasn’t an entirely new concept, since other games have used something similar, but it was new for World of Warcraft players. In short, it gave players a safe way to purchase gold directly from Blizzard.

It also enabled players to use the in-game gold currency to pay for game time (instead of having to use real world currency). Diablo III is not subscription based, so that part of the WoW Token doesn’t relate to Diablo III. Even so, I think it is time for a D3 Token to be added to the game.
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World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft other 1 comment on My Thoughts About the WoW Token

My Thoughts About the WoW Token

I am what can be described as an extremely casual World of Warcraft player. I don’t have any Level 100 characters, have barely touched the Mists of Pandaria content, and am currently spending most of my WoW time on a low level Dwarf Priest (who is running with my husband’s low level Dwarf hunter). This is not a complaint, as I am quite happy where I am at in the game. I’m having fun.

It seems to me that many video game related blogs are primarily intended as a source of news. There is nothing wrong with this. Personally, I just don’t have it in me to keep up with WoW in the way that several other writers are able to. When the WoW Token was first revealed, there were tons of blogs that discussed it. Now, a few months later, I’m finally ready to share my thoughts about it.

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Book Reviews, science fiction 0 comments on Star Wars: Dark Force Rising – by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising – by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising is book two in a three-book cycle. It is part of what has been referred to as “The Thrawn Trilogy”. All three books were written by Timothy Zahn. It is my understanding that this trilogy is not considered to be canon in Star Wars lore. Personally, I enjoyed the first book in the series, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire, and was equally impressed by this second book.

I would recommend that people read the first book in this trilogy before diving into the second book. Book Two picks up shortly after Book One left off. Skip the first book, and you miss out on much of the plot that continues to weave through the story. In short, this book has an impressive amount of characterization and backstory on a race that could easily have been neglected. It also is filled with political intrigue.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on To Level 70! (Season 3)

To Level 70! (Season 3)

Season 3 in Diablo III started on April 10, 2015.  This time around, I decided to roll a Crusader (because I didn’t actually have any).  The last time I played a Crusader was during the Reaper of Souls beta.  I named my Crusader McGlynn, after Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (the woman who did the voice of the female Crusader).

After thinking it over, I decided to go soft core for Season 3.  From here on out, I’m just going to alternate between soft core and hard core characters for seasons.  It became clear that I made the right choice because there were some issues with lag when Season 3 began.

This blog focuses on the Seasonal Leveling Achievements that my Crusader earned as she went from Level 1 to Level 70.  These screenshots were taken on April 11, April 12, April 15, April 16, April 17, April 19, April 21, April 26, April 27, April 28, and April 29, 2015.
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The Dwarves, World of Warcraft 1 comment on The Dwarves Explore the Wetlands

The Dwarves Explore the Wetlands

This blog is part of the series about The Dwarves – two low level Dwarf characters that my husband Shawn and I are playing in World of Warcraft. He has a Hunter named Hansbrix (with a bear named Fridge) and I have a Priest named Bradanna.  Together, these two Dwarves are adventuring through Azeroth and completing zones one at a time.

The screenshots you see in this blog are the highlights from The Wetlands.  They were taken on March 12, March 16, March 22, March 24, March 26, April 3, April 4, and April 8, 2015.

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