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Tera – How to get the raptor mount, Sparky

You get the raptor mount by having two different achievements:1) Tourist Trap.2) Monumental Effort. Tourist Trap Tourist-Trap (which gives you the yellow title “Travelling” upon achievement) is to visit different cities and get the “xxx-city-tourist” in those cities. Most of the time, it is done by staying on the platform and waiting for the achievement …

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Tera

We started to play Tera a couple of weeks ago, and it is a game we have been fond of from start. Really nice graphics, interesting combat, funny quests, interesting leveling, beautiful music… So we are on the server Highwatch (US) and of course, we made a guild: Scream Aim Fire, but we are not …

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WoW: Game over

WoW has changed over the year. There have been good things, of course, but also bad things. Cataclysm was really bad. It was when we decided to stop. Back then, I had 9 level 80’s and one level 78, but I quit: Too many bugs in the extension, stupid changes… Terrible. I came back two …

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Beware of Good Reflexes

Sometimes, in WoW, just like in anything else, you might get into a state of “baaaaûûûûm”, you, know, if you do a lot of repetitive actions, then you get the combo in your fingers which just run on the keyboard and you think of something else while killing, gathering arrows or any other stupid thing.

I remember once, I was boosting a friend in Wailing Caverns with my Blood-Elf death knight. We were on our way out and I was just chain-killing the dinosaures on our way out: Tab -Icy Touch – Tab – Icy Touch – Tab – Icy Touch (the very dramatic sound of a Night Elf hunter dying). In my mantra I reacted too slowly and ganked a poor hunter surely going after the skinning, I apologized but… erh… It was kind of late…

Addict? Who? Me?

There is actually an association which takes care of ex-WoW-addicts. No, I am not joking! There are several homepage and association working on the same principle than AA, but it for WoW. It is built in the same way: The 12 steps for recovery and all. I made a comparison with the work that has been done with ex-drug addicts (I worked as a psychologist with ex-drug addicts in 1998-2000), and they are actually using an identicle methods: You have to confess your addiction, your “sin” so to speak and begin to fight the need you think you have of killing dwarves and other vermin online.

The End of WoW?

Let’s be honest, when they made Cataclysm, Blizzard made a huge mistake. Numbers speak their own language. The number of subscribers went upward from 2005 to 2010. Topped in 2010 and then came Cataclysm, and the numbers when down. A bit up right after Mists of Pandaria was released and since down again. We are soon down to the level we were in 2006.

See the chart here, from Statista: