Mazal

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:

Yes, There CAN Be Epic Wintergrasp!

Once upon a time, Wintergrasp was THE place (sorry, forgot my French accent: ZE place), where there were epic fight.

Nowadays, it is rather empty. I still use Wintergrasp when I am gearing up, but i stop doing it when I am all honor geared. Then I don’t need honor points anymore, but conquest points, and there are no conquest points in Wintergrasp (or Tol Barad, for that matter). So I only use these two battleground while gearing up.

The Mosquito

I was with Mazal (my Blood-Elf rogue on Arathor) and after I got exalted with the Shado Pan, I went to the Isle of Thunder to do my daily PvP-quest-chain.

Everything went fine. I hardly met a soul.

On my way back, when I arrived in Horde’s camp, I saw an Alliance Death Knight fighting some of the guards. He had direction towards the Fel Reaver Robot (Made for War daily). As usual, I just stealthed and went all the way around to hand in my quest and not to disturb him.

Hunt Down The Denoobs

I found a new expression that I am very proud of: a Denoob!

I guess you don’t know what that is, right?

Well, a Denoob is a Denigrating Noob. It is a player who, instead of enjoying the game, getting gears, pets, recipes or whatever can be fun, prefers to denigrate others. It might have a highly negative impact on players who aren’t sure of themselves and do their best to get geared.

Kevin Mokrosh

(01/07-2013) – In French, in WoW, there are “noobs”, and there are also a “Kevin.”

Because of the variety of American sitcoms in French television, there has been a wave of “Kevin”, “Brandon”, “Jack”, etc. When the video-games really became used, the smallest players were very young, and many got noticed because of their stupidity.

So a “Kevin”, in French, is a kind of noob. Pretty stupid and, very often, he will believe that he is better than others.

Warriors are Redeemers

It is no secret that I bought the guild a long time ago.

When Nimrasil and I started on WoW, we were in a guild called (pretty much inactive, only two members today) and even though it was an okay guild back then, then there were too many things we didn’t like much.

Good-Bye Blade’s Edge

When Nim and I first started to play WoW (roughly we started one week or two apart), Blade’s Edge was the server Blizzard was recommending to new players. I had originally Horde and Alliance there. After a while, I moved (or deleted) my Hordes from Blade’s Edge to Turalyon (for PvE) and Stormscale (for PvP).

Our alliances staid on Blade’s Edge and very quickly, we didn’t like this realm very much, but we had time to get some friends, there. Many were in : Doedancer, Lycyn, Luzerei and many others and we had a lot of fun together. Blade’s Edge became bearable to play.