Data-mine Overload: Battle For Azeroth!

bfawowIn the last few days there has been a bunch of new information for the upcoming expansion, Battle For Azeroth, that it is making my head spin. Not that I am not enjoying the steady flow of information; however, it is a lot.

Just so you know, if you would like to remain spoiler free, stop here. I am going to be linking to post on wowhead and there will be things you may not want to read. For the rest of you that do not care and want all the spoilers, you are in the right place!

So, lets start with that the 8.01 patch is now live on Blizzard’s server. That was confirmed by wowhead, to see their article , click here! They also data mined new maps, icons, models, achievements, spell changes, Allied race information, & music. Wowhead has a whole section based on it with a banner on top of their page. I think I am the most excited for the mounts, that you can read about here, because I am a collector of all the things!

Also, the live Q&A was on Tuesday, please visit the Blizzard page to see the video if you are interested!

 

Rock-steady: Pop Evil!

pop evilPop Evil is an rock band compiled from pieces of other bands that formed in Michigan in 2001, originally known as TenFive.

They then released independently an album and a 3–song EP, “War of the Roses” (2004) and “Ready or Not” (2006), the latter featuring the concert favorite “Somebody Like You”. They also have filmed a music video of the single released in 2006 starring Rossi Morreale and Britt Koth.

In November 2007, Pop Evil signed a management deal with G&G Entertainment.

In October 2017, the ensemble announced that they planned to release their self-titled album  scheduled to be released on February 16, 2018. The album’s first single titled Waking Lions peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart.

The song is heavily laced with a positive set of lyrics,  source of empowerment to those struggling with life issues.

Zephirah’s Adventure: Podcast!

Community Spotlight: Scott Johnson

scott johnson1.) For those of us that hide under a rock, you are a cartoonist, where do you get your inspiration from?

Most of the time it’s simple everyday stuff, with some pop culture thrown in. Sci Fi, fantasy, tv shows, books, video games…all of it. All of my interests have a way of sneaking into my sketchbook. 🙂

2.) You host a plethora of different podcast on a wide array of games & topics. What is the best thing about hosting all of these shows?

Interacting with the audience and community. It’s like nothing I’ve ever encountered in my life and I love that it continues to grow. It really is my online family in a very real way.

3.) What are some of the podcast you enjoy listening to?

I really like a lot of NPR shows. Radio Lab, This American Life, etc. Something about essay style content that really drives me. Hope to do more of that myself soon.

4.) Do you have any advice for someone who is getting into a creative things (like podcasting, art, blogging, music, etc.)?

Just start. Don’t wait for some arbitrary moment or time when everything is “perfect”. There’s no such thing. Start creating, put yourself out there, and grow it!

5.) Nerdtacular is an annual gathering of a great community at Snowbird. Any ideas in the works for 2018?

We are trying some different things from 2018 on. Smaller events, more regional events, etc. Our first of 2018 is a Morning Stream event in April in Las Vegas!

6.) Blizzcon is a great event, what is your favorite thing about the event?

 

This is another case wanting to mention the community again. I have made so many great relationships at Blizzcon, and having fans and friends there is just a blast. I love the company and the games, but it really is at it’s best when communities can get together and share their lives with each other.


7.) What got you into Warcraft?

Been a Blizz fan since WC1, so it was a no brainer. I played the alpha, beta, and release and loved every second of it. There was nothing quite like it in 2004, and maybe since.

8.) How often do you raid in WoW & what game mechanic do you like the most / least about the game?

I am not raiding much right now…kind of waiting for the new expansion before I sink another huge chunk of time in the game. When I was raiding, I think my favorite mechanic was everyone telling me to get out of the fire. 🙂

9.) The Instance podcast has been a fan favorite for a long time. On that note, what is your favorite instance & boss fight (this can be from any expansion & can include 5 man dungeons)?

Gotta be the Lich King fight in Wrath. Was amazing, and when we finally beat that thing, it was the most excitement I had ever had in the game. The entire 25 man team was yelling into their mics and I’ve still not felt anything quite like that since.

10.) With a new expansion on it’s way, what are you looking forward to most I’m “Battle For Azeroth”?

Probably the zone leveling changes. I love questing and building out a character. Now they are giving me a whole new reason to do that in areas and zones I miss from long ago. Excited to be back in Panda land again. I loved that expansion. I’m also pretty excited about the randomized island stuff. Really scratches my Diablo itch.

This American Life

This American LifeUsually, on Friday’s, I post something related to a book or short story. Something that I would be reading at the moment; however, this caught my attention.

On January 12, a show called “This American Life”, hosted by Ira Glass, featured a story about a boy who plays basketball that wasn’t very good at the sport but was a Warcraft player.

I find this story very interesting and at least worth a listen.

This particular show as references to religion & some weird references to things that are outlandish, to say the least.

You can listen to the show here.

February 2018: This Month In Warcraft!

February is going to be a busy month in World of Warcraft! In this post we will be covering it all to make sure you are up to date & don’t miss anything. For each event I will be posting a link to wowhead guides so that way, if you need some help completing something, you have the best resource!

  • 2nd to the 16th: Love is in the air! (Wowhead)
  • 4th to the 10th: Darkmoon Faire (Wowhead)
  • 6th to the 13th: World Quest Event (Wowhead), PVP Brawl: Tauren Mill VS South Shore
  • 13th to the 20th: Lich King Timewalking
  • 17th to March 3rd: Lunar Festival (Wowhead)
  • 20th to the 27th: Battleground Bonus Event
  • 23rd: Hatching of the Hippogryph’s (Wowhead)
  • 27th to March 6th: Legion Dungeon Event

On that note, I am not linking to the site for the a few events in the month because those are pretty self explanatory & you can que to those events. Hope you enjoy all the events Warcraft has in store for you. Enjoy & hopefully your drops will be legendary!