On a weekly basis I am going to focus on a member of the Blizzard or gaming communities that I am a member of. As you can tell from the title, Community Spotlight, I did a short interview with Thyst. She is a host of Lagging Balls & also a regular on the podcast “Battle Net News”. At the end of the interview you can see links for Lagging Balls & Thyst personal twitter.
Thank you so much Thyst for having Blood of the Scribe be a wonderful community on Bolderfist, you rock!
1.) What brought you into the playing Warcraft?
I started playing WoW because I had been playing the Warcraft games on my Father’s work laptop since I was a little kid (always Orc).
2.) How often do you play games (not just warcraft – but in general!)?
I play games every day. WoW every single day and Overwatch usually too. I raid three nights a week and never seem to run out of things to do in WoW.
3.) I know you have attended Blizzcon, what other conventions have you attended?
The only other conventions I’ve been to besides BlizzCon were some small-scale collector’s conventions in Ottawa, Ontario (my home province), and I got to go to C2E2 in Chicago a few years ago for an article I was writing. Got to meet Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) and I was so nervous I could hardly speak!
4.) What do you like most/least about conventions?
I like the passion that people bring for the things they love to conventions. It’s hard to find a social function with that much positivity and inclusiveness anywhere else.
5.) How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?
As I said, I raid three times a week. Twice with my main Heroic group and once with a Normal group. I absolutely love raiding (it might be my most favorite thing to do in game). Lately I’ve noticed a lot of “balls” or orbs in raid mechanics – seriously, think about it. Balls everywhere lately. I LOVE it. What I dislike the most is any mechanic that pulls or pushes me around – it’s hard to deal with movement mechanics like that sometimes as a Mage because I’d rather stand still please!
6.) What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?
That’s a really hard question. I LOVED Elisande in Nighthold, and I love Eonar in Anotrus. Not sure either is my favourite, however. I’ll have to give that more thought I guess!
7.) You host a podcast, Lagging Balls, what are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?
This is an even harder question. I tend to make friends with the people who do my favourite Blizzard podcasts and I’d be scared to mention some while forgetting others. So besides all the wonderful and diverse Blizzard podcasts I love, my favourite podcast is SMODcast and it was the first podcast I ever listened to!
8.) With a new expansion on its way, what are you looking forward to the most in “Battle For Azeroth”?
For BfA I’m looking forward to a renewed interest in Faction pride. Mine has never ever wavered, but I delight in seeing people being proud of their faction (Horde especially, of course).
9.) If you could say anything to Ion, your crush, what would that be?
If I could say anything to Ion right now I think it would be, “I’m sorry.”