Warcraft Wednesday: 8.1 Drop!

So, I spent most of my time logged in to Warcraft today doing island expedition’s, World Quest, and leveling up a hunter alt.

It was nothing to fancy but it seems like leveling seems to be going quickly.

I am not sure what is pushing me to level up a hunter other than I haven’t had the class at max level. Otherwise, Warcraft today for me seemed to be very uneventful.

Funny thing is, the hunter is a gnome. Nothing particularly interesting other then mechanical pets. At this point I’m just doing the leveling up thing until the next raid teir is available for us middle of next month.

I don’t think we have spent enough time with the new patch for me to formulate a full opinion on it.

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Blizzcon 2018: After Post!

Monday’s for the last few weeks has featured Magic! The Gathering. Providing the title of this post, we are not going to have that post today.

I am going to be covering the big news announced at Blizzcon over the weekend!

Warcraft:

Battle For Azeroth

  • New Charity Battle Pet Whomper, Proceeds to Code.org
  • New Battle for Azeroth Cinematic, Lost Honor
  • Tides of Vengeance, 8.1 Patch, December 11th launch! (Key art!)
  • Kul’Tiran classes announced: Druid, Hunter, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
  • Kul Tiran Racials: Brush It Off, Child of the Sea, Haymaker, Jack of All Trades, Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • New Worgen and Goblin Models Coming in a Future Patch Sylvanas & Xal’atath: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288373/sylvanas-and-xalatath-in-patch-8-2-rise-of-azshara
  • New Heritage Armor For Gnomes and Tauren Coming in Patch 8.2 – Rise of Azshara
  • New Island Expeditions: Crestfall & Snowblossom
  • Heroic Warfronts: The much awaited option is coming up in 8.2! Queue up with 9 friends, play Warfronts with a higher difficulty and collect epic rewards!
  • New Arena – Mechagon Arena: A new PvP Arena located right at the heart of Mechagon.
  • Battle for Azeroth Season 3: New Nazjatar-themed Seasonal Affix for Mythic+, new PvP season and another item level increase across the board!
  • Flying in 8.2!

Classic:

  • Release is set for summer 2019 and will be bundled with the current live WoW Subscription.

Warcraft 3: Reforged:

  • Visual updates (All characters and animations have been fully remastered!) to the game that is anticipated to be released some time next year.
  • Pre-purchase is available for $29.99 standard edition and $39.88 for the “Spoils of War” edition.

Diablo:

Diablo Immortal – Mobile game.

Hearthstone:

Rastakhan’s Rumble Expansion!

  • Release Date – December 4th, 2018
    • Rumble Run – Single-Player – Release Date: December 13th, 2018.
  • New Cards: 135
  • New Keyword: Overkill – Cards with Overkill trigger additional effects when they kill a minion by doing damage that exceeds the minion’s health.
  • New Card Style: Spirits – Spirits are special minions with abilities that can turn the tide of battle. Elusive creatures, spirits enjoy stealth the first turn they’re in play.
  • New Card Style: Loa – Among the countless brawlers who are competing in Rastakhan’s Rumble, a handful of legendary loa are ready to shake the competition to its core.
  • Free Stuff: When the expansion is released, you just need to login and you will get one Free Legendary Loa, two Spirit cards from the same class, and six Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs!

Overwatch:

  • New Animated Short – Reunion
  • New Hero – Ashe

Heroes of the Storm:

  • New Hero – Orphea, Heir of the Raven Court:  The first Hero not part of any previous Blizzard games and entirely based on the lore of the Nexus.

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Warcraft Wednesday: Confessions Of A Raider? (or PVP’er!)

wowscrnshot_090218_011625.jpgI have been provided an idea for a segment for Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast that I would like to try. It will be called “Confessions Of A Raider” and similarly to the previous “Community Spotlight’s” there will be several questions for the participant to answer.

Obviously, these questions will be specific to raiding (or pvp) and the experience of the player.

If you would like to participate in the “Confessions Of A Raider / PVP’er!” please reach out to me via twitter @Zephirah_Zella or on Discord.

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Feature Friday: Dungeon Fables!

Aliandras 2I know that I had Ali of Dungeon Fables on the podcast a little while ago; however, she is doing a great job!

Take a look at the podcast’s website here! Follow the show on twitter here!

You can also follow Ali on twitter here!

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Warcraft: Why do you play your faction?

Zephirah Gnome 2The lovely Z and Cinder had posted a wonderful question that I just had to answer!

Why do you play your faction? For starter’s, I play (or have been known) both Horde and Alliance; however, I do have my main currently on the Alliance side. I have, or at least for as long as I can remember, bounced back and forth between the factions with a plethora of alts.

At one point, Zephirah, the priest was a gnome. I have a rather lengthy roll play story for her. To make a long story short though Zephirah was a gnome working just outside of Stormwind at the king’s request, found out that her father died and wanted to go and find his body. She wanted a proper burial for him in the Stormwind with the rest of the hero’s. She in the process found out about what the Lich King was doing and decided to fight for Azeroth. To protect the land and slay all of the evil in the world around her. As she was fighting the magic of a Death Knight and a radical arcane mage mixed and she turned into a dragon. She ended up hiding out for a while until a Tauren Druid took care of her until she turned into her humanoid form again. The Druid, Mauimoo, did the best she could with the aid of what the Pandaren people had taught her.

However Mauimoo did not anticipate her to turn into an elf though. Zephirah Zephirah Gnomethanked Mauimoo and ventured to Teldrassil where she found that she felt like she did not belong there. She did some minor work for the city and when she was ready she fought against Garrosh Hellscream. After the fight her body went into a frenzy again and turned into a Blood Elf. Ever since then she has followed Khadgar and his teachings.

Zephirah always felt like she could never go back home in her elf form. She absolutely hates it. She wants to be normal again. A gnome.

So, yes boys and girls. I am bi-factional and proud.

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Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 12!

Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 12 for October 5th 2018

Intro: In this episode In This Episode Bye Bye August & September, MTG Release Event’s, Why do online D&D campaign’s fail?, & Virtual Ticket Shenanigans?

The Adventure:

MTG Release Events

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/mtg-monday-release-events/

Why Do online D&D Campaign’s Fail?

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/thursday-thoughts-why-do-online-dd-campaigns-fail/

Adam Koebel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQL02ilNwJ_MrB7w61f8iw

https://www.twitch.tv/adamkoebel

http://www.adam-koebel.com/

Virtual Ticket Shenanigans

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/warcraft-virtual-ticket-shenanigans/

https://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/product/blizzcon-virtual-ticket?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Search&utm_content=26133366&utm_campaign=BLZ_BLZ_L_Blizzcon_Virtual%20Ticket_Q3_2018_NA

Community Spotlight:

Note: Community Spotlight & The Adventure segments can be interchangeable!

Can also have both on one episode as well!

Shout Outs:

Adam Koebel, Panzer AKA TradeChat

Social Media Stuffs:

Twitter: Zephirah_Zella

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/UEnwEKx

Music used in this episode:

“Alchemists Tower”, “Alien Restaurant” & “Division”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragon’s, Magic! The Gathering. and terms, concepts, images, logos, and other materials related to it are trademarked & copyrighted to Blizzard Entertainment. No Copyright Infringement Intended! Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

Warcraft Wednesday: World Quest Grind!

WoWScrnShot8So, I finally opened up world quest and just because it is a new expansion does not mean that this feels unfamiliar.

I spent most of my time in Legion with the world quest in various zones for rep, gear, or the shiny new mount to add to my collection. This expansion will be more of the same.

I know last expansion I got the Highmountian and Azuna mount’s. I was wondering if it was worth going back and trying to collect the rest of them. It would be nice but I dont find it a necessary grind on top of what we have to do currently to gear for raid and to eventually get flight in this expansion.

Guess you can say I am a lazy collector of the things!

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Featured Blog: The Pink Dice Chronicles!

12pcopaquepinkwithgoldIt is refreshing to see a Dungeon Master share their thoughts via a blog. It explain’s everything from how they started their journey with Dungeons and Dragons, their thoughts on various rules, and a plethora of issues that can and have come up during their sessions.

I would strongly encourage reading a blog like this. It gives a player of Dungeons and Dragons a different perspective. Also, for as infrequent as the post are for this particular blog in question, it still provides solid content and great commentary on a verity of topic’s.

Take the time to read “The Pink Dice Chronicles” here!

Now I want a set of pink dice, thanks! 🙂

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Secret’s Of Talonguard: Character’s!

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Secrets Of Talonguard Characters Color
From Left to Right: Tuttle Underfoot, Drakkor, Wyllow, Mae’mouri, and Zahara
Zahara
Zahara

If you have been living under a rock, have not listened to previous podcast, or read any of my previous post you would not know that I am part of a D&D Campaign. On that note, I would like to introduce the player characters that were drawn for us!

I am super excited to let you guys see what our characters look like and very happy that we now have a visual representation.

Alludra, the fabulous cohost of Battle Pets and Fae Warlock in the campaign had asked us a few weeks ago if we would want a sketch drawn of our character’s. I jumped on the chance to take her up on the offer. She reached out to her son and he took it from there with descriptions we as players had provided to her.

Her son, Teirren, did a wonderful job and I am super happy how things worked out.

Please, if you are interested in any art being done for your character in a D&D campaign – feel free to reach out to Teirren via Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/_teirren_/

He also has a Deviant Art page, it can be found here: https://www.deviantart.com/teirren

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Feature Of The Week: Ten Candles!

I know, for the most part, my feature’s on the blog and podcast have been Warcraft related blogs. I am currently in a weird head space with playing Warcraft currently and I am searching other interest. One of the many things I am looking into are table top games like Magic! The Gathering, RPG’s like Dungeons and Dragons, or a plethora of other games in the RPG space.

My younger sister recently started to watch a few different things on Twitch. One of those channels just so happens to be HyperRPG. (https://www.twitch.tv/hyperrpg) It is mostly because she loves the power rangers and the channel has a few of the current cast members featured on the channel. Yes, she is a nerd in her own way, and I absolutely love her for it.

HyperRPG host a tabletop RPG by the name of Ten Candles.

Ten Candles story telling table top role playing set in the genera of tragic horror. You can play with any number of players and among them one would be the game master. Their job to describe the world, to control the antagonistic them, and generally act like a narrator and referee. The rest will create and play a single character, a survivor fighting against the apocalypse and the creatures in the world. Ten Candles isn’t about winning or about beating evil/darkness. It’s about how the characters face their darkest hours. It’s about how they slowly lose their humanity, their traits and their hope.

Each character has a vice, virtue, a hope, and a brink. A brink is hidden trait from all of the other players and details what they are capable of once pushed to brink of terror, despair, sorrow or deviation. This trait is only available once everything else has been “burned” by the candle.

Also, a set of voice recordings are used once the final recording in case the other players find it and they hear their final message to the world.

The core rules of Ten Candles recommend playing in the dark by the light of ten tea light candles. Playing in the dark may be difficult for individuals who are visually impaired, while fire can be a strong anxiety trigger for several people. The rule book also recommends actually burning pieces of your character sheet while you play. Again, for individuals who are uncomfortable around fire, this can be a concern. A game and group can avoid using the fire if they so choose entirely or use battery operated candles.

For some basic understanding, a light is extinguished by failed conflicts. The story would move forward at that point. In the case of use of real candles – an accidental extinguished candle would also break the scene. (If not using candles or using battery operated candles, the game master would prepare a way to properly deal with how the candles could be accidentally be put out and review that with the rest of the players.) At the beginning of the next scene, there would be a series of truth’s spoken by each player including the game master and the story would continue on from there.  As the game approaches it’s final scenes and the candles are dwindling, Conflicts get more difficult, and the power of narration slips from the hands of the players into the hands of the game master.  The last candle means one person is left alive and to extinguish the candle would also end their life.

I know that is a lot of information about the game, but that is the general way on how the game is played – without the character creation. I am very interested on seeing how that would work and possibly work through a game as a one off deal.

If you are interested in viewing the HyperRPG sessions of Ten Candles, you can start with this video.

Please visit the HyperRPG Youtube page here!

If you are interested to learn more about the game, please visit the official game’s website here