Thursday Thoughts: Azerite Gear

traits-azerite-interfaceI would like to start by saying that not everyone is in the loud minority that complain’s about everything that is wrong with the current state of World Of Warcraft. I also know that not everyone knows how to approach Blizzard with an appropriate suggestion to resolve the current issues. We as players need to remember that we are players and not a developer of games. At least the vast majority of us never actually designed a game from the ground up. Nor do we have the said skills to do so. Most of us need to learn our place in the world.

For the entitlement part of this situation, I guess the casuals casualed their way to casually high casual item level. You have to work for what you want even if you do not like how things are working out. I know that I do not like the Azerite system but I am not letting it be a focal point on how I play the game. I have always enjoyed pet battling and running old raid’s solo on my main and plethora of alts. Neither of them involve Azerite or the gear involved in that system. As a by product, I am gathering gold as a passive way to keep me above water and to purchase mats for raiding on Tuesday night’s with my raid team in Convert To Raid. The Rubber Chicken Coalition is a great group of people and I am super happy that they let me tag along on weekly basis.

The current issue with Azerite each piece has a predetermined set of traits that can not change under any circumstances. Even if a reforge was allowed on the item, it would cause a huge amount of gold and you may not get the trait that you are needing on that particular character that you would need. The randomness of it all seems to be janky at best. I know not everyone has the time or energy to spend trying to get the gear from lfr or normal due to work and family life. Also, for the ones who are suggesting to add Azerite pieces to mythic pluses, it will currently not fix the randomness of it all and it will remain the same situation.

With that all being said, I busted my butt to get my priest where she is currently. Is it great, no. However, I am making the most of the situation with what I have. I know I have to adjust around the gear I have. What I can say in a positive light for Azerite gear is that Blizzard is trying out a new way to do thing and it may take a little bit to perfect it. Now everything takes five minuets to fix or adjust in game. I know that the Warcraft team is making an effort to look at things, do their research, and apply changes to the gear that is the game currently. For that, I thank them for working so hard.

So, you are going to ask what it will take for the Azerite gear to be good? Take a look at your own games, specifically Warcraft. What worked in previous expansions? What did not and why? If something worked previously but was overpowered, how can you adjust it for the Azerite gear? What about your other IP’s like Diablo?

I had seen in one of the many forum post on the Blizzard website about “Azerite Rewiring”. It seems to be a semi-decent idea. It covers cost for redoing each ring of traits, and with each time you choose that it would randomize the traits in each ring with one of those said traits will always be there. Meaning each ring would have an improved base trait. I am not sure if this is something that is feasible from a development side. However, these are my thoughts and hopefully they will take a look at the loot!

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Warcraft Wednesday: All Things Azeroth!

All Things AzerothOn November 5th I will be a guest on the podcast “All Things Azeroth” and I am super excited!

To learn more about the show, please visit their website: http://www.allthingsazeroth.com/

You can also follow the show’s twitter @AllThingsAz

You can also follow the show’s host Medros , Toasty, and Phandeth on twitter as well!

All Things Azeroth also has a discord server you can join and listen to the show live there on Monday’s! You can visit them by clicking the link!

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Disturbed: Evolution!

220px-disturbed_-_evolution_28album_cover29Disturbed will be releasing their seventh studio album, Evolution, on October 19, 2018. I am super excited about the release.

The video for “Are You Ready” is available and it looks absolutely awesome!

As a reminder for you guys and girls. If you enjoy any of the music that I happen to feature on the blog, Please support the artist in any way you can! Buy the album, get a shirt, see a show. Whatever you can! Don’t just rip their music from the internet.

Here is a link to Amazon for their album: Amazon!

Also iTunes: iTunes!

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MTG Monday: Where does the time go?

Magic-The-Gathering-card backWith all the things a person has to do for work, family, and various responsibilities I wonder where people find the time to play Magic! The Gathering.

This past weekend I fully intended to play a round of Magic with my younger brother. However, the schedule for the weekend did not allow for it.

Friday, I ran errand’s and picked up things for the house. Saturday my siblings and I participated in a walk for breast cancer that we attend annually. Later that evening the “Running Of The Gnomes” event in Warcraft took place. It also supports breast cancer. Both events are fun in their own way’s!

Sunday we had a party for our local “Miracle League” and the last few games of the season. I always have a good time with the kids and adults that the league helps via baseball. If you do not know what the “Miracle League” let me take a moment and explain. It is a baseball league that help’s children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities play the game of baseball. The players range with their disabilities but the league modifies how they approach each person. For example, blind players have a special ball that makes a noise that is pitched to them. They also have access to a buddy that will help them swing the bat and run the bases. It is a great cause. I love being involved with the league. Each child brings a smile to my face and they are all special to me in their own way.

The league take donations from individuals and various business’s to have the equipment they need. It also helps to make sure the field is up to par and safe for each of the kids to play. Locally, the Pittsburgh Pirates has their charity that donates and it is a big help. I wanted to say thank you to the Pirate’s for what they do for the kids. It is so great that they donate.

So basically, for what it is worth, at times missing some time to play Magic, other things can make someone’s day. Take the time to help other people. It makes more of a difference then what you think it does.

My adventure this weekend was amazing and hopefully your weekend was filled with things that also made you happy.

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Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 13!

Intro: A Deck Has Been Built, The Space Between, Why I Play Alliance Mainly, Blog Schedule

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/mtg-monday-deck-built/

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/musical-adventure-the-space-between/

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/warcraft-why-do-you-play-your-faction/

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/thursday-thoughts-blog-stuff/

Shout Outs:

For all of the streamers that recently did anything in relation to Magic & my little brother. You inspired me to build my current white deck.

Trent Reznor and How To Destroy Angels – Thank you for all of your creative adventures.

Z & Cinder with their blogging challenge! It is always wonderful to see what they are up to! Thank you for the inspiration.

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

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Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

Feature Friday: MTG Color Pie!

Magic-The-Gathering-card backThis week’s post is featuring MTG Color Pie.

If you would like to have more MTG with little bits of real life sprinkled in MTG Color Pie is the blog for you!

https://mtgcolorpie.com/

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Thursday Thoughts: Blog & Stuff!

Zeph WhiteSo, I was looking through the past post on the blog and it looks like a few topic’s fell away.

I would like to bring some of those topic’s back.

For example, the last Wednesday of the month I would usually post a Warcraft “Whats going on in Azeroth” and would list all the in game events for the following month. The other post that I have not kept up with is the “Book Of The Month” Post. I have been reading things via my kindle but I just have not posted about it in a while.

I essentially am calling myself out and trying to figure out why those post fell to the wayside.

I am going to always work on improving the blog to the best of my ability and thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read the content. Weather it is via a like, comment, or a retweet of the post on twitter.

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