Feature Friday: Alternative Chat!

Let me start with the following statement. With any featured blog, video, tweet, or any other from of commentary I post to the blog those are though’s of that particular person. I in no way want to sway their thoughts or opinions. I would rather like to have a conversation on the topic at hand. I am not going to openly have a salty take on things here either.

In other words, if you are going to be a jerk, this is not the place for it.

On that note, I found Alternative Chat’s “The End of the Innocence” post interesting. You can read their entire post here! (Clicky Clicky!)

In their post, and I am quoting here. “I am not here to tell you how to spend your cash. I cannot also reasonably direct anyone to stop enjoying something they clearly love and appreciate based on business decisions. The whole mantra of ‘let people enjoy what they do’ needs to continue to be sung, for as long as people have the capacity to do so. How that happens is nobody else’s business but yours.” That statement I absolutely agree with. Who are you, Alternative Chat’s author, any other player of Warcraft, and I to tell anyone to tell someone how to spend their money? I find people that do that type of thing incredibly insulting and to be quite honest an absolute jerk bag.

Alternative Chat pointed out the new mount on the Blizzard store was only meant to be for Korean player base. I will entertain the idea that they have in their post as well that it is a flying, blue colored mount that is a skin of the fox mount from Legion that could be obtained via your Class Hall Mission table. I was lucky enough to get the said mount in my collection. I use it often. Honestly, I do not know weather or not I am going to spend the cash to get it because of the other various mounts in game that I have yet to get to drop that I, as a collector, would love to have.

Is it a cash grab? Sure. Whatever terms you want to use there. However, paying for mounts from the Blizzard online store is not something new. This is also true for Battle Pets. (My previous statement about collecting in game Battle Pets in game over purchasing them still stands in this situation!)

Basically, with the changes within the company recently, one that is out there for making money. With the end of the Heroes of the Storm esports and the release globally of the mount, in the long run, making money is in mind. Do I hate that people lost their jobs? Hell yes. It is also just before the holiday season. It just plain sucks.

I just hope that their is some way to work things out in the future to have the esports for Hero’s at a smaller scale. I know people love that game and the esports behind it. How to accomplish that? I have no idea.

*sigh*

Basically, if you like the mount and want to get it – do so. If not then don’t. Also, remember that there are people behind the pixels. You know, actual humans. Practice being kind even if you do not like what happened.

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MTG Monday: I Am Excited!

On Saturday I have ordered a gift for my younger brother.

It is set to be here at some point throughout the day Tuesday. I am excited for it to get here. Once it arrives, I will be taking photo’s of everything and making a post about it after the holiday.

Yes, it is a MTG related gift. I have been leaving him hints and clues since I figured out what I was planning for the holiday shopping session I had this past weekend.

Not even exaggerating here to say I know once he receives it I know we are going to build a deck or two and have a blast playing. I have never been so excited to have my ass handed to me in a MTG game session before.

The only reason why I am being so secretive on what the gift is for him is because I know he reads the blog occasionally. I do not want to give anything away.

Just keep an eye out near the end of the month for further updates!

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MTG Monday: Akroma

Magic-The-Gathering-card backIn Magic! The Gathering I am so enthralled with angel cards. That is what started me on my journey with the table top game in the first place. I wanted to feature a foe of the angels that caught my eye in the first place.

Akroma, was a sentient illusion, created by Ixidor on Dominaria in the image of his lost wife, Nivea, who was killed by Phage in her premier pit fight.

To hear her story, watch the following video:

Akroma, Angel of Wrath, released with the Onslaught expert-level block expansion Legion in January 2003. You can take a look at the card here for more information.

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Magic! The Gathering: Noob By Nature!

Magic-The-Gathering-card backWhen I stated in my previous Monday’s post that I was going to work on putting my cards in the MTGGoldfish database; however, I did not expect to be so enthralled and it take over a lot of my downtime.

I initially wanted to do twenty to twenty five in a day that would take me about ten to twelve days to enter everything in excluding my duplicate’s and the land cards that I have in my current collection. As of right now I have two hundred and fifty nine cards total. Of those cards I have one Mythic and twenty one rares.

According to the site, the grand total of the cards I have is currently $73 total. I was informed to make sure to cross reference the cards with several other sites and to not take the $66 at face value for a few reasons. The first reason, there are different places that could put a higher or lower value on the cards depending on the sheer volume of print of one particular card. Some cards are more common then others. I know this seems to be obvious to the players that have had their hands in the game for a while but for a newer player that is not as obvious.

I have mentioned that I am a noob, right? Right. I am learning though.

AjaniI currently know that I want to build a deck around my Serra Angel card. My little brother mentioned if I ever want to get into a field of play that involves tournaments to and to win said tournaments – I would need to spend some time investing in angel token cards, and others to flush out a few options for possible deck’s. The first card he had suggested to me is Ajani. I fell in love quickly as soon as I started playing a few years ago with what the white deck’s had to offer and I started to ask questions. Based on all the conversations with a few people, I have had thus far is suggesting to me that a white and green combination of cards for a deck is the best choice for me.

Excuse me while my nerdy noobishness is showing!

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Zephirah’s Adventure, Episode 5: Gnomecore, Qveen Herby, Rho shizzle my nizzle, & The Home Stretch!

 

Editor’s Note: Each podcast is recorded in the blog’s discord on Wednesday evenings starting at 9 PM Eastern.

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 5 Show Notes For June 6, 2018

Intro:

In this episode Gnomecore, Qveen Herby, Rho shizzle my nizzle, & The Home Stretch!

Music used in this episode:

“Alchemists Tower” & “Alien Restaurant” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Podcast and Community Spotlight: Announcement’s!

The podcast is still looking for a permanent co-host. If you are interested in being a permanent host, guest host for an episode or participate in the community spotlight’s, please feel free to tweet me @Zephirah_Zella or join my discord! Links are available in the show notes.

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

Just as a reminder to the listeners in discord, please enjoy the music and your hearing by turning down the bot’s volume. All you have to do is right click on the user named “Rhythm” and turn it down to about 10% or whatever volume is comfortable for you!

Book’s / Featured Blog Of The Week: Gnomecore!

You’r WoW Soundtrack: Qveen Herby!

Community Spotlight: Rho!

WoW / Blizzard News: BFA: The Home Stretch!

Shout Outs:

  • Gnomecore AKA Alexander
  • Rho, for such an awesome interaction, that was super fun
  • Thaurian for the moral support during the podcast
  • For everyone at Blizzard who had their hands in producing the comic’s

Battle For Azeroth Alpha!

bfawowOn Wednesday, The 7th of February Blizzard released the Alpha for Battle For Azeroth. It is by invite only!

The invitations may take a while to arrive in your email, but you can check if you are eligible to play the Alpha by refreshing your Battle.net client and checking for the Alpha tag.

Along with the Alpha announcement we also have access to see the updated ui changes.  The additional action bars “Bottom Left Bar” and “Bottom Right Bar”, it now only adds 6 slots instead of the previous 10. In addition, The Game Menu with buttons such as Character Info, Spellbook, Abilities, etc. and well as the Bag has been moved to the bottom right of the screen. It seems to be a lot cleaner then the current ui build!

If you can not tell, I am super hyped for the changes.

Also, as an honorable mention, Hazlenutty had posted a video to youtube about the updated models for battle pets! Check out the video!

Collection Corner: Battle Pets!

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Hello, My name is Zephirah, and I am a collector of all the things. Thank you for having me here today at the “collectors anonymous” meeting. I need all of the things, especially the battle pets. I know that a lot of people who are currently experiencing boredom from this expansion, I say get your battle pets out! Dust them off and have some fun.

I know, some people hate the idea of “Pokemon” in World Of Warcraft; however, for me as a collector, am more then happy to go out of my way to play any form of Pokemon in any form that is provided to me.

Also, in the new expansion “Battle For Azeroth”, the pets are getting a visual upgrade, a long with a bunch of other things, including mounts.

If you happen to be a collector like me warcraftpets.com is such a help with information! Please show them support! There is a link on the left side of the blog!

Happy hunting!