Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 8

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 8 for June 27, 2018!

Intro: In this episode A Community Spotlight Featuring Ringmaster Kevin & Navox, Self Improvement & Video games!

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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Podcast / Community Spotlight: Announcement’s!

Feature Of The Week: YouTube WoW Channels! (And Other related nerdy things!)

The Adventure: Self Improvement & Video Games’s

Shout Outs:


Ringmaster Kevin, Navox, my illustrious DM of “Secrets Of Talonguard”, now on iTunes, Everic, Halestorm, everyone who has been keeping me entertained in the YouTube space!

 

Zephirah’s Adventure: Episode 3

 

Show Notes for May 23, 2018

Intro: In This Episode Books, Blissful beats, Battle Pet’s & Beta!

Intro Music:

“Alchemists Tower” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Podcast and Community Spotlight: Update’s!

The podcast will now be recorded every Wednesday night and will be hosted in the blog’s discord server. I will be looking for a permanent co-host as well. The Community Spotlights will be once monthly for the podcast! For those of you that are live in the discord during the podcast, please remember that the podcast will have music played in between segments, and will not be on any other form. Feel free to check out and support the artist, music, band, video game, book, or art! I do not own the content being provided for the podcast and would strongly urge you to support them whenever you can!

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 and at the end of every blog post.

Book’s:

May’s book of the month is Wonder by RJ Palacio, it is about a boy that was born with a facial deformity & his journey in life.

June’s book of the month will be “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur! A review will be posted to the blog! If you are interested in listening on hearing the author reading her work, please watch the video click here!

Music:

WoW News:

  • My Beta Invite!
  • Collector’s Corner: Battle Pets My pets!
  • Battle Pet Changes in BFA: Wowhead

Shout Outs:

My shutouts for this week are Medros for helping me with the blog, show notes, and listening to a dry run of tonight’s episode. To my raid team “The Rubber Chicken Coalition” for being a wonderful group of people, really! For Draven Dresden and Evaric for picking a song for this weeks pre-show music.

Also, to Xortz, my favorite goblin with that huge mole on his nose – they both will be celebrating a birthday on June 2nd. Make sure to tweet him your birthday wish’s @xortzthegoblin on twitter and follow him on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/xortzthegoblin

Closing Music:

Alien Restaurant Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Community Spotlight: Update!

cropped-zeph-white.jpgSince the early inception of this blog, I have been posting “Community Spotlight’s” every Saturday. Each post, from person to person who chose to participate, was fantastic.

A dream come true really.

I never would have thought any of these people would have said yes, let alone have fantastic answers and insights on various topics.

If I have not properly said thank you to those people yet – I am doing that now. Really! Thank you for taking the time and energy to complete those spotlights. I have really enjoyed reading through them. You all rock!

I have had great comments on those post, various re-tweets, and people elated to read them and people in general read them and tell me their feed back on the post. For you, Thank you for the feed back, tweets, and interactions! It means a lot.

So, Now that I have your attention and your probably wondering why I am bantering about these spotlights. No, they are not going away. Nor will I allow that. However, I do want to rethink on how I approach the post, questions, and how they are done here on the blog. This means that for the month of April, I am going to take a break, and redo things. This also means, I will post two of them a month and instead of 10 questions, I would like them to be 20. So that way all of you get to know the person better. They are awesome for a reason and I want to share their stuff, weather its a podcast or some other form of art with you and do the person that in answering the questions justice. For example, Toasty was a recent “Community Spotlight” participant. He also loves himself some hockey and Overwatch. I would love for him to talk more about his interest – weather or not I have any knowledge on the topic.

I also made a grand observation. I have not even answered my own community spotlight questions as of yet. Why would I expect someone else to do these spotlight’s if I have not even made an attempt on answering any of these questions! Basically, do not expect someone else to do what you would not do.

So, I am going to answer some of my own questions, here we go!

1 You have been a co-host of Frazlcast and the Epic Fail Podcast, how did you get started with that?

Honestly, I raided with Draven for a long time and started to listen to his show live. I was mostly quiet in his chat on twitch and one day he asked me to be on the show because I have the blog and am creating content. That was super cool of him to ask me to be on the show and I am very honored that he had asked. As far as the Frazlcast, Frazley was in guild chat and he mentioned he had a show that I could listen to it in discord, I interacted with the community in the discord server for a while and we hit it off. I will need to get back into doing that show with him but I have been super busy as of late. They both do a great job on their podcast and am super proud of both of them! Keep up the awesome podcast guys! The community would not be the same with out you.

2 What are some of the podcast you enjoy listening to?

The Instance, Morning Stream, Azeroth RoundTable, Convert To Raid, The Converted, Tauren Think Tank, Lagging Balls, Realm Maintenance, The Darkmoon Herald, Boop, The Worgen’s Howl, PWNCAST, The Starting Zone, Risk, Podcast Unlocked, Hollywood Babble-on, and anything NPR related.

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

Keep at it, No matter what it is. Make time for it and do not stray from it just because it gets “to hard” to do. You will never know what you are capable of until you try.

4 What brought or why did you start playing Warcraft?

When I was younger, my dad visited a friend. His whole family was playing the RTS’s. Years later WoW released and at that point I did not have interest because I was playing other games. Then one day my younger brother brought home a card for me to play free for 30 days. After a week, I paid for all of the expansions and continued to play.

5 What was the first ever character you rolled & Which factors determined your choice in the game at the time?

A Blood Elf Paladin. I remembered a friend playing one and thought the elfs were cute as all get out!

6 What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?

As I stated on the Epic Fail Podcast, when I first started playing, I was interacting with the NPC’s like they were real people – had a full conversation up until a player /w me and told me what was going on! Hilarious.

7 How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

Currently, one night a week. With the “Rubber Chicken Coalition” in the Convert To Raid community!

8 What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion, even 5 man’s!)?

Honestly, From Favorite 5 man dungeon boss encounter is in Zul’farrak’s – Gahz’rilla. Classic would be Molten Core as a whole, Tempest Keep in Burning Crusade, From Wrath it would have to be the man himself the Lich King, In Cataclysm it would have to be Al’Akir in Throne Of The Four Winds, From Mist of Pandaria it would need to be Galakras in Siege Of Orgrimmar or Ji-Kun out of Throne Of Thunder. Blackhand in Blackrock Foundry from Warlords of Dreanor, and just to know that Gul’dan and Kil’jaden are dead from the current expansion is good for me!

9 With a new expansion on it’s way, what are you looking forward to most in “Battle For Azeroth”?

The Bee mount, and pets. Lots and lots of pets!

10 With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance (or bi-factional)?

Honestly, Bi-factional! I love both sides!

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Community Spotlight: Toasty!

Toasty1 You are a co-host of “All Things Azeroth”, how did you get into podcasting?

I started out as just a fill in host for whenever one of the main hosts couldn’t make the show. When Emma took a step away from the show, Medros asked me to fill in, and the rest, as they say, is history!

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

I’m not so good with the art, blogging, or music. When it comes to podcasting, there are two pieces of advice I can offer. 1) Be open to criticism . Yeah, there are bunch of dicks out there that will just troll you, but among the noise is helpful feedback. Listen to it, and try to address it. 2) Listen to yourself. I know it’s weird, and we all hate the sound of our own voice, but it keeps you critical of yourself.

3 What are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?

The Sundering. Though, admittedly, I’m very behind on it.

4 What is some of your hobbies (other than video games)?

I enjoy playing D&D, and dedicate at least 2 nights a week to D&D and D&D related stuff. I also enjoy fishkeeping and have 4 aquariums with various freshwater fish in them. Is watching hockey a hobby? Because that definitely takes up a lot of my time.

5 What brought you into the playing Warcraft?

Honestly? A girl. Someone I was hanging out with for a while talked me into playing it, so I figured I’d give it a go. 9 years later, she’s long gone, but WoW has stuck around.

6 How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

I raid 2 nights a week (Tues & Fri). My least favorite mechanic is anything that forces me out of melee.

7 What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?

Pit of Saron. Not for any of the boss fights or anything like that, but it was the first heroic dungeon I finished, so it’s got a soft spot for me. Any boss fight that introduces lots of adds for me to bladestorm is A-OK with me.

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

Tortollans. Give them to me, Blizzard. GIVE THEM TO ME!

9 With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?

GLORY TO THE ALLIANCE

10 Where can people find you on the Internet?

Every Monday night at 8(ish) central for All Things Azeroth. We broadcast through our discord at https://discord.gg/p8Xk44N

Otherwise, you can find me on twitter @ToastyPostyCAN

Community Spotlight: Thorn

thorn-lagging-balls-community-spotlight.png1 You are a co-host of the “Lagging Balls” Podcast, how did you get started with podcasting?

As a lover of existing Blizzard podcasts, I felt that I had my own community niche to reach that was somewhat underserved: the foul-mouthed bit! I also knew that Thyst and I had excellent chemistry. She and I had discussed podcasting many times but didn’t finally get started until I actually started a Heroes of the Storm video show with some other friends. It was a terrible failure, but it spurred us into action on our own work, finally!

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

Best advice I can give: make time for it and make it a part of your routine. It’ll never take off if you don’t DO IT and then stick with it! I guess what I’m saying is: don’t let your memes be dreams.

3. What are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?

Convert to Raid, The Instance, Film Sack, Battlenet Sports, Realm Maintenance, Rolling Restart, Azeroth Roundtable, Lords of the Storm, Gankbush Squad, Tauren Think Tank, Merely A Setback, Pod Save America, Hardcore History, Reply All, and my newest favorite: “Forever Frumunda: The Cheese Lover’s Podcast”

4. Other then podcast and video games, what is some of your hobbies?

I’m an animal lover (so much so that I became a Vegetarian), and I have two dogs and two cats whom I adore, spoil, and with whom I love to cuddle. I’ve become intrigued by politics lately and have been following that far more than I ever thought I would, and honestly one of my single biggest and most enjoyable hobbies is maintaining TLC with a variety of online communities across multiple platforms, with members in the tens of thousands!

5. What brought you into the playing Warcraft?

A set of friends who played Alliance and a set of friends who played Horde. Guess which friends I ended up liking better?

6. How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

I raid six hours a week on two nights, with the heroic raid team (unofficially named “This Is Why We Don’t Stream”). Like: any mechanic that requires one person to step outside of their role to do something strange or unusual, such as arming a pod that drops shields for the raid or picking up a flamethrower to clear green goo from the fight! Least: RNG-based bosses like Coven in the current raid tier.

7. What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?

Instance: Icecrown Citadel!
Boss: The Lich King!

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

The reigniting of FACTION PRIDE!! Thyst and I are For The Horde through and through, but I’ve felt a disappointing lack of faction loyalty and pride over the past few years and I’m excited for that to return in earnest!

9. With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?

Don’t be ridiculous.

Where can people find you on the Internet?

@Thornbrow on Twitter
@Thorn on Discord
www.laggingballs.com
www.twitch.tv/thornbrow

 

Community Spotlight: Jules!

TTTFEATURE-250x1301 You host “Tauren Think Tank” that has an awesome community surrounding it, What is the best thing about hosting the podcast?

Hosting TTT has changed my life in so many ways. I had dreamed of working in radio since I was little, and I used to record interview shows on a tape recorder with my sister. I made these recordings of epic interviews with a Teddy Ruxpin doll, where it would say random things and you had to react to it. I wish I still had them!

But radio is really hard to get into, so I wound up going the traditional route of corporate desk jobs to earn a living. When I learned about podcasting, it was everything I wanted to do and I could do it in my spare time. When Tauren Think Tank was conceived, we intended to just really be able to connect with other people leading guilds and raids, and help them with stuff we’d learned over our time. Then we started getting letters about dealing with depression, how to make friends, how to deal with problem family members, suicide, gender dysphoria… it was beyond my expectations. People trusted us with things they wouldn’t tell their best friends, and that continues to blow my mind. To have been given that level of trust in our advice, and to have been told, “You changed my life” or “Listening to you saved my life” – there’s nothing that compares to that.

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

There’s a huge amount of uncertainty that goes into trying something new. I struggle with it every time. “Will this work?” “Will I be good enough compared to everybody else?” “Is this even worth trying?” The answer is always YES if it brings you joy. If it’s something that you look forward to, if it makes you feel happy and fulfilled, then the answer is always YES.

Even creative hobbies have their downsides and rough spots. Sometimes it feels like work and it’s kind of a drag. I have a mantra that I use when that happens, and it’s called, “For the love of the game.” Ever see those sports movies where the main characters are at their low point, they’re losing, not even sure why they’re there anymore? There’s always a speech that ends in “Do this because you love it. Do it for that little kid who is playing in the fields with his buddies, dreaming of making it big someday.” And then they always win. The “love of the game” sticks with me – get to the core of why you started doing it in the first place. It’s a great reset tool that works for me.

3. What are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?

Since I work from home now, I don’t have daily commutes anymore. They used to be my prime podcast listening, and I’ve been a huge fan of The Morning Stream with Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott for years. I’m way behind now, unfortunately!

I also love NPR’s Invisibilia – it’s all about the mind and looking at things in different perspectives. Such a cool look at the world and how we think and perceive things.

I’ll always be a Convert to Raid fan, too. Been listening to the show since the beginning. 🙂

4. A hobby of your is to create various items out of chainmail, how did you get started with the craft?

It’s almost been a year since I started chainmailling! I was feeling really mentally stuck and started looking for a creative outlet – something to make my mind work in different ways. I’d always admired the work of the various chainmaille artists who were making lanyards for BlizzCon over the years. I started doing my research, and found that there’s unlimited tutorials and resources online, and companies that sell full kits to get started. I took a leap of faith, bought a kit on Amazon, bought some cheap pliers, and I created the piece from the kit. I mangled the heck out of it, but I DID IT! I was instantly hooked, and immediately started teaching myself new patterns and designs.

With my second design that I posted on social media, someone asked me if they could purchase it. That was such a rush. From there, people started asking me to make things for them, and it just grew from there. I made 18 lanyards for BlizzCon last year! It’s been an incredible ride and I can’t wait to see how much more I will get to create in 2018, thanks to this awesome community.

5. What brought you into the playing Warcraft?


I had been playing City of Heroes (my first MMO), and getting really burnt out with the game because it had no end-game content. My ex-husband was a Warcraft player, and he purchased the game for me for my birthday as a change of pace. It was 3 months before Burning Crusade launched. I knew nothing about Warcraft or any of the previous games. I wasn’t even sure if I’d like the game. I rolled a human priest, kept running into trees and freaked out and ran away when I hit the gates of Stormwind. It was a rocky start at first, but night elves got me hooked into the game. 🙂

6. How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?


After about 8 years of raiding steadily, I finally stopped raiding in spring of 2017. My available game time has definitely changed, and I found I preferred games like Heroes of the Storm or Overwatch where I can play for 1-2 matches and then leave if I need to.

The game mechanic that I like the most: definitely winning loot. It’s all about the loot, baby! The one I like the least: reputation grinding.

7. What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?


Most favorite raid ever was Karazhan, by far. I love the ambiance, the feel of it, and the music. The Opera event was the coolest thing to me – every week it was different, and you wouldn’t know until someone bravely jumped in to die to it, since Wowhead wasn’t there to warn you ahead of time.

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

I’m looking forward to the Allied Races, for sure. I’ve been a Night Elf for so long – it will be nice to have some new characters to play around with!

9. With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?


As much as I love and respect my Horde friends, FOR THE ALLIANCE!

10. Where can people find you on the Internet?

I’m most active on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JulesRPG and Discord. Best place to find me is the Convert to Raid Discord: http://discord.converttoraid.com. My DMs are open on Twitter as well if you have any questions!

You can find my chainmaille work and my commission request form at http://chainofjules.com. My finished items for sale are up on Etsy: http://chainofjules.etsy.com.

My podcasts:

Tauren Think Tank:  http://taurenthinktank.com

Battlenet News and Battlenet Sports: http://converttoraid.com
Slaying Demons: http://joceplays.com

Community Spotlight: OldManFranks

oldmanfranks community spotlight1. What brought you into the playing Warcraft?

I played a lot of Warcraft 2 and 3, so I was decently familiar with the universe. Especially after 3 and it’s expac, I was very excited to see where they would take the story next. I was shocked, and actually quite horrified, when it was announced they were making an MMO. All I knew about MMOs was Everquest, that people paid every MONTH to play it and that thousands of people were playing in the same world. How on earth could you advance the story of a world that doesn’t change? Eventually, in my senior year of college, I had three friends, Akin, Jeff, and David, who were all playing, and I got to watch them. I was intrigued. I started researching the game, figuring out what race and class I would play, and eventually, in August of 2005, I bought the game. I haven’t talked to any of those guys in years. We just sort of lost touch after college. I don’t know if they’re still playing, but I hope things are going well for them. I’ve met a truly massive number of people who have become great friends thanks to those guys, and I don’t know if I can ever thank them enough for it.

2. You are a member of the Alea Iacta East guild on Earthen Ring, how did you originally hear about the guild and what drew you into wanting to join?

I was, and still am, a big fan of Scott Johnson, the host of the Instance podcast (among many many others now), so when I heard they were establishing a guild for fans of the show, I was ready to make an alt and join up. I was there on my troll rogue on the very first days. I even got to be present for what may have been the very first guild event, a gathering in front of Sylvanas Windrunner as she performed Lament of the Highborne. Everyone else was kneeling in respect. Me, I had my troll dancing around like an irreverent idiot. Eventually, I decided I didn’t have the time to split between those guys and what was my home server at the time, so I deleted the rogue and stuck with my main characters. However, my guild was falling apart, my real friends mentioned above were logging in less and less frequently, and, well, I was a bit bored. So I transferred my very first alt, a tauren druid, over to Earthen Ring and joined up. And soon that druid became my most played character. I joined a raid team within the guild, a real fun group of guys and girls doing Karazhan casually, and just had a ball. Fast forward to the time that the Sunwell patch dropped. I fully expected the new content would draw my friends back into the game. For a solid week, I played exclusively on my old server, doing the Isle of Quel’danas quests, and waiting. And waiting. For one week, not one of my old friends or former guild mates logged in. At the end of that week, I transferred my remaining two characters to Earthen Ring and never looked back. I’m AIE for life, now.

3. You have a blog, what is the best thing about blogging?

The fact that it’s your own personal forum to talk about whatever you like. A given blogger is a unique entity that has their own opinions, viewpoints, and ideas. No one else out there will have them in the exact same way. It’s a good feeling when you share your own viewpoint and people not only read it, but leave likes or comments.

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

1 Find a way to motivate yourself. If it comes naturally to you, awesome. Let it come and don’t hesitate to write (or otherwise create) when the inspiration strikes. If it doesn’t, set yourself a metric. My own personal one is at least one post a week. Keep track of it with a calendar (physical or digital) and stick to it! 2. Jot down ideas somewhere to reference later. There’s nothing worse for me than thinking of a great blog idea and not remembering it later when I have time to flesh it out. 3. Practice practice practice. It’s the only way you’ll get better. 4. Things we create are a reflection of who we are, do not be afraid to let it reflect you.

5. What are some of your favorite blogs to read?

I read a lot of the standard WoW gaming blogs like Blizzard Watch, MMO Champion, and ever Massively Overpowered (mostly for SWTOR news). I also try my best to read every submission to the Z and Cinder Blogging challenge, even if I’m not always able to read their non-challenge-related posts. And my lovely wife has a blog of her own of course, discussing faith and life and parenting and anything else on her amazing mind.

6. How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

I currently raid twice a week with my friends in the Flexy Encounters Raid Team. I’m not sure I have a favorite mechanic that I can think of, but I absolutely hate overly-unforgiving mechanics in normal mode raiding. Stuff that if one person slips up once, it makes the rest of the fight unwinnable. In heroic and mythic, sure, that sort of thing absolutely belongs there, but as Normal has replaced Flexible as the new “friends and family” mode, I hate it when a boss fight is overly unforgiving at that level. I saw a lot of that in Warlords, and it almost broke my team up. Luckily, we stuck it out.

 

7. What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?

Oh, I have so many incredible memories raiding. I think the two fights I got the most invested in wanting to see the bosses just DIE because they were evil sons of troggs were the Lich King and Garrosh Hellscream. The latter because I seriously had hated him and wanted him to eat a fireball since Wrath, and the former because I’d been invested in his story from the beginning. I actually have amusing stories surrounding both my first kills of Arthas in 10- and 25-man mode. For the 10-man, I almost missed raid because I thought I was supposed to go out of town to see friends that weekend. Turns out I got the date wrong, but by the time I got home, raid had started and they’d replaced me for the night with a friend and fellow mage named Sangu. So I got dinner, chatted with my then-girlfriend (now-wife) on the phone, and generally messed around in game. Then I got a tell from our main tank, turns out Sangu was having internet issues and they wanted me to join for one last attempt on Arthas for the night. Right as we pulled, Sangu came back on & we killed Arthas for the first time on that last attempt. Sangu was cursing at Comcast and claiming I stole the kill. And of course, I teased him for ages about us getting it immediately after getting rid of him and bringing me in. Heh.

For the 25-man kill, my computer locked up mid-fight. I couldn’t get it to do anything, but I could somehow still hear and talk in voice chat. My team were trying so hard to work around me just standing there and eventually started using me as a soak for the Vile Spirits. I expected to die, but somehow our healers kept me alive. Eventually, my computer responded again and shut the game down…and then I heard the cheers and whoops. They’d gotten him to 10% and the RP had commenced. I furiously tried to log back in…and came back in, alive. I had missed the Lich King’s insta-kill mechanic. So with my teammates cheering me on, I began spamming spells while the Lich King rambled on about luring us into a trap. It was hilarious, a truly memorable end to our first 25-man kill.

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

I’m tempering a lot of my hype for BFA because the basic premise we’ve been given, an expansion centered on the faction conflict, does NOT spark my interest. I’m of the opinion that the faction conflict has long ceased to be narratively interesting, and I really do not care for having yet another seemingly evil Warchief. I hated it with Garrosh, I do not want it back with Sylvanas. The fact that Thrall and Vol’jin are supposed to play major roles in this expansion has me filled with hope, as when I started playing, I loved being a part of the Horde as Thrall had shaped its identity. This quote from his trailer in Heroes of the Storm encapsulates it perfectly. “We came to this world as exiles and outcasts, but together, we can be more. A weapon to break the chains of oppression. A bastion for the hunted and the lost. A family bound by blood and honor. And if our enemies do not give us peace, we will give them WAR! Victory or death! This I pledge as your Warchief: until the end of days I live and die FOR THE HORDE!” That’s the Horde I want back, and I’m hoping that we get it, eventually. Aside from that, I’m hopeful for more and more Allied Races. I love the idea and want as many as possible!

9. With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?

I would love to say it with enthusiasm, but honestly, the only reason my answer is “Horde” right now is because there’s no way I’ll convince all of my friends to swap factions. But the current Horde we’re seeing in Battle for Azeroth’s previews and alpha news isn’t the Horde I was proud to be a part of in Vanilla, BC, and Wrath.

10. Where can people find you on the Internet?

Best place to seek me out is on twitter. I’m at twitter.com/thebmatt. Aside from that, follow my blog where I talk about WoW stuff and occasionally some SWTOR. yourquestlogisfull.wordpress.com. I’ll be responding to every challenge that Z and Cinder list, and I just started a new series called “Five Things” in which I talk about five interesting things about each of my characters, such as why I created them, the origins of their name, interesting points of their backstory, and the like.