Warcraft Wednesday: Support The Game’s You Love!

I have unofficially played World Of Warcraft for twelve years, officially since two months before the drop of Cataclysm. Over these years, access to news, rumors, and a plethora of other stories have boomed due to the rise of social media.

In 2012, Blizzard released six hundred of its employees [Source]. Activation-Blizzard released eight hundred of their employees. Their reason’s are the release of a lot of their esports devision was not as conducive as a business model as they would have liked. Energies, money, man power would need to go elsewhere. I understand completely. As a business, cutting down on projects that are not earning a company money or costing them more to produce then of course moving on is the best.

I just do not understand why sign on and larger bonus’s for anyone in the company is a thing. Let me tell you the operative word in the previous sentence, ANYONE. I know that sounds harsh for the average working person to hear that their is no room to gather bonus’s; however, if the business really wants to save money, this is one major way to do so. I am not saying some of the bonus monies are not well deserved but to keep your head above water and ‘restructure’, keeping a bonus for employees does not make the slightest bit of common sense.

I know I have a business mind, and it is pretty much cut and dry for me when it comes to ventures like that; however, I also do care about the games that Blizzard has released over the years. Some more then others of course. I also know by being concerned for people who may or may not have lost their job recently. I know it sucks. No matter the way you spin it. I also know by being salty and tossing around the thought that players will not support the game due to all of the recent negative attention.

I get your pissed off; however, if you are enjoying the game, then why quit? Now for those of you that are not having a good time with the game’s Blizzard has to offer, at all, then I get it. Why pay for something that you don’t like or even play as much anymore.

What I am saying is if you like Hearthstone, Diablo, Starcraft, Hero’s Of The Storm, and Warcraft even with their flaw’s then why not help Blizzard out by giving constructive criticism? We all know nothing will ever be perfect. I also want to support the good people that also love these games too. By giving them space, helping them grow, and being better people and being a good member of whatever game and gaming community I just so happen to be a member of.

I also want to point out that I had read an article that is an interesting read and found it informative, even with the salt. Read it here: https://www.fanbyte.com/trending/kiss-my-ass-activision-blizzard/

Also, Az had some great points as well! You can watch his video below:

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Zephirah’s Adventure: Episode 9!

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 9 for July 11, 2018

In this episode Ender’s Game, Zombies in the Safari, Community Spotlight with Ali & Warcraft History!

Podcast / Community Spotlight: Announcement’s!

If you are ever interested in participating in any way for the podcast, please feel free to reach out. I do not bite, I promise. Links for twitter and the blog’s discord are available in the show notes.

Twitter Zephirah_Zella

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!

Feature Of The Week:

Your WoW Soundtrack, 9 & 10!

Community Spotlight: Ali

Shout Outs:

Evaric for suggesting the music for me!

Rob Zombie, for being such a bad ass, and rocking out for as long as I have been alive!

To Ali and her super awesome introduction to podcasting – keep up the good work!

To Blizzard for an awesome game that I absolutely love.

Music used in this episode:

“Alchemists Tower”, “Alien Restaurant” & “Division” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

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

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

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!

 

Featured Favorite’s: Youtube Edition!

youtube logoFriday’s are usually reserved for books or blogs that you can read. This week is going to be a little different. This week I am going to list my top 10 Youtube channels that are Warcraft related or channels that scratch the nerdy interest!

  1. Nobbel
  2. Taliesin & Evitel
  3. MadSeason
  4. Bellular
  5. Hazel
  6. Hirumaredx
  7. Soul
  8. HeelvsBabyface
  9. Geek and Sundry
  10. Nerdist
  11. It’s okay to be smart!

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Featured Blog: Blessings of Kings

Blessings of KingsThis week’s featured blog of the week is “Blessings of Kings” that is written and maintained by Coriel since 2005. The blog is written from “a Paladin’s Perspective” about World of Warcraft.

Please give some love to Coriel by visiting his blog here!

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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

Featured Blog: Gnomecore!

Gnomecore.JPGGnomecore is written and maintained by Alexander, A 34 year old native to St. Petersburg, Russia with his wife and two cats!

Gnomecore’s interest are traveling and he has been to most every country in Europe, Turkey, China and Japan. Music and playing keyboards, composing songs and writing lyrics for a fantasy, folk-metal band, and finally World Of Warcraft. He is openly bi-factional, semi-casual altoholic that spends his evenings and weekends in Azeroth.  His favorite race are Gnomes, hence the reasoning behind the name of his blog.

You can visit Alexander’s blog here!

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