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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Thursday Though’s: Finding A Campaign?

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So, it has been a while since I spent time in a campaign. At this point, I do not want to give up quite yet either.

With all the tools available, I do not think that I have spent enough time looking as of late. Holidays and life in general has offered up little time to find a group.

As of right now, It looks like I have the potential to be a part of a one shoot and a Warcraft themed game. I do not have a lot of detail’s on the Warcraft theme group as of yet other then it will be near the end of January.

The one shoot is also going to be sometime in January. Just not sure of a date.

Just as an fyi, the local game stores that are near me, do not provide a game night for D&D as of right now. It sucks.

So depending on how things work out in January, that will help me make a choice weather or not to DM a game for myself. If and when that will happen, I am not sure at this point. However, I will make an announcement on the blog after I reach out to the gaming communities I am a member of first.

Just a few though’s for you on this Thursday.

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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!

Thursday Thought’s: Why do online D&D campaign’s fail?

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I am looking for a new D&D group.

The last group that I was a part of, for a small story on what happened, the biggest issue was that life happened. Everyone was (for those of us that shown up for the few sessions that we did have) very nice and we made some headway into the campaign. The Dungeon Master is very nice and knowledgeable. I honestly have nothing bad to say about anyone or anything that had happened. At times, life has a different thing for you to pay attention to. I am not angry with anyone that was intended to be a part of the group either. Stuff just happens.

For as crappy as the situation is, it got me thinking. Why do online Dungeon & Dragon’s campaign’s fail?

Yes, I do believe that the group failed. We had an inconsistent time frame between sessions, players (who had things come up in their life and honestly that you can not be mad at them!) that did not show, and for lack of a better term we as character player’s are noobs. The intent of this particular group was to go through a dungeon crawl type of campaign and to learn mechanical ways to get through the fights in a better way. It did not lend itself to much RP; however, the interaction between the players was very good.

For as much as I would have loved for this to work out it just was not in the cards. For as inconstant as it was, I am still very happy with the short interactions that we had as a group. I honestly did and still do like the DM and the players I did interact with. Do I wish we had communicated more? Sure. Do I wish that we as a group that could have made it to sessions on a more consistent basis had a say on how this ended or continued? Yes!

For what it is worth, I did some digging around the Internet and from what I had found, other then general douchbaggery, the biggest issue that I have seen for groups and campaign’s that have failed is communication.

Weather something was changed by a DM or a player just trying to do the best for their characters that they needed to speak to their DM to change – talking about it seems to have been the biggest issue.

I know what a few of you are going to ask. Why not find a place locally that runs a game and jump on the chance and play in person? I would if there were games in session. However with the lack of interest or inconsistencies with scheduling at this point it just is not feasible for them to run a game currently.

So, I am bummed but I understand that life just happens.

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Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 11 !

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 11 for July 25, 2018 

In this episode Ten Candles, Blaqk Audio, Just Another Magic Monday

Podcast / Community Spotlight: Announcement’s!

This week’s show is going to have a feature of the week, Your WoW Soundtrack & two adventure segments. It is going to be slightly different in its nature when I will referencing of Warcraft, and how taking a break from the game currently is the best option for me. There will be no community spotlight in this weeks episode.

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

Feature Of The Week: Ten Candles!

Post will be available on Friday!

Your WoW Soundtrack, Part 11: Blaqk Audio

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/your-wow-soundtrack-part-11-blaqk-audio/

The Adventure, Part 1: Just Another Magic Monday!

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/just-another-mtg-monday/

The Adventure, Part 2: It’s ok to take a break!

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/warcraft-take-a-break-yes/

Shout Outs:

Enygma, Sparrow, HyperRPG, Mike Ginn, Blaqk Audio & Wizard Of The Coast

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 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!