Feature Friday: Eyes Of The Beast!

250px-hunter_crestEyes Of The Beast is one of the prettiest blogs that I have been to in a while. It is also informative if you are a hunter.

There is a bunch of Hunter news, guides, pets, transmog, and anything else related to the class is featured on the blog. The blog is written and maintained by a dwarven hunter named Bendak. He’s been playing his hunter for 13+ years and his alts. He also had some articles featured on WoWhead and is a cohost of “The Hunting Party” podcast.

If you have not yet had the chance to take a loot at the blog, visit it here: http://eyesofthebeast.com/

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BFA: Where Does My Allegiance Lay?

WoWScrnShot_122017_194904With Battle For Azeroth in full swing, I do not ever remember actually choosing a “side” or faction and without ever explaining why. Let me do that now. The short answer is neither.

Shocking? Right? Nope actually. I know I am not the only one that feels this way. It in no way unique or special. The only difference is not everyone has the time or place to voice their opinions like I have the privilege to.

My reason for feeling this way runs deep and I am going to try not to be long winded about it.

I started off Horde when I officially started to play World of Warcraft. I always felt like they were the bad asses of the two. However, I do not follow the current warchief’s way of doing things. Saurfang attacked Malfurian in a dishonorable way. That is just not what I thought the horde would do. At least not Saurfang. Now, Sylvanas is another story. She did get stabbed by the Lich King’s sword, Frostmourne, and that would drive any soul to madness. For that and her sinister urge to do horrible acts to her alive counterparts is not a surprise. However, War Crimes I can not support. For any reason. (By the way, I enjoyed the story elements in this and will not take the approach other players chose to take and bash the company that has made the game. Let’s que the Taliesin famous words to describe that situation. “It is a shit show, obviously!”)

With all of that said, for role play and for nothing else, Zephirah (My priest that is slowly being taken over by the void) will be following the Kirin Tor and where ever Khadgar will go.

I will always stand for Azeroth.

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Warcraft: Last Week Of Legion!

Not all expansions are created equal. Each has their own issues and good parts to them. With that being stated, Legion has been one of the better expansion experiences that I have had.

Not sure if I would put it at number one but at least it was a solid experience.

I also know that I have mixed feelings going into the next expansion for a couple of reasons. I am sure some of my worries or things I have on a list that are a cause for a concern are going to work out better then what I expect. I have to give the Battle For Azeroth expansion more of a chance before I go full tilt nerd rage on it. Let’s face it – with all the drama already surrounding it up until this point has been a shit show.

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I dont want to be one of those guys or gals that complain without knowing what the hell I am talking about or even before I see it and have a chance to test it out on live. Criticism is only good if it is constructive.

Even with the mix of emotions that I have, I am looking forward to Battle For Azeroth and will have mostly fond memories of Legion. I wanted to take the time for everyone at Blizzard for doing a good job up until this point and I will see the rest of you on the flip side of the expansion launch!

 

Zephirah’s Adventure: Blogging Schedule!

Since the blog’s inception it has had one consistent thing. Change. It has been nothing short of a magical adventure that I have undertaken and I am ecstatic for all of the metamorphosis the blog has undertaken.

With that being stated, I have an updated schedule of topic’s that are going to be posted through out the week.

Monday’s: Magic! The Gathering (MTG)
Tuesday’s: Tunes (music)
Wednesday’s: Warcraft
Thursday’s: Random Topic!

(Topic’s that are not covered through out the rest of the week!)

Friday’s: Feature of the week!

(This will be community based. Weather MTG, Warcraft, or anything that would spark interest at the moment!)

Saturday’s: Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast!

I know I have not mentioned Sunday’s in my list of days or topic combinations. The reason for that is I would like to plan for the following week of post and continue to keep my Sunday evenings available for my D&D Campaign.

Essentially, the blog post have went from Monday, Wednesday & Friday post up to daily with the exception of Sundays. That is a total of three more post weekly. I am taking this on because I have so many interest and want to make sure I am giving the topic’s that I would like to cover enough space to grow. The blog is called “Adventure” for a reason. So why restrict the topic list or post that I would want to post due to keeping at a schedule that does not no longer fit.

While I am here I wanted to thank all of the readers for visiting, reading, liking the post, and listening to me banter on endlessly in the podcast form of the blog. For those of you that have posted comments or provided feedback, a special thank you to you for everything. I have enjoyed our conversations and would love to interact in that capacity more often.

Warcraft: Sylvanas

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Warning: This post will have spoilers. This post will also have opinions. My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft and terms, concepts, images, logos, and other materials related to it are trademarked and is copyrighted to Blizzard Entertainment. No Copyright Infringement Intended!

Sylvanas Windrunner is one of the most iconic characters of the Warcraft franchise.

She, before getting stabbed by Arthas’s Frostmourn and becoming the Banshee queen, was the epic Ranger that protected her people. With the loss of her own life while seeing the loss of woman and children in front of her very eyes had lead her to a reckless abandonment of all hope with in her.

As Captain Delanryn Summermoon lays dying, she cries and mourns for the Dark Lady. She indicates that she is not only fighting a war that she has the potential to lose on Azeroth but will always loose when it comes to hope. She could slay the entirety of the alliance forces but hope never dies.

Sylvanas did a plethora of horrific things since she was pierced by Froustmourn – not just ordering the burning down of the world tree.

The other thing that I wanted to touch on is that the Horde as a whole works on honor and we seen a few brief moments of that between Malfurian and Saurfang via the Warbringers animated short and the in game cinimatic’s.

The major thing is that War – in no matter what package it comes in – can and has been known to kill, claim a lot of life’s, and have its own set of villains. Sylvanas has and will forever be known on some level as a villain due to the curse that has taken her over.

Zephirah and her story is allowing her to no longer pledge any allegiance to any faction but to herself and her people.

Just as a side note here, the dark lady is in fact out of her mind. We knew that something was on its way and we were waiting for her to do the unspeakable. She will eventually meet her end. Sylvanas may be the Warchief but she does not express what the horde as a whole want’s or needs. We know that the horde stands for honor even if we have pledged our allegiance to the Alliance.

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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!

Warcraft: Take a break? YES!

warbringers-jaina-e1532372382964.jpgWe as people have a plethora of things that we are involved in during a daily basis. As a Warbringers Jainagamer, that is no exception.

At this point in the game of Warcraft for me, I believe that a short break is a much needed thing. Even with the recent update to the game with 8.0 and all of the changes that it brings. I am not suggesting that this is the best choice for everyone or every player and if you still are playing this late in the expansion, that is great.

I am happy for you.

Really.

I know I have been blogging, podcasting, reading news, doing research for and expending a metric ton of energy into Warcraft as of late. I still love the game. I do not believe that I will not ever not enjoy the game on some level. At times, taking a break from things that you love and going back to it with fresh eyes is the best thing to do.

On that note, I do want to bring to your attention, if you have not been paying any sort of attention to the Warcraft site or news, to the animated shorts. The first installment is for Jaina. It is definitively a great watch.