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Hayven passed away on the 18th of Mars 2017, 26 years old. He was an inspiration to many and someone who cared immensely about his fans and community. Hayven...

Hayven passed away on the 18th of Mars 2017, 26 years old.

He was an inspiration to many and someone who cared immensely about his fans and community.

Hayven had fought epithelioid sarcoma, a rare and severe form of cancer that usually affects teenagers and young adults.

You will always be missed Hayven, and although you lost to cancer, you have forever won our hearts.

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All earnings from Hayvens YouTube channel and Patreon will from now on be donated to cancer research.

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It’s time to cry. Definitely time to cry. 

Lii’s Lounge

Hey There! 
Want to see more Legion content, but have trouble finding groups?  Pugging mythics and raids can be intimidating and stressful if you don’t have a large, active guild to rely on.

Lii’s Lounge is a growing discord community founded by casual World of Warcraft players on US servers who were looking for a stress-free environment for creating groups in Legion content free of judgement or toxic attitudes.  

Lii’s Lounge is a safe space for female, neurodivergent and LGBTQIA gamers. Hate speech of any kind is not tolerated.  We do not tolerate harassment of members or meter-shaming.  

We are looking for reliable players with a desire to push themselves, learn from each other, and most of all- have fun.  We believe in patience, helping each other, and forming lasting friendships.  The group includes members from RP and non- RP guilds.  We are mainly Alliance players, but we have several members who rep Horde as well. 

You can check out pics and more on the community here!

Alliance-side, we regularly run Mythic+ Keystone Challenges and group mog/achievement runs of past content.  We also have Normal EN and Nighthold on farm and hope to start on Tomb soon! 

Currently we are seeking damage dealers to fill out our ranks.  
We know how hard it can be for dps to find pug Mythic+ runs and recognize the unique perks that each class can bring to the table.  More members means more reliable raid times, and more groups to push keystones higher than before.  There is no experience or ilvl requirement and we are willing to patiently help with both.  You can also keep your guild and server, as this is a cross-server group formed through Discord and battle.net friend tags :) 

We are also accepting a small handlful of skilled tanks and healers.  A willingness to work in a rotation to allow room for others is a must.

@lichface @exaltedwitharbys @stealyourshiny @cyborgsurprise @farseerdri @akaiba @solas-you-nerd

If you are interested or have any questions, please message me here or on discord (rayeliann #6661) for an invitation! 

Dear haters of the mermaid RPers

Yes, stained glass scenes of merfolk in Ulduar is ABSOLUTELY validation for having non-naga merfolk characters in World of Warcraft, especially when you consider that

  1. Azeroth is a FICTIONAL world that’s come up with far crazier in the CANON races and lore (vampire magic-addicted elves in a frozen castle, anyone?)
  2. Real life ACTUAL historians have had to constantly change their understanding about past cultures and history based on new findings and information in regards to what has been previously found.
  3. The aforementioned happens with regards to the Titans all the time with each expansion.

I personally love the idea of the mermaids. My syndicate boss main does port RP and her family home is a seaside villa. My Alliance alt is a worgen girl who grew up in Stormglen, Gilneas, RIGHT between the Blackwald and the sea, and grew up hearing sailor stories. I fully intend to support and have fun with these RPers and even make some of their stories canon tales that my Stormglen girl could have heard if they’ll allow it.

So yeah, all the haters can pike off. Thank you.

Video Games & Spirit Companionship

So most of us play video games now days, in some form or another. My main one is World of Warcraft. Now until recently, I never really thought to include it into my spirit companion work., but my boyfriend recently pointed out that you can rename your pets. If you played a hunter in the game, you have always been able to do this, but you can now also rename your collectible or battle pets. I don’t know if this is new, but my boyfriend pointed this out to me the other day.

Like my mage’s pink outfit?

Now where does this tie into spirit companionship? Well if you have a pet that is similar enough to a spirit companion, you can simply name it after them, as a little devotional thing!

I don’t know if you can do this in other games, but that was what I started doing recently in World of Warcraft. Its little, and simple, but I thought it was cute.

Carry on…

anonymous asked:

Do you mind if I ask why are there two Doom wikis?

No, I really don’t mind. And thank you for asking, because boy oh boy, I have a good story for you. Grab a snack and get comfy if you want.

It all started back in 2005, back when the Doom Wiki was founded and hosted in Wikia (formerly called Wikicities). It was all fine and dandy between the DOOM community and Wikia. The community never expected, however, that the Wikia staff had ulterior motives, and started introducing unrequested changes to the wiki interfaces, as well as other kind of exploits and strategies to generate ad revenue from the pages of every Wiki site hosted in Wikia, without the editors’ permission.

These changes made a lot of people upset, and not just from the DOOM community, but from other groups such as the World of Warcraft and GTA communities, just to give a small example. Remember that guy that used to show up every now and then on top of Wikipedia asking for donations? Yeah, the one Jimmy Wales, at one point he said he got about 4-5 million people in a month browsing the WoW Wikia. So naturally once they started switching the Wikia to a for-profit approach, anger ensued.

So they decided to move and fork all of their articles. But oh surprise, as soon as they started to move away from Wikia, the staff retaliated by banning and/or stripping many users from their rights to edit the old Wikia sites, and even going as far as to declare any calls to migrate to the user-maintained Wikis as “trolling”.

(Read more about this by clicking here)

As for the DOOM community, they decided to move away around October/November 2010, and they finally re-launched the new site on September 5, 2011. As of that day, the Doom Wiki located at https://doomwiki.org was (and should be) considered as the Doom Wiki.

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This is the old, outdated Doom Wiki logo. If you see this one you should know for sure you’re in the bad wiki.

And this is the actual Doom Wiki logo, the one you should see at the left of the Wiki if you’re browsing the Doom Wiki.

“Why they didn’t just delete the old Wiki before moving?” They couldn’t, and they can’t, because there’s no way in fucking hell Wikia would be willing to lose that precious ad money by allowing the deprecated Wikis to be deleted.

Basically the way the old Doom Wiki should be treated is by means of ignoring it, not vandalizing it. A good way to ensure that you will never, ever accidentally give Wikia your bandwidth and attention is to block their site by filtering it using Ublock Origin!

Feel free to add this filter in your custom UBO filters!

||doom.wikia.com^$document

This should effectively prevent you from seeing any link from the old Wiki. If you wish to extend your middle finger to Wikia even more, just add this instead.

||wikia.com^$document

And it will prevent you from opening any Wikia sites, ever. Big props to whoever maintains Ublock Origin’s Badware list for the trick after preventing me and many others from clicking on Sourceforge for a good while. (That’s another story for another time.)

That’s for the old Wiki. As for the Doom Wiki, the absolute best approach is to ensure that the people outside the DOOM community recognize the Doom Wiki at https://doomwiki.org/ as the authentic, community-approved Wiki is by creating and maintaining good and interesting articles that can generate enough attention from the outside world, and by recommending this Wiki over the other one whenever you want people to learn and source their investigations about DOOM.

I hope this answers your question!

Controlling Rage

Humans are passionate creatures, it is one of the things that separates us from beasts.  There is a fire that grows to the point volcanic eruptions while gaming.  When you have put your effort and time into a game only to cut short by mistakes it is hard to control your temper.  

The first thing about controlling your rage is recognizing it is there.  If you deny it and say you are just a little upset then scream at the game, you most definitely are having issues recognizing your rage.  

The ways you can recognize rage:

1.       Your breathing has changed.  Either quicker or slow and deliberate, you have become conscious of your breathing pattern.

2.       Your jaw or shoulders are tense.  The jaw being tense can be felt in your temple, while your shoulders can pinch at the side of your neck.  You may not be a violent type, but this physical tension can be toxic to your own health.

3.       The game has drained you of joy.  You are doing a “hail Mary” attempt to reconcile a score, a point, a match.  Point is you aren’t having fun and more likely to be upset.

4.       You are screaming.  Whether you are in a call with the people in game or not, if you are screaming you are raging.

5.       You feel the need to type to justify your actions. You don’t need to explain anything. It is a game.  You aren’t their teacher.  If you mess up, then learn from it.  If someone else messed up, then you typing messages at them won’t fix it. Regardless of the information you present, it will not change anything.

Now that you can recognize it, you need to control it. First and foremost you need to understand video games are for leisure.  The esports scene it competitive and pays. You may be a streamer making income off of your content, but if you lose your cool then you can lose sponsors.  If you take the game seriously that is great!  Everyone loves a great teammate who will do anything to win a game.  Your motivation can dictate how your rage comes up.

In example: You love playing ranked games of Hearthstone.  You are on a 6 win streak but get cut short.  You proceed to lose the next 8 games.  You are upset by this.  The beauty of the system is you can’t type to people, just spam saying, and even those can be squelched.  Consider getting something to review your games to watch where you could improve. Sometimes you get a bad draw, other times there are ways to play something better.  It is your ability to remain objective to get better that can help with this kind of rage.  Always take a loss as an opportunity to grow as a player.  

Another example: you are in a dungeon run for Guild Wars 2 with inexperienced players and a single friend.  You need the group to get through but none of your other friends are available.  The new players will die repeatedly and may not be privy to your experience.  Get off your high horse to explain before the dungeon run in chat.  Let them know how the run is supposed to go and set them up for success.  If you are mean to an inexperienced player, just remember you used to be that player to someone else.  Be a mentor that the community wants.

Final example: You are in a ranked game of League of Legends.  You are in your final game of your series.  If you win, then you are promoted.  You are with a group that made some questionable bans and picks.  You chose not to speak in a polite manner to get a great team comp and you also didn’t dodge the game.  Now you are 17 minutes into the game.  Mid has died 3 times and lost their tower.  The jungle is far behind and unable to help anyone. You won your lane by not feeding the enemy team, but you haven’t roamed and aren’t fed.  Your mid wants to surrender and you are livid that nobody wants to try to win.  This is a very real scenario.  Sometimes you just need to understand that there are things out of your control and play the game “law of averages”.  Play more games. You will lose, but you will also win.  Not every game is critical.  You aren’t going to die from losing.  Complaining will only ruin your mood for the next game.  Breathe.  Make sure you have eaten and drank.  Take a break from the game if you haven’t.  You can be just as much of the problem as your “feeding noob team”.  Think of different ways to win or rotations.  Don’t get hung up on mistakes. You are human and will make a lot of them in your lifetime.

The pattern you should see is to remove your emotions from the situation.  Your desire to win is ruining your ability to have a quality life.  The more you can use your real-world skills in a video game the more well-rounded you become.  Even if you think you aren’t the problem, remain open to criticism.  

As you all know, I am an endless well of knowledge and advice. Well it’s time to take some of my own advice and come clean about something very important. 

Legendaries don’t actually drop. It is a lie created by the Warcraft community bourgeois, like myself, in partnership with the Illuminati (AKA Blizzard Entertainment). Every player who claims to have a legendary is in on it and is lying to you in order to increase WoW subs. We are all on Blizzard’s payroll.

The payment is Legendaries.

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Raven!Max AU

For @thatonezombiecosplayer‘s Corvus cormax (which y’all should go read btw). I’m sorry it’s probably not very accurate to the fic, buuut enjoy some cute raven gifs, at least? :D Oh, and Happy Birthday, Donda! <3