Warcraft Community

Where are you now? Reblog!

Lots of posts are popping up talking about different MMOs people play besides WoW (Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Star Wars: The Old Republic, etc). So let’s get an update post going if you’re looking to connect with people outside of WoW! What game did you go to and did you make a tumblr blog for your character there?

Like this: Vyal Vintersun, PVE Server, Wildstar (no blog yet!)

Friendly reminder that

-even ‘pugs’ are people. If you pug for your guild’s alt run and you get some people off premade group, then please dont try to act all mighty on teamspeak being like 'fuckin pugs’. Because fuck you. You’re not special. We’re all the same.

-rp is like raiding/rated pvp for rpers. Dont ruin it for them. Oversized mammoths walking all over an rp event are not funny.

- only because you’re 1 ilv higher than someone it doesnt mean you’re a god. Gear comes and goes, your shitty attitude stays.

i love wow community drama because it’s always “””big names””” from the US servers that i have literally never heard of before so it’s like

oh this random generic blood elf nobility rper is an asshole

ok

Sockscast 19.2 is now up, where we talk about World of Warcraft, Game of Thrones, Community, Powerpuff Girls, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Uber, Avengers 2, other Marvel movies, Ex-Machina, Metroid, Metroid II, Fjords, Builder, Seiklus, Shinobi (arcade), Never Alone, Thomas Was Alone, Broken Age, Blood of the Werewolf, Space Channel 5: Part 2, The Unfinished Swan, Enslaved: Pigsy’s Perfect 10, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Cannon Fodder, Konami, and Bloodstained.  Phew!

Blizzard bans popular World of Warcraft bot

Blizzard bans popular World of Warcraft bot

Blizzard has issued temporary bans to a large number of World of Warcraft players using bots.

Josh Allen, World of Warcraft community manager confirmed that the company has “recently taken action against a large number of accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay,” according to a post on the official World of Warcraft forums.

One of the popular bots that are…

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! I'm a new WoW player and I really want to RP with people on Tumblr, but I have absolutely no idea how. Is it an active community? Are they welcoming to newcomers (I'm a level four right now)? I hope you don't mind me asking this or anything.

( ooc ):

gosh I’d never expect to be the one to get these sorts of questions? No no it’s fine I hope I can be of help !!!!! –

As far as the Tumblr community goes, it doesn’t matter what level you are. That is purely gameplay based only, and as far as roleplaying is concerned you can just explore whatever you feel is right. I’m pretty new to the Warcraft Tumblr community myself ( though been active tumblr rper for five years ) but so far all have been welcoming – even Jaina muses. So you have no problem there.

As with everything it’s generally advised to read up on the lore related to Warcraft, but it’s okay not knowing everything. After all, if your character is, for example, a farmer, how would they know about something as specific as the way Dalaran conducts magical exams and trains it’s students? Context is key. Keep in mind that lore is constantly retconned, and it’s not simply just WoW that is all of lore – there are novels, comics, previous games and the like. Generally the WoW things are accepted though.

I’d say they are welcome to newcomers and don’t EVER be afraid to ask questions beforehand. Some people may find this annoying and try to send you hate over it, but it’s a good way of separating toxic roleplayers to ones that are truly good. Pay no attention to it.

I couldn’t exactly go into the specifics of RPing in WoW however – everything is literally a server by server basis. But that’s the jist of it as far as Tumblr is concerned !!!

Some great lore help sites:

http://www.wowwiki.com

Anything by Nobbel if you prefer narration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ__nRnO2mE

Make Love, Not Warcraft

The large sphere of Online gaming to this day exceeds numbers of any other social media platform. For some, gaming is more than a mere hobby, but a large part of their existence. For other non-gamers, it can appear as an unfamiliar world impossible to infiltrate or know where to begin.

Well believe it or not, it is a world I am familiar with. I have been playing the globally renowned MMORPG game, World of Warcraft for a good 6 years. I can truly say, it is a digital community.
I am part of a guild where I play with friends around the world. These characters in my guild genuinely know my voice, where I go to work and what the latest is with me. I am someone wh o is managing their gaming addiction, but my bias makes it only fitting to focus on World of Warcraft as  digital community. For those unfamiliar with WoW:        


Online gaming, and World of Warcraft particularly offers different means of communicating with friends, your guild, via message or over headset.  This means of communication seem to face the same issues as any other social media platform, unfortunately in some cases more so.
Going back briefly to the topic of trolling on social media- many interviewed ‘trolls’ claimed they said what they did, and did what they did because “it’s the Internet, it’s not real life.” This can be applied to WoW, if not more so. Not only does WoW encompass these online profile aspects, but it truly is another world. ‘Levelling’ (a feature of WoW) has been scientifically proved to boost your self-esteem, in a similar way that getting a promotion at work would in real life. This largely diverse, constantly expanding fantasy sphere has the depth to get immersed in, something a game like ‘Angry Birds’ wouldn’t have the same effect.


As mentioned, WoW can be seen to have similar negative affordances of that of social media, but in some cases they are worse.
For example, online communities such as Facebook and Twitter have been known to play a part in online addictions, something unhealthy or over obsessive for a growing adolescence.
These have been known to cause side effects of mode changes, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and more.
World of Warcraft addictions have resulted in dire consequences.
The first is inconceivable – A couple were arrested in South Korea for leaving their 4 month old neglected while playing World of Warcraft. The couple were so heavily invested in their gaming they failed to attend to their child, resulting in the 4month old suffocating. (read more here)

The second is of a Xiao Yi, a 13 who committed suicide by jumping off a 24 story building. The note he left behind for his parents was written from the point of view of a video game character, and detailed his wish to meet three of his gaming friends in the afterlife. His parents asked him, at one point, about his addiction. He replied that he “had been poisoned by games and could no longer control himself.”

Extreme examples granted, this is a different level of addiction. Even though Facebook has been reported to instigate something that has lead to harm or death, there are no cases of anyone neglecting a human life because of updating their status.

I find a partial issue in online gaming as I first began with, it is either a world you are part of or not. It is uncommon I meet a mediocre gamer, most seem to be all for it or against. With this in mind, monitoring online sites such as ‘Facebook’ may be more heavily enforced because of their mainstream presence. Alternatively, because of the ridiculous numbers behind gaming or WoW specifically (7.1million as of May 2015), it is incredibly difficult to monitor constantly.
Whether this is response to this, an affordance Blizzard may of never foreseen which is an online community of those trying to recover from a WoW addiction.
Wowaholics – some of these recovery stories are genuinely moving.


Leaving a lighter note, WoW being so renowned for its addiction, many pop culture have had a lot of fun referencing it. 

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Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot - GameSpot

Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot – GameSpot


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Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot
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Blizzard has issued temporary bans to a large number of World of Warcraft players for using bots. In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums, community manager Josh Allen (AKA “Lore”) confirmed the company had “recently taken action against a large …

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Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot

Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot

Blizzard has issued temporary bans to a large number of World of Warcraft players for using bots.

In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums, community manager Josh Allen (AKA “Lore”) confirmed the company had “recently taken action against a large number of accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay.”

One of the popular bots that has been cracked…

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Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot

Blizzard Drops Ban Hammer on Popular World of Warcraft Bot

Blizzard has issued temporary bans to a large number of World of Warcraft players for using bots.

In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums, community manager Josh Allen (AKA “Lore”) confirmed the company had “recently taken action against a large number of accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay.”

One of the popular bots that has been cracked…

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Blizzcon & Craft Hype

We’re about two weeks away from Blizzcon 2014! My boyfriend was able to snag some tickets this year; so we’ve been extremely excited as it gets closer and closer! I was going to cosplay this year as Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, but unfortunately with school, a few personal projects I’m working on, and now a new part-time job at a local retailer, I’m finding time harder and harder to come by for creating a cosplay. I did purchase a wig for the cosplay months ago to force myself to actually make the costume, but it’s been in the closet since it came in from ebay, and my sewing machine has gathered a lot of dust.

I’m pretty excited about Blizzcon though. It’s going to be incredibly fun and exciting. With the new expansion on it’s way, everyone in the World of Warcraft community is in full hype mode. Some a bit more than others…. but with Blizzard’s ten year anniversary celebration, I think Blizzcon will be an extraordinary experience!!

On the note of my sewing machine, I’m finding myself wanting to be more and more creative lately. It’s been quite some time since I made anything with the mountains of craft supplies I have. The other day I moved one of our IKEA bookshelves into our computer room and next to my desk. I took an entire 2 hours organizing and filling my bookshelf with items that have been left in boxes since our move in late April. I was trying to get all my action figures out on display once again, as they were still boxed up, but unfortunately I think I have too many and too little space to display them.

I was working on some client websites this past week and it’s made me want to make more time for my own site, and possibly my own business selling things again. Once upon a time I had an Etsy where I attempted to sell a small collection of jewelry I made years back, but without a single sale I got incredibly disheartened and haven’t tried since. I’m thinking I’ll try again in the near future. Either Etsy or try selling on my own site via WooCommerce. Time will tell.


This is a short post… but I have a lot to do today!

Until next time.

xo

Ventain