Couples Who Slay Together – Moogyver & Natanie

Welcome to our Community Project of 2017 (you can see our last one in 2014 here)!

We propose to do a series of – fun and lightearted – interviews which help us learn a bit more about our awesome community, and hopefully unravel some juicy details about our readers. 

If you would like to get involved, contact us.

Thanks for doing our little interview! Can you introduce yourselves?

Yes we can. 😉

We are Moogyver and Natanie. 

Moo: I have been playing WoW since 2007 (Just gone over the 10 year mark) and doing WoW podcasting and audio segments since 2009. I currently Co-host the Chaos Portal with Legracen

Nat: I on the other hand corral the children (I have an image of you in a cowboy hat!!) during podcast recording, (occasionally failing to keep them quiet) as well as blogging and caring for the tribe and being arty and crafty with yarn pencils and whatever else I can find.

Could you share a pic of you together – either IRL or in game, we don’t mind! 

How long have you been together and where did you meet?

Moo: We met through a setup by a mutual friend in 2001. He later was my Best Man 🙂 This is beautiful.

Nat: What he said. Took a chance and it all worked out although I’m glad none of the guys were crazy axe murderers. 😉

Show us a picture of your setup – do you have a cute couple thing going on, all cosy?

Moo: We don’t have the space to game together unfortunately. I have a small cozy cave with my desk and computer. Nat has a laptop set up on the dining table, so we are at opposite ends of the room. It can make trying to coordinate without shouting a challenge!

So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?
Moo: A bit of both. I have an Xbox that gets occasional use (Elite Dangerous) and I love RPGs like Skyrim and Fallout on my PC. When we play WoW we are usually together, but Nat plays when I am not able to, solo on alts.

With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?
Moo: Horde! But I have a soft spot for Dwarves.

Nat: I love my Femtaur but I am not biased, I will usually level an Alliance toon as well so I can see all the story.

Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉
Exploring new content together. There is nothing quite like looking at a new continent and its surprises and *gasp* moments together < so much this!

As a couple, do you find sharing your gaming hobby helps your relationship?

Guys I’m going to make this following answer stand out BECAUSE IT’S ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

Yes. It’s time spent together without paying a baysitter 😉 Shared hobbies are always good, but we also can enjoy it solo which helps. We don’t rely on each other for gaming time, it’s by choice!

*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?
Moo: On the ground, my chopper is the usual preferred mount, with Nat in the sidecar. In the air, she is the Sandstone Drake Queen, and I get the first class seat! If I ever get a 2 seat rocket though, then I’m sure that will change!

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 
We both agree that it switches 🙂 we don’t have a hard and fast rule or a default position. It usually depends on who wants to do what, and the other will follow.

What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?
Moo:”Where are you going? Why are you going over there? Have you got enough of the things yet? Tell me when…” etc etc 😀 MISMATCHED QUESTING PACE! So so many couples we have spoken to say this.

Nat: Being flung out of the side car off a cliff or being lauched when he forgets I don’t have a tinkered cloak, sometimes he doesn’t either /giggle. In all honesty though, aside from a bit of misunderstanding, we don’t really argue, it’s only a game!

One of you has to kill 100 kobolds and one has to collect the 100 shiny beads they drop… who does which task and why?
Moo: As a Markman Hunter, I am the master of mowing down hordes of low levels at a time (Multishot FTW!) so Nat usually does the collecting.

Where do you see your future in gaming?
Moo: I feel like it’s always evolving. I like variety and the new shiny, but if my computer can’t run it I have to pass!

Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!
Moo: We roll 😉 Whoever was meant to get it gets it! Nat has the TimeLost Protodrake, and the Violet Protodrake, due to hard work farming. I’m lazier and prefer my Engineering built mounts.

I love that you guys sent us so many great pictures, thank you! Check out Moogyver’s Twitter here and Natanie’s here.

One thought on “Couples Who Slay Together – Moogyver & Natanie

  1. Haha, best selfie ever, those facial expressions 😀

    Good to meet you, Moogyver & Natanie – thank you for sharing. I hear you loud and clear on the moments together. Ohh, “MISMATCHED QUESTING PACE” – that is a great expression.

    Such a nice drawing, too 🙂

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