20 Days of WoW – Day 9

Day 09 – Your first blog post

“Welcome!

As you have seen in our ‘About Us’ page, we are a married couple who share a mutual interest in World of Warcraft.

Well, if ‘mutual’ translates to bickering over who gets to play on the better PC screen, that’s about right.

Although we’ve been playing on the same server for a while, we haven’t really done anything together. Perhaps that’s because of Mrs B’s love (and Mr B’s indifference!) of achievements – but recently this has changed.

Along with a few of our online friends, we run our guild <Allusion>. Initially set up to raid, we have recently decided it’s just too much hassle to organise, so instead we do the old raids, achievement runs and generally, have a laugh. It seems cliché, but we are pleased we have a small, friendly guild instead of a big, impersonal one. We just reached 25, so hopefully now we can pull in some new people ready for challenge modes, which we really want to start.

We don’t kid ourselves – we’ll never be great, but let’s have some fun with our WoW mates, right?

This blog, we hope, will be a fun – non-elitist – look at WoW and our adventures. Don’t expect revalations or in-depth thinking, but do expect an honest view!”

I can’t believe that was only a few weeks ago. It feels like we’ve been part of this lovely community for a lot longer.

I was right though, there has definitely been NO in-depth thinking or revalations!

20 Days of WoW – Day 8

Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you

  1. I am a teacher – I teach Music but I trained in language teaching in secondary education. I love my job 🙂
  2. Mr B works nights, and I hate it. It is good money though.
  3. We drive a red car. Mr B tells me it’s a Ford Focus – whatever that is.
  4. I have a massive Disney and musical obsession. I don’t care what you say, they are ALL AWESOME. Mr B does not have a Disney and musical obsession… more fool him.
  5. I’m a total grammar and spelling snob. Mr B hates it. Yes, I’m one of those people who will correct you’re/your in a text or on facebook, and no, I don’t care. My biggest problem after you’re/their is “should of”. Irritates me tremendously.
  6. Mr B does all the cooking. Whether this is because I can’t or won’t is still under debate in our house.
  7. We got married at Christmas and went on our honeymoon to Paris. Made sense with me speaking fluent French and having been before! We actually spent most of our time eating Gauffres (waffles) and Crêpes. When in Rome…
  8. We have never been out ‘clubbing’ together – except the very first time we met 3 and a half years ago. We only met because we were both driving our friends around and both ended up holding the coats by the bar. Fate, eh?
  9. Mr B loves tea. So much so we get through a whole box of teabags each month. He also dunks his biscuits which I find disgusting. Blergh.
  10. We have two guinea pigs who are b.e.a.utiful. They are called Ernie (he is 1 and a half) and Teddy (a ball of fluff who is about 6 months) and they’re rescued from a shelter. We have built them a huge run in our house and they are very pampered. Ernie is teaching Teddy tricks like squeaking when he hears the fridge door (that’s where his lettuce comes from!) and being naughty by biting on the cage to get picked up. They are my babies though.

ImageErnie (left) and Teddy (right)

20 Days of WoW – Days 6 and 7

I’m going to put two together today as otherwise it’d be a very short post!

Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)

I don’t have a desk, so I’ll describe it.

I sit on the sofa on my laptop and Mr B sits on a chair playing WoW on the TV. Our flat just isn’t big enough for a better set up. One day, we will have a bigger space and dual screens and all, but for now… it’ll do!
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name

We wanted something to represent us, and we didn’t want to use our names. We thought showing that we were married was important – as this is what the blog is about, and we wanted ‘Warcraft’ somewhere in the name.

Mr and Mrs WoW was born!

We hope you like it 🙂

20 Days of WoW – Day 5

Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game

This is a tricky one as there’s so many things I love. It’s not very specific so I’ll do 3.

1. My wand. No, my wholewitchy transmog. I’ve finally finished it and I love it – I’ll do a more detailed post another time. I think it’s brilliant that you can turn awesome looking pieces of gear so yours look like it.

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2. Mounts. This warrents a whole other post too, as I have lots of favourites – they’re like animals, I just couldn’t choose a favourite without feeling guilty!

3. The novelty archaeology items, like the war drums. Not worth anything but putting a touch of humour into the profession. Love it!

For me? Tier two Bloodfang set for rogues is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.

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I’m going to get the recolour for my Monk – drops from Heroic BC dungeons.

Nom.

20 Days of WoW – Day 4

Day 04 – Your best WoW memory

Mr B ~

Defeating Ragnaros for the first time. Oh my god, it was the best feeling. No more words needed.

Mrs B ~

I don’t really have a lot, but most involve achieving goals with guild mates – completing ICC achievements, completing the bear run for the first time after failing a few times, but also, getting Loremaster was amazing. Weeks of hard work!

20 Days of Wow – Day 3

Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW

Mrs B ~

I don’t remember much from my first dabble in World of Warcraft – mainly rolling a character and not understanding what I had to do. Mr B started me off and told me to follow the quest guide. I think I got to about level 4 before I decided I was dying too much and it wasn’t fun. I promptly quit and decided I couldn’t be bothered.

My second go was more successful. Mr B works nights, and during a holiday at work, I decided I wanted to give it a go whilst I had some free time, to see what all the fuss was about. I tried again, and with a lot of help, managed to get to about level 10. The rest was history!

Mr B ~

My first try was unsuccessful too. I rolled a warlock, got to level 4 and came across a quest mob next to a rare. I kept trying – over and over – to kill it. After an hour of wiping I couldn’t understand why I kept dying and quit. Uninstalled the game. The lot.

After a couple of weeks I decided to give it another go. Did a lot of reading, rolled a Tauren Hunter named Kwame. I deleted that at level 15 then started a Rogue. I’ve still got that rogue now 🙂

20 Days of WoW – Day 2

Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog

This is a tricky question as there wasn’t any particular thought behind the process other than we suddenly thought that it might be a good idea. We were on WoW at the time bickering about something we were doing when I realised that people would probably find this funny and/or interesting.

Women are also massively under-represented in WoW so it’s nice to be able to write from a female perspective, but also be able to bounce off Mr B. Playing together as a couple also poses its own challenges, which we thought might be good to write about.

I’d like to say there was more to it than a spontaneous idea, but there isn’t – sorry!

20 Days of Wow – Day 1

I have seen this on a few other blogs, so I thought we would join in the craze. I’m not disciplined to do it every day, but I thought it could be a fun regular feature.

So, let’s go.

Day 01 – Introduce yourself

I’m Mrs B. 25 years old and I live with Mr B in the UK. Not our location of choice, but we had to move to the big city for work from our lovely home town in the country. Not bitter at all 😉 If I say much more about me, I will have nothing to talk about in a later post, so… that’s it for now!

I am new to World of Warcraft – I started playing after a couple of years getting really annoyed with Mr B as I couldn’t understand what he was talking about. Initially, he set me up with a character on a high populated server (Defias Brotherhood) so I could get a feel for the game. He told me to pick anything I liked – I chose Alliance (because the Horde were ugly); Gnome (because they’re small and cute); and Mage… well, because they’re cool. This is the only reason I ended up with this combination, as much as I’d like to say it was because of the Gnome racial buff. He helped me level through – talking me through the basics, helping me through the first few dunegons etc but generally just let me get on with it.

After levelling my Mage, I decided I want to heal. I love healing, but I don’t particularly like to quest so I levelled the Shaman through dungeons. I heal for the guild when we raid but that’s all. I decided I also wanted to have a high level hunter (for the pets, of course!) so I power levelled that and LOVED it. Unfortunately, I neither have the time nor the inclination to do dailies for gear on all 3 characters, so gearing up may take a while.

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I’m Mr B, 28 years young and I’ve been playing WoW since Vanilla, on and off. I usually play 2 or 3 main characters: Sinnius (Worgen Priest), Sinate (Human DK) and Chaosin (Human Warlock). I have dabbled in all characters, classes and factions over the years but I think I’d have to pick Priest as my favourite. It’s hard to say exactly why but I like to heal, and I like to cast. I have had rogues and other melée characters, but utimately, I always find myself drifting back towards the casting classes.

Out of Horde and Alliance, I definitely prefer the Alli storyline, although there is some nostalgia for Horde as I started there all those years ago. I enjoy playing my Undead Mage a lot, but don’t dedicate that much time to it now, as I’m playing Alliance so much.

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Louloutte and Chaosin