AM I A BIRD? AM I A PLANE?!

YES!

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JUST LOOK HOW AMAZING THIS IS.

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The novelty hasn’t worn off yet, I’ve been flying to and from quest givers 2 feet from each other. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Must say a MASSIVE thank you to Martin for helping me do that final bit of the questline. As interesting as it was, it took forever and without him flying me around it would have taken all night. Thanks ❤

We celebrated by starting the fishing artifact achievements… our chaperones watching over our picnic of course.

 

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And playing on the toys…

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And laughing at this ridiculous bug-out.

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Yes, that is him on my sandstone drake. On his mount. LOL.

Anyway, I just wanted to share. More for my benefit as I know most of you have this now… and are probably so over the novelty 😀

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Couples Who Slay Together – Moogyver & Natanie

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.

The Last Week(s) In Pictures….

The Last Week(s) In Pictures….

Start off with this! Been going and grinding bones in ten minutes downtime since I resubbed. I didn’t do it at-level (I got about 6k) because I hate competing for mobs, so I went back the other night. It took a couple of hours to get the rest at a quiet period.

Other fun news: Oondasta is now on a 15min spawn timer if you want the mount…

Small but significant victory against the AP grind. I’ve given up now though, too many 0’s!

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And on we go….

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I have been working so hard for this one!

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Found this gorgeous little house on my travels in Val’sharah. Reminds me of the fairy houses my daughter loves so much.

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Showing off my cool fidget spinner

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This was the reward from the mini holiday in Thousand Needles not so long ago. I thought I’d include it as firstly, it’s fab and secondly, it was super fun.

Well, these following ones are self-explanatory. So beautiful.

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Couples Who Slay Together – Aimee & Liam 

Couples Who Slay Together – Aimee & Liam 

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?

Hi2u! We’re Aimee and Liam, married with two kids. Are you as knackered as us then?! 🙂

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?

We have been together just over six and a half years and we met on an online dating website.

The only reason we managed to meet was because we lived in the same area. I was too ‘young’ for Aimee and I wasn’t really her type either. She preferred her meat heads at the time. Oh how well that planned out!

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


So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?

We tend to keep most of our gaming separate. Aimee prefers games where she can control lives and bend their will. I’ve read this four times now and it still makes me LOL. The Sims, Prison Architect etc but is quite partial to some PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds or Left 4 Dead. I on the other hand have been playing FPS games since the ripe old age of 8. I also like to invest a lot into WoW at the moment. Loving my Warrior! SMASH!

With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?

No discussion needed.. Horde. Hmm, I’m not sure it’s a fair representation if Aimee isn’t a WoW player, I reckon she would definitely vote Ally 😉

Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉

We love to help each other out with our prison design. Saying what works and what could change etc. Our L4D games have also been quite fun! Especially when we consider just how many friendly fire incidents there are. She has always said she would like to punch me square in the face. She needs to roll an Alliance monk and meet you in the PvP ring, clearly!! Maybe this is the closest she will get to actually doing it. Who knows! 

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

We wouldn’t see each other outside of date night and the mornings before work. I hate watching TV, bores the crap out of me. So I’m glad Aimee has found a new love in gaming. She is starting to get slightly addicted now 😉

*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?

I’m always getting ridden; Like the village bicycle. 

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 

Aimee would hide in a corner if she had to decide on something. So I’ll take the lead. 

What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?

I’ve been playing games most of my life and things come easier to me than Aimee. I forget that and just expect her to know what the [censored the naughty word – put a pound in the swear jar 😜] is going on and learn quickly before we die in a battle royale! Understandingly, she can get a little overwhelmed and will panic. It leads to a few on-air arguments. It brings back the viewers though! Silver linings and all that. 

Of course, you guys stream together! Tell us a bit about that. 

We’ve been streaming random sh*t on Twitch for a few years now. We’re not very big or serious, but we have a good laugh!

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?

Aimee is all for the shiny objects. She’s like a fish. 


Where do you see your future in gaming?

We love to stream and it would be awesome to one day make it a living, like most other gamers. Time and family make that difficult. So our gaming future will be great as long as we find time to keep playing with each other (naughty naughty). 

Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!

Aimee wouldn’t even know that it dropped. So I would get it and use it for quite awhile before she realised. 

This interview has been genuinely hilarious, thanks so much for talking with us. Have a little self-advertising below:

Twitter: @MrMrs_TV

Stream: here 

Couples Who Slay Together – Dae & Strike

Couples Who Slay Together – Dae & Strike

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?

We are Dae and Strike! We have both been Blizzard game enthusiasts for many years! We both run Critical Miss on Draenor/Echo Isles US – Dae is GM and Strike is the Raid Leader. Dae is a Teacher and former WoW podcaster and Strike is former US Air Force.

Would you share a little piccie? 


How long have you been together and where did you meet?
We have been together for over 2 years. We met each other as members of the same raid guild. It is actually funny – when Strike joined the guild he came off as kind of pretentious and I was not a fan. I would go so far as to mute him in voice chat during raids. I love this – from muting to married, what a story!!!

One day, he asked me to do the Field Photography achievement with him – so I decided to give him a chance. He proposed at BlizzCon 2015 and now we have been married for over a year!

Our wedding cake… because ALLIANCE!

I need to know more about this Blizzcon proposal!!!!!

We were attending some of the after parties at the Hilton and just kind of hanging out. Next thing I know, Strike takes out a little box and asks if I want to be his wife. And of course, I say yes! We got to celebrate the evening surrounded by friends and guildies. We even got to share the news with Hazzikostas, as we bumped into him. It was an amazing evening! What a brilliant story and such lovely memories!

So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?

We tend to play the same games together. I usually like to play Healer/support and Strike is very much a Tank, so it works out well! But life has been hectic, so a majority of our time spent in games is now in WoW just for raiding and mythic+ progression.

What’s your setup like?

I love the little Pepe perched on there!

With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?

Strike started out as Horde, but now we both bleed blue and gold- FOR THE ALLIANCE! YES /highfive

Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉

We both are pretty big achievement hunters, so we like to go off together and try to get as many as we can. Lately it has been completing the pet collection achievements… Still working on Wrath of the Lick King! These seemingly mundane runs are so much better with a buddy! Totally agree.

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

Since it is what brought is together, it remains a big part of our lives. Whether one of us is feeling down, so we take a time out and go to our special place in Azeroth, or we just need to get out some frustration in an Overwatch quick play – it’s always great to have my player two by my side!

Where is your special Azerothian place?

We always like to go back to Outland Nagrand and find one of those floating pieces of land, with the waterfalls of course, and watch the sky. It has always been one of my favourite places to go in Azeroth and Strike takes me there a lot. 🙂
*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?

DAE DOES! Unless Strike has to go AFK, then I get stuck flying both of us. 😛

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 

Strike may be the guild raid leader, but I am definitely the relationship raid leader. And no, not because I like to be bossy and yell at him. We both have very different personalities and I tend to play the organization role because I hate being caught unprepared. Strike’s strength is thinking and reacting on his feet. So, I would say that we complement each other perfectly!

What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?
I like to take my time, explore, examine NPCs and read quest text etc. especially when I am first going through a zone. When we were leveling together at the beginning of Legion, Strike was getting very annoyed and impatient at how long I would take for each quest. He eventually had to walk away from the computer. We talked about it, and he agreed to slow it down to let me experience questing the way I enjoyed. ❤

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?

Since I am a Priest healer, I would be the bubbler and the bead collector. Strike plays a bear Druid/Rogue, he would kill the kobolds. This is also usually how questing goes for us!

Where do you see your future in gaming?

We are going to continue to run a guild together and keep making it stronger and stronger! There will always be more achievements to get, more pets to catch and more raid bosses to kill!!

Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!

Most of the time, Strike would let me have it. I have obtained both the Life-Binder’s Handmaiden and the Grand Black War Mammoth this way. We were both going to roll on handmaiden, but he found it would be my 300th mount, so he passed. The one that is on reserve for Strike is Mimiron’s Head!

Feel free to add twitter/facebook/blog bios below!

Dae: Twitter

Strike: Twitter

Thank you both of you for participating. I think your wedding cake is a thing of absolute beauty! 

My Frosty Mage

My Frosty Mage

I KNOW I said I wasn’t going to transmog myself anymore… mainly because I was spending near 400g a day on it and that was stupid when I’m not actively trying to increase my gold amount.

HOWEVER, I couldn’t help myself last week, and a few days ago I was complimented on it (Thanks Martin!), so I thought I’d share it.

I’m not very good at doing original things with transmog. I’m also not very good at putting my Frost mage in anything other than blue or white. Or a witches costume, because, yanno… spells. But here it is, I’m quite proud of it:

I know the front view isn’t very clear, I got carried away with spell effects (ooh, pretty snow!) and didn’t realise.

I ain’t hiking all the way to Mount Neverest for another photo. #SorryNotSorry

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The main components are as follows:

  • Shoulders: Slaughterhouse Spaulders
  • Chest: Glacial Robe
  • Hands: Moonfeather Handwraps
  • Waist: Nethershard Girdle
  • Feet: Treads of Alacrity
  • Cloak: Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen
  • Weapon: Karabor Starsinger’s Staff

I hope you like it! 🙂

 

Couples Who Slay Together – Cinder & Thor

Couples Who Slay Together – Cinder & Thor

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?

We are Cinder and Thor, and we live in Melbourne, Australia.

I had to ask… here in the UK we are moaning about how warm it is. What’s it like there?!! 

Everyone has personal preferences for weather, so I think it’s fair enough to feel uncomfortable in temperatures that aren’t normal for your area. I personally hate anything above around 23 degrees myself! BUT to put things in perspective- summers where Thor and I live can go in to the 40’s on a regular basis… and that is REALLY hot. Where Thor grew up in Perth those temperatures could last for weeks at a time. I admire you guys for even moving on those days!

Some tips for UK people wanting to cool down – wet a face cloth, roll it up into a long sausage shape and put it in the freezer for awhile. When the heat is getting too much for you, pop it on the back of your neck for a quick, refreshing cool down! And please stay hydrated, friends! 🙂

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

This picture is a few years old, but it absolutely represents how silly and ridiculous we are together 🙂


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

Thor and I met on twitter in December 2010. He sent me a tweet about having fairy bread to make my day better, and I knew he was for me! (I’ve included a pic of what fairy bread is for those who haven’t heard of it). This is such a lovely story! 


We both lived on opposites sides of the country, and flew back and forth to each other for a few months before Thor made the move to live permanently in Melbourne with me. We’ve been living together now for… 6 years it will be in December.

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

It’s far too messy to share with everyone on the internet!! We live in a small apartment, and our gaming room is very small indeed. Our computers come together in a corner… it’s hard to explain. But we’re very close to each other, so it’s nice.

So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?

Until recently we played WoW together, including mythic raiding. Thor has recently (in the last couple of weeks) decided to take an extended break from WoW, while I will continue to raid mythics. But we also play other games together. Thor recently got a Switch and he’s been showing my how to play Zelda, and we’ve also been playing this cute game called Snipperclips. And of course Mario Kart. Always Mario Kart. 🙂

So yes, we do like to play games together, but we’re also fine just doing our own thing.

With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?

T- Alliance. I’ve always liked Alliance

C- Thor got me started in Alliance so we could play together, and it’s always been where my heart is. We were both Horde for a while and I just didn’t enjoy it. All the NPCs were so mad all the time! 

Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉

Mario Kart! We’re quite competitive. Thor also likes to watch me play Zelda on the Switch.

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

Yes. It’s something that we have in common. Thor got me into WoW specifically so we would have a hobby that we could enjoy together. Even though we’re not playing the same games anymore, we still get to share in each others’ successes and appreciate the time and effort that sometimes goes into getting them.

*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?

Thor drives! I have bad sense of direction… also I get too distracted by things around me.

T- Yes you do! Holy s**t you do get so distracted!! 😀

C- This is why we don’t level together anymore- I’m always running off to see something that caught my eye… in the opposite direction to where we’re supposed to be going! hehe

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?!

We both play different roles (me Heals, Thor Tank or DPS usually) so we bring different perspectives to raids. Sometimes just talking things out together helps us figure them out. But for the most part, we leave it to the guild’s raid leader.

Although when it comes to older content, Thor would usually take the lead because it would just be the two of us and he’d be Tanking.

What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?

Most of our disputes are related to general frustration with struggling on a boss fight in a raid. We both have a tendency to shut down a bit, and stop communicating for a while which can lead to misunderstandings. But we’re also very well aware that any frustrations we’re having are to do with the game and not each other, and once raid is over we’re back to our usual silly selves. 

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?

It depends on how good my DPS set is at the time (given I main a Healer). Usually, Thor will run around because he’ll always have the higher DPS gear, so he will kill and I’ll collect. But when I get a bit more gear, Thor will round them all up so that I can spam chain lightning all over their faces. Then we giggle and pick up all the loots together.

Where do you see your future in gaming?

Well, we’re seeing how things go with me continuing to raid mythics and Thor taking a break. He’s really excited about all the games coming to the Switch, and I’m happy to play those with him. It’s already strange not raiding together… only time will tell. I think in some ways we’ll always be playing some sort of games together though.

Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!

We’ve had this happen before. I was new to the game and Thor took me to try and get Ashes of Alar. After only a couple weeks it dropped, and despite my protests, he absolutely insisted that I take the mount (to the point where he clicked on it for me so I would have it!) He kept farming that mount, and years later it still hasn’t dropped for him again.

So the new rule now is that we actually do roll for it. 🙂 

Feel free to add twitter/facebook/blog bios below!

Thor is on twitter: @froo

Cinder is on twitter: @cinder_tweets – and my website is here.