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Hello!

Just dropping in to apologise in advance for few updates in the next couple of weeks. Our IRL stuff is so busy with weddings and work and kids that we haven’t had much time to play.

I have, however, scheduled lots of our Community Project posts which are  absolutely brilliant to read, learning about the people in our lovely community so do keep an eye out for those.

See you next week,

Mr and Mrs B ❤

Couples Who Slay Together – Quaide & Kal

Couples Who Slay Together – Quaide & Kal

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.

Can you introduce yourselves?   

We are Quaide and Kal or Kevin and Brenda, respectively.

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 started dating in 1999. We’ve been married 17.5 years. We have 3 children. We met in South Korea.

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

We pretty much play all the games together. We do most things together. We are “that couple”. N’awww!




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

FOR THE HORDE!!!

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

RAID! Quaide is one of our main raid tanks. I, Kal,  just do DPS. Pff, no “just” about it… us DPS are as important! 😉




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

Well, sharing a hobby is going to be a boon to any relationship whether it’s gaming or something else. I hear a lot of irritation goes on in relationships where just one member of the couple games. Gaming takes up a lot of time, I can certainly see where it could hurt a relationship.

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

99.99999% of the time, Quaide is the driver on the two seater mount. 
Who is the raid leader in your relationship?

Again, 99.99999% of the time it’s Quaide. I am perfectly happy to surf the Internet as he drives me from world quest to world quest. 100% agree – I love being chauffeured around! 


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

Don’t get ahead of me (Kal) while we are farming stuff.  Oh, and if you get something new for your PC, I get the same upgrade…needed or not!  LOL

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? 

Quaide kills since he is a tank and won’t die while I run around and pick stuff up.

Where do you see your future in gaming? 

 Someday, someday we will be retired (hahahaha we will be working til we are 80 – dream on!) and might actually have time to play more than one toon.  We prefer playing a game to watching TV. 
Ok the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it? 

LOL we will most likely roll for it and I will almost definitely lose. Stupid RNG! 

Thanks so much for chatting with us, guys. Check out Kal’s Twitter and Quaide’s here

Couples Who Slay Together – Aimie & Adam

Couples Who Slay Together – Aimie & Adam

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 Aimie and Adam, we used to both play WoW together as Meraii the gnome monk and Legendeer the rogue. In non-WoW games we are always Meraii and Legendeer. We are both in our 20’s (about to both be 25) and started dating in our first year of college. We got married last year. Congrats!!! 


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

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

…and please excuse the mess on the desks. under all that paper is actually my laptop which is now broken. I say computer, as currently, we have two monitors, keyboards and mice hooked up to one pc and we’re running a program called Aster to allow us both to log in… which is fine for running WoW, but it presently stops us playing other more intense PC games together. I feel we may need to know more about these intense gaming sessions 😉

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

We don’t tend to play all the same games together (although mainly because of the computer thing at the moment). We play MMOs and multiplayers games (Diablo3, Rayman etc) together, but we also play various RPGs and single player games seperately. One of us will be on the PC the other on the ps4/ps3 for example. This is actually where we see ourselves headed in our current situation.

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

IRL we are Horde, in game we are Alliance 😛 We also want to know more about this 😂😂 another blog post maybe?!

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

Our most fun gaming activity together isssss…..boardgames and Pokémon

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

Adam says that sharing a gaming hobby is good for our relatinship as it helps him understand why I do what I do (such as queue for a dungeon for over an hour). It gives us something to talk about, it makes us interested in the same sort of events (Eurogamer, going along to Streetpass). Also, it means he doesn’t have to play through some games if he’s watched me play them and vica versa (some RPGs are very long).

This is one of the oldest photos of us together, back when I first started WoW in 2010.

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

….I ride in the sidecar. 😐

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 

Adam: I’ve actually been a raid leader, you haven’t.

IRL we are fairly equal, although he has more motivation to get things done than me.


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

Me telling him he is raid leading wrong.

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?

Adam says: I’d be the one doing the killing.

I say: But I”m the better DPS!

Adam says: yeah, but you’re the one always doing all the gathering shit. 

(Sidenote: in FFXIV I have felled over 10,000 trees for the sake of an achievement). A woman after my own heart – I love the grindy achievements!


Where do you see your future in gaming?

I imagune we will have less time for it when we have kids oh yes, prepare yourselves!

But it’s absolutely something we’ll continue to do and encourage our children to do. YES! /FISTBUMP

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

I would get the mount. There is no question there 😛

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

Facebooks: here and here 

Twitter: @LisannaEU

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #8

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #8


If you couldn’t play your main anymore, what class would you play?
This is incredibly difficult for me, as I only really play one character and I love her so much I honestly couldn’t imagine not playing her. I mean, I’ve got alts of every class and I do dabble with them (not since our resub though, no time!), but I do EVERYTHING on my Mage. All my reps are with her, max professions, grinding…

I also think it’d be hard to not play her – aside from the emotional thing, but also because I know the class so well. 

However, if I had to choose that would also be fairly easy because I’d love to spend more time with my Monk guilt free. I love the animations and the Panda race. I love how badass she is. I also love how the spells work and the casting animations. She’s great fun to play, if I ever have a spare moment I usually run her through a dungeon or something. 

I can’t answer this question. I don’t have a main. You all know I flit between characters without ever deciding which one to play. 

I suppose at the moment, my Demon Hunter is doing rep grinds so that would be the “main”, but in reality, I jump between about 6 different alts. There’s a lot I don’t like about each spec, which is why I’m having trouble. Another blog post perhaps…


Couples Who Slay Together – Mikael & Sofia

Couples Who Slay Together – Mikael & Sofia

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… and being the first ones! Can you introduce yourselves?
We’re Mikael and Sofia, a couple living in Sweden. We have a 2-year old son. Are you guys as knackered as us?! Our two year old doesn’t stop! Mikael works as an Editor and Sofia as a Researcher. This presentation of us is written by Sofia.

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 met six years ago on twitter! Started writing to each other, met up, and the rest is history. 

So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?
We usually keep gaming life separate – my  preferred game used to be World of Warcraft (Alliance EU – Nelf disc priest) and Mikael’s favourite games have been the Fallout series. After the baby came, I found it increasingly hard to keep up with the raiding schedule of my guild, and thus lost what was most fun about WoW (the social aspect). I’m now a big fan of the Dragon Age games. 

We have played a lot of Minecraft together, which has been really nice because we play differently in ways that made us complement each other. For instance, I liked to explore and search for items, resources and crafting materials, and he liked to build stuff. Recently, we started a playthrough of Mass Effect: Andromeda together (Xbox one). It’s the first game we’ve played together where we take turns.

Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉
The most fun activity while playing together has been designing our character, discussing tactics and helping each other in more complex combat situations – If I’m playing, Mikael can keep an eye on life support and just help me watch out for baddies so we don’t get flanked 😊 You guys sound like a team to be reckoned with, eek!!



Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 
Playing together whilst taking turns has proven to be a challenge, not just something fun we do together! For example, we both enjoy combat, but Mikael prefers ranged classes, such as sniper, while I prefer melee classes, get real close and personal with the enemies. So, we need to compromise while building the combat profile of our character. Also, I like to pursue relationships in games if they are available – such as friendships and romances, and Mikael is not as amused by this as I am. I find myself wanting to follow questlines in an orderly fashion, while Mikael likes to roam around the open world and explore more freely. This is where I feel like the “raid leader” of the two of us. So we need good communication while playing, if not we’d probably end up fighting! 😃

Where do you see your future in gaming?
I hope we find more games to play separate characters in, and complement each other again instead of compromising with what we like most about a game!

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

I think if we end up in the mount drop situation, we would flip a coin for it! Or Mikael would probably give it to me because he looooooves me 😃

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

Mikael’s web page is mikaelsol.se

Sofia’s twitter is here.

A little shout out

A little shout out

After our moan the other day about people and the warcraft community I think it’s only fair that I give a shout out to all the awesome people who have helped me out the past few days (weeks!). 

Thanks Chromeeh for all your advice and taxi services. I’m glad our last grouping was beneficial with that fab legendary!

Thanks to Rellic who boosts me through more content than I could say… I would have been dead much more frequently if it wasn’t for you!!!

Thanks also to my new pal Alunaria who is so friendly and always cheerful and willing to help. You should follow her blog and twitter by the way!

Finally, to all the people on twitter who tirelessly answer my nooby questions and help me on my journey to become less of a nooby mage: SivationNeondwarfCrow and Marathal. I’ve missed so many off I know, but honestly we really appreciate it! 

Spread the love, friends. Oh and tomorrow is the first installment of the the Community Project! Exciting!!!

Now I’ve done my acceptance speech I shall receive applause and leave.

/bow

CALLING *ALL* GAMING COUPLES

We propose to do a series of (fun and lightearted) interviews which help us learn a bit more about the community, and hopefully unravel some juicy details about our readers. The first mini-series we would like to do is….

***Couples Who Slay Together***

Are you a couple who games together? Do you know a couple who game together?! It doesn’t even have to be World of Warcraft!

If so, we would really like to interview you!!! It won’t take long and is all done via DM or email so no need to worry about timezones. 

I hope you don’t think we are excluding non-couples or those where only one person games, but we will be doing another mini-series to hopefully include you next time. We thought this one is best to start with as this is kinda our whole blog MO type thing 😉

So please, spread the word, volunteer yourselves and let’s enjoy seeing a bit about our online pals.

(Well, mostly…)