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.  

Couples Who Slay Together – Philip & Lisa

Couples Who Slay Together – Philip & Lisa

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?

P: My name is Philip and I’ve (in some type of form) been playing games ever since I can remember. My affection for Blizzard games goes back to Warcraft 1 that I played with my dad – and since it’s been the main gaming franchise I use.

L: My name is Lisa and I haven’t played games “all my life”. Before I met Philip I only played Sims 3: Pets and then we got to Pandaria together and that’s what caught me. 

We’re both Swedish! I wanted to make an Ikea joke, but Mr B says that would be childish in a serious interview like this, so I’ll continue… 😉 

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 when we were 17. We were at the same school and eventually ended up in the same class. High school sweethearts, that’s lovely! We weren’t that active in playing games (either of us) for the first year or two but we tried many online/co-op games which led us to what we like to play today – games that we can play together (couch games?).
Show us a picture of your setup?

Lisa, you have a beautiful space, very relaxing!

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

At first we played every game together – now we’ve realized that our tastes in games are different but mostly we still play together. If it’s online – we play it with the both of us!

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

Well that’s a tough question… Our absolute first characters together were Worgen.. We didn’t really get that far; level 25 or so. Then our mutual friend kinda pulled us to Horde and we became a gaming trio in WoW! However recently, we decided to give Alliance another go and here we are. FOR THE ALLIANCE!

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

Honestly the most fun activities we’ve done together have probably been with whatever guild we were in. We have a history from other games to hold large guild activites and it has kinda carried over to WoW. We also like transmog runs! Ooh shinies! But honestly, just multiplayer games where co-operation is required: Minecraft, Gears of Wars, Halo, Little Big Planet etc. Whatever we can work together in is the SHIZZ!

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

Absolutely! Because it’s a big passion for the both of us we find it easier to communicate with each other since we have similar hobbies (usually). We also have mutual online friends which like the same things the both of us enjoy. Co-op games have made us work together overall.

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

P: I mean… Let’s get something straight here. If there’s an achievement that is required for flying, I have it way before Lisa does, and usually our mutual friends. Meaning I’m the taxi that never gets paid… It’s just how it is.

L: I have bad memorization of map layouts and I’m just kinda too lazy. I have the 2 seater mount but… I barely ever use it.

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 

P: I mean I guess I am? I might not always put the groups together or so but – if there’s a raid and a boss to kill I’m usually the one explaining what to do or going in “I’m in CHARRGEEE now!”

L: I like to get told what to do: “Don’t stand in that – don’t do that – do that!” he’s like my personal DBM! Sounds like a great thing to have 😀

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

P: I mean… We had a time where I had a Minecraft server we built a bunch of stuff on. I gave her admin for ONE second and guess what? Fudging squids and TNT everywhere in my castle! Outrageous!

L: I don’t think we’ve necessarily ever had a big problem together whilst gaming. Mhm.. I don’t think so.
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?

P: Honestly I think Lisa is the one who would collect the beads. I would probably try to be as effective as possible in killing them candle grabbing bonkers whilst Lisa is running after me trying to fit all those beads in her hands!

L: What he said.. I like picking up things. Ooh shinies! Me take candle!

Where do you see your future in gaming?

P: Uhm overall I think the amount we play now is probably the biggest we ever will. We’re in our mid twenties, I’m soon done with studies meaning my freetime will expire when I’m done. Then it’ll mostly be work, the occasional gaming period and spend my time doing other things!

L: Uhm – I’m about to start studying for 4 years. I’ll probably have a lot of freetime where I can play but after that.. We’ve been together for a lot of years now and we’re soon in that phase where we want a family which will leave little time to play around. It will probably always be a big part of us and probably for our kids. Probably a lot less multiple games and maybe just focus on one when that time comes.

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

P: Honestly.. I’d probably say her. I’ve never been a mount fan. I have my Yak with merchants and my 2-seater. I’m more of a toy collector! GET. ALL. DEM. SHINY. TRANSFORMATIONS!

L: Depends on how much the other person wants it. If it’s a rare mount he wants, that I don’t want – he’ll get it. But if we both want it we will roll! I can’t think of any mounts that I want though, I have my favorites for now!

Thank you both so much for taking part, it sounds like you have a great gaming relationship! 

Check out Lisa on twitter here

A Magical Wish (and a lot of luck!)

A Magical Wish (and a lot of luck!)

I wasn’t going to blog tonight… but I couldn’t wait to show you this!!!

I HAVE BEEN FISHING FOR THIS FOR 3 YEARS!!! YES!!!!!!!!

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Oh he’s so cuuuuute! We are going to be friends I know it.

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I’ve been popping to the Terokkar lakes when I have a minute forever. I’ll be the first to admit after a long initial grind I just kind of gave up, so on the off chance I spent half an hour tonight and voilà. Amazing what happens when you least expect it.

Even better? I got the Crawdad on the first wish. Bostin’!

Oh, whilst I’m here… check out this pretty Suramar sky 🙂

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Have a beautiful evening ❤