Couples Who Slay Together – Rinike & Cepheus

Couples Who Slay Together – Rinike & Cepheus

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.

I'm so pleased we managed to get you guys to interview because I think you were some of our first followers! Can you introduce yourselves?

Hey I'm Rinike, catgirl from Eorzea, in Azeroth some might know me as
a Worgen Druid.

Hiya! I'm Joey, but I usually go by my nerd name Cepheus on the internet.

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

You know how when you chat with people and form and picture in your mind? You guys totally smash my mental picture!!! Love this more though, gorgeous.

How long have you been together and where did you meet?
We've been together almost 5 years. We're acquaintances from the same guild in Vanilla but not until later we started talking and well here we are, married πŸ˜€

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

Space is an issue. We don't have couple gaming space, but we both have our own nerdlairs πŸ™‚

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

Rinike: We play together and separate. I prefer to do things alone as I'm more into story and exploring side of the games πŸ™‚
Currently though we have a new project in FFXIV where we are playing
the story together.
Cepheus: I love playing with her, but our interests sometimes differ. In WoW for example, I like PvP, which she doesn't. We do try to do things together as well though. It's a great feeling to be able to share a big interest like games with her. 

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

Rinike: FOR THE HORDE! But I'm currently more on Alliance because most
of my friends are on the 'wrong' side πŸ˜‰

Cepheus: I tend to play where my friends play, since I don't want to be stuck somewhere all by myself. This means I'm usually playing both factions. However, if I had to choose, I will always choose Horde.
POWER TO THE FORSAKEN!

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

Old dungeons / content is always fun πŸ™‚

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

Rinike: It does and as Warcraft is how we found each other? it makes it a little bit more special πŸ™‚
Cepheus: Absolutely, gaming is a big part of our relationship. If only
one of us had that interest then I think it'd be more of a problem. We
both understand and respect each others need to play games.

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

That depends, we take turns πŸ˜€ (but in-game only Cepheus has two seater mount!)

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?!

Rinike: I'd have to say me, I'm quite bossy πŸ˜€

Cepheus: We're more like the tanks in a raid, she's the main tank, I'm
the off tank. We compliment each other well and can't really do
without the other. But she's more of a leader than I am πŸ™‚

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

Well, I (Rinike) tend to get quite competitive and I'm a sore loser so
I want things done in a certain way and it sometimes comes out as not
in so good way πŸ˜€

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?

Cepheus has that slaying down, I always have to remind him to loot the
corpses πŸ˜€

Where do you see your future in gaming?

Hopefully still going strong. Our dream is to go to Blizzcon one year
(let's hope they still organize it when we get to do that :D) Us too, it'll take a while though…!!

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


We both would probably roll on it, but Cepheus would give it to me
as he is nice like that πŸ˜€

Cepheus: As much as I love games, she'll always come first. A cool mount is nice, but making her smile is worth so much more. Awwww!!

Feel free to add twitter/facebook/blog bios below!
@LadyRinike (main Twitter), All things Blizzard @DruidRinike and @Cepheus

rinike.com is my blog but currently I haven't written much about games
but the plan is to start writing again.

Couples Who Slay Together – Jack & Nicole

Couples Who Slay Together – Jack & Nicole

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 Jack and Nicole. We live in Nottingham, UK. (I’m a Nottingham boy  born and bred πŸ˜€ ~ Mr B) Jack has always been into gaming since a teenager, but Nicole only really got into it since meeting Jack. 


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 originally in school, being in the same tutor group we have always been friends but started dating in 2014 so have been together around 3 years. 

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

Would be hard to send you a photo as were on opposite sides of the room but its nor cute or cosy as we are getting ready to move house. We are planning a cute couple set up in the new house though. 

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

We play a lot of our games together although Jack does play other games on his own as well as he streams on Twitch.

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

We are totally addicted to Ark Survival Evolved at the moment so it would have to be trying to get and raise the best Wyvern or Cave hunting! 

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

Nicole: Yes – Otherwise I never get to see him! haha. This is how I got into WoW too… /sigh

Jack: Yes – Its stop her moaning at me for being on the Playstation all the time.  hahaha.

Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 

Nicole: Jack most definitely. I always feel like I play more of a supporting role. 

Jack:  I have to agree as I usually have the most experience in the games we play. 

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

Nicole: When we were in the caves and I feel down a hole and lost a level 200+ Sabertooth. I’ve never seen a grown man cry over a game before!! 

Jack: When she killed my pet Sabertooth. πŸ˜₯ /pat 

Where do you see your future in gaming?

Nicole: I’m just enjoying it at this level. Blogging about it and maybe getting involved in the streaming. 

Jack: Yes, I’ve just started a twitch account for us both to start streaming together. 

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

Nicole: Do i even get to answer this?

Jack: No, ME! 

Thanks so much to both of you for taking part, it’s been great getting to know you! 

Nicole’s Twitter: @_NiicoleG


Jack Twitter: 
@Dire_wolfjack

Blog:
cboonblog.wordpress.com

Thankyou for letting us be apart of this.

Jack & Nicole.

Our pleasure ❀

Couples Who Slay Together – Sisqi & Gamrok

Couples Who Slay Together – Sisqi & Gamrok

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?

Sisqi: Hello! Glad to participate πŸ™‚ I’m Inge. I’ve started my gaming experience after Gamrok bought me a Nintendo DS (my first gaming platform). After watching my man play WoW for four years, I’ve finally jumped on the Blizzard train and got completely hooked. This sounds similar to our story! I also like hack ‘n slash games like Diablo and POE, but WoW is my big true passion.
Gamrok: Thanks for having me on your blog! My name is Christophe and I play video games for more than 30 years. It all started with a Commodore 64 (Maniac Mansion), then an Amiga 500 (Monkey Island), and a PC (Doom2). I’ve discovered Blizzard with Diablo, but it’s with World of Warcraft that it truly became a passion. I also enjoy hack’n slash games and, occasionally, FPSs. In real life, I work in an office, my life starts at 16h00’.
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’ve met 15 years ago on the forum of a Finnish rock band. Six months later we moved in together, one year after that we got married (7th of June 2003)… that was 14 years ago. 
Gamrok moved from the French part of Belgium to Sisqi’s town, which is located in the Dutch part. We lived there for 11 years, then we moved to Brussels, the only part of Belgium where you can speak both languages. We now work in the same tower, so we can share our lunchtimes and we don’t have to commute anymore (more gaming). Sounds win/win to us.

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

This is so tidy, I’m in awe!

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

Sometimes Gamrok likes to try out a new FPS, which Sisqi can’t play due to motion sickness. Other than that, we prefer to game together, whether it’s in WoW or in a Hack’n Slash. It’s all about discovering and sharing new experiences. That’s where all the fun is at for us.
With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?
For the Horde! We’ve played Alliance on and off but our true allegiance lies with the Horde ;p Even if we love the cute cities of the Alliance, we prefer the characters of the Horde. No offense, but we couldn’t serve the Wrynn family.
Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! πŸ˜‰

Haha! Ganking other players in PvP world quests arenas is what we enjoy most at the moment (we’re even leveling 2 rogues especially for that purpose). Savage! That’s the Horde for you πŸ˜‰ We also love to quest together. World quests, dailies… No matter how they call it nowadays, they are our favourites!
As a couple, do you find sharing your gaming hobby helps your relationship?
Yes, we share a passion, we game together and have so much to talk about… 
WoW isn’t just a game, there is a gigantic community behind it: artists we support, YouTubers we watch, community projects,… It’s really great to share all that with your other half. It really is, being a tiny part of such an awesome community is lovely. 

*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?
Sisqi: Gamrok, off course! He’s my living GPS IRL and in game πŸ˜‰ Without him I’d get lost anywhere xD
Gamrok: I may almost always know the way, but it’s Sisqi who knows the shortest path. I’d fly through a whole map, if it wasn’t for Sisqi… She knows all the portals πŸ˜‰
Who is the raid leader in your relationship?! 
Sisqi: Once again, Gamrok, but I’m his “sexy” *ahum* assistant though ;p
Gamrok: A few years ago, Sisqi joined me in the game. At that time, she wasn’t really used to game, she was bumping in the walls. Now she’s the top DPS and she’s a real brute in PvP. But she’s too modest to admit it. Girl POWER!
What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?
Marital dispute, what is that? Can you eat it? No, seriously, we never had one of those…
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?
We’re two hunters, so we mostly AOE the hell out of everything, then we both loot.
Where do you see your future in gaming?
We’ll game until our very last breath with a million of posts in our blog full of souvenirs of our life long adventures. We’ll probably stick to MMOs and Hack ‘n Slash because we love RPGs. As long as WoW will exist, we’ll be in Azeroth. This is exactly how Mr B feels. #AzerothTilWeDie
Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!
We’ll most likely insist on eachother until we /roll, otherwise we’ll both end up without.
Thanks so much to you both for answering our questions. You sound like proper Blizzard fans and we love it! Check out Sisqi and Gamrok’s bios below.

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 πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰
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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 holidayΒ 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 & LiamΒ 

Couples Who Slay Together – Aimee & LiamΒ 

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?! πŸ™‚

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 β€˜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 πŸ˜‰

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

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 πŸ˜‰

*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