Liebster Nomination

One of the devoted readers of this blog, Ross, decided to nominate me for a Liebster award. I see now that it is a cruel trick, because I can't think of another award that comes with work attached. Nevertheless, I am humbled by the nomination, and shall oblige.

Why did you start blogging here? 


You win a million dollars. What do you do with it? 

Game Development Studio. I want to be the next Phil Fish, but with less game cancellations.

What are some non-Blizzard games you'd recommend to folks out there? 

My latest vices on Steam are:

Watch out for the last two, they're infuriating. Keyboard smashing material.

I'm also a sucker for Rocksmith and Rock Band, so I encourage anyone/everyone that's ever considered picking up an instrument to do it. Even if you just start with the plastic toy ones...maybe it sparks an interest in the real thing.

What's a piece of advice you've been given that's really resonated with you?

"Sometimes people need to be led."

What's the one thing in WoW you enjoy doing the most?

Using TipTac to hover over players at random, displaying their guild rank (something usually hidden from view), and announcing their guild and rank into Vent.

This guy's rank is "Minimum Wage"
What's your main character, and why?

Death Knight. Coolest. Class. Ever. It resonated with me on day one of Wrath, haven't looked back since.

Artwork by Breathing2004
If you could tell your early WoW-playing self one thing, what would it be?

Take a break. Go spend time with your wife and kids. Your guild will be there tomorrow. Trust me.

You get to shadow a Warcraft character for a day. Who do you choose, and why?

I always thought Maiev was a pretty kick-ass character (for a Night Elf) but shadowing her would probably be dull, what with the monotonous pacing back and forth and all.

"Maiev Shadowsong"
Artwork by BlackFang9
What one thing would you change about WoW if you could?

Remove Determination; rewarding poor behavior only fuels the flame. I'd have gone an entirely opposite direction: While running back from the graveyard, you now see a message on your screen, private, and viewable only by you: "These are the top three events that led to the last wipe. You standing in [Dark Zone of Death] for 18.7 seconds was #2 on that list. If you can reduce this to [under 8 seconds] on the next attempt, you'll earn a bonus 25% chance at loot." 

Even if you are a d-bag player/shit talker and still insist on loud-mouthing the raid and blaming the wipe on someone else, you know that person is going to make a concerted effort next time. Nobody says no to more chances at loot. And for the genuinely novice players, this educates them and makes LFR suck a whole lot less for the other people.

It boggles my mind that anyone ever thought that rewarding bad behavior was a good idea.

If the servers go dark some day, which zone will your character "retire" in?

Each character's respective home city. Closure.

Have you looked in a mirror today and remembered how awesome you are? If not, go do it right now!

I shall noodle on who to nominate...

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