Recently, while streaming Warcraft, I was asked a relatively straightforward question:
“How do you still play this game?”
Aside from the obvious answer “I log in,” I was a bit dumbfounded. I had never been asked about my allegiance to World of Warcraft over other Blizzard Games or even other video games in general. The thought of why I still played or cared about an over 10-year-old game, hadn’t crossed my mind. It took me a moment to process, and then it hit me – playing Warcraft pays the bills.
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I have hit a roadblock with the Warcraft Minimalism project. The plan I laid out for this patch is not working. Flying has made everything easier and, in turn, feels as if I should be doing it all. I know this is not the case, but I am struggling. I called Patch 7.2 the first true test and I even though I praised flying last week, something’s not quite right. A new direction is needed.
Something drastic must take place.
Continue reading “And then there was one: A new direction for Warcraft Minimalism”
We have now been with Patch 7.2 for three weeks. I did not want to rush into this post. I needed some time to decompress, to reflect, and to be amazed at how good we have it right now.
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It’s patch day for Azeroth. Later today, when servers come back online, patch 7.2 – The Tomb of Sargeras – will be live in North America. In the past, this day meant a mad rush to get going on all the latest things. Log in to all of my characters. Start working on every new bit of content. But, not this time. This time I have to be intentional. Today is also a patch day of sorts for Warcraft minimalism.
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On Sunday night I finished the alt leveling. The plan I laid out was completed much quicker than I had anticipated. With 7.2 on the horizon, proper alt management becomes crucial. When the new patch hits I will be switching back to the Hunter full time. Knowing the best way to maximize my time on my alts will make for a much more enjoyable and efficient experience.
The following five add-ons are how I keep tabs on my new roster of 110s.
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Another Sunday. Another group of links. Gonna keep this short and sweet this morning because I have three levels to get through on the Paladin today to have the leveling plan complete. I am excited to move on to new plans in preparation for 7.2. Watch out for more in blog posts this week.
Let’s dive into the links, shall we?
Eyes and Ears
Video: Being a Minimalist with JP Sears | This wins. JP wins. It is also absolutely correct.
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We are now 28 weeks into the latest Warcraft expansion. While I’ve always defended Legion as the best Team 2 has released, I never really understood why I said it. Yes, there is a lot of content. Yes, players are engaged. And yes, Azeroth feels alive again. But, none of this made me log in every day. It wasn’t until I began to level my alts where I discovered how good we have it in this expansion.
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Over the last few weeks, I have been experiencing some regrets regarding my time with Legion. I made some mistakes during this expansion, and it is now time I dealt with them.
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Another Sunday morning. To everyone experiencing Daylight Savings today, wouldn’t it be great if they just did away with it? For those who list time zones anywhere on your site, page or signature – remember to change from ST to DT! Incorrect time zone listing is a serious pet-peeve of mine.
But, it is Sunday and you want links. Here are the links:
Continue reading “Lazy Sunday Morning Links Vol.6”
This morning I hit 110 on the Shaman. I started leveling her on Sunday. Six days to go from 100 to max. There is only one thing I can say about this…
Continue reading “When a plan works as intended”