A moment of reflection on a Warcraft expansion

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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Playing with Purpose | An update on Warcraft Minimalism

It has been almost a month since I began the minimalist gamer project. The decision to attempt Warcraft minimalism has reinvigorated my interest in the game reaching a level is hasn’t been at since Burning Crusade. While I did log in every day during Warlords of Garrisons, I did not necessarily find it fun. It was more of a requirement because of all the gold to be made. But now, having a renewed purpose, a goal and a project to work on every time I enter the game, it makes for an incredible playing experience. The fun has returned to Azeroth, and it was all because of the following three steps.

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Lazy Sunday Morning Links Vol.5

 

Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope your week went as well as it could have. I am already beginning to lose track of the days after one month of this little project. Last week was easy. This week is hard. Prepping for baby is eating into my personal time. Why I know I should not be surprised, I still am. But, enough about my struggles. You’re here for links.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Lazy Sunday Morning Links

Eyes and Ears

Song:   Gravity by Jasmine Kara | Guilty pleasure time. This track has been on repeat for me since I discovered it a couple weeks ago. I love Swedish dance pop and this hits all the right marks. All the signs of a breakout summer song right here.


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Walking Away

Yesterday, I left Twitter.  As of right now, it is a temporary deprivation for Lent. But, one day after walking away, I already feel lighter. I know I have gained back time. I see relationships that will be stronger.

The next forty days will be free of retweets, mindless banter, memes and most of all – noise. (Note: I will be still sharing posts on Twitter via Buffer)

 

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But Lent? Really?! Okay, you got me. Yes, I am not a church-goer or even very religious, but I have always loved Lent and depriving yourself of something for a time. In retrospect, Lent was my first introduction to minimalism. But I fail at one major part of Lent, which is boasting about my sacrifice.

So, in the spiriting of boasting, here is all I am planning to give up in the next forty days.

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Lazy Sunday Morning Links Vol. 4

The last Sunday of February. How is it almost March already? The fourth volume of Lazy Sunday Morning Links and it is becoming easier to compile each time. Gotta love it!

I hope you find value in one of the items posted. As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Lazy Sunday Morning Links

Eyes and Ears

Song:  Strangers by Tritonal | While everyone is losing their mind over Zedd’s new track, I have been listening to the new Tritonal and chillin’. Piercing the Quiet was one of my favorite releases of 2011 and remains my favorite driving album, so any new Tritonal is great in my books. Now, if we could just get some new Above & Beyond…
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Returning to focus

This week I lost the narrative. One simple action derailed two days and I allowed it.  No one else. It took 48 hours for my focus to return.

Ian Malcolm Returning to Focus

It started as a simple reply to a tweet from the Warcraft twitter account. I thought, like with many of my previous tweets to Blizzard accounts it would have a few interactions. Maybe one or two retweets. Probably a dozen or so likes.  I was wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong.

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Applying Minimalism to the World of Warcraft: My first steps

When I began floating the idea of applying minimalism to the World of Warcraft experience, I had very little idea what it entailed. I knew that my interest in the game was waning. Anytime I logged in I was feeling overwhelmed by the options in front of me. I wanted to be playing the game. I just didn’t know how anymore.  Something had to change which is why I decided to look for a solution.

Minimalism to the World of Warcraft Dalaran

 

In my day-to-day life minimalism has brought me many positive outcomes. Through decluttering, I have less to worry about, less to clean and less to maintain. By removing the unnecessary, I can focus my time on what matters to me and move forward without being concerned I should be doing something else. I can set a plan of how I want my life to look and make intentional decisions. Limiting the things in my life to only those that matter means I am no longer tied down by any misplaced attention.

Days become more enjoyable. Each action is intentional. My ability to adjust is greater since I do not have as much on the go.

 

These are all things I want in my World of Warcraft life.

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