Why I play

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.

Gold Making Playing Warcraft

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And then there was one: A new direction for Warcraft Minimalism

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.

Weapon New Directions Warcraft Minimalism

 

Something drastic must take place.

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The first true test for minimalism in Azeroth

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.

Minimalism in Azeroth Tomb of Sargeras Warcraft

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5 add-ons for effective alt management in Warcraft

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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Lazy Sunday Morning Links Vol.7

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?

Lazy Sunday Morning Links

Eyes and Ears

Video:   Being a Minimalist with JP Sears | This wins. JP wins. It is also absolutely correct.

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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.

warcraft minimalism nightfallen

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