Friday, 1 February 2013

What is A Death Knight?

This is a basic guide to the Death Knight class in Blizzard's MMORPG, World of Warcraft, it's purpose is to introduce the class to those who have limited experience in MMOs.

Death knights are the first, and currently only, hero class available in the World of Warcraft. They begin at level 55 in a phased, class specific starting zone. To have a death knight in their roster, the player must first raise any other class to level 55 which will then unlock the death knight class at the 'create character' screen.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

On The Giving and Receiving of Help

"Help! I need somebody! Help! Not just anybody!"


Help. It's a loaded 4 letter word for me. "Please help me" is a phrase which fills me with frustration. It's like a little whine behind my back when someone isn't strong enough to manage on their own. It's that signal that you're too weak, needy and pathetic to do it yourself. The needy part is what makes me flare my nostrils and clench my jaw most. And as such, it is extremely hard for me to admit that I ever need help but I'm extremely good at offering, and giving without confirmation of a requirement, help when it's not even been asked for. Condescending cow that I am.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

On Learning Lessons


I firmly believe that in every struggle or confrontation in life, there is a lesson to be learnt. Further to that, I believe that every lesson will keep repeating itself to you until you learn from it. I believe this to be true in every aspect of life, from work, personal, emotional, fiscal, whatever area you find you want to push away or you find confronts you, I bet there's a lesson for you. Until you learn the lesson that you need, to grow and move on, you will keep coming up against the same problem. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Goals. Not resolutions.



Having read Elsen and Grokknar’s recent blogs about goals in WoW, I thought it might be an idea to write up my own. I’ve never done them before but I think this year I will need them simply because there is so much going on now that I’d like to know I’ve achieved a few things!


Saturday, 5 January 2013

Light and Shade - Part Four

This is the third part of a piece of fan fiction I began in the summer and since resubbing to Warcraft I've found my muse again!  You can read the first two parts here and here and the third part here. 

Garim and Raik were talking up a storm by the great fire. The table was littered with empty tankards and if Deme had still been fully human, she would have felt the warmth from the heavy, potent dwarven ale.


Sunday, 11 November 2012

MMOs, The Internet and The Perception of Gamers

A post on Wow Insider recently promoted a link a survey asking about addiction to MMORPGs. As I'm not a USA resident I can't answer it, but the comments on the post at WI, were quite revealing.


1. Survey seems to be rather biased and closed
2. 'People' still don't understand that the internet is a tool that can be used for good, not just a procrastination tool or a thing of evil.


Would I say I've been addicted to the internet? Yes. Would I say I've been addicted to Warcraft? Yes. Does it worry me? No. Why not? Well ....


Monday, 8 October 2012

Lunch Topic - Why are DKs so hated?

Based on today's Breakfast Topic on Wow Insider, the class most people would like to see removed from Warcraft is the Death Knight.

As Demeternoth is my main and a death knight, I'm intrigued (and a little bit peed off) as to why this is the case. What do you think? Is it that the class allegedly attracts the biggest douchebags in the game? Is it that currently in Mists as a blood tank you can be top of ALL the meters? Is any of it really important?