My gaming regrets

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I recently discovered this new blog through Mama Needs Mana. It’s a blog called Gamerwife where Mariko writes about gaming, other geeky topics and anything else that interests her. She has a monthly link up on her blog called “Gadabout Gamers” where she choses a topic, writes about it, and then other bloggers can write a post about that topic. Last month’s topic was “Gaming regrets“.

There is only one big thing I regret when it comes to games. Something I did when I was 10-13 years old. I sold almost all of my Nintendo 64 games and my Playstation 1 with all the games. I think I sold the Playstation 1 first to buy games to my Nintendo 64. Then I sold Nintendo 64 games to save up money to buy the GameCube and games which was released in 2002 when I was 13 years old. I still got my Nintendo 64 console and my four favorite games The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask, Banjo-Kazooie and Super Smash Bros. But I had so many other awesome games like the Mario Party games, Mario Kart, Super Mario 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo-Tooie and more. I want to buy some of the games back some day, because I want to have them, play them again like I did when I was a kid, I got so many great memories from those games.
I might also buy a Playstation with all the old games I remember. Some of my favorite games were Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Medievil, Pandemonium, Tekken, Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding and Gran Turismo.

I remember how much I regretted selling all those games when I got older, so I didn’t sell my GameCube, Wii or any of the games, I still got everything. I haven’t bought the Wii U yet as I couldn’t afford it when I was released. Actually I still haven’t been able to afford all the Wii games I wanted, or the time to play and finish the games I already have. I want to pick up console gaming soon. As soon as we get a new apartment and a new TV. I want to finish The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and buy the Wii U before The Legend of Zelda Wii U is released some time next year.

What’s your biggest gaming regret?

My Blog as a Mix Tape

I first discovered this link-up on Nerdjoy but it was started by Joie Fatale of Confessions of a Book Pimp.

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What would your blog sound like if it was a Mix Tape? Five songs on side A, and Five on B?
Create a playlist, of 10 songs that describe your blog! Any genre! Any song!
Tweet your link with the hashtag: #MyBlogMixTape! And please, please, please! Leave me a comment with the link to your post! I want to hear all the music!!!

I love music, so this topic is perfect for me! But it’s not easy to pick 10 songs to describe my blog. My blog is first and foremost a World of Warcraft blog. But I’ve also written more personal posts and I would like to continue to write not only about World of Warcraft but about other games, other interests and maybe some personal stuff every now and then. I’ve been working on this playlist for some weeks now, not all the time of course but I’ve been listening to different music, reading lyrics and thinking.

The lyrics are very important to me, I always read through them when I hear a new song I like so I can learn what it’s about and understand it. I often find my own meaning with it because it reminds me of something. The songs I’ve chosen for my playlists are all songs I like a lot from my favorite band Machinae Supremacy, a song from Donkeyboy, my favorite song by Lindsey Stirling, one song by Porcupine Tree and the music from the faerie dragon event in the Whispering Forest.

I’ve added parts of the lyrics that appeal to me.

Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal

There’s a ripped off cord
To my TV screen
Because I will never
be afraid to dream

I’m a dreamer, sometimes I have to remind myself to live in the real world and not only in my dreams,

Machinae Supremacy – Republic of Gamers

We are all equals here
and we fight for dominion tonight
We don’t ask color, race or creed,
dedicated, free-for-all

Passed through my line of sight
You are the one that caught my eye
I’m coming for you right now
Yeah you can try to hide
How many levels can you up
before I track you down and make you die?

The first part reminds me of WoW and how you can be anyone you want, you don’t have to tell anyone who you are in real life. The second part makes me think of PvP in WoW, when you’re in a battleground and see one person and you decide you’re going to go get him/her.

Lindsey Stirling – Minimal Beat

This song is an instrumental and has no lyrics. But the song and the video makes me think of dreaming and traveling, and it gives me inspiration to do what I like and what I want.

Machinae Supremacy – Rise of a Digital Nation

Though far apart, united by heart

We’re all far apart, from different countries all around the world, but internet makes us connected and united.

Machinae Supremacy – A View From The End of the World

Friend me, follow, fan and like
Say, what’s on your mind tonight?

Just as well when the real world feels so small
We are gods here, and we can reach it all
I can hear the whole world call

We excel at passing time, and we share our hearts and our minds

The Greatest Show on Earth is right here on the net
And we are a part of it

Again internet brings us together. We friend each other, follow each other, fan and like. Share our thoughts and what we do with the whole world. We’re part of the greatest show on earth.

Porcupine Tree – Time Flies

But after a while
you realize time flies.
And the best thing that you can do
is take whatever comes to you.

She said nothing ever happens
if you don’t make it happen.

 

Time flies, it really does. We grow older every day. If you want something, you have to make it happen. Follow your dreams.

Machinae Supremacy – Force Feedback

Take a look across this vast uncharted battlefield
You still don’t know your enemy
A bunch of pissed off freaks with infinite mad skills
And a newfound taste for blood

I don’t think you understand
These are our shores and our land
You are a stranger here
And we won’t be idle as you interfere

This song also makes me think of WoW and a new expansion where we don’t know who the final boss will be. Or a battleground where the opposing team don’t know their enemy which is us, “a bunch of pissed off freaks with infinite mad skills and a newfound taste for blood”.

And the second part is also about an enemy who enters our territory and we want them gone.

Machinae Supremacy – Crouching Camper Hidden Sniper

Do you always play warfare just to lay around
With your ass in the grass and your chin to the ground
Again and again every round

Now your chicken shit outfit and need to survive
is just trying my patience and cramping my style
It deals a lethal blow to the thrill
playing punk-hide and seek to get kills

I’m gonna do you a favor
And not t-bag you for your behavior
But even so you and I are far from OK
Your lame bullshit slows down the game

I was all about action, I played every day
But the failed interaction with lamers dismayed
Eroded the appeal of the game

These days I play for one and one reason alone
I’m here to practice muh stabbin’ on pissants who prone
I always got the most knife kills
Check your killcam to review my skills

Are you afraid of a showdown
(Rather) shoot in the back than react face to face
It’s not our fault that you’re slow
now be a good bitch and die before you go

This song makes me think of Counter-Strike. But parts of it can also be about WoW and bad players who don’t do what they should.

Machinae Supremacy – Indiscriminate Murder is Counter-Productive

I know that I’m not meant to kill this indiscriminately,
but I get a bit bit carried away by the sounds of pain

What I may never know is the place of the maze
in which I would have erased some fucking fairies from space
I neglected to ask before I killed the last dairy farmer who knew

I wish I had waited for you
I wish I could invoke some better part of me

I know I’m supposed to be all “the one”
but I have too much fun killing everyone

I came here to play, now could you come out and stay
so I can kill and away you
to the gods you pray to and never look back.

I know that all these NPCs don’t pose a threat to me
But I gotta kill kill something right now and this’ll have to do

This is one of my favorite songs by Machinae Supremacy because it’s different and fun. It also reminds me of WoW.

Music from World of Warcraft – Song from the Faerie Dragon event in the Whispering Forest

This song has no lyrics. But it is so mysterious and beautiful. Makes me think of the event and the feeling of finding a new and secret place, the excitement of adventures in WoW.

So, what would your blog sound like if it was a mix tape? Let me know in the comments below which songs you would add or make your own playlist and post it on your blog. Remember to post a link to your post on Confessions of a Book Pimp :)

Another Liebster Award

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Jojo of Admiring Azeroth has nominated me for another Liebster Award! Thank you!
I won’t nominate anyone else as I’ve already done it once, check my other post about the Liebster Award.

Here are the questions from Jojo and my answers:

  1. Do you still play your first character? If not, why not and if you do, how much? Are they your main or just an alt…
    • No, I don’t play my first character at the moment. My first character was a warrior. He was my main till the end of Naxxramas in Wrath of the Lich King when I rerolled my balance druid alt to help out my guild. My warrior is level 90 but I haven’t played him a lot after I hit 90. I got enough with my druid and shaman which are my favorite classes, but my warrior is my third favorite class so I might play him more when I got more time.
  2. What’s your opinion of the more monotonous side of WoW? Things like fishing, archaeology, rep grinds etc.
    • I don’t like farming. Doesn’t matter if it’s reputation, mats for something, running the same instance over and over again for a mount or piece of gear. It’s so boring doing the same thing over and over again. I even dislike farm raids. Progress raids and working on a new boss is much more fun. Archaeology and fishing can be ok if I listen to music or talk with some at the same time, or while waiting for battleground queue, looking for raid etc.
  3. Which of the in-game races does the real life you best resemble? (I’m a Dwarf or Pandaren).
    • Haha, I’ve actually never thought of that. Maybe a Pandaren. Because Pandaren love good food, being with their family and friends, and taking naps. Some Pandaren also love adventures. They also seem very friendly and like they don’t take themselves too seriously so they’re always fun to be around and come up with a lot of great jokes. I love good food and being with my family and friends, and I like naps. I want to go on adventures and see the world. And I see myself as friendly, fun to be around and I like to believe that my jokes are funny.
  4. What other games do you play?
    • Diablo III Reaper of Souls! Just got the expansion last week. It’s so much fun!
  5. Are you a gold-maker in-game?
    • Well, maybe a bit. I’ve always enjoyed selling things at the auction house because it makes me so happy to open my mailbox to find loads of gold! I started selling flasks in Wrath of the Lich King and earned a big amount of gold there. Or it was big for me, around 50k in a few weeks, without spending hours at the auction house. After that I started selling glyphs and earned quite a bit there. Now it’s enchanting scrolls which don’t sell so good at the moment but it was good money earlier this expansion.
  6. Would you class yourself as a typical gamer?
    • I’m not sure what a typical gamer is. But I would call myself a gamer because I play games and I’ve played games for many years. I think I’ll be a gamer for my whole life.
  7. I play on a laptop which is slowly dying from all the WoW-time. What do you play on?
    • I’m also playing on a laptop. Asus G74SX, two years old, runs games very good actually. I had to buy a laptop if I wanted to continue to raid because I moved around a lot. I know laptops don’t lasts as long as real computers. It acts weird sometimes, freezes and crashes, so I might send it in for repair. I want to buy a real computer before Warlords of Draenor.
  8. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you as a result of blogging?
  9. If all the WoW servers were merged, so EU and US could play together etc, would that affect the game for you? What would you do in celebration? Or could you not give two *beeps*.
    • I would be very happy if I could play with friends from blogs and Twitter who play on US!
  10. We all have at-least one fun fact about us, what’s yours?
    • I think my most fun fact which not everyone knows, but which I already mentioned in my other post about the Liebster Award is that I’m half Filipino. My father was from the Philippines. Many of my relatives from the Philippines live in Australia. I was born and raised in Norway and I’ve never been to the Philippines or Australia, but I would like to go some day.
  11. If you could add a new profession to WoW what would it be? Primary or Secondary?
    • I’m not sure if it can be called a profession. But I’ve always thought I could be fun to be able make more out of our pets, like breeding. Imagine that you can mix some of your favorite pets and create new mixed breeds with new looks and abilities. I’m not sure how it would work out. I wouldn’t want all pets to be able to breed with each other, they might have to be the same family like flying, aquatic, beast etc.

Winner of Mog the World in 80 Days

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Mog the World in 80 Days was a transmog contest hosted by Dragonray of Azerothian Life and judged by Navimie of the Daily Frostwolf, Kamalia of Kamalia et alia and Cymre of Bubbles of Mischief.

It lasted 12 weeks. Each week represented a month and the countries that has their national day that month. We chose one of those countries and made an outfit with those colors which we then sent one outfit per week to Dragonray for judging. When the judging was finished, Dragonray posted the outfits and the weekly winner on her blog. The overall winner would be the one with the highest overall points and most round wins.

I had never entered a transmog contest before or even made a lot of transmog outfits. But I thought it could be fun and decided to try it out. I spent a lot of time chosing the country I wanted to make an outfit for, and even more time trying to find the perfect piece of armor or weapons. Some of the outfits I made turned out great and I was very happy with them, others didn’t turn out that good.

It was always very exciting to check Dragonray’s blog to see if the weekly winner had been announced, but I never thought I’d win, so I was so surprised and happy when four of my favorite outfits won. I never thought any of my outfits would win because I didn’t have a lot of experience with transmogging and I knew that the judges are pro transmoggers.

The final week, week 12 finished two weeks ago and the winner of that week was announced last week. After that all we were waiting for was for the overall winner would be announced. I woke up Saturday morning to a happy surprise, I won! Who would have thought that? I’m so happy! My prize was a digital deluxe edition of Diablo III Reaper of Souls donated by Navimie! It was perfect because I’ve wanted to buy it since it was released, but I couldn’t afford it right now.

Second place went to PlaidElf of Plenty of Paladins who got a mount from the Blizzard Store, congratulations!

I have to thank Dragonray for hosting this contest, it has been so much fun! It has made me really enjoy transmogging and I’ll continue to post some transmog outfits here once in a while. I also have to thank the awesome judges Cymre, Kamalia and Navimie!
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Cymre also made this picture of the highest scoring outfit which is a paladin plate set in the colors of Sweden!


Winning outfits
Here are my winning outfits which also are my favorite outfits and a link to each weeks winner post. I’ve already made a post with all of my outfits, you can find it here.

Sierra Leone  Week 4

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  • Emerald Beholder Eye
  • Tusked Shoulderpads
  • Striderhide Cloak
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Leather Tunic
  • Formal White Shirt
  • Guardian’s Leather Bracers
  • Righteous Gloves
  • Riverblade Waistband
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Leather Legguards
  • Fasc’s Preserved Boots
  • Shard of Azzinoth
  • Shard of Azzinoth

Sweden Week 6

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  • Foreman’s Head Protector
  • Glorious Shoulder Pads
  • Cloak of the Devoured
  • Replica Breastplate of Heroism
  • Stylish Blue Shirt
  • Judgement Bindings
  • Gloves of the Swarm
  • Replica Lightforge Belt
  • Replica Legplates of Heroism
  • Conqueror’s Greaves
  • Scimitar of Seven Stars
  • Crusader’s Shield

Cyprus Week 10

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  • Helm of Burning Righteousness
  • Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior
  • Ornate Cloak
  • Glowing Breastplate of Truth
  • White Tuxedo Shirt
  • Emerald Vambraces
  • Sunscale Gauntlets
  • Girdle of the Endless Pit
  • Imperial Plate Leggings
  • Sunscale Sabatons
  • Light’s Justice
  • Antonidas’ Aegis of Rapt Concentration

Angola Week 11

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  • Hood of the Burning Scroll
  • Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate
  • Cloak of Impulsiveness
  • Cindercloth Vest
  • Yellow Martial Shirt
  • Glowing Magical Bracelets
  • Red Mageweave Gloves
  • Girdle of Ruination
  • Merciless Gladiator’s Silk Trousers
  • Fire Striders
  • Athame of the Sanguine Ritual
  • Drakestone

Which one of these outfits is your favorite? Comment below.


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Dragonray, Navimie, Cymre and Kamalia – Thank you! Big warm and feathery hugs from Syrco Owl

The Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by three different people! The first one was Neri of Mama Needs Mana, second one was Amerence of AmerPriest Blog and the third one was Marathal of When 140 characters is not enough. Thank you!

I had never even heard about the Liebster Award when I was nominated. But after reading some posts about it I learned that it’s a small token of appreciation given to up and coming bloggers. It’s a great way to find new blogs and recognize blogs you think deserve a little extra attention.
It seems like almost everyone I know about have been nominated by now, so it took a while to find some people I don’t think have been nominated yet.

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General info (from Wording Well)

  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: Dearest, darling, beloved, sweetheart
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people
  • It can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work)
  • The choice lies within each of us to accept it, and continue paying it forward or to refuse to accept it, thereby stopping or interrupting the chain. However, if you stop the chain, you are only hurting yourself
  • Personal views play an important part in our choice to participate. Some people have refused to accept it and have made attempts to “break the chain”. There have been many people who have been nominated, yet refused to accept it, and now their blogs have been abandoned
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”
  • Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted
  • Other awards are a part of the whole “meme“. These include “One Lovely Blog Award”, the “Sunshine Blog Award” and the “Versatile Writer Award”

Rules

  1. Write a blog post about the Liebster Award
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  3. Display the award on your blog
  4. Answer the eleven questions that the blogger who nominated you gives you
  5. Give eleven random facts about yourself
  6. Nominate eleven blogs that you think deserve the award
  7. Create eleven questions for them to answer
  8. List the rules in your post
  9. Inform the bloggers that they’ve been nominated and provide them the link to your post

 


 

Questions from Neri of Mama Needs Mana

 

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
    • Other blogs I read inspired me to start blogging. I thought it would be great to have my own space to write about my thoughts on different topics and a place to share my screenshots from the Cataclysm beta which had just started when I made my blog.
  2. If you won a free ticket to Blizzcon, what panels would you be most excited about seeing?
    • I would be most excited about the art panel and the sound panel because I’m very interested in the art and how the game goes from concept art and sketches to the finished game. And the sound panel because I’ve always loved the music in Blizzard’s games and I would love to meet the composers.
  3. How do you balance time in-game with your ‘RL’ commitments?
    • I try to do everything that needs to be done in real life first and then play later when I’m finished with everything.
  4. If World of Warcraft shut down its servers tomorrow (Or you aren’t currently playing), what would you be playing instead?
    • Diablo III
  5. Are there any bloggers out there who you aspire to be like? What is it about them that you love?
    • Cymre: Has one of the greatest blogs I know about, amazing screenshots and inspiring posts. Amerence: Love the way she writes. Always fun and easy to read posts. Neri: One of my favorite blogs because she writes about gaming and other interesting topics like how it is to be a geeky parent :P
  6. Are you brave enough to show us your gaming set up?
    • Sure: Asus G74S, Razer Naga, Belkin n52te Nostromo and Logitech G35
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  7. At what age would you let your children (Real or hypothetical) start playing video games?
    • I don’t have any children, yet. But I would definitely introduce them to video games at some point. Maybe some educational children’s games at first when they’re really young like 3-5 years old and other games when they’re a bit older.
  8. You have a weekend of interruption free gaming ahead of you. What essential supplies do you stock up on to get you through it?
    • Chocolate and ice coffee! Maybe some homemade pizza buns ready to heat up in the microwave.
  9. If you could pick any job in the gaming industry, what would it be?
    • I’ve dreamt about becoming a game designer since I was 10 years old and I haven’t given up on it yet.
  10. Have you ever done any gaming cosplay?
    • Not really. But remember that I used to find sticks in the woods and make them into swords when I was little and pretend to be Link from the Zelda games. I might dress up as a moonkin if I’m ever going to BlizzCon.
  11. What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever seen done in an MMO or multi-player game?

 

Questions from  Marathal of When 140 characters is not enough

 

  1. Do you have a favorite(s) blogger you particularly check to see if they have posted.
  2. Mandatory question I guess.  What made you start blogging?
    • I thought it would be great to have my own space to write about my thoughts on different topics and a place to share my screenshots from the Cataclysm beta which had just started when I made my blog.
  3. Is there any blog post you’re particularly proud of?
    • I’m proud of my post about the Whispering Forest because not many others knew about the even when I wrote that post and it has gotten a lot of hits since I posted it in July 2011.
  4. Any advice you wish you could have given yourself prior to writing a controversial blog?
    • Don’t be afraid to express yourself
  5. Pick a community manager you would love to see as an interactive NPC.
    • I’ve actually no idea as I don’t really know the community managers.
  6. Is there a class or spec that you’ve never played that you’d really like to try one day?
    • I think I’ve tried every class and spec there is, but not seriously. Right now I’m thinking about leveling my 85 mage and try frost in battlegrounds.
  7. Opinion on labels ie. Casual, Elite, Hardcore, can’t we all be called players?
    • We’re all players, but we play at different levels. I call myself a casual player because I don’t play a lot at the moment compared to what I did back when I raided 3 times per week and played every evening.
  8. What are you looking forward to the most in WoD and would you give up a raid tier for them to improve one thing and what would it be?
    • I haven’t actually read that much about Warlords of Draenor. But I’m looking forward to leveling and learning more about the story behind it all. I want them to take the time they need to make it as good as they can. Buuut, I would give up a raid tier for an updated version of the Moonkin Form.
  9. If you could have any WoW mount to ride in real life, what would that be?
    • Swift Zulian Tiger
  10. If they were a playable class, would you play a Ranger? What race?
    • I doubt it, if it’s like a hunter because I’m not a big fan of the hunter class.
  11. Cheesesteak wit or witout.
    • Witout

 

Questions from Amerence of AmerPriest Blog

 

  1. When did you start blogging, what it’s all about and why?
    • I started blogging in July 2010 because I wanted a place to write down my thoughts and share my screenshots from WoW. I also wrote a lot about moonkin back then when I raided 25 man heroic as a moonkin.
  2. Post your most favorite Screenshot of all time!
    • This one from the Whispering Forest faerie dragon event
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  3. Favorite city in WoW you hang out to and why?
    • My hearthstone is set to Shrine of the Two Moons and I spent a lot of time in Orgrimmar when I’m at the auction house. But I think my favorite city is Dalaran because it’s smaller, has an auction house and not a lot of people. I should spend more time there.
  4. Do you play other games besides WoW? Any console you using besides your PC?
    • Diablo III
  5. What’s your favorite Transmog gear?
    • The Feralheart set
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  6. How many WoW characters in game do you have? Do you equally play them a lot?
    • I have 5 level 90s, 7 80-85 and a ton of lower level characters. I don’t play them all. My favorites are my druid and shaman.
  7. What’s your current achievement score? What’s the most favorite one and why?
    • 16480. The old titles The Immortal, Hand of Adal and Champion of the Naaru because they are now Feats of Strength and I remember all the fun I had getting them.
  8. What was the most memorable experience since you started playing WoW?
    • Joining the guild Ash and getting to know a bunch of awesome people <3
  9. How many total deaths of critters do you currently have? What are your thoughts about these creatures since they can battle now with your own Pet collections too.
    • 24937. I don’t kill those you can battle.
  10. First word comes in mind when you think about WoW and why?
    • Raids, because I used to raid a lot, for years, but not anymore
  11. Warlords of Draenor is coming up soon, it’s the new expansion everyone is talking about, what are your expectations and why?
    • I haven’t actually read that much about it, to be honest. I’m waiting until the beta, and if I don’t get in, then I might not read anything at all, just wait for the release. But I hope the new world PvP zone will be fun as I think it’s time PvP got some love. I’m also looking forward to the new flexible raid system because it might be easier to find a guild to raid with 1-2 times per week where you don’t have to worry about missing raids once in a while because I want to play more casual. I also hope they’ll update the Moonkin Form in Warlords of Draenor.

 


 

11 random facts about me

  1. I’m half Filipino, half Norwegian. Born and raised in Norway.
  2. I used to be a huge Brann supporter (Norwegian soccer team) and I went to every home game and even some away games for years.
  3. I don’t have a driver’s license but I hope to get it some day
  4. I used to practice Taekwondo and I miss it
  5. I love metal music and used to go to a lot of concerts

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    GWAR live, Copenhell Denmark 2011

  6. I have asthma but I hope I’ll get better when I start to exercise more
  7. I used to be part of a small amateur theatre group and I had a secret dream about becoming an actress, but I kinda gave up on it. I might get back into amateur theatre as a hobby some day and I’ll always keep my eyes open for auditions in my area.

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    Me with the green cape

  8. I’m open to the possibility that what we call ghosts exists because people I know, trust and believe claim to have had some in their house
  9. I have a cat of the breed Maine Coon, her name is Bonita and she’s brown tabby with white

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    Bonita

  10. I’ve always wanted a tinker horse because they are beautiful and I would like to learn more about horses
  11. I haven’t played an instrument since I played the alto horn and the transverse flute in the school band and the piano at home. But I would love to start playing an instrument again.

 


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I nominate these bloggers

Lyrestra of Alts Etc
Cidien of Cidien
Salvira of Miss Salvira’s Hangout
Saz of World of Saz
Batinna of Batinna games – response
Askevar of You Yank It, You Tank it: Blog of a Tanking Death Knight Lady
Ashunera of Wind Lashed
Nightwill of Info from Nightwill the Altaholic
Vaylen of Legacy of the Brew – response

 

11 questions for the nominees

  1. When did you start playing WoW and why?
  2. What was your first computer/console game and what do you remember from it?
  3. If you were to enter the costume contest on BlizzCon, what would your costume be?
  4. What is your best WoW memory?
  5. What’s the most “noobish” thing you’ve done in WoW?
  6. Do you play any games besides WoW?
  7. When did you start blogging and why?
  8. Is there any piece of advice you wish someone had given you before you started blogging?
  9. Is there a blog post you’re particularly proud of?
  10. What is your favorite WoW secret (hidden place, pop culture reference, easter egg)?
  11. Which zone or area in WoW reminds you of where you’re from and why?

 

Congrats! Have fun :)

 

Mog the World in 80 days!

Mog the World is a transmog contest by Dragonray of Azerothian Life. She started this contest earlier this year and I decided to submit some outfits. It’s the first transmog contest I’ve entered so it’s a challenge but also very fun. Each week represents a month and the countries which has their national day that month and we choose one of those countries and make an outfit with those colors. We can’t share our outfits with anyone until the week with that outfit has passed because the judges aren’t supposed to know who created which outfit when they judge.

I’ve had a lot of fun creating outfits so I want to share those I’ve created here and I will update this post with more as we progress through the contest.

Week 1 – January – Australia

Syrco-Australia-Week-1

  • Rose Colored Goggles
  • Royal Amice
  • Proudmoore Cloak
  • Blue Linen Vest
  • White Linen Shirt
  • Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering
  • Buccaneer’s Gloves
  • Dustfeather Sash
  • Simple Kilt
  • Vindicator’s Mooncloth Slippers
  • Sinister Revenge
  • Buccaneer’s Orb

Week 2 – February – Estonia

Syrco-Estonia-Week-2

  • Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood
  • Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle
  • Blackmetal Cape
  • Mooncloth Robe
  • Blue Martial Shirt
  • Astralaan Bracer
  • Gloves of Absolution
  • Mindfire Waistband
  • Stoneweaver Leggings
  • Astralaan Boots
  • Cudgel of Consecration
  • Fan of Fiery Winds

Week 3 – March – Tunisia

Syrco-Tunisia-Week-3

  • Bloodwoven Mask
  • Consortium Mantle
  • Sky Darkener’s Shourd of Blood
  • Fireworm Robes
  • Formal White Shirt
  • Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering
  • Safeguard Gloves
  • Sash of Whispered Secrets
  • Buccaneer’s Pants
  • Courtier’s Slippers
  • Windweaver Staff

Week 4 – April – Sierra Leone

Syrco-SierraLeone-Week4

  • Emerald Beholder Eye
  • Tusked Shoulderpads
  • Striderhide Cloak
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Leather Tunic
  • Formal White Shirt
  • Guardian’s Leather Bracers
  • Righteous Gloves
  • Riverblade Waistband
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Leather Legguards
  • Fasc’s Preserved Boots
  • Shard of Azzinoth
  • Shard of Azzinoth

Week 5 – May – Norway

Syrco-Norway-Week-5

  • Skyshatter Helmet
  • Azure Shoulderguards
  • Cloak of the Gathering Storm
  • Bloodlust Breastplate
  • Formal White Shirt
  • Imbued Infantry Bracers
  • Icy Scale Gauntlets
  • Formidable Belt
  • Bloodlust Britches
  • Misshapen Boots
  • Torall, Rod of the Shattered Throne
  • Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

Week 6 – June – Sweden

Syrco-Sweden-Week6

  • Foreman’s Head Protector
  • Glorious Shoulder Pads
  • Cloak of the Devoured
  • Replica Breastplate of Heroism
  • Stylish Blue Shirt
  • Judgement Bindings
  • Gloves of the Swarm
  • Replica Lightforge Belt
  • Replica Legplates of Heroism
  • Conqueror’s Greaves
  • Scimitar of Seven Stars
  • Crusader’s Shield

Week 7 – July – Canada

Canada-week7-Syrco

  • Bloodscale Helm
  • Darksoul Shoulders
  • Formidable Cape
  • Alabaster Breastplate
  • White Linen Shirt
  • Warbringer’s Armsplints
  • Ragesteel Gloves
  • Thorium Belt
  • Legguards of the Fallen Crusader
  • Bloodforged Sabatons
  • Hanzo Sword
  • Bloodforged Shield

Week 8 – August – Trinidad & Tobago

TrinidadandTobago-week8-Syrco

  • Hateful Gladiator’s Plate Helm
  • Darksoul Shoulders
  • Dragon’s Blood Cape
  • Warrior’s Embrace
  • Nexus-Bracers of Vigor
  • Ragesteel Gloves
  • Tenacious Defender
  • Dark Iron Leggings
  • Bloodforged Sabatons
  • Warmonger

Week 9 – September – Macedonia

Week9-Macedonia-Syrco

  • Spellstrike Hood
  • Flarecore Mantle
  • Insignia Cloak
  • Robes of the Battleguard
  • Scarlet Filigreed Doublet
  • Durable Bracers
  • Red Mageweave Gloves
  • Voidweave Cilice
  • Crimson Silk Pantaloons
  • Kavan’s Forsaken Treads
  • Sunflare
  • Drakestone

 

Week 10 – October – Cyprus

Week-10-Cyprus-Syrco

  • Helm of Burning Righteousness
  • Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior
  • Ornate Cloak
  • Glowing Breastplate of Truth
  • White Tuxedo Shirt
  • Emerald Vambraces
  • Sunscale Gauntlets
  • Girdle of the Endless Pit
  • Imperial Plate Leggings
  • Sunscale Sabatons
  • Light’s Justice
  • Antonidas’ Aegis of Rapt Concentration

Week 11 – November – Angola

Angola-Week-11-Syrco

  • Hood of the Burning Scroll
  • Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate
  • Cloak of Impulsiveness
  • Cindercloth Vest
  • Yellow Martial Shirt
  • Glowing Magical Bracelets
  • Red Mageweave Gloves
  • Girdle of Ruination
  • Merciless Gladiator’s Silk Trousers
  • Fire Striders
  • Athame of the Sanguine Ritual
  • Drakestone

Week 12 – December – Kazakhstan

Week12-kazakhstan-Syrco

  • Brutal Gladiator’s Lamellar Helm
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Lamellar Shoulders
  • Permafrost Cape
  • Vanguard Breastplate
  • Replica Bracers of Heroism
  • Replica Gauntlets of Heroism
  • Guardian’s Lamellar Belt
  • Brutal Gladiator’s Lamellar Legguards
  • Guardian’s Lamellar Greaves
  • Vulmir, the Northern Tempest
  • Wisdom’s Hold

 

Which of these transmogs do you like the most?