With the way World of Warcraft both attracts new players and loses old ones, it’s more than likely we’ve all lost a few arena partners. Or perhaps you’ve never really had any. https://www.teamfind.com/ is a great way to find people to play with for Arenas and RBGs, and in the future they’re pretty certain to expand to other aspects of WoW, PvE or PvP related. It offers you an instant visual into all the information you’d usually have to ask someone to link, or click through their armory for and also shows you a little more information about them. I got the opportunity to talk to it’s creator, Pyrilus, and find out a little more about him and the websites plans for my second interview.
Firstly, apologies for the lack of WoW content over the past two months. This isn’t one of those ‘I was too busy to write’ scenarios. Indeed, there’s several posts sitting on my desktop from ‘Mists of Pandaria: The Good, the Bad and the Goodbye’—currently and, most likely, permanently 12 pages of notes—, ‘ The “Death” of WoW: MoP, Guild Wars 2 and the Future for Blizzard’—a near complete post requiring just a short section and a conclusion to be completed—and, finally, an attempt at some bare bones news coverage of the recent EU regional tournament. The latter mention there been a tournament with paint-drying-eye-gouge-inspiring double Shaman action, which I can only say I’m glad to have missed. I also had plenty of ideas for future content with one certain idea, ‘What Cataclysm Got Right’, been a particular favourite to think through.
Unfortunately, I just no longer have any passion left to write about World of Warcraft. I haven’t played the game since around February and haven’t really been motivated to return for Mists of Pandaria. However, don’t take that as a knock, the forthcoming expansion has plenty of PvP potential from real choice orientated talent design, resilience and the potential eradication of PvE gear, a slick and balanced new arena in the form of Tol’vir, two new BG concepts and another to follow, an aim to bring back World PvP to poker-esque strategy with the ability to see your opponents class and specs (but not talents and glyphs) in the staging area.
Once again apologies for the lack of content. It’s highly doubtful I’ll ever post about World of Warcraft again. In hindsight I should have tried to recruit new writers a few months back when I felt myself waning in regards to World of Warcraft. It left Hydramist, a site I’ve long been a massive fan of, looking bare and let the sites fans down.
This then is where I’ll partially bow out and attempt to recruit a new set of bloggers to cover World of Warcraft and, hopefully, revitalise this blog.
With 75 posts (including this one) since September last year, it’s been an amazing ride. Thanks to everyone for reading my content and I hope you enjoyed it all. It’s been extremely awesome covering WoW here on Hydramist and I’d like to thank Hydra and syeren for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to act as editor-in-chief. I’d also like to thank the rest of the writers we’ve managed to recruit, they’ve been amazing to work with. I’ll still probably be around in the background and, hopefully, cover some other gaming topics from time to time, but for now it’s goodbye.
Hydramist is looking for passionate and knowledgeable World of Warcraft players interested in becoming official Hydramist bloggers. We’re looking for motivated individuals to provide new and exciting World of Warcraft PvP content covering a range of issues. While it’ll be down to each writer to select the issues they wish to write about, the ability to provide the latest e-sports news, game play analysis, the latest information from Mists of Pandaria and in-depth analysis of the latest patch notes will be a major plus. It’s not necessary to be a top tier player, but the ability to write about top tier play would be beneficial.
If all that sounds a bit over the top and dramatic, don’t worry. Provided you have the passion and ability to write somewhat coherent sentences—unlike me—this is something any avid World of Warcraft PvP fan should consider.
To apply, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org -
I’ll be sorting through applications next week.
Fan (fanboy) is an abbreviation from fanatic. A word which carries a burden of negative connotations and rightly so. Indeed, throughout history we’ve encountered many form of fanaticism. A fanatic can act uncritically with great zeal or passion in many different areas. Religious (God wills it, thus we shall purge heathens by holy flame), nationalistic (Germany before WW2), racial (Ku Klux Klan). In our modern society we developed a new form of fanaticism: sports (which can be stretched to e-sports as well) and products, I’ll take a closer look at the latter form.
Of course there are many kinds of products, however we won’t be discussing disputes between Coca-Cola and Pepsi (because everyone knows Pepsi is much better). Do you see what I did there?
Instead we’ll focus on something we actually care about, games.
It was a beautiful day in Irvine, sunny California. On my way to work I was thinking about a very important meeting in the R&D department. I was generally a calm person, however a shadow of anxiety had crawled through my mind. “Oh, I have a bad feeling about this” I thought to myself while I was about to step through the gateway of hell… I mean, the glorious company that I had dreamed to work for since I was a teenager. As it turned out, my prediction was right.
The receptionist threw me a fake smile as I was on my way to R&D. I didn’t mind it much. Maybe because I wasn’t looking at her face, my eyes were glued to her huge breasts emerging from her unpinned shirt. “Oh the things I would’ve done with you…”. My erotic fantasies were violently interrupted by the sharp voice of Greg Street.
So I’m back in sunny sunny UK (lol) after two weeks of non stop Diablo 3 action and i can honestly say although it was a lot of fun, although very tiring and I’m glad to be home so I can have some chillout time. Having said that I’ve done anything but chillout since getting home since there’s just one week left of rated phase of TR to qualify for regionals so most of my efforts have been and will be on that for the next few days.
So i figured I’d cobble together a blog quickly before streaming this afternoon to let everyone know a bit more about the trip and how it went etc.
First of all it’s important everyone realises the purpose of the trip which wasn’t just to get first 60, but to gain publicity and awareness for athene’s charity campaign http://opsharecraft.com/. Over the duration of my visit of about two weeks they managed to raise $130,000 for people in the horn of africa due to the increased stream views gained from the Diablo 3 event.
The trip started out with the usual 2hour bus ride to London Heathrow airport where i would meet up with redhot aka mike aka bigbadmike where we would enjoy an english breakfast/tropical smoothie combo.
Moral of the story, food at airports sucks and is a ripoff; but i guess everyone knew that already.