Liebster Awards! (part 1)

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This last week I was flattered to be nominated not once, but twice for a Liebster Award! Thank you to Zeirah and Calidyn! I’m going to do this in 2 posts, too, so I don’t take up too much space. Here is part 1!

So! What is a Liebster award, you may be asking? I asked myself the same thing, because, even though I’ve been blogging online in some form or another for almost 20 years (holy crap that’s a long time!), I’m not great with the whole blogging “culture”. I’ve always been on the outside looking in. So off I went to investigate, and taking a page out of Calidyn’s book, I’m stealing a quote:

“Well, it is only an AWESOME award given to up and coming bloggers. Given by other up and coming bloggers. It’s a cool way to find other blogs and feel like you are getting into the blogging stratosphere. It is simple, you get nominated by someone else, mention their page and a link to their blog in your Liebster Award Post, answer the 11 questions they give you, then tag 11 other nominees and give them a new set of 11 questions to answer.”

It’s just a nice way to share some blogging love. (This blog has a great run down of how this has changed over the years)

Since I received her nomination first, I’ll be answering Zeirah’s questions first. 

1. What is your favourite zone in wow?

my favourite zone from this expansion is Vale of Eternal Blossoms. I loved the lead up to this zone – the secrecy about a magical place, the little previews from quests in the Valley of Four Winds, convincing the Celestials to let us in to the Vale, and then finally walking in and seeing it – beautiful!

And then Garrosh went and screwed things up, and now it looks thoroughly depressing. I was shocked when it first happened. I knew it had happened, but it was really awful zoning in for the first time and seeing just how badly it was destroyed. I flew around looking at all of the destruction. And then I heard the music. It had changed from being generally beautiful music to something incredibly sad. It was the sound of the mourning of the Vale and it broke my heart. 

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Honourable mentions include Dragonblight and Timless Isle (it’s like a giant easter egg hunt!!).

2. What is your idea of a perfect day?

There are a multitude of things that would make a perfect day. But for me, the only things that will guarantee me a good day are not setting my alarm and waking up whenever I want to, and seeing Thor’s face when I wake up and go to sleep (I know – nauseating much! Can’t help it – love the guy!).

3. If you could be any npc, who would it be and why?

This is tough, I mean, where do you start? I’m gonna go with….. Lorewalker Cho! Dude loves his lore, and that makes me happy 🙂

4. Aside from food, water, and shelter, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Tea. I drink a LOT of it. Just English Breakfast or Melbourne Breakfast – I don’t like fruit or herbal teas or anything. Just plain, simple, tea. With milk and far too much sugar 🙂

5. Why do you blog?

I’ve written a bit about this in this entry. I think another reason I specifically blog WoW stuff is that it’s a nice way to explore the world of Azeroth outside of the game itself. I love reading about other people’s adventures in the game. Especially when I’m at work – nice way to district myself from a cruddy day. 

6. What would you tell a brand new wow player about the game?

I’d tell them:

  • say goodbye to your spare time
  • do things slowly and enjoy the story
  • remember – at the end of the day, it’s only a game. If you stop enjoying it, it’s time to reevaluate what you’re doing in the game, or walk away. 

7. If you could pick any theme for the next expansion what would it be?

When I was levelling my Warlock I took a trip to some different areas to quest. One of these led me to a quest line and scenes of the Infinite Dragonflight. I looked in to their history and involvement in the game lore and was fascinated. I guess everyone who’s played the gam along enough has probably had enough of them, but reading through some of their history, I can’t help but wonder if they’re just misunderstood? Sometimes it looks like they were trying to help… but maybe I’m reading it all wrong. 

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image from WoW Insider article: http://wow.joystiq.com/2007/08/27/killing-your-grandfather-what-happens-if-you-wipe-in-the-cavern/

I’m looking forward to Warlords of Draenor, though. 

8. What is your favourite mount?

I had a go at answering this one here. But honestly, my favourite changes all the darn time. At the moment I’m loving my dread raven mount for flying (has a very peaceful flying sound effect) and the hearthsteed mount for ground mount. One of my favourite things about WoW are the sounds effects – when you’re riding a horse, you get that satisfying “clip clop” sound horses have. But even better – when you’re on a horse in the snow it’s muffled and crunchy sounding; when you’re on a stone bridge it’s louder and sharper; when you’re on wood it’s deeper. 

9. What cheers you up?

Blowing things up in WoW, reading, ice-cream…

10. Glass half full or half empty?

Both. It depends on the situation. I try to see both sides of everything, so will look from a positive side and a negative, but I don’t really let my view of the glass determine how I’ll react to a situation. I just do what needs to be done. 

11. Whats your favorite thing to do in wow?

I love levelling. 🙂 I really do. I’m slowly making my way through the Loremaster achievement in my spare time, though lately I’ve been focussing on getting through the legendary quests for my shaman so that she has a better survival chance when WoD drops. 

That’s it! On to part 2 with questions from Calidyn. 

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