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No goblins were harmed in the making of this post

No goblins were harmed in the making of this post

For anyone who follows me over on Twitter they will have known that over the last few months since I returned to a part-time role in World of Warcraft that I fell out of “love” with my mage. Whether it was because I got bored with casting, or because I don’t like the way that Blizzard are taking the Mage class, but I was wondering if my return was short-sighted. Would I enjoy myself on the mage? Would I find another class? Or would I quit once more?

In short? The answers to those three questions were no, yes and no.

By ditching the mage after just over 7 years I found a class I now enjoy, hell it’s even melee! Yes it’s a fond farewell to Guillin and hello to my Tauren Monk, Straxxia. Why monk? Well it’s quite simple really. I enjoy it. It’s not like other melee classes. Other melee classes I find to be utterly boring and tedious, but with the monk I find every attack to be fun, from the animations to the pretty numbers.

With the new class, came a new guild. My other half recently switched her mage to horde and I decided to follow. I faction changed my human monk to a tauren monk (because “Moo” right?) and joined “The Royal Kilted Yaksmen” on Arathor EU. It’s one of those guilds where there is absolutely no pressure to do anything, which is utterly fine for me. I no longer have the time to commit myself so having a chilled out guild is perfect for me.

Don’t get me wrong. “Order of the Silver Dawn” on the Alliance side of Arathor EU is still a cracking guild, but it is definitely nice to be back on horde.

Apologies if this post is all over the place. It’s been a while since I blogged properly so might take a post or two to get back in the swing of things :).

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Today on Sunday 24th Feb 2013, a new UK-based Starcraft 2 team launched. The e-Sports arena in the UK is one that is growing has the potential to be a pretty big scene. The people behind Roar Gaming recognize this and will be looking to encourage e-Sports to grow.

You can follow them on the following outlets

Twitter – https://twitter.com/roargaming

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/RoarGaming

TwitchTV – http://www.twitch.tv/roargaming

If you are interested in Starcraft 2 or the e-Sport scene as a whole then please show these guys support and follow them. It’ll be greatly appreciated.

Read below for their launch statement

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 About a month a go I noticed a post on Google+ where UK Game retailer, GAME was asking those in the UK what their opinion was of E-Sports after linking an article from the Guardian about the Blizzard World Championships. An interesting (in my opinion) discussion arose and the impression that I got from them is that they are genuinely interested in E-Sports and developing E-Sports in the United Kingdom. Low and behold today the good folks from GAME sent me some new on Google+ that for the next few weeks they will be hosting an amateur Starcraft 2 tournament.

Read below for the information from their Facebook page. (TLDR? Non-professional Starcraft 2 player? Fancy a tournament? Carry on reading)

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A good friend of mine, Stalthis (@GKickStalthis on Twitter), has started to cast Starcraft 2 VoD‘s. Now I know what you are thinking that these casts are a dime a dozen nowadays, but Stal does things slightly different. He doesn’t go after the big fish. He doesn’t cast the Platinum and Grand Master players. What he does is cast those from the Bronze and Silver leagues, those who are very jagged around the edges. In the commentary you get the normal commentary, his own opinions and tips and advice.

The first video of his is up now on his Shalcast channel on YouTube.

Also if you’re a Bronze or Silver league player in Starcraft 2 and want a match or two of yours commented on then feel free to buzz him on Twitter and I’m sure he’ll give you contact information on where to send your footage.

Below is his first cast. Please excuse the poor gameplay from the red Terran. 😉

Part 2 of my guest post on the wonderful Trollish Delver website has been made available.

Once again I’d like (once again) to thank Scott for the opportunity to write for him

The post can be found here

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I currently work for a well-known retailer and what gets me is the amount of bad parenting I see. A prime example of this is what I was told by one person who was buying the new Call of Duty game.
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