BFA is just around the corner

And with BFA I mean the new Word of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth. This new expansion will be released exactly one week from now. The last expansion Legion was one of the best expansions we’ve seen over the years. I’ve enjoyed it very much. But to be honest I stopped playing World of Warcraft several months ago. And this freed up a lot of time to other things that I enjoy. So in that sense I didn’t miss playing WoW at all. In the last ten years I was always actively playing WoW whenever a new expansion came out. But this years I’m not so certain..
I’m trying to pump myself up by watching the latest cinematic trailers that have been released like the one below. And I’m making myself go online before the expansion is released because I still have some unfinished business in the game that I must finish before the release. But I’m having a hard time doing so. I guess 32 degrees Celsius is not exactly the ideal weather to spend behind your computer playing video games. We’ll see what will happen a week from now…

Access to alpha for Battle for Azeroth

Today I received an e-mail from Blizzard informing me that I have been selected to participate in the alpha test version for the upcoming expansion Battle for Azeroth. I hope this means that I will automatically also get access to the beta version that will be released soon. I’m not going to try the alpha version because well… it’s alpha. I’m not even sure if I will be trying the beta version or not. I had beta access before the last expansion was released and I didn’t really care much for it. But it’s nice to see that Blizzard is rewarding me, and other players that have been playing the game for about a decade.

Achieving Ahead of the Curve: Argus the Unmaker

Today was a good day for me in the World of Warcraft. I got my achievement Ahead of the Curve: Argus the Unmaker by killing Argus in Antorus on Heroic difficulty. That means I also received the awesome mount that goes really good with my transmog. Many thanks to Laurens and the people in his guild who made this possible by boosting me. So that’s one thing to cross of my in-game todo list. Next is to start farming reputation at Argussian Reach and Army of the Light factions. I must admit reaching goals like that was a lot easier when I was without a job. But I don’t have any problems with the fact that it takes me a bit more time as it used to. I still enjoy spending my free time on building towards these goals. Or I could switch to watching TV…. nah just kidding, who watches TV anymore? Click on the read more link below to see a short video of the fight with Argus. Oh and for the real fanatics here are the Warcraftlogs stats.

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This is going to change the world… of warcraft

Blizzard announced at Blizzcon 2017 that a new World of Warcraft called Battle for Azeroth expansion will be released somewhere next year. Awesome introduction cinematic, as always. I’m excited! I think most players are excited. Are you excited? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

The video below shows all the previous World of Warcraft Expansion cinematics in chronological order, including the very first one from 2004. That’s the one that marks my introduction to the game when I first started playing in 2006. Back then I had no idea, or couldn’t even imagine that the game would eventually become such an important part of my life in all the years to come, up to this very day. When I watch that first video nowadays, more than ten years later, it sometimes brings tears to my eyes because it instantly takes me all the way back to that period in my life, and I’m just a sucker for nostalgia.

Good news everyone! Blizzard announced that they will also be releasing classic “Vanilla” servers that are going to be like how the game was when it was first released in 2004 before any expansion was released. I’m really excited about this and very curious when we can expect them online. Below is the introduction video shown at Blizzcon 2017 during the announcement of classic realms that shows all the expansion cinematics in reverse as a way to show that we’re going back in time. How’s that for nostalgia?

The community around World of Warcraft is the best community there is. I’m thankful that I became a part of it and feel honored. I love each and every one of you that helped build this international community to what it is today, even the hordies. For the Alliance!!
I have the game, the awesome community and of course mostly my friends from our guild Vliegende Hollanders to thank for all the good times, laughter, social interaction and the great experience as a whole, in the world… of warcraft. A shout-out to all of you out there who who play or have played the game in the past, and who also feel emotionally attached to the World. I love you all, you’re in my heart. GG.

It’s time for some Cosplay!

This weekend is Gamescom 2017 in Germany where Blizzard has already presented their new upcoming content. I was pretty surprised to learn that the new patch goes live next week already!! Still so many things to do before then :-|.  What I always love is the Cosplay contest at these events. Transmogging is one of the elements in the game World of Warcraft that I really like so you can imagine that I have a lot of items/gear-sets memorized. That’s one of the reasons I love watching the Cosplay competition. Some Cosplayers really put in the extra effort what makes their appearance absolutely stunning. Have a look at this years Cosplay event at Gamescom over here on Youtube.

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The quest to find Leeroy

If you are not a World of Warcraft player you should stop reading right now because this post will probably not make any sense to you. I’ve decided to embark on a quest to find Leeroy. He’s not dead yet so he’s got to be somewhere! I will start where the Terminator also started his quest; in the phone-book registry. So let’s start making some calls! I will post the results here soon (press read more below for them once I’ve added them)

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