I know I haven’t done these in a while but better late than never as the saying goes. This week on Blog Azeroth the Shared topic comes from Akabeko over at Red Cow Rise.
Most everyone has a routine for when they play WoW, but do you have any habits that are particularly eccentric? Do you always log out in the same place, try on other’s gear when inspecting, or obsessively spam a macro or trinket at weird times? Out of game, do you have to crack your knuckles every time you take a flight path, put on your PJs in order to really get into the game, or tab out immediately upon wiping?
I’m sure I have a number of quirks that go unnoticed by me but here’s a list of the ones I do know I do.
- Sitting in Stormwind
I have rececntly picked a spot in Stormwind that I like to just sit upon and go about chatting up various gamers that I’m lucky to call my friends. This spot is on the left railing of the Stormwind Bank. Although it’s quite painful to watch me try to seat myself upon this perch, because as much as I LOVE playing the Draenei race, their legs darken my soul just by seeing them. Luckily this issue is taken care of by the kilt Anslym wears. My issue being, if I sit too close to the edge of the railing Anslym’s legs tend to not dangle off the end put their just propped up on the air which is why I spend a few moments positioning myself so I sit comfortably without any bits dangling. Here’s a picture to demonstrate what I mean.
2. Hungry for a Home
Across my adventures in Azeroth I always find beautiful and peaceful places. Instead of taking screen shots of them, which I should start doing, I imagine if Player Housing was available and what it would look like if Anslym were to make a house there. Here’s an example of a nice quiet place I found in Elwynn forest just by Stormwind.
3. Layout for Levelling
I always plan what character I’m going to play next and in what order this will happen. My current character layout being: 80 warlock, 58 mage, 58 druid, 44 hunter. I plan is to level my hunter to 58 and station her on the Outland side of the dark portal, then the druid gets to make it to Northrend, then my warlock gets to experience the Cataclysm first hand and she gets to level 85, then my mage makes it through the Outlands, then the Druid gets to Cataclysm, then the hunter makes it through Outland, Mage through Northrend, Druid through Cataclysm, Hunter through Northrend, Mage through Cataclysm and then finally hunter through Cataclysm. Confusing? Here’s the TL;DR version.
- Hunter – 58
- Druid 58 – 68
- Warlock 80 – 85
- Mage 58 – 68
- Druid 68 – 78
- Hunter 58 – 68
- Mage 68 – 78
- Druid 78 – 85
- Hunter 68 – 78
- Mage 78 – 85
- Hunter 78 – 85
This is of course intermingled with my paladin levelling through the LFG feature.
Anyone who uses hot keys to move, this phrase looks familiar. If I’m in the middle of a whisper and we pull a boss and I usually just send the message up to where I was when we pulled. Sometimes I forget and try moving and then I realize why it isn’t working. My guildmates all understand what this is and we just accept it because it’s only a matter of time before it happens to us.
5. Climbing crevice
Due to the ranged nature of most of my characters I love finding a nice perch to jump onto and attack from there. Stockade is a good instance for this, so are any of the Hellfire citadel ones. I guess I just like being above the playing field.
Out of Game:
1. Spinning the Scroll
Whenever I wait from something or someone I love spinning my mouse wheel back and forth under my index finger. I don’t know why but it just happens. I’ll zoom my camera in and out and all about, I do this out of game on the internet as well.
2. Scandalous Snacking
I once made myself fondue for a raid, yup, melted chocolate with bits of crackers and fruit. I often do an assortment of veggies and dip to munch on while raiding but more recently I’ve taken to raiding with some yogurt, activia being my favourite.
3. Awesome alliteration
I have no idea why it appeals to me so much but I love it, as you can tell I use it in my blogging all the time.
Well those are all my quirks while playing World of Warcraft? Let’s hear some of yours.
P.S I know it’s late but I had some issues with the laptop to computer cross-over, I just decided to post this off my laptop and forget about the pictures I took on my computer.