Month: November 2013

Three reasons why I look forward to Warlords of Draenor

warlords of draenor

In case you’re living under a rock or have been doing your best to ignore it, but last weekend, Blizzard announced World of Warcraft‘s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor at Blizzcon. And unless you’re just not involved with the MMORPG community, you will probably have an opinion about this. Everyone and their mom are writing about it, so it can’t hurt to join the conversation. So, what do I think about the announcement?

Freakin’ awesome.

And that’s coming from a guy who reacted to the previous two expansion announcements with one word: “meh”. I’m actually amazed that the announcement of Warlords got me so hyped, so in order to put some rationality behind the irrational fanboy raging inside of me, here’s my top three reasons why I’m looking forward to Warlords of Draenor.

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No more zero days

Many of my readers are heading into their second week of NaNoWriMo. For some, keeping up with the word count is easy like sunday morning, while others have fallen already behind. Some, however, are also considering to give up the fight, knowing they will never reach those 50.000 words within a month. They look at what they have written and whisper: “this can’t go anywhere. How am I supposed to finish this?”. Then, they stare at their word count, wondering how they will make the average of 1.667 words a day. With a frown on their face, they close their document or throw their papers around the room. They have given up.

If you are one of those people, I salute you and congratulate you on the balls to just screw it. However, I urge you to write on. Does that sound like a paradox? Well, here me out.

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A quick update

Yes, I am still alive. Yes, I’ve been doing stuff. And yes, I’ll give you a quick rundown:

  • NBI is over now, and I have to honor to have been awarded the Good Monicker Medal this year. Thanks and shout-outs to all the other participants and winners, it was a blast! 😀
  • NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and my project “Digital Dragonslayers” is trudding along. I have to admit, it’s pretty hard to write a piece of non-fiction, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I won’t make it to the 50.000 words at the end of the month. Still, I have this special NaNoWriMo feeling again, caused by just writing, writing and writing.
  • BlizzCon is also on, and we’ve been introduced to the new World of Warcraft expansion. I will give you the full monty later, but here’s my opinion so far in a few words: cautiously hyped.

Well, that’s it for now. Have a great weekend!