~~For more info on the Liebster Award, see part 1~~
~~You can read Rinike’s post here~~
1.When and why you started blogging?
I started my first blog, Zazzy Mogs, in late September 2012. I love transmogs in World of Warcraft and at the side of making lots of mogs for my own toons I helped a few friends out with finding items for their mogs. After a while I started thinking that maybe it would be fun to have a blog about transmogs. After thinking about it for a really long time I finally took the plunge.
I soon realized that I wanted to do posts on other topics than transmogs, and maybe even other games than WoW. So I started The Pixel Lives of Lorelei in January 2013.
2.If you would be stuck in an elevator and could pick any person (alive, dead or fiction) to be with you, who would it be?
Since I would want to get out of there as soon as possible, I’d go with MacGyver.
3. What do you listen while playing?
Depends on the game. For most games I only have the in-game music and sounds. But in some I games I mute the in-game music to listen to music of my own choice, most often metal of some sort. And for some more tedious tasks, like farming in WoW, I occasionally listen to audiobooks.
4. What is your fandom (if any)?
There are so many things that I love and enjoy. But I don’t often go in to the level of details that is expected of a “true fan”. For example, I love Star Wars but I have no interest in knowing Luke Skywalkers date of birth.
But I guess there’s a few areas where I am a bit more dedicated:
Yotsuba, NCIS, Tabeltop RPGs and World of Warcraft. I guess there might be a few more.
Some of our RPG Books and a few board games.
We have way too many RPG books to get them all in one shot.
Some of my dice I use when playing tabletop RPGs.
5. What colour is your toothbrush?
6. If you would have to choose, what animal you would be?
Some of my friends in high school though my totem animal was the dolphin, but I think I’d rather be a dog. Maybe a Labrador.
7. Would you rather go about your normal day naked or have smelly breath and body odor for the whole day?
I’m usually very cold and have a hard time staying warm so I’d have to go with smelly rather than nude.
8. What was your first computer/console game?
One day my dad came home with a floppy disk (the 5 1⁄4-inch kind) with some classic arcade games on it. I remember that it had Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Those were the first digital games I played.
9. PC or console?
I do have two consoles (a PS3 and a Wii), but I spend a lot less time gaming on them than I do on the PC.
10. What in-game (from any game) feature you would like to have in RL?
Heal spells. Would be so great to be able to magically heal people who are sick and injured. And without any side effects. If the heal spell could also remove debuffs it would be even better.
11. Are you casual or hardcore gamer?
When I first saw this question I almost automatically thought about it from a “World of Warcraft Perspective”, since it’s a hot topic in the WoW community. But then I began to think: “What does it mean to be a hardcore gamer?” So I decided to look up some info online (urban dictionary was very helpful) and put together a definition:
A hardcore gamer is someone who…
…plays video games as a primary hobby.
…typically have fairly diverse taste in games.
…spend a large percentage of their free time playing games.
…mainly cares about good gameplay and don’t mind things like poor graphics.
…spend a lot of their disposable income on video games, consoles, or PC
…spend a large percentage of their free time discussing games, online and off.
Based on that definition I’d say: Yeah, I’m a hardcore gamer. But I know these terms mean different things to different people. And even though gaming in different forms takes up most of my spare time (playing games or talking about them) I don’t see myself as a hardcore gamer but rather just a gamer.
And to give the WoW version of the answer:
I used to be hardcore back in vanilla. I was class leader and raided about 4-5 times a week (with everything that comes along with that). But I’ve since started to play WoW more casually due to IRL factors. And I get more and more casual for every expansion. Sometimes I joke about it and call the play style I have today über casual.