A few weeks ago, Navimie visited our old blogs and suggested that we should write a joined one. Her idea made its way and that’s how The Brutes is born. To thank her for inspiring the creation of our new home, we have written a story in which she is featured. As usual, it is filled with a large dose of (dubious) sense of humor and a pinch of ego-centrism. You can read the story here.

This blog won’t be updated anymore, instead come follow our adventures at The Brutes ;-)

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Since the release of WoD won’t be for tomorrow, I’ve been keeping myself busy with rep. grinds, achievement hunts and the last steps for getting my legendary cloak.

A few days ago, while queueing for raids I had the idea to get exalted with the “Argent Dawn”. But, having that said, I had no idea how to… there is no tabard and there are no dailies. All of a sudden, I got a little discouraged, thinking I would never get that rep. up. Wrong! Actually, after having searched a little, I discovered a fairly easy way that took me less than 2 hours to get exalted with that faction.

After having finished questing in the Eastern Plaguelands, you’re supposed to be “revered” straight. When that’s done, you simply go to “Light’s Hope Chapel”. There you will find an NPC named “Lord Raymond George”, located on the cemetery behind the Chapel. He gives 2 quests: Annals of the Silver Hand (Stratholme) and Aberrations of Bone (Scholomance). Despite they are marked yellow, you can pick them up as many times as you want in one day. Each of them will grant you 2000 Argent Dawn rep.

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Alternative Chat is doing a project where in honour of the 10th Anniversary of World of Warcraft, she is asking players from around the world to answer 10 questions about their experience of the game.

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So, here’s my version:

1. Why did you start playing Warcraft?

When I was younger, gaming in general was quite badly seen in the environment where I grew up in. Especially when your a girl. So, given the fact that it was such a taboo, I stuck to the good old paper and dices role playing games, which we could easily play hidden. It wasn’t until I met my partner in crime and sweet husband, Gamrok, that I broke with that awful stigmatizing world. Eventhough it took me 4 years of watching him explore that awesome world named Azeroth before I jumped on the Blizzard train as well.

The biggest reason I started playing WoW wasn’t to rebel against taboos though ;-) But, because I love to explore new worlds and live adventures that make your creativity juices flow. I love lore and find the world of Azeroth both inspiring and, as weird as this may sound, tremendously relaxing. My husband could always talk with so much passion about “the game” and he was always having so much fun that in my head I was like: man, how crazy am I, not trying this as well. So, one day, the 18th of February 2010 to be precise, was the day I asked Gamrok whether WoW would run on my, then still, iMac (quickly and gladly exchanged for a gaming pc :-)). Since then I’ve been on a roll and became a big Blizzard fan.

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Due to the expected summer phenomena named: sun and heat (yikes :-(), I couldn’t play anything else but “Hearthstone” in order not to fry my graphic card. Which I really can’t afford to happen this year since Gamrok and I are about to make our move to Brussels so,… Hearthstone all the way.

In the beginning, I was losing one game after another. It was only after having reached level 10 that I won for the first time. Somehow, I always expected that a game like this would turn out to be frustrating, but, no, to the contrary, no matter if you win or lose, Hearthstone always remains fun to play. One of the things I like the most is to experiment building decks and the opening of new packs. That last one is incredibly well- done in HS. It makes me feel like a little kid opening Christmas presents. Especially when the first pack contains a legendary. I got my first and only legendary in my first pack… yay :-)

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Finally got something useful from a Blingtron. I still can’t believe it. After all this time… I always summoned my own, but, yesterday, I saw that there were plenty of them up in the Shrine, so, I thought, why spam the place with another one? I don’t know if that did the trick, but, I was quite happy not to receive more Party G.R.E.N.A.D.E‘s or another Extreme Back Scratcher or any other “crapasourus” from that way too shiny little thing. Anyway, Lil’ Bling may not be the cutest among all WoW pets, he’s quite welcome in my collection nevertheless. Talking about pets, I really should do more pet battles and stuff…

Blog Azeroth: What in WoW Reminds You of Home?

Due to the lack of time and most of all, the lack of a blog, I didn’t participate to Blog Azeroth Shared Topic a few weeks ago (or should I say months…). Syrco of Syrco Owl came up with a great and simple question: “What in WoW reminds you of home?”.

I live in multicultural and tiny Belgium. We have mountains, forests, the sea, our big capital city, Brussels, and most of all… fields, lots of fields and meadows… Especially, in the part of Belgium where I come from.

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The zone that first popped into my head was Westfall. It’s a tranquil farming area that brings back a lot of childhood memories. Eventhough, I haven’t been raised on a farm and my parents were far from being farmers, our house was surrounded by them. The haystacks, scarecrows, lonely trees in the middle of a plot…

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Maybe this already is old news but, man, am I excited to see “Siskie”‘s new look in WoD. The revamp of the female Orc is awesome. Goodbye blank stare, hello facial expressions. I’ve been staring for quite a while at the new models now. The more I look at them, the more I love them. From the visible muscle tones, to the haircuts, to the new look of the tusks. Hell, I like the whole package. But, not only the Orcs look amazingly well-done, the new female Tauren models are pretty kick-ass as well.

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The size of the hooves remain practically unchanged but, a huge upgrade on the hair (love the bangs ;-)) and again: facial expressions. Can’t wait to see my druid rocking this upgrade.