This is an installment of my Six Degrees 2017 series in which I take a look at the wonderful blogs that surround Beyond Tannhauser Gate. The blogosphere is large but there are so many friends to be found within Six Degrees.
The title of the first post I looked at – Can I Just Say I’m Stoked for Legion? says everything about the posts I read from Feckless Leader. Ross, the Blog Master, of this site is excited like so many of us were that Legion made Warcraft a place to call home again. In his words, “ the environment just feels li,e Warcraft again”, and I agree. So many people have come back, more places are populated that at anytime during Warlords, and it’s great.
So now that Ross expressed his anticipation, it’s fun to see how he acts on his excitement. This second post – WoW Weekly: Luke 8 Verse 30 – is an interesting post that provides insight into how plans were made by lots of people when Legion came out. So many people took time off work or school to level up and get ready for raiding and alts. I’m not sure if he made it to level cap in the set timeframe he gave himself, but Ross certainly had a good plan to get there. If he didn’t reach level by the end of a week, I’m sure it was shortly afterwards…
A few weeks later, this is an interesting post – I Don’t Wanna Raid…, and I relate to some of the feelings experessed in it. In particular, I resent having to rush through levels to get to the ‘end game’. This is probably one of the reasons I take my time to get to the level cap. With all the requirements to earn reputation, grind items, level up, and such, there just seems to be so much involved with getting the iLevel to properly raid – I get annoyed by it all. Is it really good content when the game encourages you to rush through it so that you can get to the next piece of content? To be honest, though, the post does finish the title with “…I just wanna quest in the world all day” so it looks like Ross wants the best of both worlds.
And speaking about worlds, the next post steps into the real world. It’s a Small World (of Warcraft) is great and really appropriate for my Six Degrees series. It talks about strange meetings in the real world with people you connected to in MMOs. It even mentions Six Degrees of separation, but back to the post…Ross talks about two really cool meetings where he met someone IRL that he knew from their guild – really neat. I have a similar experience where I was interviewed by someone for a job who I later found out was a member of a pirate corporation in Eve that we had been fighting for the month before I interviewed – I didn’t get the job.
Finally, we get to another Wow Weekly – WoW Weekly: Dear Lord, It’s Been a While that looks at things Ross does in and out of the game…this week he takes a look at waiting for his Writing muse, leveling an alt – surprised at how fast his alt rises in iLevel compaired to his main. He also points out some highlights from Blizzcon and the various Blizzard games. This is a neat series of posts that provide a good look at what he’s doing and other goings on in the Blizzard universe.
The whole set of posts cover the evolution of feelings and thoughts as someone goes through an expansion of a game they’ve grown to love. It’s a cool snapshot and I’ve enjoyed reading it. Hopefully we’ll see more from Feckless Leader as things continue to evolve with Warcraft and Blizzard.
In the meantime, the site does have a blogroll and I’m headed to the fourth site of my first run through Six Degrees in 2017. Since Feckless Leader was a 2nd degree site, Kamlia et alia will actually be a 3rd degree site and the first of 2017…see you there next time.
Where I came from: Alternative Chat
Where I’m going to: Kamlia et alia