Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Quickie

Can I just say that you guys are the greatest? Why you may  be asking yourself? Well, it is because that  everyday for the last several months, you stop by the blog and check to see if I have updated anything around here. Now I do not know about anyone but me, and I have to say that I think you guys are the greatest to continually come back around here just to see if anything new has been updated. That really means a lot to me personally and I just wanted to express my appreciation for your continued support.

Alright! Now that we have that emotional heart felt warming stuff out of the way, let's talk shop. The blog has been pretty barren for quite some time, aside from the occasional Sunday Brunch we have every now and then. I aim to start changing this as soon as possible. So the question is how do I plan to go about this? The simple answer that requires no thought is to simply say that I plan to write more, but I know you guys probably want to know more than that, right?

Well, one way I plan to get a little more active is by expanding what we cover around here. Now I know in the past, I have talked about wanting to become more focused on gaming as a whole, rather than being entirely centered on one game. This has not changed! Let me repeat that... this has not changed! I very much plan to continue discussing WoW, as I spend quite a lot of time playing the game; however, the time I spend in WoW now is more casual than I have ever been and I do not feel that I could write in-depth posts for the more progressed player. What I can do though is share with you what I am doing. For instance, most of you would probably be surprised to know that Ruhtra has been parked for quite some time, as well as my Mage Azurelazuli. Instead of healing, I have taken on tanking with my Death Knight, Druid, and Warrior. That is a pretty big change for a guy who has done nothing but healed since back in Vanilla. I also plan to share a little bit about my insights into the different classes, since I am leveling multiple classes versus staying with just one or two. There are several other things on my mind that I am debating on, but the good news is that I do have several things in the works that revolve strictly around writing here at Holy Shock.

In addition to the written articles I have been working on, I also plan to continue our YouTube channel. Now for right now we pretty much have only one series going at the moment, The Nub Seeker. When I first started this series, it was primarily a way for me to track quests and earn the title of "the Seeker"; however, when Blizzard merged our achievements, I earned the title off of the combined quests I had completed between all of my characters across my accounts. I was slightly bummed and had considered just shelving the series and looking into something else, but then when I had been watching some pre-recorded footage, I realized that I was actually having fun with seeing the content of the reworked zones. After doing some serious thinking, I finally decided that I would continue on with the series. The concept as it stands currently, is to record the quests and then go back and provide the commentary on how to complete the quest. Then with the time that is left in each video, I plan to discuss things that have come to mind from doing the quest. This can include discussions about macros, play styles, quest design, lore, or anything else specifically related to the quest that is being covered in that episode. If you have not checked out the series, then make sure and click on this link or select the tab from above and take a look at the Nub Seeker series. Your support there would be awesome and would certainly inspire me to continue working to improve the series.

In addition to the Nub Seeker, I just added a section up top titled, "Shockcraft"! This is for a new series I am launching today that is simply me playing Minecraft on a server that is being sponsored by Holy Shock. At this point I have no real goals for that series other than to just have fun. Now the first episode has absolutely dismal sound quality due to all of the extra sounds that have been added in from the Tekkit Classic mod pack. So my apologies if you cannot hear anything of what I am saying in that episode, but I promise that things will get much, much better there as well. So if you like Minecraft, then give this series a try and let me know what you think.

I have been experimenting with social media lately as well. We recently launched a MAS Gaming Community Facebook page and I have to admit that there is a decent amount of work that goes into maintaining a page like that. I also set up a page for Holy Shock, but have yet to do anything with it. I plan on changing this, just not too sure exactly how I am going to go about it. So basically, stay tuned for more information about our adventures in social media!

Well, I think I have taken up plenty of your time today. I hope you guys continue to support us here at Holy Shock. You guys are awesome and you have my promise that we will always be thankful and appreciative towards each and every one of you. Well, I hope you guys have a great day and I will see you next time!

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