A personal blog about reading, writing, Warcraft, and life in general.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pumpkin Fever

Autumn is quickly approaching, and with Autumn comes a plethora of amazing flavors. No, I'm not talking about the all the colorful leaves falling through the air and littering the ground. I am talking about all things Pumpkin: pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin seeds, and whatever else you can make with pumpkin (canned OR fresh). In my opinion, there's no other ingredient that can go into such a wide variety of foods and create such an excellent flavor. All that stuff is coming soon, and I know because the beer is already out. The beer is always first, and it's my favorite.

Or, my vice, rather.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Community Blog Topic: Do we need more levels?

Last night, WoW Insider put up this Community Blog Topic, and I think it is a really interesting and controversial subject.

Right now, the max level is 90, which is pretty high. And with a new expansion looming, that number could potentially go up to 100 (although if they continue what they have done the last two expansions, it will go to 95), and 100 can be a very intimidating number, especially when you are just beginning the leveling process. Many players have voiced their opinion that they no longer want any more levels, that there are too many already, their alts and new players can't handle it. What do I say? What are my feeling on this? Well, I am completely against it. But first, let's take a look at how putting on a cap on leveling could be a good thing.

What's the write way to balance things?

My life is pretty...busy...right now (that's an understatement). I'm thirty years old, I have a wife and two kids, I go to college full time, I'm a stay-at-home Dad, and I have a part-time job (which I absolutely hate). I'm also a writer, a reader, and a gamer, obviously. But those last three are extremely hard to fit into my schedule and keep everything balanced. I know I should focus mostly on writing, as that is the one that has the highest chance of paying off in the end. But reading and gaming are important, too. They provide inspiration and relaxation, and allow me to "get away" from my otherwise hectic and busy life. We all need some time to ourselves, right?

So the problem I face is how to balance it all out. This summer I spent way too much time gaming, and not enough time writing. I had even planned on doing more reading, as well, but I'm not overly concerned about that. But now school is about to begin again, and I will have even less time for writing. I would really like to get a job as a writer (until I become a full-fledged author), but I need more work to show off, and gaming isn't helping.