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Just a little dream...

This is my personal search of my Ideal MMO. Some may think, I am silly, or make no sense, but this is my adventure, and my perspective, not anyone elses.

Author: grneyedvixen

My decent to World of Warcraft

Posted by grneyedvixen Monday April 26 2010 at 10:18PM
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So, from my previous blogs, I talked about my first MMORPG, Star Wars Galaxies. Some of my adventures, but to many to compile and remember.
 
So, as my last post, I logged into SWG, November 23, 2004 (I logged into my wow account just so I could see the exact date) shortly after work, and everyone in my guild is going nuts about World of Warcraft. Now, at this moment, no idea what this game was about. I was pretty sad, my whole guild basically was leaving SWG for a different game, a new world, a new everything. I am one who doesn’t like change, and this was change I did not like.

 
So everyone is talking, and telling me I need to come that our Rival Rebel guild was leaving too, and playing wow and we were following to keep the PVP going. So, I left, went to “DUN DUN DUN” Wal-Mart to buy a copy of this game. So, I get home, get installed only to be told “Server Queue time, estimated wait time +45 minutes, 800 + people before me waiting”.
 
I was pissed, my whole guild is in this game making their characters and talking about the game in VENT/TEAMSpeak, and I am stuck waiting. So, I got to SWG while waiting. Was the saddest thing ever, it was a ghost town. No one was on, out of my TONS of friends, not a single person was logged on, like the normal expectancy. I go to the main city, and deserted, I swear, I saw a tumble weed blow by. I knew that was the end.
 
So finally I get logged into the game. I am disappointed for a 2ndtime. I am creating my character. I bitch in voice, “Why do we have to be horde? Nothing is pretty, either I have ugly tusks, skin falling off or I am a Cow!” (Trust me; no woman wants to be called a cow) I was complaining the whole time. Character creation sucks, I have 10 already made faces, 10 shades of skin color (all of which are blue, green or puke. I have stupid hair styles. I can’t make her look unique, I felt like I was in a cookie shop being cut out of rolled out dough.
 
So finally I settle on a Troll Mage, with an ok face that didn’t look like she had major PMS issues. I still wasn’t happy, but I didn’t want to miss out on guild fun. So I log in, there is Garp, the guild leader, waiting for me to help me out. So we start questing. I am thinking, ok this isn’t so bad, never done a quest MMORPG before, this shouldn’t be to bad.
 
I will admit, I got hooked, but not in the way that “This game is awesome and the best thing I have ever played” It was like the hooked, its new, its different and seems to be ok fun.
 
After about a month playing WOW, I noticed my guild had changed. People were in a rush to lvl, and get to the end of the game and about loot and do this instance and that. I am slowly being left behind, because I am taking my time, playing the game, reading the quests and just learning about the game. Soon, I am 10+ lvls behind my guild. I get elite quests, them coming to help me is like pulling teeth. They don’t care, even Garp who I thought was my friend.
 
One time, we all went to Scarlet Monastery. Because it was our first instance to do, so it was fun. We get to the end, and the Staff Drops. So, I roll for it, and I won. I was half a lvl away from being able to use it. So what happens? One of the guild mates throws a fit and freaks out on me that I took it and can’t even use it. He didn’t care that I was so close to lvling. I think at that moment is when people stopped caring about me. I didn’t understand this Need before greed and rolling crap. They didn’t have it in SWG, it wasn’t heard of. So, I was crushed. My guild seemed to hate me, and everyone was just so rude to me. I am thinking, well I can give it to you “Its BOP!!!!!”
 
Noob Moment: “Well What the hell is BOP?”
 
I didn’t know, I was so new to this type of game, I was clueless, and instead of teaching me, and helping me learn they punished me for it. Ok, lets go run SM again, get another damn staff, to  make this freaking cry baby that’s 10 years older them me happy. And we did, but he still was mad.
WoW was by far a good experience for me in the beginning. My friends who were nice, thoughtful and caring in SWG became greedy jerks who only cared for themselves, not for the guild as a whole.
 
So by lvl 50, and Christmas time, I desired to leave WoW (Wish I would have). I was unhappy; my guild hated me, but was nice to my face. I was not having fun. So I went back to SWG. Still dead, with no one around. Then my friend Souleater sends me a tell on SWG. He told me how he and his buddies (some I knew) had went to WoW as well, and I can come play with them. They would help me, and not let me be left behind.
 
So, I logged into WoW, told my guild a big F*&% You, and quit and went to a different sever (leaving my level 50 behind).
 
That’s when my adventure started on Durotan…. And the Red Thunder Clan.

Continue of Star Wars Galaxies.

Posted by grneyedvixen Saturday April 24 2010 at 5:40PM
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So, as I am playing this game more and more, the more I get involved in role-playing. When I first heard of role playing, the first thing to my mind was “Whips and Chains” (I am a perverted female, sue me) then I learned more about real role playing was. It was not about cyber chats, or being perfect with the game lore, for I was awful with Star Wars History. I got enough into role playing I took my character very serious, I worked on her appearance as in physical and style wise. I even changed my profession to being a Image Designer.
 
I loved being an Image Designer, my character looked amazing, and by providing ID to many people, I was meeting tons of people. I made some good money, providing ID. I never charged, it was always free, but tips were welcomed. That’s how I met a little buddy, of mine. I was 20, and this little 15 yr old kid wanted some ID. So we got to talking, and we became buddies from that moment on. He followed me around like a lost puppy, and was very friendly. I introduced him to my Hero, Trega. He soon leached on to our little group of friends. Then, one day, he just stopped playing. Was very sad, but, I guess people come and go, and now to this day, I cannot remember his name.
 
I also met someone through Trega, Scaliwag Spazz, was his name. We didn’t associate a lot in the game, but we were acquaintances in the game. However, believe this or not, we talk still to this day, few times a month. He lives in Los Angeles, I live in South Dakota, never once have we met in the 6+ years we have been friends, but I consider him one my best friends.
 
Then there was Durrell, wow, what a DRAMA Filled RP relationship that one was. He was my first RP game boyfriend. We were nothing serious outside the game world, we had talked on a phone, but mostly was always in the game. At the beginning of this game, I was Rebel. I was like “HELL YEAH, I am going to be on Luke Skywalkers Side!!!” and he was Imperial. Boy, the game web of love we had spun. At first, it was secret Game love, no one was to know, but we were always out PVEing together, soon people found out. I then switched to Imperial, and had been Imperial for about 80% of my game time, and for the rest of the time playing. He introduced me to PVP. I had no clue what PVP was.
 
Noob Moment: “What is PVP?”
 
 
That’s when my love for PVP started. I made my girl a Rifleman/Doc, I was pretty good at PVP too. That’s when people started to notice me. That’s when there were PVP guilds I started to learn of like, <DARK>, <IWCS>, <SYN> and so many others. These were the most popular guilds I remember. I was part of <DARK> for a short time, and soon joined <IWCS>, but that’s a later paragraph.
 
Next person I remember was Semiserious. I remember seeing him, at the beginning of my SWG adventures. He was rather mean, and rude to me. So I basically ignored him. Then, as my interest in Durrell had stopped, he was soon there to take me as his game girl. At this point, I wouldn’t say I was popular, but people knew me, may not even remember me now, but it’s ok. Anyways we were and on again off again item.
 
 
Then there was, Flapjacks. I can’t remember for the life of me what his Game Name was, but that was my nick name for him. We were buddies for a long while, until I joined <IWCS> then we became distant and not sure why.
 
When I joined <IWCS> I don’t think I really knew anyone in that guild when I joined. But I was part of that team for a few months. I had my greatest experience in PVP with that guild. I became good friends with GARP, the guild leader.
 
Aww, gold old PVP Memories!
 
I met others in my adventures, some will always remain imprinted in my memories, as others were soon forgotten, or slowly forgotten over time. I have so many memories of this game, I can’t even place them all in a time line. They are like a blur, but a blur I wish was more clear in my mind.
 
Some great things I remember of SWG was, the openness of the game, the ability to do what I wanted when I wanted. I was not told how to do things, where to go, or how I had to do it. I loved the RP, wasn’t super creepy serious, just good fun. I loved the crafting, how in-depth it was, how resources had stats, which changed, how items would drop, some would be crap, but one would have a good “Mind Fire” on it, and sell for millions of credits. I remember my Nightsister Bracer, which in turn, I had 3. Such a rare item, one was found on the bizarre for so cheap I laughed (Snagged that baby up) two others were gifted to me by my different RP boyfriends. People offered me millions of credits for these, but of course I was greedy. (Sorry, I am a girl who likes nice things).
 
I miss this game in so many ways. Yes, it was buggy, yes there was an imbalance to the game. I didn’t care about instances, or quests. I liked being able to change my skills, by grinding the heck out of them. I had some of the greatest times of my life in this game, and haven’t fully enjoyed a game since I left.
So, why did I leave?
 
World of Warcraft. I had no idea about this game, or what it was about until the day it was released. I logged on SWG, all my guild mates in <IWCS> were in guild talking about it and how everyone was switching to this game. I was sort of sad, but I followed my guild to WOW. It was the worst mistake of my life, but that is for another blog.
 
Tootles
Vixen

Non-Blog related....

Posted by grneyedvixen Thursday April 22 2010 at 1:43PM
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I got my copy of the new Avatar movie, and I am super excited! I fell inlove with this move, saw it 3D over christmas, and couldn't get it off my mind once. I think this surpasses my obession with Gladiator and 300. The visuals were the most amazing thing I seen, and I wanted to be "part of that world!" (Little Mermaid Song)

I guess I am not a typical girl with chick flicks, and super girly things. I love as I call them "Man" Movies, as a kid, I grew up with Rambo, Rocky, Conan and Fantasy movies. Thats my love and passion. Don't get me wrong, I like a good chick flick now and then, and a good Japanese Horror.

Tootles

Vixen

The Beginning

Posted by grneyedvixen Wednesday April 21 2010 at 9:54PM
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How my story began…
 
Back in 2003, I was enjoying my “normal life” being an average 20 year old, lot of friends and pretty big dreams.
 
Well Christmas 2002, my older brother got a Video Game. Now at this time, I liked video games. I played them on the PlayStation, PC and a few other consoles. I have played a few Fighting Games, Racing games (Which I really sucked at) kiddy type games, and was really into SIMs, but mostly liked Final Fantasy games. But I did enjoy them. However, my brother got this game, it was a Star Wars game, didn’t think anything of it, he was super excited I thought “Ok just another reason my brother is more of a SW Fr-Geek” I had no idea what kind of game this was. Sure I have seen him play Ultima Online, but never paid attention.
 
So one night, I am sitting at my computer, while my brother is sitting at his. I am chatting with some friends on Instant Messenger, while he is playing his “Stupid” Star Wars game. I start to pick on him, teasing him (only because he has picked on me my whole life) just a way for me to get back at him. Then he tells me “Why don’t you log on my game and make your own character?” I thought “Yeah right, it won’t be anything I would enjoy.”
 
So after a bit of persuading, he gets me on his computer, and he logs me on and selects a server. He then gets me to the Character creation screen. From that very second, I was hooked, doomed, cursed with the love of MMORPG.
 
My first reaction to creating my character was “Oh My God, This is just like the SIMs, but I have more details I can change!” Brother never played the SIMs, so he was “Ok yeah, whatever.” So I go to town on my character, I am having so much fun, I think I spend at least an hour creating her. I selected her name…. Tenna Diho, selected surveyor and was planted into the world of STAR WARS GALAXIES Online…..
 
Still at that very moment, I had NO IDEA what MMORPG was, or what Online meant. I thought it was just a game where you played solo (like most games on a PC or Console) but had a chat room to chat to other players. I was probably the biggest NOOB there ever was to a MMORPG.
 
So I am running around, have my survival knife, a surveyor without a single clue of what to do. My brother gives me some direction, tells me to get missions from a “Mission Terminal” and helps me with the basics of the game. He still at this point knows I have no clue what this game is about. He then tells me how to use waypoints (At this point, I am thinking the game is dumb, there is nothing around) so he gives me a waypoint to go to, and tells me to go there.
 
As I am running across grasslands, up and over hills and valleys, swimming in oceans, I am close to my end point, about to give up, I go a little further. I make it, I see a huge city. I see other characters running around on speeders, battles you name it, it was happening. Still at this point, I have no idea that these characters running around are actual other people playing, just like me. So I run into the chaos of it all. Thinking oh this is pretty cool, maybe it isn’t so open and boring. My chat box is going crazy, people talking, and selling things. Then someone whispers me. I tell my brother “Someone is talking to me what do I do?” He said “answer them, they are standing in front of you.” I am lost; he then explains what this game really is.
 
I am so blown away, and excited; I can play a VIDEO game with people from all over the World, chat with them and have so much fun. Yes I know, stupid things really get me excited, so from that moment on, I was hooked. I think my first time playing SWG, I played for about 6 hours, until the wee hours of the morning.
 
I was soon playing every day. Even after a week, still very new I stood out like a sore thumb. This is so true that my noobness got me to meet one of the most amazing people I have ever met. I was running in the middle of Corillia, from a recent purchase I had just made on the bizarre, of an Ugly green dress and my survival knife in hand. Not many people have talked to me yet. I think they were scare of the million questions they knew I would ask just by looking at me.
 
While running back out to kill some more monsters, I got a tell “Are you new to the game?” Her name was Trega. I tell her yes, that I have only been playing for about a week, and how I just learned was MMORPGs really are and I am very lost. From that moment, she took me under her wing. The only reason she had found me was her friend Jer (Real life best friend, and in game business partner) saw this poor little red head, running through the city in this ugly green dress and a survival knife.
 
She offered me some clothes, asking my favorite color,  and told me how to get to her shop. I finally make it, and she starts to talk to me, answering my questions and being an amazing friend from the beginning. The rest will be in another blog. More of my stories of my First MMORPG, and each one I have played and tried.
 
Noob Moment: I was given my first speeder bike in SWG, My first question was “Do I have to put gas in it?” (This really only a SWGer would find funny I think, I still laugh at myself for this one)
 
Tootles.
Vixen