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The Casual Gamer

An infrequent blog about the trials and tribulations of running a casual raiding guild in WoW. And anything else that I feel the need to talk about to random strangers on the internet.

Author: thrakin

I haz a blog!

Posted by thrakin Monday May 11 2009 at 3:50PM
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Well, wadda ya know. I officially joined the blogging community today.

As I join this very exclusive club with a very small member base, I do hereby pledge to do my best to be entertaining, witty and insightful.

I swear upon my gaming keyboard to use spellcheck and to not blaspheme against the almighty Gods of Gaming.

I shall honor Wintereenmas and keep it holy.

But above all, I shall not flame, and shall respect my bretheren and sisteren.

Now that that's out of the way, who the hell am I?

Well, my name is Thrakin. Obviously that's not my real name, and I don't feel I know you well enough for that kind of commitment. We're having fun, aren't we? Why must our relationship change so soon?

But I digress.

I run a "Casual Raiding" guild on the Scarlet Crusade server of World of Warcraft called Ashen Twilight. I have been playing an MMO of one type or another since 2002, and have been in WoW for about 3 years or so now.

Ashen Twilight is actually a form of the first guild I ever joined. I was playing Star Wars Galaxies pre-CU on the Naritus server, and joined a guild called <The Imperial Guard>. Great group of guys, and I made some pretty good friends there. unfortunately, the now infamous NGE happened, and we all moved on. 

We first moved the entire guild to WoW, and called ourselves <TIG>. Most of the guild really did not like WoW, though, and to be honest, after all the detail and open-worldliness of SWG, I was one of them.

Vanguard, though, offered promise, so most of us joined beta testing there, and we all moved over to that game, including a new RL friend I had made, Lotus, my soon-to-be Significant Other, heretoforwith referred to as my ball and chain, or my SO, whichever strikes my fancy.

As good of a game as Vanguard could have been, the bugs were just too much for me, so Lotus and I went back to WoW. Most of our other guys came for a little while, but were lured away by Tabula Rasa, and then Age of Conan. I tried Conan, but couldn't get into it, although I had no interest in TR at all.

When <TIG> moved to TR, they changed their name to Ashen Twilight to fit better with the new lore. We were still <TIG> on WoW, but most of the old guys were gone, so Lotus and I switched servers, and to the Scarlet Crusade we went!

We bounced around in a guild or two, but decided we would much rather have a little control over who we played with, so we left and started <Ashen Twilight> On November 11, 2007, and have been trucking along ever since!

Well, that's a little about me, and enough of a first blog, so this is me, this is my new blog, let's see where it takes us!