Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Why and How of Aeternus Gaming

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog. In this first post I'd like to explain the choice of name and a little bit about me and my gaming history.

First off: Why Aeternus Gaming? Well Aeternus is the WoW guild that I have called my home for the past 2 years, I'm an officer there (and kind of co-GM) and most of my characters call this guild their home. I've met my significant other in this guild and made many many friends besides that and I don't really think I could call anywhere home but there right now (although I do make some side-trips to other servers here and there).
So in honor of my guild, this blogged is named Aeternus Gaming.

Now a little bit about me. I've started my gaming career quite early on like any kid of my generation. You either had a Nintendo (NES or SNES), Playstation or in my case Sega Mega drive when you were growing up and it was the time that the first few computergames were introduced. I look back fondly on those times where I would play Disney games untill my thumbs hurt on my Sega only to switch to play some Sims or Rollercoaster Tycoon on my computer. For the long travels I frequently had, big family living far away and such, my parents got me a Gameboy Pocket with some games and that has made me fall in love with handhelds untill this day. They're nice and easy to carry along with you and I find it very comforting to just pick my Nintendo 3DS and sit somewhere in a corner and get sucked up into a world for a few hours.

More recently my main addiction when it comes to games has been World of Warcraft. I started to play the game in July 2007 and have only taken one big break during my entire career on WoW and this was when Diablo III came out. It was at the end of the Cataclysm expansion, Aeternus as guild had ceased the raiding and a large group of us had acces to Diablo due to the Annual Pass Blizzard had thought up. From July 2007 to July present I have played many characters as main, sometimes I would switch because of Guild interests, sometimes because I felt like I wanted to play a different character than I was currently playing. The only character that has been constantly with me throughout my travels is my warrior Sandrian. She was the first character I made on my account and will probably always be my off and on main. Right now however I find the most enjoyment in playing my Paladin Fiorentin, hence I show her achievements on this blog since it's the character I'm playing the most.

Next to World of Warcraft I've been known to try out other games every now and then. Some games stick more than others but I'm always up for trying something new. This has led me to the realm of having too many games to play and too little time to play them unfortunately. Right now my main focus is World of Warcraft with League of Legends on the side but other games I play are Assassin's Creed III, Tomb Raider, Civilization V, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS), The Sims 3 and numerous games on my iPhone (unfortunately I have to admit that I'm quite addicted to Candy Crush Saga). With this list of games, knowing that I'm by far not done with them all, there aren't many new games coming out that draw my eye. Some games I have set aside temporarily because I have played them too much and feel like there's not much I can do in the game itself (Diablo III being an example of this) or because I'm in a state of mind that the game itself can get very stressful and not fun to play anymore (Battlefield 3 is an example of this, I've managed Captain rank but no more than that).

When I don't game I enjoy some time to myself to read (currently making my way through The Song of Ice and Fire, I'm in book 4: A Feast for Crows) and watching League of Legends streams, especially the LCS (League Championship Series). Next to that I work and study, like hanging out with my friends and workout during the weekends: aka a very normal life for a not so very normal girl, or so society says.

Anyway, you'll be reading of my adventures in (mostly) World of Warcraft on this blog but I won't hesitate to post about some other games that I play either. I hope you'll enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it...

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