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Mission Proxima

November 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Today I’m super excited and anxious but mainly excited because at 9:20 pm (16:20 CET; 20:20 GMT), the Soyuz spacecraft will launch from Baikonur with on board Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of French nbig_smile-64ationality. He will spend 6 months in the International Space Station. His mission includes more than 50 experiments for ESA and France’s CNES space agency.

You can find a lot of interesting information and detailed videos about this launch day on this page. You can listen to the music Thomas has selected to listen to for the two hours spent in the spacecraft while the fuel is loading.

And of course, you can watch live on the Internet the launch of the Soyuz rocket/spacecraft here. Unfortunately at 9:20pm, I’ll be online, playing on World of Warcraft but I’ll find a way to watch the launch while playing… It won’t be easy… but I don’t want to miss this big event.

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Don’t forget chocolate!

November 4, 2016 Leave a comment

cave

Yes, cut all ties with civilization.. but wait. I’ll have to leave my lair to go grocery shopping otherwise how am I supposed to survive without my weekly daily dose of chocolate?

Oh and if you think that in my cave I’ll spend my days on social medias you are totally wrong. I don’t use Facebook (my last post was in 2010) and I do not have Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.

Today I realized that the only people I am in contact with are my two parents and the members of my guild in World of Warcraft. Members whom I don’t know anything about except their WoW pseudonym, and their gender. That’s it. That’s not a lot.

A marathon

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Hey, I found out that I could watch for free and legally the complete series The Sopranos.
I heard nothing but good critics about this series so I decided to watch it. But this offer
is available until the end of October…for once it’s free and legal…

So far I watched the first three seasons..that means that there are three more seasons left.. in other words, 46 episodes (2 x 13 + 20) to watch before the end of October. That’s an episode a day if I take into account the nights I’ll spend raiding on World Of Warcraft (2 long nights a week).
Oh well, I’ll just have to keep on watching The Sopranos daily before it’s gone.

Breathe, it’s just a game

August 6, 2016 Leave a comment

I have been playing at World Of Warcraft for several years now (four or hordefive years, or maybe even more) and I have been in a guild for about 2-3 years. Everything there is fine. There is no conflict. I am satisfied with my guild’s progression as well as mine (6 bosses of the Hellfire Citadel in mythic mode) but sometimes I have the sensation that I am not welcome or appreciated and that it would be better for everybody if I leave the guild.

Actually, I already left this guild without warning, without telling anyone but I left my character in the same realm giving me an opportunity to stay in touch with the members of the guild I left. It was the guy in charge of the guild who managed to talk to me and convince me to come back in his guild otherwise I would be … I don’t know where. That time I tried to be not as radical as I wanted to be. More reasonable. I did my best to be moderate, contrary to what did before with another guild which I left without any warning either. But that time I made sure that the members of guild could not contact me at all or find me. I moved my character to another realm, changed my character’s name and removed everything that would still link me to the members of the guild. All this in less than 15 minutes. Farewell!

Just to say that it seems that I can’t stay long in a guild without feeling unappreciated. I don’t need much to think that I am unwelcome for instance a remark such as « if you are too tired to come and raid with us tonight until 11 : 30 pm, you can take this night off ». To me, it means : « we don’t want you, don’t join us ». And it is not easy to stay among people who (you think) don’t like you. Maybe I’m a little bit paranoid.  >.<  I should relax, keep calm and raid!

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Positive things of the week

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

1) I craved a hamburger, went to a restaurant drooling at the thought that I’ll finally get my hamburger..and ordered a fish and chips. -_-  Sometimes, I don’t understand myself. But the fish and chips was good. :-)
2) I saw the movie “Wrath of The Titans” in 3D for free before its national release. An eye candy especially in 3D.
3) I do a massive spring cleaning in my apartment.
4) Every night, in bed, right before falling asleep I make a list of all the good things of the day.
5) I’m invited to a birthday party… in France. Since the party is tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating the birthday on Skype. On this occasion, I’ll see for the first time several people with whom I play on World of Warcraft. You would think that there is nothing unusual in here but several months ago I wouldn’t have accepted to do a video chat with people (besides my parents). It’s out of my comfort zone but hey, I’ll get over it, it’s not the end of the world.
6) I went to the gym.
7) Still no soda for me. :-D

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Criticism

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I noticed lately that I can take criticism – at least on World Of Warcraft. I accept criticism and see it as a way to improve the performances of my character in the game. Indeed I do what I can with what I have and what I know and I don’t know as much as the majority of the players I met – some have been on World Of Warcraft for more than five years!
On the other hand when my parents visited me for the winter holidays, I took everything they said as a personal attack even though they were not complaining about me. Maybe it’s a whole different thing when my parents are involved. Maybe.

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Why so ugly?

June 4, 2011 Leave a comment

World of Warcraft helps me to disconnect from the real world. Not in a bad way, I’m not turning “no life”; but in a good way. Let me explain. I play in this game a female Troll and like about every Horde characters she is pretty ugly. What is great about it is that I don’t care at all about her appearance. Before, on the French MMORPG Dofus, I was kind of picky on the appearance of my archer (he was so hot!). But here, in WoW, it’s the opposite. My female Troll does not reflect my looks in real life (Thank God!). Because of all these ugly races, it is practically impossible for people to escape the insecurities they have about their own bodies and make flawless and ideal looking characters. And through my Troll, I’m learning to be less self-aware of my own appearance.

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