If you’re new here, this is probably the best place to start.
I’ve been blogging about Warcraft since 2008, with the first iteration of this Blog coming into being on Google’s Blogger platform in February 2009. On April 16th, 2016 I transferred to a WordPress-based system, mostly to allow better design and customisation. Here we are, still plugging away at a game that for some is as hated as it is loved by others. Despite rumours to the contrary, I don’t see myself giving up on Azeroth any time soon, but instead of a daily blog I now only post 4-5 times a week. When I left the old site, I did so on a high:
However now I’m less concerned with the number of people but the quality of content produced. Hopefully that shows as you find your way around the site.
My output includes a number of weekly columns:
Azeroth in 5 began life as a five minute Podcast, but as I no longer have the time to sink into an audio production a week, it is done instead via blog. It tries to summarise the notable highlights of the previous week’s worth of Warcraft news, in an easily digestible and objective manner. I also run a second Twitter account, @Azerothin5 that attempts to do real time news reporting when such a thing is warranted. You’ll find this posted every Monday.
I’ve wanted, for a long time, to explain this game to people who haven’t necessarily ever played the title or who may have left at some point in its life cycle. Warcraft 4 Scrubs is for you, and once complete I hope it will serve as a guide to what the game means to me, as well as exploring some of the wider emotional, psychological and game-related issues the UI throw up both the new and experienced player. You’ll find this series published on Wednesdays.
You’ll see this graphic from time to time on a Friday, particularly when there’s no real news or Warcraft topic of interest to discuss. I’ll be looking back on particular points in Azeroth’s history from my own point of view, remembering what I learnt in my journey, and offering insights into how things are a lot better than you seem to think they were ‘back then.’
Despite what you might think, this isn’t a place where you can check out whenever you want but can never leave. If you grasp what gaming really is about, and how it should only ever be a part of a full, rich and varied experience, you’ll get a lot more out of Azeroth and this site.
I hope you enjoy your stay.