Friday, 4 April 2014

The Liebster Award

Greetings follow monks of the vale and peaks of the world! Special post today as I was happily surprised to be nominated for the Liebster blogging award by none other than Syrco of the great Moonkin druid blog. I have seen this award floating around the blogging nether for a few weeks but to be honest I was rather reluctant to explore it in depth, But once you see more information on it, Its a great way to read new content and really appreciate other bloggers work. Thank you so much for the nomination and stay tuned for who I shall be nominating! - Apologies to the all bold, the editing went crazy and I can't change it.

General information can be found on the Award here.
Rules too follow!
- Write a blog post about the Liebster Award.
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Display the Award on your blog.
- Answer the eleven questions that the blogger has given you.
- Nominate up to eleven blogs who you think deserve the award.
- Give eleven random facts about yourself.
- Create eleven questions for them to answer.
- List the rule son your post.
- Inform the bloggers that they have been nominated and link them to your post.

The questions from Syrco, author of the moonkin blog. 

What was your first computer/console game and what do you remember from it?
My first ever computer game/console was the Play station 1 and I had Grand Turismo! As I said before I was never lucky or rich enough to get the early generations of consoles so I waited long enough for my birthday to get one. I first saw it when my step brother had it, I wanted one so much I waited all year for it but boy was it worth it! I love racing games to this day and thanks to that first experience I enjoy gaming just as much even now!

If you were to enter the costume contest on BlizzCon, what would your costume be?
Vancleef for sure, he was a bad ass and I love the lore around him. Simple yet cunning. A great look! Plus I somewhat have a pirate beard I keep telling myself, plus my family originated from Spanish pirates so there's that too! :P 

What is your best WoW memory?
As many as I have, My most memorable would be having the chance to meet my guild mates from Sweden. I wont go in to to much detail, but more information on it can be read here on my 2013 wrap up.

What’s the most “noobish” thing you’ve done in WoW?
Out of all the noobish things I have done over the years, It would have to be the most common one! I used to play a hunter when I first started WoW. When I first started to raid it became a common thing I would run out of Ammo and have to bash bosses knee caps with Raptor strike! :P 

Do you play any games besides WoW?
Right now I'm in love with Diablo: RoS. I have finally rekindled my love for the game and also I'm loot hunting with some close friends of mine so its a blast! I'm also writing up posts here and there on the monk lore in diablo which is also great fun! :D My first post can be found here.

When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging as a way of keeping my guild up to date with the things I was up too, As well as a diary of my Warcraft life. I can remember my very first blog post was about the farm progress and a little guide on how to get ranked with some of the tillers. It then escalated quickly when I found out about the new Monk meditation pod cast. From here on out I have loved every moment of blogging, playing as a monk and really just working on showing you guys my adventures and mishaps. I have also been writing songs and poems for around 9 years so mixing both passions of mine, gaming & writing felt right. 

Is there any advice you wish someone had given you when you started blogging?
Always write what you want to write. Your blog is your way of expressing how you feel regardless of who may think otherwise. Enjoy it! 

Is there a blog post you're proud of? 
My second monk lore related post that can be found here. It was here I delve deeper in to the monk lore and I really felt proud of he work I put in to it! 

What is your favorite Hidden Area within wow?
The whispering forest! It was of legend and yet I sat and waited with a few friends before we witnessed it. I did a write up on my thoughts about it here. 

Which zone or area in WoW reminds you of where you’re from and why?
The UK is known for its rolling hills and well, not much else.. This place it has to be! Grizzly hills!




11 Random facts about me
1. My family are decedents of Spanish pirates. 
2. My favorite dinner is a roast dinner.
3. I don't like Brussels sprouts
4. Have the best Girlfriend/Bestfriend a man could ask for.
5. I have only ever read Warcraft books.
6. I hate being hot, I like to think I'm a viking.
7. Sweden is my favorite place n the world.
8. I can do a killer Pingu Impression.
9. I have size 7 feet.
10. I don't own any bright clothes.
11. I like bacon.

People I'm nominating.


Your questions! 
- What made you start blogging and why?
- What class stands out to you the most and why?
- If you could choose your top three raids what would they be?
- Your favorite location within WoW?
- If you could re roll to any class, what would it be and why?
- If you had any tips for new bloggers what would they be?
- Any post your most fond of?
- Most memorable moment in WoW?
- Whats your favorite City in WoW?
- If you could be any Warcraft hero, who would it be?
- Do you like bacon as much as me?

Good luck and have fun! Vaylen.