New YouTube Video Series

There’s some fun stuff going on over at YouTube.com/thegamecase! Namely a new series entitled “Garrison Pet Battle Daily Guides”. We are compiling a series of videos to help you beat those pesky Garrison Pet Battles. Now the series is by no means complete as of yet, but make sure you check it out and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see from The Game Case over on YouTube!

Kormrok N Kill B&K

Realm Maintenance Episode 149

I had the honor of being interviewed by Rho of Realm Maintenance for Episode 149

This show can be found here; http://realm-maintenance.com/2015/06/16/episode-149-best-case-scenario/

This episode is also available on iTunes

Rubber Chicken Coalition puts down Blackhand!

Excuse my lack of entertainment as I was quite sick at the time.

 

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Blackhand N Kill RCC

A Mythic night of raiding.

Things have been going well for me lately in World of Warcraft. My normal raiding team is about to take on Blackhand, my Heroic team is progressing well, and I’ve been getting more and more loot and raising my ilvl. As my ilvl has increased, as the bosses have gone down, my confidence in my skills has gone up. I’ve gone from being a relatively clueless “newb” to being a competent Normal/Heroic raider. As anything in my life goes, I go full bore at any passion or hobby. I knew that I had my eyes on Mythic content, and I began to think that I may be ready. As Heroic bosses went down, and Normal farm became easier, it would be logical to simply progress to the next level right? Wrong.  Read more

The Starting Zone Episode 118

I was honored to appear on Episode 118 of The Starting Zone hosted by Mick Montgomery along with another special guest Mr. Kris Alhman!

You can find a link to this show here: http://thestartingzone.com/post/120789793796/episode-118-flight-and-ruptures

This episode is also available on iTunes

Sometimes the Internet is beautiful.

If you follow my blog at all you’ll know that I’m often critical of how some behave when online. As a staunch believer and practitioner of Wheaton’s Law myself, I’m surprised when others can’t follow this simple adage. Young Mr. Crusher entreats us all to follow the simple mantra of “Don’t be a dick” in all of our online interactions. While this seems as though it would not be hard to follow, we all know that something happens to people when they get behind a keyboard. They seem to grow 6 inches while simultaneously losing an equal sized chip off of their shoulder. People lash out at others whether out of frustration with their lives, anger at society or sometime just to be mean. Without the accountability of having to face someone, modern civility, which is already suffering, seems to be put entirely to the side. Today I’m not here to lament the evils of modern internet acceptability however. Today I’m here to tell a story that should make you smile, that should bolster your hope about humanity.  Read more

The Day the Internet was mean to me.

So I decided to embark on a little bit of a social experiment today. I posted a picture on my Facebook account of my current post-surgery working from home neck beard. Now to fully understand this, know that I thanks to the wonders of genetics, am totally incapable of growing a full beard. The picture (posted below) is my “Duck Dynasty” beard, it is the best I can do. I will admit to having full on beard envy for those men that do get mistaken for lumberjacks. While my beard will not inspire men the world over to throw away their razors, I personally don’t think it’s horrible and was confident that my facebook friends would say something positive. I expected the odd “shave it off comment”, or even a few “you look like a bum”, but was hopeful for some positivity.

My mistake seemed to lay there, in assuming that on the internet people could be positive or pleasant. What I failed to remember is that is the exception on the internet. The fact that people cannot seem to contain their negativity and seem to derive pleasure from unleashing it on others. Just take a moment and scroll through your social media feed and take a note of how much interaction there is with positive posts vs. negative ones. The ability for people, even without the promise of anonymity, to lash out without considering another’s feelings is staggering. Read more