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Siege of Orgrimmar Raid: Sha of Pride

Posted on October 21, 2013. Filed under: Home, Paladin, Podcast, Uncategorized |

I give a brief synopsis of the Sha of Pride encounter from the Siege of Orgrimmar raid.

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You can find this Minicast piggy backed onto Convert to Raid Podcast a show on all things raiding in the World of Warcraft with hosts ZhugDairiesKoltrane;  The AIE Podcast a show on all things related in the AIE-Guild’s gaming universe with hosts GhomusAcuzod and Alludra;  The Instance with hosts Scott JohnsonWillie Dills and Turpster; and PressYPodcast a show on all things achievement related in WoW with hosts RemedeezDunlock,  and Kage.

In the weeks following Blizzcon I plan to put together a Healing Roundtable chatting with fellow healers from the Convert to Raid Guild. My guests will be Boon(Shaman), Blaes(Priest), True(Paladin), SpencerHD(Druid), and Lablue(Monk). Following that will be another Holy Paladin Roundtable and hopefully one or two interviews.  So I am looking forward to doing all that, and keeping myself busy here at Healingspec.com.

Thanks for listening :)

Megacode

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Siege of Orgrimmar Raid: The Fallen Protectors

Posted on September 27, 2013. Filed under: Home, Paladin, Podcast, Uncategorized |

Brief synopsis of The Fallen Protectors Encounter from a Holy Paladin point of view.

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Find it on “Stitcher Radio”!!

You can find this Minicast piggy backed onto Convert to Raid Podcast a show on all things raiding in the World of Warcraft with hosts ZhugDairiesKoltrane;  The AIE Podcast a show on all things related in the AIE-Guild’s gaming universe with hosts GhomusAcuzod and Alludra;  The Instance with hosts Scott JohnsonWillie Dills and Turpster; and PressYPodcast a show on all things achievement related in WoW with hosts RemedeezDunlock,  and Kage.

Thanks for listening :)

Megacode

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Guesting on Twisted Nether Blogcast

Posted on August 17, 2012. Filed under: Home, Ramblings, Uncategorized |

Just wanted to give a heads up that I’ll be guesting on the Twisted Nether Blogcast come this Sunday night at 8pm pst.  I am really excited to throw the old Mic and Headphones on and chat away with hosts Hydra and Fimlys.  Come join us at  http://www.twistednether.net/live/

Megacode :)

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MegaMinute Episode 4: Seals and Blessings

Posted on July 27, 2012. Filed under: Home, Podcast, Uncategorized |

This weeks episode of MegaMinute covers  Holy Paladins Seal and Blessings.

You can find this minicast piggy backed onto Twizzcast a very fun informative WoW show with host Twizz,  Convert to Raid Podcast a show on all things raiding in the World of Warcraft with hosts Zhug, Athaerick, Solarflair, Koltrane and The AIE Podcast a show on all things related in the AIE-Guild’s gaming universe with hosts GhomusAcuzod and Alludra.

Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Page so sit back and enjoy Episode 4 of MegaMinute.

Megacode :)

MegaMinute: Episode 4(Seals and Blessings)

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MegaMinute Episode 3: Blue Post News

Posted on July 18, 2012. Filed under: Home, Podcast, Uncategorized |

So this week I went over a couple of Blue Post News that deals with Holy Paladins.

You can find this minicast piggy backed onto Twizzcast a very fun well done show with host Twizz, and The AIE Podcast a show on all things related in the AIE-Guild’s gaming universe with hosts GhomusAcuzod and Alludra.

Just so everyone knows there most likely won’t be a Minicast the following week since I’m on another family vacation and when I return I’ll be preparing for a Holy Paladin Roundtable that I’ll be podcasting.  I’m so very much excited about doing this and know you’ll enjoy listening to four expert Holy Paladins answer a few questions and give their take on Cataclysm Healing, Holy Paladin style :)

Looking for questions to present to my four guests so please Submit your questions to Healingspec@gmail.com, Thanks so much.

Also, blogging in general for us Holy Paladins has been dry but you can be certain come MoP, I’ll have plenty to blog about.  So sit back and enjoy episode 3 :)

Megacode

MegaMinute Episode 3: Blue Post News

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Marriage and Compromise

Posted on March 31, 2012. Filed under: Home, Uncategorized |

“Love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage”.  We’ve heard that theme song from the TV series “Married With Children” which aired in the late 80’s. Now what about “Gaming and Marriage”? Do they go together like an MMO and dial-up modem. I think not.

Gaming today has really come a long way from the Nintendo/Atari systems of the 80’s, Xbox/Playstation of the 90’s, to now the twenty-first century where computer gaming has become so popular. With the introduction  of MMO’s and many console games played on computers through internet sites like Steam, gaming has become more of a hobby than a time dump and it’s not just kids who are playing.  I personally know doctors, lawyers, and other successfully employed adults who instead of going outside to play golf or basketball, choose to go online and compete against internet bad guys, bullies, or as one of my favorite writers from WowInsider-Anne Stickney calls them, Internet Dragons.

Now why bring this all up you ask. A few days ago I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Double O Podcast.  The hosts Oestrus and Ophelie were discussing with their guest Stubborn from the Sheep the Diamond blog, married couples who game together.  They discussed some very interesting points, both good and bad about couples who game together.  This really got me thinking about my situation of being married to a non gamer. When I say non gamer, I mean non gamer to the point to where the first time I got on Ventrillo to talk with my guild mates, she had this strange look on her face which said; ” Marc looking at a computer screen while talking to people he’s never met, through headsets. He has absolutely lost it”. Well, three and a half years later I’d have to say she’s adjusted just fine and accepted my gaming lifestyle, but like all relationships, it takes some work and compromise.

There are a few couples both dating and married who game together in the guild I’m part of, in World of Warcraft. Like most of them suggested I tried to get my wife into gaming. I even offered to level a character with her and show her the ropes. She wanted nothing to do with wow. I think she felt a little intimidated from watching me briefly as I raided. She assumed this was the only  way wow is played.  Her not being into the whole science fiction and/or fantasy genre, I even suggested we give Sims a shot, hoping I could take baby steps into transforming her into a future gamer. “No thanks, it’s not my thing” she said.  She was exactly right, it’s not her thing and I can’t expect her to change for me, even though at times I can be jealous of the couples who do game together.

We both have our own hobbies, while I enjoy my time gaming she practices and plays competitive soccer in a women’s league.  Even though we both have separate hobbies we still make time for one another and do things we both enjoy. That is the key to staying happily married while devoting considerable time to a game and community that I love and respect.  As crazy as it might sound to some folks you have to lay down some ground rules.  As you probably  know by now my primary game of  choice is World of Warcraft. In WoW I spend most of my time raiding. My guild raids 3 nights a week from 730-1030 pm pst.   Because of my work schedule, we decided that 2 out of the 3 raid nights and a few hours here and there to do other wow in-game activities was fair.  She gets a few nights a week for soccer practice and a game on Saturday. Sunday nights we sit down to a movie with the kids.  Between all that, we take care of and deal with all the day-to-day family responsibilities.

Occasionally I will try to sneak in a little extra game time but I’ve found that I usually end up in hot water so I really try not to take advantage. Being able to play my games and enjoy my hobby really has helped with the day-to-day stress that we have.  This makes me a much better person, father and husband.   On the flip side, my wife needs a husband so its important to remember that and to not get all caught up with wanting to level 5 different alts, level cooking and fishing, and playing the AH.

So how do all the other gamers whose significant others, who don’t game, manage their gaming time and time spent together?  I’d like to know.  Thanks,

Megacode

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