Happy Noblegarden 2016!

Easter Eggs 2016For the fourth year running, Fussypants has created her signature Warcraft inspired Easter eggs.  This year featured the Demon Hunter Egg (with fel tattoos to match), the Hearthstone Egg, and the king of all eggs so far, the Murloc Egg. Despite the fact that Pants will probably peel and eat these in less than 5 minutes, she spent the better part of the day working on them, devoting 1-3 hours per egg.  You are looking at real, egg-shaped, works of art!

Happy Noblegarden everyone!

Whether you celebrate the out of game holiday with family, hang out in game with friends, or just relax by yourself, we here at Growing up in Azeroth hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable Sunday!

Why WoW when you can Hearthstone?

By the way, totally won this game

By the way, totally won this game

It’s confession time!

I have barely played WoW the past few weeks.  I’ve been cheating on WoW.  Yotaan has been thoroughly drawn into Hearthstone!

I have always been curious about those card games.  The Magic cards looked fascinating to me.  As you all know quite well, I’m the older partner of this writing duo and I fondly remember playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.  That was way before the card games came out, but when they did, I was already to busy with life to check them out.  But I was curious.  Skip forward to WoW times, and I got some of the WoW TCG cards in one of the collector edition expansion packages  Way cool!  Fussypants and I even bought some packs, mostly looking for the in-game items.  But I never tried playing with them…

Then along came the Hearthstone beta, and I somehow got in the second wave of invites.  I was hooked.  I have always enjoyed the PVP aspect of WoW and so playing against someone else was immediately appealing.  Additionally, it was new, not only to me, but to most folks and that made it fun to figure out new combinations and new ways to play.

Yotaan can hardly be called a Hearthstone expert.  I don’t have many legendaries or any giant epics (which sucks because I want to try Handlock.)  I’ve made it as far as 15 on the ladder, which is great considering I have spent just a few dollars total on the game.  I love my Shaman, Warlock, and Paladin, which is funny, cause that is pretty much the same as my WoW toons.

I know I’ll go back to WoW.  When 6.0 drops, I’ll play.  When Warlords opens, I’ll be totally sucked in.  But, in the meantime, I’ll play some Hearthstone and try to get all the cards.

This was completely written by Yotaan.

P.S. Can’t wait for Adventure mode!

Community Blog Topic: What are you doing between now and WoD?

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Over at WoW Insider, they have a column called Community Blog Topic, which is a chance for the opinions of other blogs to be gathered and published on their site.  This week, the question they asked was “What are you doing between now and Warlords of Draenor”?  Fussypants and Yotaan blogged their answers here!

Fussypants: Waiting for the expansion!  Actually, I have quite a few goals I’m aiming to achieve before the next expansion comes out.

1) Get the legendary cloak on my mage.  Yes, I’m kinda lame, but I only started working on the cloak very recently, so I’m not too far along.
2) Get the legendary cloak for my paladin.  Again, just starting.  This one may not happen.
3) PvP on my priest.  I’m planning on trying my hand at PvP on my priest… when I get the time.
4) Max out all my professions across all my characters. Again, may not happen.
5) Help my friend out in WoW.  A good friend of my recently started playing the game for the first time, so I want to help guide her through the world!

Yotaan:

Play Hearthstone.

(I know this is a WoW blog, but that game totally sucked me in!!)