What do you do for WoW Insider?
I don't do much blogging per se, I guess I've settled into just keeping up on my two columns; Addon Spotlight and Macro Anatomy. I am constantly looking for new ways to customize my game play, as well as creating little tools to streamline what I do in-game. Aside from that, I pipe in on random conversations once in awhile, but keep to myself for the most part.
What's your main right now?
Right now I'm focused on my Blood Elf Paladin, gearing up in Karazhan for PvE and the Battlegrounds and Arena for PvP gear. I'm a proud holy-specced paladin, who enjoys the tough job of keeping people alive. As my guild knows, I also have aspirations for PvE tanking and PvP retribution endeavors in the future. Ask me next week and I may say one of my numerous alts is my main, its a fluid process.
For the Horde or Glory to the Alliance?
I'm for the Horde these days. My previous main was my Human Paladin (see a pattern here?) on a "Normal Server", but I opted to reroll with a friend on PvP server as Horde. Nowadays I don't even bother playing on my old care bear server, I love the tension of knowing other players are fair game. I used to think I'd never go back to Alliance either. As it turns out, I've recently started working on some Alliance alts on a different PvP server. (I really want to pounce on someone with my Night Elf Druid.) So, as always my allegiances are not to one side or the other, but to my own preferences in any given moment. (Chaotic Neutral!?)
Favorite thing to do in Azeroth?
Honestly, I love leveling in Azeroth, I almost have it down to a science. Although I'm not setting records for speed, I feel pretty good about my level of knowledge and efficiency. Not a huge fan of leveling in the Outland where things slow down, but man, do I love me some 20-60.
What's the best instance in the game?
I would have to say Hellfire Ramparts, for the sheer change of pace you enjoy in the first Outland instance. Although I am a huge fan of the Caverns of Time instances. (Got to love being involved in the lore.) Ramps is really not that hard, it's short and drops a bunch of gear that trumps most of your pre-Outland gear. Such a nice way to get started with the expanded content.
What's the number one thing Blizzard could do better?
Well, I can't keep it to one, there are two in my opinion. Number one, they could revitalize the low to mid-level content. Most people agree that the game starts at 70, but what about those of us who are working to level more than one toon? I wouldn't mind seeing some upgraded content, or if not, let me start my new toons at 50. (Although I would miss the grind.) Secondly, I want more armor models, Season 4 sort of makes me frustrated. If I'm a Warlock, I want gear that really speaks for my class, not re-colored Mage gear that all clothies wear. (If you want to re-use Tier 3 gear, feel free, that stuff is 100% win.)
I love the Raven Lord mount. I wish both of my Druids had one, and there is nothing cooler looking than a Tauren on that big black bird. I also love the Brewfest Ram, its cool looking and was used to deliver beer, a winning combination all the time.
Favorite piece of loot?
This is, and always has been, The Stoppable Force. I love my epics, my Sul'thraze the Lasher, and Dragon's Call, but nothing beats a junk mace that is, indeed, stoppable. Tell me how you feel when some random paladin shows up and stomps you with that?
When I'm not playing WoW, I'm...
Normally I'm just working on school stuff, trying to play catch up with all those people who didn't join the Army out of high school. That said, I also play too much World of Warcraft and end up racing to get homework done. In the winter I snowboard, in the summer I try to get outside. This week, while I'm not playing WoW, I'll be scuba diving in Cozumel, drifting down the Santa Rosa Wall and enjoying cold beers on a warm beach. Last, but not least, I write for WoW Insider.
Other games I enjoy are ...
Good ol' D&D, Call of Duty 4, Orange Box, Mass Effect, Fable and soon GTA IV (should be here by the time I get home!), these are (just) a few of my favorite things.