It has been quite some time since we all sat down for a Sunday Brunch together. Now back in the day, Sunday Brunch was an ongoing series where I tended to wander more freely away from the focus of the site and dive into the things that were going on in my life. If I were to be completely honest with you all, then I would admit, as I am doing right now, that this series fell flat on its face.
When I had originally sat down and started really thinking of the purpose of the series, I wanted to talk about things that were personal to me. Things like dealing with General Anxiety Disorder, going through a divorce, rebuilding your life, struggles with health, religion, politics, my career, and all of the other things that I was experiencing; however, at the same time, I didn't want to truly open up. That really made things rather difficult and the end result was a series that skirted the issues and hinted at things, but never really dove into them.
You may be wondering why we are talking about this today? Well, the honest truth is that I was reading some of the old blog posts today at work in search of ideas for things to discuss. I tend to do that if I hit a brick wall when sitting down to write. Naturally I came across one of the old "Sunday Brunch" posts and it made me start reflecting on what the goal was versus how it actually turned out, and that my dear friends has led me to this post today.
As I sit here trying to formulate the exact words of what I want to get across, this thought keeps crossing my mind: I believe that we are here to help one another. We have all gone through certain things and experiences that have changed who we are, for better and sometimes for worse, but at the end of the day, if those experiences can help someone else, then I feel that it is my responsibility to share it with whomever. So with that thought in mind, I am going to spend the next few days considering the fate of "Sunday Brunch".
Now to not end on so serious a note, because I am rarely serious, I thought I would share some of the random silliness of last night's Hearthstone games! I logged in pretty late for me, and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. As you all know, I have been on a big kick of running ladder matches; however, I just wasn't feeling it. So I looked at the quest log and I one that wanted fifty wins from a Paladin or Warrior, and another to kill forty minions. I figured that could be fun and I have a couple Warrior decks that I have been messing with recently.
The first few matches I ran a deck that focuses on building up a lot of armor and just slowly whittling away the opponent's life points. It is a fun deck, but somewhat slower than what I prefer. I think it has potential and probably I could shape it more into a traditional control style deck, which I may do. The second deck focuses on using the Grim Patron! I don't really think I need to go into much detail about that deck, as I am sure we all have ran into "that" warrior before.
Neither deck was overly powerful, but they both got the job done eventually. I played the first deck to three wins and then switched to play a few matches in an attempt to get a feel for the second deck. I have to admit that the Patron deck is a lot of fun when the cards line up for you; however, if they don't line up for you, then I felt it was kind of a waste of time. I would imagine that comes more from throwing the deck together real quick and not spending much time looking at what other people are doing with their versions. I imagine that I will spend some time working on both versions and eventually have a little bit more information to share, but for the time being, enjoy the pictures!
This here is Galran, my original Warrior. I actually started MAS using him. He was my original Warrior and I enjoyed leveling him, but found myself bored so I set him to the side around level 15ish. I pick him up occassionaly have since leveled him to 29. I am debating on leveling him because of some of the new abilities warriors have, but every time I get ready to play a Warrior, it seems Muel ends up winning. Guess that is why Galran stole the boots that Muel needed to complete his gear set.
If I do level Galran I will probably level in Fury as I like the thought of duel wielding two handed weapons. At this moment, he is sitting in Tarren Mill all alone and feeling sad. Poor little Orc. I would say the best time I had with him was dancing naked in Ghostlands. Yeah I know that does not sound like so much, but it was with a group of folks and we ended up recruiting a pretty good player that way.
Alright so let me introduce you to Muel! He is my highlest level warrior and probably one of those characters who holds a special place in my heart. When I created Muel, he was simply to be a storage toon. I wanted the name Mule, as in packmuel, but unfortunately some other clever person had gotten to it before me. I honestly do not remember why I started leveling him, but I just had so much fun with him that I could not stop.
I am actually pretty happy with his gear. At level 39 he is pretty well geared. He has almost all of the Scarlet Crusade gear, I think I am missing the boots for him. (Damn Galran for stealing them from Muel's locker!) I really do want to finish leveling Muel for two reasons: