New BFA raid Siege of Zuldazar! Method vs Limit REMATCH!

The latest World of Warcraft expansion has received a fair amount of criticism, Blizzard has made a lot of design choices that fell flat with their audience. One thing that Blizzard is doing well in the Battle for Azeroth expansion is showing unique story differences between the Alliance and Horde factions. If you like playing the game on both factions you are able to experience a completely different story and zones. In the second raid for the BFA expansion they have carried forward this theme by having unique horde and alliance perspective encounters. This doesn’t mean that you are limited to the bosses that you are able to experience but rather you are changed to the opposing faction depending on the fight.

On Tuesday the Mythic version of the raid will be available for play which will no doubt be an event to rival the popularity of the Uldir race to world first. What I’m most looking forward to is the rematch between the guilds Method and Limit. Both were neck in neck for the World First title with Method pulling the win in the end. For the first time ever, several of the top raiding guilds were streaming their boss kill attempts gaining a huge audience on Twitch.tv. Historically guilds would not publish videos with their attempts or strategies until well after several guilds have figured out the fight for themselves. With the growing popularity of streaming games on twitch, there is a lot to gain by showing your attempts. I know that I was watching Method’s attempts, sometimes on the edge of my seat as they had those super close attempts and 1% wipes.

Limit has been pulling out the stops when it comes to preparing for this next race to World First. I’m hoping that Limit will join in with streaming their own content, which could generate a lot of fans and revenue for the players of the #1 US guild. Limit has reportedly transferred over to the Alliance faction in order to take advantage of the benefits that the faction will receive from warmode. Will they transfer back to Horde side which has been their home or will they capture the hearts of the newly adopted alliance brothers and sisters? It would be refreshing to see Limit represent the Alliance in the race and hopefully help balance the represented factions in high end raiding.

Method will be streaming their raid attempts once again will no doubt be flooded with support for their stream team. I’ve been watching many of their players maintain steady viewship since the release of Uldir back in September 2018. Prior to Method streaming their Uldir progression I would have told you “World of Warcraft raids are not that popular to watch on stream” but here I am eating my hat. The streaming of Uldir brought streaming of wow to a whole new level and some well deserved attention to all the players that work so hard to play at a high level. They once Method will be teaming up with Redbull to give their content a professional level of production value.

I’m hoping to see more high end raiders get into streaming. I know that I will be tuning in to twitch to watch those gracious enough to share their journey with us plebs. Tune into Twitch.tv for this epic event starting on Tuesday January 28th and get hyped!

Streamers that I’ve been enjoying lately

We have been using an amazon fire stick and alexa remote to watch tons of twitch on our living room TV lately.  Here are some streamers that I’ve been watching lately.

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Elspeth – She is a talented voice actor that has been playing a variety of jump/scare games lately and it is hilarious.  I love listening to her slip into different characters while shes playing through her games.

Drjayfisto – Method raider and pro mage who may be streaming from his Gothic style dining room?  Sometimes I watch to learn how to play better and sometime I have him on for his music.

Lirik – He is probably the first streamer that I’ve made a point of watching consistently and have been a fan of his for the past 3 years.  He is honest, humble and will often seek opinions outside of his own on topics that he is curious about.  He plays a variety of games including tons of indie projects, the new latest and greatest game and shooters.

To Stream or not to Stream

I have the basic streaming set up and have occasionally streamed our raids, mostly just so other people in my guild can see what the heck is going on.  Lately I’ve debating putting more time into streaming…start using a camera and get some art on my twitch page.  One thing that holds me back is the amount of trolling that female gamers seem to get.  I would not be your typical popular female streamer with loads of make up and pink hair (although I am a big fan of Pokket) it’s just not my style.  I look like…well a mom!  And I’m proud of who I am.  Is being a streamer really for people like me?  Would anyone want to watch someone with no makeup?

I’ve been thinking about what I, personally, would get out of streaming.  Streaming is mainly thought of a way to create entertainment and make some money.  What if I don’t care if I make a dime and don’t want to put out anything that is not authentically me?  What would I get out of it then?

My dad is a creative streamer and has been doing it since earlier this year.  He really  enjoys the social aspect of streaming and has an active chat room most nights that he’s on and will talk about the projects that he’s working on.  He loves to educate and make recommendations for what type of projects that he’s been using.

I think what draws me to it is learning how the whole thing works.  I find a lot of joy in learning new things and being able to use what I learn to do some cool things.  Maybe I’ll go through the motions of setting everything up and making it look nice.  I’m so curious about this whole world of streaming and I want to know more about it from all angles.