My Thoughts on WoW Classic

Last night as some of you know I played the World of Warcraft Classic Demo on my stream over at twitch.tv/thestreamer. Overall I think it was alright other than a few small things.

In particular I think it’s unfortunate that we can’t use the console camera zoom out factor macro to zoom out more even in Classic. This is something that Blizzard removed in retail and used to be available in the game. Being that I did not play Classic myself I don’t know if this is something that was present back then and if not please disregard this. 

Beyond that I think the performance of the game was pretty good there was very low MS between the WoW servers and my computer here in Seattle. I think it was like thirty-two which is really low. If this MS carries over to the main release of Classic I think it will definitely be another perk over playing the most modern iteration of WoW on the current retail servers. 

Outside of speculation I think we all know that many people will play Classic initially and then lose interest going back to retail; this is okay and let me explain why. Most likely there will be more content released for Classic as that moves forward and when those same players come back they’ll see the reward for sticking with Classic and building your character up over a long period of time. Which leads me to think that perhaps folks will give feedback in the future that support bring more of the traditional ways of WoW over to retail

Though I think only time will tell what the final results will be. Whenever you look at the predictions by the community things never tend to work out word-for-word as we predict it. I look forward to see you all in Classic and seeing how things end up. It’s definitely an interesting time to be a WoW player and there’s a lot in store for our future.

– Zin

The Daily Blog: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Hello, I’m going to start writing these as a way to show that I am paying attention to what’s going on in the WoW community and the internet in general. These blogs will be daily reflections on current events, my input based off my perspective, and various other things related to my own acitivities. 

If you find this interesting and want to show some support please follow me on Twitter and share the link to this blog when it is tweeted out with a retweet or reply. 

I’ve got a lot to say about things but I’ve just been busy with life and not had the time to make videos to provide my input. If you read my blog post on how to make good YouTube videos then you understand the amount of effort one must invest in making a video. Blogging is a bit simpler and I am an okay writer so this works out well so I can put out content regularly.

If I see things become more active I will start making videos again. However, I understand the lack of interest for my content right now due to the level of inactivity I’ve demonstrated recently. 

Though it is odd that they still say blogging is a popular way to get your content going. People’s attention spans are only getting shorter so I don’t know how well this will work but with good formatting and breaking things down into different sections that are easy to tell from one another I believe I can guide even the shortest attention span readers through this.

Thanks for reading.

Comment, share, follow me on Twitter.

Zin 

To Whom It May Concern

So today I’m writing this post because I want to clear the air. It seems there are some of you out there who think I have some sort of resentment or feel some type of way about you. Thing is I don’t and while I might not agree with what you do and have stated that in the past I don’t actively hold that against you. If you want to chat I’m open to that but unless you can put the old stuff aside I’m not interested in a friendship. 

As some of you may be aware there are people who don’t like me and refuse to talk to me anymore and those people have their own permanent set-in-stone opinion of me. This is something I’ve chose to accept cannot be changed and I discourage you from trying to change their mind. While it may be true that I am different from what their opinion of me is it’s very unlikely that they will go out of their way to realize this and they’re comfortable with what they think to a point of deliberate ignorance; they don’t care.

I learned a while back that you can’t make people care and either they do or they don’t. Unfortunately, these individuals are of some key influential positions in the community and somewhat goal/gate-keep things.

Unlike when they started off on the platforms such as Twitch or YouTube they’d have no way to understand how things work from the perspective of a smaller content creator. This is not their fault and they don’t have the time to gain such insight because they’re too busy dealing with everything they’ve got going on; that’s just the way it is.

As for myself I’ve stopped complaining about having no meaningful support and having no viewers to my streams. It’s not something that I consider likely to change and I’ve become okay with that. Trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is insane. What I do is sit down, turn on my stream, play some music, and narrate whats going on. Sometimes a person or two stops by and I’m cool with that. Talking about having no viewers or complaining about how you’re never going to get anywhere does nothing at all.

I think lots of streamers have come to expect certain things or think that if they do something they’ll get stuff in return. But personally I’ve come to expect nothing from anyone but myself. I’ve been let down a lot by other people and what I’ve learned from that is people can’t be relied on for pretty much anything. 

Perhaps an individual can or group of individuals you know and trust but people aka Twitch viewers no. You see Twitch viewers are conditioned to expect certain things from streamers and unless you can provide that then they’ll leave or never even be there to begin with. When I stream I don’t want to be meeting some expectation I just want to have fun.

So with that in mind I hope you’ll realize why things are as they are and ain’t gonna change. This is me being me and that’s the most important thing to me. If people don’t like that I don’t care; their acceptance is unnecessary.

Zinrockin 

TheStreamer

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