Location: Stormwind Characters: Myself (the tree) and a friend. World of Warcraft just received a very fun patch, particularly for Druids. In the game druids are able to transform themselves into cats, bears, lions, cheetahs, stags and even trees. Becoming a tree used to be temporary, but this patch introduced a glyph for perma-tree. My friends and [...]
Pet: Singing Sunflower Within World of Warcraft there is a minigame – Lawn of the Dead. This is rather clearly based off of Plants VS Zombies, a wildly popular tower defence style game. After playing LotD through a few levels of difficulty you are awarded with Brazie’s Sunflower Seeds, which teach the Singing Sunflower. This is one [...]
If you’re not already familiar with its blocky universe, check out my introduction to Minecraft. Existing initiates, read on… In The Beginning Was The Block There’s something supremely satisfying about starting up a new Minecraft world. Discovering what landscape you’ll spawn in, the power to delete it from existence if it doesn’t immediately suit your [...]
Vaneeesa has asked the iRez authors to “share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual space.” This is the World of Warcraft version. People travel for different reasons, so here are six locations that might appeal to a broad range of virtual tourists. Spectacular Nature – Howling fjord City Break – Dalaran Leisure and [...]
Virtual World News: This Saturday one of the biggest and most well known in-game World of Warcraft events is taking place. It’s been running for 8 years in a row and celebrates LGBTQ pride – Everyone’s invited!
About 3 weeks ago, I handed in my 3D character Carl Fredricksen from “Up”. I didn’t expect 3ds Max to stick with me, I thought I would leave 3D modeling behind, but the prospect of importing other characters I knew, characters/avatars from WoW, and deconstructing them, seeing them in a new light, meant that I’m [...]
STORMWIND CATHEDRAL, 21 April – Multiverse traveler Ironyca is working the ether again, this time appearing as a judge on the live streaming webcast The WoW Factor, imparting fashion wisdom and passing out gold! With tonight’s 1000, 5000, 10,000 & 20,000 gold prizes, the WoW Factor’s total prize awards crossed the 2 million gold mark. [...]
WORLD OF WARCRAFT, 9 March — Great multiverse traveler Ironyca Lee has jumped across, this time not worlds but continents, to be a judge at a transmogrification competition at a WoW/USA server. Given the vagaries of customs & immigration she was forced to attend this haute couture event (OMG how embarrassing) in Level 1 attire! [...]
Part Ten! In Ironyca’s epic consideration of “solo play” in a massively multiplayer world. Lots of insights on identity, relationships, projection, instantiation. Awesome!
Aww, lookie! WordPress has a new, or returned, “Reblog” feature. So I thought I’d reblog this fabulous post from the awesome Ironyca! Yay! 2012!
On Saturday, 1 January 2011 the performance art organization Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company became VBCO/Multiverse VBCO/Multiverse is offering a full slate of 2011 performance artworks on numerous virtual world grids, each exploring identity, individuality, uniqueness, instantiation, embodiment, and persona, here on the myriad shores of the new worlds of the 21st century… VBCO/Multiverse will open [...]
VB25 – The Guild Saturday, 12 March 2011, 8-10pm GMT a performance on the World of Warcraft / Argent Dawn server I don’t know what this performance is yet. And the truth is, I don’t know much about WoW. I’ve spent one long day wandering around there on a field trip that Ironyca led Monerda, [...]
WoW Workshop with artist Aram Bartholl from LagunaArtMuseum And… from the comments below… Ironyca turned me on to another amazing WoW RL Video!
The truth is that Felicia Day does not piss me off, she amazes me. She saw a lack of opportunity so she created opportunity. She felt disdain for gamers, so she created a web series that celebrates gamers. She understands the media of our age.
Every time someone new came over from SL, or every time VeeBee got lost, you don’t just “TP me over”… the group has to chill out while somebody runs off to fetch the lost soul. While a bit of a nuisance, this made land and space much more real, much more tangible. You really were in a place, and other places and distances had real meaning.
The poll results are in, and you’ve overwhelmingly chosen Alliance: Night Elves as our “race” for our Field Trip to WoW!