The Year Ahead – WoW Adventurer in 2015
Yesterday I took the time to thank all those who have inspired me in some way with this website, and today, I thought I would share a little of my plans for the year ahead.
It’s a plan.
I haven’t carved any stone tablets, or written a manifesto or anything, but a plan is a good place to start.
The Important Must and Will Do List
There will be a more regular posting pattern.
There will be a greater focus on news around World of Warcraft, as well as other Blizzard Games.
There will be a marked increase in video content, and instead of using YouTube simply as a storage space for my videos, I will use it as more of a focal point and point of entry to all things ‘WoW Adventurer’.
There will be Guides, and Snippets, and Did You Know features.
There will be raiding videos from my guild as we hit up mythic content starting this week. There will be humour, lots and lots of humour.
There will be a lot more community involvement with the website – in that – I want to hear from ALL OF YOU!
There will be transmog features!
There will be contests!
There will be giveaways!
There will be STUFF. The store will finally get some design LOVE.
The OMG I should stop being so shy and just DO THIS List
There may be some podcasting. (HI everyone THIS IS MY VOICE)
There will be voice over video content.
There will ultimately be some actual footage of the actual me (even if it’s tiny and hidden in a corner) during said video content.
Now, the second to last one is dependent on an external factor.. and that is Internet Service Providers… I currently live in an area scheduled for super fast broadband in the next 6 months. My bargain that I’ve struck with myself is that WHEN it hits, I will begin streaming.
Until then, I shall prepare a Twitch account, and design all the requisite fribbits, doodads and graphic frivolity required to decorate such account in preparation for when the internet finally grows up in the area where I live.
Lastly, there is a big project.
A thing that I’m working on, which I may or may not have actually named during an inebriated moment after Christmas, on Twitter, but there may in fact, be a book. (Frantically tries to stuff cat, back into the bag). – More on this later.
The Big Hairy Audacious Goal
A Blizzcon Trip.
This admittedly probably won’t be this year, but I’ve set it as my ultimate of ultimate goals. The End Boss to be conquered at which point I can say, I have done it.
As all good religious folk should make a pilgrimage to wherever they must go, so too must all dedicated WoW Players attempt to make the Blizzcon trip at least once in their lives.
I am adding myself to that number. (Expect some serious fundraising shiz to go on in this regard).
Thus endeth the plan.
So, in keeping with my plan of increased video content I thought I would share a little something that I whipped up this morning. (The Video I’m sharing below).
First some background. Call it a beginners disclaimer!
I am a graphic designer, which means I have some experience in working with graphics. Up to now, I have not undertaken any paid video content work, so give me a website, a logo or anything ‘still‘ and I’m your go-to-gal! So suffice it to say – I am rather new to the video editing scene, but one of my great strengths, is picking apart software to see what it can do – and then pushing it further than it thought it could go.
I have been evaluating various software packages from the basic offerings of Windows Movie Maker, the Mac version of which is iMovie, and today’s video has been edited with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13. It was frustrating enough to know that I’m NOT going to be purchasing a full copy (beyond the trial version I have now), so please forgive the slightly clunky titles and transitions.
When I’m fully set up with Adobe After Effects and Premier Pro (what I’ve chosen to go with), then you will see a vast improvement in the quality of video and all the cool things that go into the making of great content.
So with all that now out of the way – here’s a little video that I made, sharing some fun stuff I’ve enjoyed on my hunter. As you may or may not know – I decided to ‘main’ a hunter for Warlords of Draenor, and it still continues to thrill me as class. Such utility!
So while this little ‘move’ that I’m showcasing might be ‘old-hat’ to you bunch of ‘since Vanilla Hunters’ – it’s just one of the small things that makes me grin like a fool.
p.s. I totally shot this in LFR so that I didn’t inadvertently wipe an entire raid team while recording, and trying to execute it right – while worrying about stack numbers and Aspect of the Fox execution.
Geez stop stalling! Show the darn video!
(..and now I’ve built it all up and it’s just like 1.5 mins long…LOL)
Now it’s your turn to /pat and leave encouraging comments. 😀