I am a lifelong geek. I got my first console (a superNES!) when I was 10. A gameboy with Tetris at 13 and my first PC with dial-up connection a couple of years later. That’s where things derailed:
I got a job, money to spend and a hole in my pocket. What follows is a succession of Playstations, X-boxes and a Wii. 
But these days I seem to be completely satisfied with a good gaming PC and a serial addiction to mmo rpg’s. 

WHAT I'VE BEEN UPTO...

December 28, 2020
It’s sweater weather with beautiful snowfall and white-washed vista’s as far as the eye can see. Suma and Sage are enjoying winter holidays in game..

November 20, 2020
Scyroco Jadefyre and TrueSimp (if the shoe fits, haha) Klassika, aka ‘the noob shins’, got their graduation certificate. Eventually !

WORLD: OFF. HEADPHONES: ON.

SUMA? WHO THE F* IS SUMA?

In the Blizzard universe, Sumanhi is a Night Elf restoration druid in World of Warcraft and a wizard/crusader in Diablo III. In Hots, she commands Lunara and Malfurion and she occasionally flips a deck of cards in Hearthstone. In Black Desert Online, Sumanhi is a kick ass Witch (and part-time Lahn), a horse breeder, knowledge hunter and a very annoying pacifist in a world full of pvp battling. When Suma is not in reach of a PC, she’s probably playing Candy Crush Soda on phone. Or sleeping with the cats.

WORLD OF W-WHAAAT?

WoW is an online roleplaying game where players from around the world assume the roles of heroic fantasy characters and explore a virtual world full of magic, and endless adventure. For 15 years already, I’ve been a druid. I currently play on Silvermoon EU, keeping everyone alive on Sumanhi and a small arsenal of healer alts. It’s pretty fair to assume I’ve healed a lot. A whole lot. And then some more. I raid competitive semi-hardcore mythic content two nights a week.

ALTOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

When Vixxie becomes Sumanhi.

ME AND MY EPIC WOOD

“Me and My Epic Wood”, aka my previous blog, is no more. Well it hasn’t been a thing for nearly a decade now. 

I kept it online, albeit inactive for the past years. For Nostalgic purposes. Because I still somehow hoped I would some day be able to finish that healing guide. Except we are just about 4 expansions later now. And I had that awesome Project Lore I was working on with friends. Well the lore is still there but the friends moved on. It’s about time that I moved on as well. No one needs outdated druid colour charts from good old Vanilla times, no matter how great the images were. I’m letting go, and I cherish nothing but lovely memories.

I’ve always had a kind of cathartic need to dissect experiences into words. Funny enough, I’ve often sat behind my laptop looking for words I never found. Maybe it was a language barrier (because English isn’t my native tongue, Dutch is) and I was scared to make mistakes. Maybe I didn’t really find my own voice yet at that point. My game blog was a journey. It was as much an outlet for my flustered mind, as it was a search for the person behind the words. And it was a combination of real life getting me on a tighter leash, wanting to attack other non-game-related themes and having been under scrutiny for allegedly paraphrasing other blogger’s ideas that made me lose the motivation to blog about games. The blog went comatose.

Then Twitch happened, and gamers became more interested in tittie streams (or shaming tittie streams) than in reading blogs. Youtube and monetizing the game happened and then finally Discord happened. All the awesome guides and conversation disappeared in neatly categorized channels and pins. And that’s okay because times change. Gamers change.
And the gamergirl behind “Me and My Epic wood” changed too. 

Instead, you can now read about everything I enjoy while playing ALL the games I play, and especially read about the things I don’t like 🙂

THE ARCHIVES

You’re an interesting one. I wonder if your friends know what you truly are.

November 07, 2020
Hallow’s End is a wonderful event in Black Desert Online. All the towns and cities turn into Burton-inspired venues, decorated with pumpkins, creepy dolls and halloween props.

November 6, 2020
There lives a tale in the faraway lands of O’dylitta. It is told, for many generations, that a ghost roams the eerie heart of Thornwood. One believes she strays only at night.

September 2, 2020
Daiyu ' the Lahn' Jadefyre and Pyrrow 'the Wizard' Klassika got their graduation certificate ! We are SO proud of our children lol !! 

September 1, 2020
The mysteries of summer sounded really cool: A secret quest line to puzzle out & figure out mechanics in different stages. Fun, no?

August 29, 2020
No sir, we do not roleplay, not at all. Nuh - uh! Roleplay is for weebs. But I guess role play kind of just has a way of sneaking up on you 🙂

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