Hello World!

Or maybe more appropriately “Howdy, World!”

Just so we’re straight, the “Moonshine” in this blog’s title is most definitely about the beautiful moonlight shining down on my Protostar housing plot, and not the delicious homemade grain alcohol distilling in the shed around back. Ayup. 😉

Probably a Moonshine Still

Totally not a Moonshine Still

About this blog:

I’m Gracie and with a new-found love of Wildstar I’ll be sharing my experiences in Nexus with any and all passers-by. As of this writing, just following the final closed-beta weekend of Wildstar, I’m likely to be a Mordesh Spellslinger Explorer. In other MMOs I tend to heal butts, but so far I am really enjoying DPS so we shall see what role I end up with at launch. Prepare yourself for stories of questing, dungeons, pugs, and maybe even a little PvP.

Frankly none of that matters, though, since quests and battles are just a vehicle for making more gold to feed the true motivation for playing: Housing. The player housing in Wildstar hits a lot of notes exactly right for me, and I want to share my enthusiasm with the world!

More about me:

I have been immersed in nerd culture since I was a zygote (thanks mom!) and a gamer since the Atari days. I’ve been a MMO player since back in 2007 when I got high-speed internet, just after the release of World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade expansion. Over the years I’ve dabbled in quite a few MMOs but only got heavily invested in the endgame in WoW and SW:TOR (and now hopefully Wildstar!). I am likely to bring my experiences in these other games into my discussions.

IRL: I am a graduate student trying desperately to learn more about our planet’s oceans and then share what I learn. I may have semi-professional opinions or speculations about the wildlife on Nexus 😉

Keep your eyes on this space for some Housing 101 posts in the weeks leading up to the Wildstar launch!


Caution! Newbie Blogger at Work!
I want to give a shout-out to the folks at the Newbie Blogger Initiative and a big thanks for all the work that goes into it. The resources and encouragement are a big part of why I decided to take the plunge. Thanks!


8 thoughts on “Hello World!

  1. Player housing. The “Holy Grail” of MMOs, according to some players. They were promising some major new features with housing in LOTRO recently but postponed them due to lack of resources.

    I hope WildStar can deliver on it’s promises and I look forward to reading about it here, on your blog 🙂

  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment folks! I’m super excited to explore this game and share what I find with everyone!

  3. Welcome to the land of blogging and to the NBI! 😛 I’m interested to see how the player housing here holds up against the homesteads of Mabinogi and the designable homes in UO. Don’t forget to post in between all that Moonshine! ^_~

  4. OMG, I wild More appeared. Also, hooray for finally taking the plunge. I cannot wait to read more about your moonshine still, your mystery meat bbqs and your movie studio bed. Wait, on second thought, just the outdoor activities maybe.

    Seriously, so excited to see you so excited.

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