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Friday, August 08, 2014

10 Years :: 10 Questions OFFICIAL LAUNCH


UTTER LOGO OF AWESOME. Thank you @Wabbage!


Nostalgia is worth quite a bit of currency for Blizzard, as we've seen from Thursday's announcements concerning the 10th Anniversary celebrations. As I prepare to take a break from actual Podcasting I'm not stopping the process however, anything but. In fact, part of the reason for taking a break is so I can start preparing for a project that I've been planing for a while now, and which I think it's high time to share with you guys and at the same time ask you for help. My forte has always been sound, and as a result I've decided to launch a Project which is nothing at all to do with me and absolutely EVERYTHING to do with you, and the memories you have of World of Warcraft over the last 10 years.

Hence the 10 YEARS :: 10 QUESTIONS project was born, and I need your help to make it a reality.

What's this all about, I hear you ask? Well, it is very simple: I want to ask AS MANY PLAYERS AS I CAN FIND the same ten questions about their time in Warcraft. The more responses I get, the easier it will be to build a balanced and comprehensive picture of what matters to players after a decade: what they remember, what Warcraft has given them as an experience and most importantly the legacy of the game for players as we move into the NEXT ten years of Warcraft's life. That means getting the word out everywhere: social media, other sites, and I'm not just looking for current players either. I'm attempting to contact ex-players too for their responses because this isn't just about the people who remain, I grasp that those who have left have as much to say on this as the existing playerbase.

Without further ado, let's give you the 10 questions that matter:

1. Why did you start playing Warcraft?
2. What was the first ever character you rolled?
3. Which factors determined your faction choice in game?
4. What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?
5. What is your favourite aspect of the game and has this always been the case?
6. Do you have an area in game that you always return to?
7. How long have you /played and has that been continuous?
8. Admit it: do you read quest text or not?
9. Are there any regrets from your time in game?
10. What effect has Warcraft had on your life outside gaming?

You can be as brief or verbose as you wish, that's the wonder of words as a medium. What matters most to me are YOUR stories, and how Warcraft has changed the way you have not just played the game, but come to look at yourself.


HOW TO TAKE PART





BY E-MAIL

Please send your responses to alternativegodmother (at) gmail.com as soon as possible. If you can work out how to respond completely in the tiny comments box after this post pelase do so, but I'd suggest the e-mail option is probably better. There's also a banner at the top of the page which will remain in place for the next month as I try and collect as many responses as I can. Clicking that will take you to a handy-dandy form where you can record your responses for posterity.



USING THE INTERNET

If you wish to use these questions as a basis for a blog post, PLEASE DO SO, and ensure you link the post to this post so I'll be able to use your answers as part of my Source Material. Please also indicate whether you'd be prepared to be interviewed in person for the Podcast (see below.) I'll also happily accept video responses, poetry, Reddit, Tumblr, and pretty much every point in-between if you have an original way of getting these questions answered. Just let me know where your responses are so I can see them!



INSIDE GOOGLE 

If you wish to answer online, you'll find a Survey Form by CLICKING THIS LINK. That will record all the details I need to make sure your contribution to this Project is counted.


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Once I have all the data collated, I'll be recording a series of six, 30 minute Podcast documentaries. There will be an introductory 'episode' that will explain what we did, why it matters and will feature real Warcraft players from ACROSS THE GLOBE. Not celebrities, or famous Players, but the ordinary people who make Warcraft what it is and continue to contribute to the evolution of the game.

The next five, thirty minute episodes will cover two questions each, and will feature a mixture of live interviews and and snippets from the best responses submitted via the Internet during the research/collation process. So, if you have a answer to one of my questions you think the World of Warcraft ought to know about, make sure you take part to have your voice heard. I will be actively seeking players to be interviewed as a result: if you think you have an interesting story you'd feel comfortable sharing that fits inside the questions I've given, please leave a note in the comments or use the e-mail address above to contact me!


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I'm hoping that by word of mouth and reputation I'll be able to grab enough responses from people across the massive range of player base to make this a really significant exercise and to produce a series of Podcasts that people can come back to in years to come as a lasting legacy of what Warcraft has contributed to the Gaming Community. That will depend on YOUR contribution. Please spread the word, ask your friends and most importantly take part yourself, because EVERY ANSWER MATTERS, and I will read every single one to make this the best set of Documentaries I can produce.

The rest now is up to you. 

Thank You for taking part :D

49 comments:

Joar said...

Given my severe altoholism, the /played time question is going to require the use of some very serious mathematics, and perhaps the use of some kind of super computer. Or at least a good old fashioned 10-key.

Steve said...

http://ikralla.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/10-years-10-questions/

There's mine. :D

TheGrumpyElf said...

Would you like short answers or my standard novel type approach to everything. ;)

Alternative Chat said...

DO THE NOVEL GRUMPY :D

Bob Flintston said...

http://altaclysmic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/5-years-x2.html

Armed and ready.

Dayani said...

I've answered your questions too, over on my blog :)

http://healiocentric.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/off-topic-alternative-chats-10-years-10-questions/

This was fun!

TheGrumpyElf said...

Here is mine.

http://thegrumpyelf.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-years-10-questions-my-answers.html

Tome oftheAncient said...

Here's mine, I hope at some point we'll get to hear yours!

http://tomeoftheancient.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/the-godmothers-big-ten/

PlaidElf said...

I've added mine to the mix, and I second Tome's request for your answers!

http://plentyofpaladins.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-godmothers-10-questions.html

sivation said...

Please see http://sivation.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/10-years-10-answers/ for my answers!

Gwen's Wow said...

Hey thanks, you managed to inspire me to get around to starting my blog .. only took 10 years ;)
My answers are over at http://www.mv-guild.com/gwendlyn/?p=27

Drayton's World of Warthings said...

A combination of inspiration and bullying for the SO has resulted in me writing my small piece of WoW history.

http://mv-guild.com/drayton/10-year-10-questions/

WoW Adventurer said...

I was just typing up this comment when I saw you retweet my blog link! :) So here it is, can't wait to see the responses from others!

http://www.wowadventurer.com/2014/10-years-10-questions/

Really enjoyed that actually, made me really think about a lot.

Jeni Morton said...

I left the answers on my blog for you...

http://wishfullthought.blogspot.com/2014/08/godmothers-questions-my-answers.html

Not sure if I know how to link back right, so I commented to let you know :D

Cyclonus said...

Great Questions,
I also answered on my Gladiator Stance blog here: http://gladiatorsresolve.blogspot.ca

Shintar said...

An ex-player's perspective, posted on my otherwise defunct old WoW blog: http://priestwithacause.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html :)

Alex said...

Posted over at Fel Fashion!

http://felfashion.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/10-years-10-questions/

Lilu said...

I just posted mine on my Will Work for WoW blog!

http://lilulicious.com/2014/08/11/the-wow-10-years10-questions-project-my-answers/

That was a lot of fun, thank you for including us all!

Libby Block said...

I want to play, too! http://libbyblockblog.wordpress.com/wow-10-years-10-questions/

Arcadius said...

Thank you for your insight. I answered here:
http://thehouseofwitches.blogspot.com/2014/08/10questions.html

kinless said...

Here's mine.

http://kinless.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/world-of-warcraft-10-years-10-questions/

Alternative Chat said...

If you have left a comment, you post should now be included on the Master Blog List. If it isn't, please give me a poke!

gnomecore said...

http://gnomecore.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/10-years-10-questions/ - answers from a passionate Russian 31-old player.

Thanks for the interview!

sprowt said...

Not sure if I've missed this, but I've done it anyway! https://sprowt.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/10-years-10-questions/

Vajarra said...

https://dancinghare.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/ooc-ten-years-ten-questions/

Found via another blog I follow ^^

dragonray said...

I have a post ready to go - but it will be up on the 15th :) If that isn't too late!?

http://azerothianlife.com/general/10-questions-for-10-years/

tdikittykat7 said...

I just posted my answers to your questions, Godmother!

https://druidsandadk.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/10-years-10-questions/

Alternative Chat said...

@Dragonray: 15th is fine :D

All recent additions are now added!

Susse said...

http://electricglory.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html

lbrneyes149 said...

Here is my 10 Questions answered at my blog:

http://sowenswrites.com/2014/08/13/alternative-chats-10-years-10-questions/

This is really cool, and the questions were fun to answer. Will be great to see the finished products :)

gamingsf said...

Here's mine:

http://gamingsf.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/10-years-of-wow-questions/

Rohan said...

Here's mine:

http://blessingofkings.blogspot.ca/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html

André said...

My contribution:

http://lurge.blogspot.nl/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html

Syrco said...

Here is my reply :D
http://syrco.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/ten-years-in-azeroth-10-years-10-questions/

Gamrok said...

Here is mine: http://www.gamrok.com/10-years-10-questions/

JC Sway said...

Here is mine. Great idea!

http://lolsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/08/9-years-10-questions.html

Sisqi said...

Here's mine: http://www.sisqi.com/10-years-10-questions/

Balkoth said...

Here's mine: http://balkothsword.blogspot.com/2014/08/so-theres-this-1010-thing-going-on.html

"if you think you have an interesting story you'd feel comfortable sharing that fits inside the questions I've given, please leave a note in the comments or use the e-mail address above to contact me!"

Willing to take part in that as well.

Kreals Galakrond said...

Here is mine

http://krealsmythicaparition.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html

Alternative Chat said...

As of 10.30am on the 19th, everyone who has commented here should have their posts linked on the Master List. If you've not, let me know! :D

Cyphale said...

This was fun to do! :D my addition;

http://cyphale.blogspot.ca/2014/08/10-years-10-questions.html

Threrian Sunblade said...

My addition also
http://threrian-sunblade.tumblr.com/post/95203237496/world-of-warcraft-anniversary-10-years-10-questions

airshipwreck said...

Here are my answers: http://airshipwreck.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/10-years-10-questions/

Have you seen the Reddit topic where people are answering this question? It's here: http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/2dz0kq/world_of_warcraft_10_years_10_questions/

Thanks for putting this project together!

Ted Atchley said...

Sorry to be so late to the party but here's mine.

http://honorscode.blogspot.com/2014/08/wow-honors-takes-10-years-10-questions.html

yoube said...

I am looking forward to hearing the community's responseses! You can listen to HB and I's 10 here: http://bisnation.net/15-minutes-with-hb-ep-60-10-years-10-questions/

Rambling Redshirt said...

I blogged about my answers to the 10 questions... 10 answers about Warcraft -Beyond Tannhauser Gate

Falkien said...

Here's my contribution. It's in brazilian portuguese:

https://roguesbr.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/podcast-episodio-07-world-of-warcraft-10-anos-10-perguntas-falkien/

Heal it to death said...

I joined in. :) http://deathlyheals.blogspot.com/2014/09/10-years-10-questions.html

casey foust said...

1. switched from everquest got tired of a new expansion every 2 months >_<
2. night elf druid
3. horde were ugly lol :P
4. my very first time in AV it was so ridiculously epic :)
5. pvp :) imbalanced or not i enjoy how you never know what a player will do a npc just has set routines
6. ghostlands i like to kill *only the guards* untill level 90s show up for some real fun
7. the first year it came out on and off since then i missed all of cata and panda till just recently :p
8. iiii do ima secret lore nerd and i like to know why im being sent to places :p
9. sometimes it was hard choosing between partying or WoW so id just play WoW drunk as a compromise
10. iv used it to procrastinate far more then i should have >_<