Author Archives | Ironyca

“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 4 – Horror and Mystery

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 […]

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“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 3 – Leisure and Spa

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 […]

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“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 2 – City Break

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 […]

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“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 1 – Spectacular Nature

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. One of the biggest differences between WoW and non-gamified environments, is that the world of Azeroth is largely a hostile place based on conflict, you can die in WoW and […]

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Proudmoore (LGBTQ) Pride Event this Saturday!

Originally posted on Traveling the Multiverse:
I’m a sucker for mass events in WoW. I also find LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) issues to be important, especially due to how rampant the homophobia is, not only in WoW, but in gaming/geek culture in general. This Saturday I get a chance to combine the two…

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Frozen in Porcelain

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 […]

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A white or "porcelain" untextured, but 3D modeled, avatar character by Ironyca

Making a 3D Game Character Myself

Originally posted on Traveling the Multiverse:
This is what I’ve been doing in the past month of inactivity here on the blog: If this guy seems familiar to you, it’s because I tried to recreate Carl Fredricksen from “Up”. I know this is not stunning work, it’s my first time working with 3ds Max, so…

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A Transmog-Party where Everyone’s Well-dressed – Except Us!

Originally posted on Traveling the Multiverse:
This friday I was invited along with Noelani to judge a transmogrification competition by Keelhaul (author of Disenchanting Azeroth aka The Mogfather) on US-Tichondrius. Originally this is an idea Keelhaul has conceptualized, funded and hosted on his own across US servers. He has given away 1.695.000 gold in total…

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Are we “Alone Together” in WoW? – Solo Play pt. 10

Originally posted on Traveling the Multiverse:
Last part (part 9) was about secret alts and the need for time outs. This post may take some of that conversation and turn it upside down. Hunter’s Pets and Companion Pets When I spoke to my teacher about this project, he reminded me that perhaps players could also…

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Secret Alts, RealID and Obligations – Solo Play pt. 9

Originally posted on Traveling the Multiverse:
As is evident, WoW has great potential to turn even solo play into a social experience as we saw in the previous parts, depending on what level of sociability we tap into. However, solo play was also utilized as an escape from the social venue of the game, described…

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