The Newbie Blogger Initiative Challenge

Posted: May 17, 2012 in Of WoW and Warlocks

Hail and Howdy my Fellow Followers of the Dark Arts,

As an avid follower of many of the popular WoW Blogs, and having started my own here at, I recently came across the Newbie Blogger Initiative (NBI) and decided to take part in the fun.  I’ve been reading through their forums and already I’ve found out I’m somewhat behind for a few of their writing challenges. The month of May is a special event time with NBI where creative ideas become challenges for newbie bloggers to write more and connect with other bloggers. I think it’s a great idea and want to thank Sypster for putting this together. Who doesn’t need a good whack on the side of the head to get more motivated into action from time to time? It’s true, even I, your Dark Arts Motivational Speaker often needs to get my passion “recharged” from time to time. I have no idea where any of these challenges will lead me, but the NBI has pushed me to set some personal goals and to crank out some more writing. So, to all the folks at the Newbie Blogger Initiative, I humbly /salute.

  1. theerivs says:

    Nice blog…but I have to tell you I think we all know Warlocks are just Mages who failed magic school. :P

    • Hi Theerivs,
      I appreciate your stopping by the blog, and for leaving a comment. While some might find your remark to be true, I would have to disagree. What’s true power if it’s only confined to meanial tasks? Think of how the Mage Schools have enslaved their students by teaching them meager magic to be the servants of WoW. Examples: “Mage can I get a port to…?” “Mage put up a table for the raid/party…”, “Mage we need biscuits…”.

      Warlocks, whether self-taught or having escaped from such pitiful frivolties as a magic school, have simply evolved to their rightful place higher up in the food chain. Being born to rule is a burden every warlock faces and must carry. Sadly, most mages cannot comprehend the concept of self sacrifice for a greater goal because many of them fail to recognize or even grasped the simple, harsh reality of their own servitude. :P

      • theerivs says:

        LOL Silly Lock. There’s a reason Warlock Trainers skulk in basements. :P

      • Theerivs,

        Once again you are mistaken by your preconceived prejudices concerning the warlocks. We warlocks, do not “skulk”. Skulking is something mages do when their arcane missles cannot proc either because their power auras weren’t updated or because their number 1 key is broken. What ‘locks do is “strut”. There is a difference between those words mages fail to comprehend. Skulk, is a verb which means to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason or to move in a stealthy manner as in slink. To strut on the other hand, means to walk in vain, being pompous in bearing as in head erect and chest thrown out.

        Also, while some might regard our craft as being bent on pure evil I can assure you this is not the case. We are simply protecting our teachings for those who can truly wield it’s power without succumbing to all that it entices. The reason we shut ourselves off from prying eyes is because understand that mages and other classes would like nothing more than to steal our power. It’s been proven time and time again throughout Azerothian history. Think about the Eredar Warlock’s from Draenor…weren’t they once shaman who dared attempt to wield our power? Might I remind you about a certain Belf Mage who turned to warlockery only to prove to the world that he was an utter failure at it? (Yes, he dressed like a mage too!)

        Another point for you to consider is: Has it ever occured to you that the bright, flower mage apparel we find in every major town simply hurts our eyes?
        Yes my friend, a mage can act out for their own self interest and try to pass themselves off as a warlock, but we true’locks know the difference. We keep a list. Trust me on that one! :P

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