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My Gaming Spaces

This is for day 23 of Blaugust. (Aah, I’m falling behind!)

This was inspired by a post over at Soul of the Forest in which Ocean shared her gaming spaces. By the way, if you’re looking for a new Resto Druid resource, go check it out. Ocean has written guides and shared Weak Aura strings and good stuff like that.

My gaming area - desk

Here’s my computer desk. It’s just a wee little thing. I could use a bigger one but I don’t really have the space for it (the dog crate takes up the rest of the wall beside it). I use a Razer Chroma keyboard which I really like, and a Razer Naga which I’m looking to replace. The side buttons are sort of wasted on me. I use a Blue Snowball microphone for video voice overs and the occasional podcast. I have two pairs of headphones. I generally use the Beats at the computer, while I use the wireless Playstation ones to play consoles in the living room. I really need a new mousepad – I’ve never even played Black Ops 2. Also, there’s frequently a bad dog hanging out under the desk while I’m sitting at it.

My gaming area - consolesThis is the setup in the living room. Set up here are the XBox One, PS4, PS3, WiiU, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, X’Eye, NES, and Retron 5. Clearly not enough consoles. We’ve got a 5-way HDMI splitter and an A/V switch so we can plug everything in. There’s also an A/V to HDMI upscaler in the back and my Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket so I can record gameplay.

There’s also a third gaming area in the bedroom. This is where the XBox 360 is, along with a Wii, a(nother) PS3, and a PS2.

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My Desk

This is Day 6 of the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge.

Here’s where I do all my WoW playing.

My desk Things that are usually on or around my desk:

1. My purse. That’s where my dozen different lip glosses are. Also, my credit card when I find something I need to order online.

2. iPad – So I can use Twitter or look things up online without alt-tabbing out of the game.

3. Captain James Tiberius Kirk. I won him at a work trivia contest where I was dubbed Geek of the Year. He likes to watch me play.

4. Wine glass. I have to drink wine from a tumbler during raids. Using a glass with a stem results in too many shorted-out keyboards and too much wasted wine.

5. Headphones. I wear my headphones 90% of the time that I’m at the computer, so I made sure to get nice, comfortable ones.

6. G15 Keyboard. I thought the extra buttons on the side would come in handy…but I never use them. I do however, like the LCD screen that shows me when I get a whisper or who is talking in Vent/Mumble.

7. G700 mouse. It has lots of buttons for all my spell bindings and can be used both wirelessly or plugged in. My last mouse was totally wireless and died on me mid-raid on more than one occasion ><

8. I currently have a pretty orchid on my desk but based on my past experience with plants, it is not long for this world.

Not pictured above but usually around:

Charlie under my desk9. Charlie. He likes to sleep by my feet or on the printer beside me while I play. He also likes to chew all the wires while he’s awake, or attempt to knock my monitor over. Bad kitty.

 

I have to admit, I cleaned up a bit (okay, maybe a lot) before I took this picture. Other things which are usually on my desk but not pictured here include: water glass, bills that need to be paid, unopened mail, scraps of paper where I write my Baleroc healing rotation, phone, assorted USB cables and flash drives…but I wanted it to look nice for the post.