Fried D and a lot of fear

Hey everyone,

This is Gundivar and welcome to the second installment of my blog.

It is going to be a quick one today, you can expect a full “Paladin with a mission” episode by the end of this week.

So. Why did it take me so long to write a new blog and why isn’t it the promised “Paladin with a mission” installment. That’s pretty simple actually. My computer fried.

Friday evening after dinner i was getting ready to log on and start World or Warcraft to finish the westfall, loch modan, bloodmyst isle and darkshore. I sat down behind my pc and pressed the button to start up. The computer starts booting but it was very slow. I shut it down and started it back up thinking it was just a little glitch. After doing that for a few times and starting up in safe mode I eventually decided to let it take it’s time starting up and see what happened. By this time I was fearing the worst, fried RAM or Fried Graphics card. I was very agitated about the situation as I really didn’t want to invest to heavily in the computer at this time because it was still more the preforming like it supposed to.

I have to apologize to my wife as I was really annoyed that evening and not great company.

So eventually the computer started up windows entirely and I began looking for the exact problem. I began to notice that while it did recognize my D: drive as being there everything that was on that particular drive did not work. Sad to say that besides my OS and office that is pretty much everything. So there was the diagnosis my D: Drive fried completely. The tension lightened a little bit as repairing that meant an expense of 120 euros more or less instead of the anticipated 300 to 500 euros. I went from nearly 3TB storage space to less than 300GB.

I did reinstall World of Warcraft on my C: drive and after downloading and setting up my add-ons again I was good to go once more.

So there you have it the reason my blog fell silent for several days.

I hope I see you guys next time for the next episode of “Paladin with a mission”

And remember

“It’s only a game”


A new blogger sees the Light

Welcome to my new blog channel.

My name is Gundivar and I will be your host for this completely new blog starting today.

Who am I an what can you expect on my blog.

Let me introduce myself. I’m a 31 year old man though some would argue that I’m still a boy, mainly my wife though, and I’m from the wonderful land of beer and chocolate called Belgium. I am a gamer for a very long time, I’ve been gaming since I was 6 years old. I started playing computer games when I was 12. Seeing that I’ve been playing this long you would expect that I’m a pretty good gamer as I had a lot of practice but you would be wrong. I started out playing “Lotus” that was the very first game I played followed by LHX. That is if you do not count “Breakout” on my dad’s apple at the age of 5. Since then I’ve mostly been playing MMO’s and I have played World of Warcraft on and off since 2005. The first class I ever played was a gnome mage but he didn’t last very long. Mainly I’ve been playing tanks (warrior) and healers (Priest). I’ve also been very active in Lord of the rings Online as a Captain and SWTOR as a Combat medic. So you can see I’m usually playing a support class of some sorts.

What other games do I play besides MMORPGS.

I do play Warthunder but with the recent changes to the simulator battles I’ve given up on playing that. I have a very large garage in World of Tanks and I’m a closed beta tester in World of warships.

What else do I do besides gaming?

I graduated as a nurse and I work for a company that deals with prevention and safety in the work environment. Besides that I’m active as a volunteer EMT with the Belgian Red Cross.

So what can you expect from me in this blog?

The main reason I started this blog is me coming back to WoW with a special mission. I decided to come back to WoW, ditch all my lvl 90 characters (I did not delete them) and start over completely new on a new server without heirlooms, no money, no bags and no guild to fall back on. I will also occasionally be blogging about some other gaming or world news but the main point will be the “Paladin with a Mission” series.

My mission:

Start out with nothing and get the “loremaster” Achievement while leveling, revisit old raid instances once I’m lvl 100 and gather all sets of armor from the old content raids. I am in no rush to reach 100 I wanna enjoy the content as I do it and not just race past. I will be reading quest texts to get a better idea of what is going on in the world of Azeroth. I will be doing this mostly solo but should I come across like minded people I will off course not turn them down and maybe even be starting a guild just for this reason. I decided on the server Killrog-EU as it has a nice big Alliance population on a PVE server. I will be playing a paladin and going for the retribution main spec (getting out of my support comfort zone) and a protection off spec (For those tough encounters or later solo raids that require more survivability)

So that was my first post. You got to know me a bit and I stated my mission and Ideas. I hope you enjoy the stories I’m about to write. Leave a comment below if you like.

Don’t hesitate to visit me at or twitter @Gundivar

See you next time and always remember “It’s just a game”