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FC email | poneria dot fc at gmail dot com
WI email | megan at wowinsider dot com
Twitter | @slowpoker
GAMES I PLAY
Diablo III — I got D3 with the WoW Annual Pass and hadn’t played any Diablo game before that. I primarily play a witch doctor, but I have toons of all the classes. As of August 2012, only the WD is 60.
My Battletag is Poneria#1125 for anyone who wishes to add me. I’ll have to know you better/also somewhere else for RealID.
Guild Wars 2 — I heard about this from an IRL friend, and got interested by reading the novels for the universe. I started an asura guardian on Dragonbrand, and plan to play more (need a necromancer, and a Norn thief).
I often think of D3 as my hack-n-slash portion of my gaming diet. GW2 is my puzzle/explore portion, because I love the jumping puzzles and vistas. WoW is my main fix.
My GW2 friend tag thing is Poneria.2930.
On Steam, I am Poneria. I play Skyrim, Trine/Trine 2, and Bastion on there.
I technically started Fel Concentration at the back end of December 2009.
There was already a “Dark Pact” blog out there, so I went with another now-defunct affliction talent called Fel Concentration that reduced pushback when casting spells. It sounded cool, but I would hope my writings here help push back against frustrations when playing a warlock.
I lucked out on a blog name that still allows wiggle room outside of World of Warcraft warlocks. I’ve been playing a witch doctor in Diablo III, and I might just pick up a necromancer in Guild Wars 2.
Affliction has been my main spec since I started playing World of Warcraft in February 2008, so naturally I talk about that one the most and develop that spec’s guides first. In the back end of Cataclysm, in tandem with the Mists of Pandaria beta, I delved into demonology and destruction more.
If you want to know what’s up with all the colors, here’s an old why. As I started writing for WoW Insider, I’ve toned down my quantity of color use. I’m now using more images and formatting (bold, italics, etc.) to break up text than colorful text.
As of July 2012: Links are purple (except that), with just orange for textual highlights.
THE PLAYER & BLOGGER
I’m Megan, though I’ve been called Meg a few times. If you want to use an online handle, I answer to Poneria most days. I’m also “slowpoker” on Twitter.
My birthday is an anniversary of the day the music died, and I’m old enough to buy my own alcoholic beverages. Social anxiety screwed with my college dreams, but I’m working on it slowly. World of Warcraft has actually helped me work through it in a few ways, like raid leading small groups.
I’ve been writing for myself since elementary school, whether it was fiction or roleplay or drawing up a Might & Magic guide for myself or poetry or school essays. In the past, people of varying connections to me have told me that I’m good at writing, so I figured I would give this writing thing a shot.
I also write warlocky things for WoW Insider as the Blood Pact columnist, since March 2012.