Timing is Everything


Hi, everyone. This is Averry, making one of my rare appearances.

Since I’ve gotten a few inquiries about this, I thought I would make a blanket note here in the blog: Yes, I know I’m running way behind in-game events. Yes, I know we’re a few weeks into patch 5.2, and the blog is still only midway through the Domination Offensive storyline from 5.1. Yes, yes, I know.

Now, granted, the blog has always trailed a bit behind the game as a matter of necessity – I’ve always maintained that when new material comes out, I want to have time to play through and process it before I start trying to work it into the blog. So there was never a chance that new content would be acknowledged here right away (well, other than foreshadowing). But since it’s now bordering on the ridiculous, let’s just acknowledge it: the blog is pretty much unfolding under its own timetable. Part of the reason is the comics (new one coming up soon-ish, by the way; Dontrag and Utvoch fans rejoice) — which are fun to make, but man, do they ever eat up time, so they’ve led to some longer gaps between posts than I would like. Another part is, obviously, the side stories I’ve been working into the Domination Offensive thread, not to mention the Mokvar story that’s been running simultaneously.

If anything, I’m grateful that people seem to have been sticking with me through all of this. To make everything a little easier to follow, I’ve added entries to the Major Storylines page for both the Domination Offensive events and Mokvar’s story (the latter being a story that really has to develop slowly). I’ll try to keep those pages updated as the stories unfold. In the meantime, I can only ask that people continue to trust that there’s a reason why I’m not just banging out the Domination storyline in a week’s worth of posts, and that all the peripheral material is actually leading somewhere. It just…may not necessarily lead there as quickly as the patch releases might dictate. My hope is that after I finish with 5.1 (someday!), I’ll be able to make up a little time, since the 5.2 content isn’t particularly Garrosh-heavy, but even then, there will be some 5.1 fallout to deal with. (Not least of all being a surprise set off by the purge of Dalaran – that’s right, there’s your teaser!) All of which will probably keep me busy until 5.3 has been out for months…hoo boy.

This all may or may not be part of a devious plot to delay the Warchief’s eventual fate while I milk more time to spin my strange variety of yarns. Draw your own conclusions…

Be seeing you,


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March 28, 2013 5:53 pm

Would that we could keep your version of Garrosh around, Averry. Yours at least makes his motivations clear…unlike Blizzard. :p

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Garrosh Hellscream
March 28, 2013 6:37 pm
Reply to  Cygnia

They sure keep me busy fanwanking reasons for Garrosh to act one way or another. I mean, the whole “Timequake” story ended up being, in large part, my way of answering “So what would completely break Garrosh?” after Blizzard decided there was no explanation necessary for the sudden change in how they wrote him in “Tides of War” (BACK ME UP HERE, RADES).

March 28, 2013 6:15 pm

Take all the time you need! I’m just curious to see how what’s going on with Mokvar ties into Blizzard’s story.

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 28, 2013 6:31 pm
Reply to  wookieebh

Nothing spoilery, but…

The biggest reason Mokvar’s story has to unfold slowly is because, while I have the general arc mapped out, there are details that I really can’t commit to until I see where Blizzard is going with their end of the story.

That said…I’m looking forward to at least a minor freak-out from a few people when they see what becomes of him.


March 29, 2013 12:32 am

Just admit it – you don’t want to have to close down the blog!

Take your time, Averry. Do what’s right for the story. 🙂

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 29, 2013 2:40 pm
Reply to  Inuki

Haha…I do and don’t. I’m in no hurry to close it down, since I still have way too many stories I’d like to do…but at the same time, I actually like the fact that I’m going to have a Blizzard-imposed stopping point. I like that the blog will actually get to have an ending, rather than just puttering along until I — and everyone else — gets tired of it.

March 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Quality work like this blog is well worth the wait, Averry. 🙂 You can’t rush the good stuff.

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 29, 2013 2:45 pm
Reply to  morbidace143

Thanks! And, well, I *can* rush it, but then bad things happen. I don’t want the blog to end up looking like D&U wrote it.

…although that could be a hoot for like a single post.

March 29, 2013 2:06 pm

((After thoroughly enjoying the detail, nuance, and cleverness – plus the nods to other fandoms (Babylon 5 being my favorite) – of your previous story arcs, I am plenty fine with waiting for the good stuff. Cheers!))

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 29, 2013 2:42 pm
Reply to  Aliok

Here’s where I get to tease again: there’s a B5 reference I made a long time ago that’s about to come back in a major way. Bonus points if you can guess the one I’m talking about!

March 30, 2013 4:02 am

It’s a great story, and I think it is going to be worth the wait. Even if I am Alliance scum 😉

Occasionally I have to stop to sort out which stuff is from Blizzard’s story and which ones I picked up here.

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 30, 2013 11:56 pm
Reply to  Jemmy

Have to say, it would be all kinds of awesome if you started rambling on to a guildmate about some story development, then had to catch yourself and say, “Oh, wait, that isn’t actually in the game…that guy with the blog totally made that up.”

March 30, 2013 4:01 pm

((I am quite pleased how things are going along. And if anything, I learned about patience sooner than Varian did. =P ))

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 30, 2013 11:57 pm
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March 31, 2013 8:28 pm

You know, that phrase right there probably contributed to those XXX searches landing on your site. XD

Garrosh Hellscream
Garrosh Hellscream
March 31, 2013 8:30 pm

You would think that switching to an acronym would slow them down…but you would think wrong.

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