Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Razkek

Parenting while playing WoW can be tough sometimes...

8 posts in this topic

As a new parent I've had to come up with all sorts of creative ways to make sure my little is amused so daddy has his brief chance to login and do blood elf stuffz.

I've set up an old VHS player in my gaming room to entertain her with some of my best childhood stories. My kid loves Pikachu! (Proud dad here!)

Sometimes her interruptions are cute and the stream gets to enjoy the brighter moments of parenthood. Other times she gets super pissed and smashes my keyboard, mid-raid, because the first pokémon movie is rewinding on the VHS... (Our kids will never know the joys of trolling the next person to watch a VHS tape by putting the movie at the very end to show crucial spoilers, "le sigh"...)

Today she decided to be cute/annoying during the stream. Managed to get it caught on tape for everyone to enjoy!

I want to hear your parenting gaming fails, or wins! I think the kiddos can make streaming very interesting at times. I wish there were more twitch streamers who had kids. I feel like a loner! Lol

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back when Culling of Stratholme was released and the timed run was still a challenge for the mount and the extra badge I joined a "pro" group as healer.

 

Little girl was about 12months old and sat in her high chair having some fruit next to me, babbling away.

 

Halfway through the run (time was ok but couldnt risk a wipe) she projectile vomited everywhere - all over my desk keyboard etc and obviously I had to stop right there and sort her out.

 

Just said in /p "omg kid sick gtg" - got so much rage off the group because I'd messed their chance of the mount that day :P

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A nice reminder that we are playing with other people and not robots :)

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back when Culling of Stratholme was released and the timed run was still a challenge for the mount and the extra badge I joined a "pro" group as healer.

 

Little girl was about 12months old and sat in her high chair having some fruit next to me, babbling away.

 

Halfway through the run (time was ok but couldnt risk a wipe) she projectile vomited everywhere - all over my desk keyboard etc and obviously I had to stop right there and sort her out.

 

Just said in /p "omg kid sick gtg" - got so much rage off the group because I'd messed their chance of the mount that day :P

Oooooh! Thats awesome! I remember that mount run! It was difficult for about the first half of the Xpan just because most ppl didnt know the fights. Good times! Its amazing how much vomit can be stored inside that tiny little body, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

omg yes!


i have 17 month old twins and only get to play at nap times and bed times..


they would through a fit if i even tried to play with them up


1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daughter is 7 now and I've been playing for almost 3 years. Now it's not so difficult to play the game, but in the past, I normally had to log out during a conversation in game with a friend because my daughter would sometimes get into things she's not supposed to. Those kinds of things were signs that I needed to leave and do something with her. Now its not so bad at all. Since she's 7 I let her play a few of my toons regardless if they die because she doesn't really know how to play. In my old guild, she'd try and talk to my other guild members in vent and they'd laugh because she would say the most weird and funny things a 7 year old could come up with.

 

Occasionally I'd go afk and leave the game going, then come back to find I am some where else or dead because my daughter would take over lol

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Dude.  

 

I think that helps your stream so much.  I'm not a watcher, but it shows that your human.  And I can sincerely relate to being human (pretty much we all can).  

 

Its good to see the other side of people - when they're not playing the game.  IMO a steam is 40% about the person steaming and the rest is up to the gameplay and class and such.

 

Its a super welcome interruption :).  Even when shes pissed off.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! :) I'm glad its welcomed. I was worried I'd come off as a lame old dude with a kid and nobodu would be interested in me.

It can be really funny when shes pissed off. I feel like a bad parent if I let her stay too mad sometimes. But it is amusing nonetheless.

She literally hulk smashed my keyboard during a guild raid once. Which caused her to deathgrip the boss... Unfortunately it was off stream. Wish I woulda caught it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      Pet Battle Dungeons are live on PTR and with it, new pets have been added to the game.
      Note that tooltips aren't working properly yet.
      Blood Whelpling Cavern Moccasin Crackers Everliving Spore Frost Whelpling Scraps Unholy Whelpling Young Venomfang







    • By Jovovich
      [US-Arthas][H]Unhuman (Francais) NH: 7/10H EN:7/7M ToV:2/3M www.unhuman.ca
      Unhuman est à la recherche de nouveaux visages qui seraient intéressés à joindre ses rangs!
      Forum: http://forum.unhuman.ca/forum/7-recrutement/
      Raiding:
      - [Raid] Fluffy NH: 7/10H EN:7/7M ToV:3/3H 2soirs Mercredi et Jeudi 6h15pm à 9h15pm (EST)
      - [Raid] Starlight Bros NH: 6/10H EN:7/7M ToV:2/3M 2soirs Mardi et Mercredi 7hpm à 11hpm (EST)
      - [Raid] Éminence NH: 3/7H EN:5/7M ToV: 3/3H 2soirs Mardi et Mercredi de 7hpm à 10hpm (EST)
      - [Raid] Les Gosus de Notre-Dame NH: 7/10N EN:1/7M ToV:2/3H 2soirs Mardi et Mercredi 7hpm à 10hpm (EST)
       
      PvP:
      - [RBG] 1800mmr 
       
      Communauté:
      - Plus de  500 accounts
      Unhuman est plus qu'une guilde de raiding performante, c'est aussi la plus grosse communauté Francophone sur World of Warcraft US. Nous comptons présentement plus de 500 accounts actifs. Depuis sa création en 2006, Unhuman cherche à offrir à ses raiders un environnement de jeu qui favorise la progression et ce avec des joueurs d'excellent calibre. Nous sommes constamment à la recherche de nouveaux joueurs que ce soit PVE ou PVP, mais aussi des masters du Pet Battles, des champions de l'Archéologie ou peu importe ce qui vous branche ingame. Vous êtes donc assuré de trouver ce que vous cherchez chez nous peu importe votre style de jeu.
      Pour toutes questions...
      - http://unhuman.ca/
      - Jovovich-Arthas, Guild Master
      - Murielle-Arthas, Officier
      - Jdo-Arthas, Officier
      - Mottuer-Arthas, Officier
      - Nylan-Arthas, Officier
      - Kaiser-Arthas, Officier
    • By Jovovich
      [US-Arthas][H]Unhuman (French) NH:7/10H EN:7/7M ToV:2/3M www.unhuman.ca
      Unhuman is RECRUITING!
      Forum: http://forum.unhuman.ca/forum/7-recrutement/
      Raiding:
      - [Raid] Fluffy NH:7/10H EN:7/7M ToV:3/3H 2day Wednesday and Thursday 6h15pm to 9h15pm (EAST)
      - [Raid] Starlight Bros NH:6/10H EN:7/7M ToV:2/3M 2day Tuesday and Wednesday 7hpm to 11hpm (EAST)
      - [Raid] Éminence NH:3/10H EN:5/7M ToV: 3/3H 2day Tuesday and Wednesday 7hpm to 10hpm (EAST)
      - [Raid] Les Gosus de Notre-Dame NH:7/10N EN:1/7M ToV:2/3H 2day Tuesday and Wednesday 7hpm to 10hpm (EAST)
       
      PvP:
      - [RBG] 1800mmr
       
      Community:
      - More than 500 account
      Unhuman is a performing raiding guild with multiple raid groups, it's one of the biggest, for not saying the biggest one, french community on World of Warcraft US. We have over 500 active accounts. Unhuman has been created in December 2006 and will continue to live for a long time, Unhuman is trying to give to our raiders everything they need to be focus only on good progression!. Unhuman is always looking for new players of all kind, PvE or PvP, even with Battle pets or Archeologists or anything else you can do in the game....You will be sure to find your way with Unhuman!
      For any question...
      - http://unhuman.ca/
      - Jovovich-Arthas, Guild Master
      - Murielle-Arthas, Officier
      - Jdo-Arthas, Officier
      - Mottuer-Arthas, Officier
      - Nylan-Arthas, Officier
      - Kaiser-Arthas, Officier
    • By Stan
      Several UI improvements are coming in 7.2. The "Appearances" tab got a new tab called "Sets". There you can see all items of a set you've collected / haven't collected yet that create a set. It's not only about Tier sets, because sets contain matching non-set pieces.

      It also contains information about item source (which boss drops an item or if a vendor sells it etc).



      The same UI has been added to transmogrifiers, but it's currently not working.

    • By Stan
      An issue is currently plaguing the Touch of a Titan quest. If you're working to upgrade your Legendary items, it's super important to turn Essences of Aman'Thul in once you're at 50/50. Any exceeding essences you have above 50 will be consumed upon quest completion. The bug should be fixed in near future.
      Ornyx
      I turned in my Touch of a Titan quest today, having looted the last 2 Essences I needed from my daily box, bringing me to a grand total of 52/50 Essences. Upon completion and picking up the quest again to start working on my Sephuz's, I noticed I had 0/50 left.

      Be careful when turning in the quest. If you are really close to having the required essences next Tuesday, don't use your Weekly M+ Cache to complete it. Save that for when you pick up the next round and get it from a daily box instead.
      I can see this being an issue in a few situations, specifically around Nighthold progression and going over the 50 "cap" by a moderate amount during your normal raid time.

      We will send this feedback over to the developers and see what's going on.
      Whoa! Wasn't expecting that. Thanks for the heads up Ornyx! Wasn't sure if it was intentional or not so I didn't want to say anything other than the warning.
      I think it's typical for quests like this to work in this way, but in this case, when looking at how raids progress and LFR tiers and such, it seems people could end up saving 70-80 at a time without realizing it which could be devastating.
      (Source)