Monday, November 7, 2011

I Had a Double O

Got your attention??!!

In September, I was asked by The Double O Podcast to come on a special episode as a guest.

Episode 8: Parental Guidance Strongly Suggested, the main topic was parenting and playing World of Warcraft. I thought the guest were really insightful. The questions were poignant. I think we got to discuss some really helpful things.

The questions are coming from Oestrus and Ophelie both without children. I think that is a plus. They asked their questions from the point of view of someone outside looking in. The incite the guests gave were nice. Hearing the things the other guests were going through also helped me. You know "It's not only me." idea.

I tried not to talk a lot but Hydra always gets her words in. If you listen there is a point where I can tell Oestrus is really struggling with all the negatives you hear about child raising. I put it in WoW terms.


In Warcraft you earn titles from your achievements: Kingslayer, Loremaster, Arena Master, etc. In life you also earn titles from achievements: Friend, Daughter, Son, Brother, Sister, Graduate, Artist, etc.

When you have a child you get more titles: Mother, Father, Mom, mommy, care taker, poop wiper, drool catcher, etc. But that doesn't make your other life achievements go away, they are just not he newest ones. Like in WoW that changes with time and you have to make an effort to select them.


  1. Hi Hydra,

    I'm so glad that I got to meet you and Fimlys at BlizzCon this year and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed being on the show. We loved having you on the show, too!

    I think Ophelie and I were pleasantly surprised at how candid all of you were about your experience as players and as parents. We were kind of expecting the show to be very simple and almost soft, with regards to what you all would have to say. I was very happy to hear that not everything is sunshine and roses, but it's also not depressing and not fun, either. I gained a new respect for you all and for gaming parents in general and I certainly have you to thank for that.

    I hope things continue to go well with you. Please post more pictures of the adorable Spawn on Twitter when you can and take care!


  2. It was a lot of fun to do. I think we all went into the podcast with a open mind and candidness. Which was really fueled by the questions. It was internet sharing at it's best. Thanks for setting it up.