World of Warcraft ~ Tuna Akkoyunlu
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Aah, this game. The fun we had…


At first, it was just for fun. I started playing World of Warcraft with my friends from University. We got crazy about the game. Leveling, dungeons, raids, professions, titles, PVP etc there was always something to do. And so the journey began…


Burning Crusade hit, we all hit level 70 then Wrath of the Lich King hit, we all hit level 80, and then Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, Battle for Azeroth and now Shadowlands. During the years the game changed. We changed. Boredom struck a bit within those expansions. I quit raiding many expansions before and started to play only for the lore by renewing the subscription only for 2-3 months every year. Every time I hit the top level I said “you know what, let’s pay good ol’ raids a visit”. 


You know that feeling, when you start farming a mount, rep or anything left to do from previous expansion. You plan it in your daily routine, after a few tries you thought “maybe I should put my hearthstone near around” to optimize the time you spent. You also knew that it was gonna end it up like this when you had top level. 

Sometimes I farm them every week or day for a few weeks, sometimes I stay away for months.


Bosses were never happy to see me, 

Yogg-Saron: I am the lucid dream, the monster in your nightmares, the Fiend of a Thousand Faces, Cower before my true form! BOW DOWN BEFORE THE GOD OF DEATH!! MIMIRON’S HEAD WILL CONSUME YOU!!


The Lich King yells: Impossible…

Highlord Tirion Fordring yells: No more, Arthas! No more lives will be consumed by farming Invincible!



Archimonde yells: Oblivion draws closer, mage! Give up!

It is difficult but also I am lucky in this endeavor, and I never give up hope…


Yet, the years went by, Deathwing was defeated, we discovered more continents, planets and The betrayal of Sylvanas ( the hardest one.. psychologically). On the other hand, I had many benefits from this game, I improved my English in those years by having chats with players from different countries. I also met with the woman who is my wife now. We moved to Spain and I am currently working in an international company.


Gamers are judged for spending a lot of time on games but also there are some scientific facts that point many benefits of video games such as “Gaming is linked to an increase in brain matter and can make you smarter” or “3D video games could increase memory capacityand also Gaming could be good for pain relief


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a list to get some bosses angry and a hearthstone to reconfigure. I’m moving Shadowlands!


“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”



  • Chronicle Volume I
  • Cosmology
  • Mythos
  • Primordial Azeroth
  • Ancient Kalimdor
  • War of the Ancients War of the Ancients Trilogy (Novel)
    10000 years before the Dark Portal)

  • Dawn of the Aspect (Novel)
  • Quel’thalas Founded (6800 years before the Dark Portal)
  • The Troll Wars (2800 years before the Dark Portal)
  • War of the Three Hammer  (230 years before the Dark Portal)
  • Rise of the Horde (Novel)
  • Unbroken (Short story)
  • The First War (Dark Portal) 
    The Last Guardian (Novel)

  • The Fall of Stormwind  ( 3-5 years after the Dark Portal)
  • Tides of Darkness (Novel)

  • The Second War 
  •  Beyond the Dark Portal (Novel) (6 years after the Dark Portal)

  • Day of the Dragon (Novel)
  • Road to Damnation (Short Story)

  • Lord of the Clans (Novel)
  • Of Blood and Honor (Novel)
  • The Destruction of Dreanor (8 years after the Dark Portal)
  • The New Horde (18years after the Dark Portal)
  • The Third War (20 years after the Dark Portal)

  • Death Knight (Manga)
  • Vol’jin: The Judgment (Short story)

  • The Battle of Hyjal (21 years after the Dark Portal)
  • Rise of the Lich King (22 years after the Dark Portal)
  • Arthas: Rise of the Lich King (Novel)

  • Sunwell Trilogy (Manga)
  • Cycle of Hatred (Novel)
  • The Gathering Storm (25 years after the Dark Portal)

  • The War Effort (Short story)
  • War of the Shifting Sands (Short story)

  • Ashbringer (Comic book)

  • Illidan (Novel)

  • Blood of the Highborne (Short story)
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  • Shadow Wing Trilogy (Manga)
  • Night of the Dragon (Novel)

  • World of Warcraft: The Comic (Comic book)
  • Lor’themar Theron: In the Shadow of the Sun (Short Story)

  • The Wrath of the Lich King Dark (27 years after the Dark Portal)

  • Mage (Manga,)
  • Glory (Short story)
  • Garrosh Hellscream: Heart of War (Short story)

  • World of Warcraft: The Comic Special Issue 1: Beginnings and Ends (Comic book)

  • Sylvanas Windrunner: Edge of Night (Short Story)

  • Stormrage (Novel)

  • Shaman (Manga)
  • The Shattering (Novel)

  • Pearl of Pandaria (Comic book)
  • The Cataclysm (28 years after the Dark Portal)

  • Gelbin Mekkatorque: Cut Short (Short story)

  • Dark Riders (Manga)
  • The Council of Three Hammers: Fire and Iron (Short Story)

  • Tyrande & Malfurion: Seeds of Faith (Short Story)
  • Curse of the Worgen (Comic book)
  • Bloodsworn (Comic book)
  • Gallywix: Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince (Short story)
  • Baine Bloodhoof: As Our Fathers Before Us (Short Story)
  • Genn Greymane: Lord of his Pack (Short Story)

  • Wolfheart (Novel)

  • Velen: Prophet’s Lesson (Short Story)
  • Varian Wrynn: Blood of Our Fathers (Short Story)
  • Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects (Novel)

  • Charge of the Aspects (Short Story)

  • Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War (Novel)

  • Quest for Pandaria (Short Story)

  • The Invasion of Pandaria Dark (30 years after the Dark Portal)

  • The Burdens of Shaohao (Video serie)
  • Li Li’s Travel Journal (Short Story)
  • Death From Above (Short Story)

  • Bleeding Sun (Short Story)

  • The Trial of the Red Blossoms (Short Story)

  • Vol’jin: Shadow of the Horde (Novel)

  • The Blank Scroll (Short Story)

  • The Strength of Steel (Short Story)

  • The Jade Hunters (Short Story)

  • Over Water (Short Story)

  • The Untamed Valley (Short Story)
  • War Crimes (Novel)

  • Hellscream (Short Story)

  • Gul’dan and the Stranger (Comic Book)
  • Assault on the Dark Portal (31 years after the Dark Portal)
  • Lords of War (Video Serie)
  • Blood and Thunder (Comic Book)
  • Blackhand (Comic Book)
  • Code of Rule (Short Story)
  • Apocrypha (Short Story)
  • Warlords of Draenor: The Story So Far… (Video)
  • Magni: Fault Lines (Comic book)
  • Dark Mirror (Short Story)
  • The Tomb of Sargeras (Audio)
  • Harbingers (Video Serie)
  • The Broken Shore (Video)
  • Nightborne: Twilight of Suramar (Comic Book)
  • Highmountain: A Mountain Divided (Comic Book)
  • Anduin: Son of the Wolf (Comic Book)
  • Sacrifice (Video)
  • The Path to Argus (Video)
  • A Thousand Years of War (Audio)
  • Before the Storm
  • A Good War
  • Elegy
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