I am a linguistics student from Germany who spends way too much of his time on the internet and in World of Warcraft.
As I have been quite active on a fairly large German fan forum for WoW (the official forums are atrocious), I realized posting there that most of the good sources for information are written in English. I would always say: “If your English isn’t too bad, try going to [link] and read the article.” Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. And there are certainly big WoW sites in German, but they are notoriously bad at keeping their guides up-to-date, for example. There is a general lack of little tips and tricks for the several classes in WoW in German as well. Or if there are, they are hidden in some remote user comment or somewhere no normal human being would ever be able to find it. And if that is the case for German, I am fairly certain that players of other nationalities have similar problems.
So I thought to myself: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place I could send people of non-English-speaking parts of the world to get their fix of guides and useful blog posts without them having to purchase a dictionary? It would certainly be a good exercise for me to translate all this useful information.’
And that is how Danslayers came into existence.
Danslate in WoW
My ‘life’ in WoW is … well, diverse. Although I ‘only’ have four max level characters at the moment, my interest wanders quickly. One day I will do achievements, another I will play a twink. One day I might feel the urge to destroy things on my warlock, another I might want to give a healing hand with my priest. This is also the reason why the character who is de facto the leader of the guild almost all my chars are in was the fourth char having dinged 85.
This squirrelyness (that is a word now!) goes doubly for the internet. Reading Beru‘s and Jasyla‘s blogs, for example, always make me want to play my druid ‘part-time tree’, while Rades has almost persuaded me to give death knights a spin (and we haven’t talked a word). Therefore, I might end up rambling (and boy, do I ramble) about a variety of topics.