Instance Gratification 24: Crossing Community Streams with MMOReporter

Go for the eyes!
Go for the eyes!
Go for the eyes!

Instance Gratification is the return of one of our premiere video outings. Originally featuring the cast of founder bloggers thrashing World of Warcraft dungeons and viewer runs of Dungeon & Dragons Online, the reinvigorated column heads to the realm of the Twitch channel. Come join us every Wednesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general loot hoarding in your favorite games.

When you travel in the same circles for long enough you’ll begin to remember faces from the crowd. What may have been a casual glance and subtle “how do I know that guy” can quickly turn into “holy crap, that guy is totally stalking me!” That’s exactly what has happened between Lore Hound and MMOReporter, a Canuck based MMOG blog. Focusing on the same genre, one that, despite the money being made by some, remains rather small means we’ve crossed paths for years.

It’s become comical in recent years. We’ve not only run into each other in halls between interviews or after hours parties, but we’ve been booked for the same demo session. Repeatedly. In a row. Unbeknownst to us we’d shake hands and say “Have a good rest of the show” only to meet each other at the next appointment down the hall. Absurd. Hilariously absurd.

Maybe it’s because the market that we follow continuing to contract. Maybe the companies book us together because we’re both dedicated blogs with repeated followers. Maybe it is fate. It could be all of those, but to us it’s far more simple. We’ve the same passion and we’re dedicated. It was bound to see us repeatedly come together. Now, for the first time, we’ll be bringing the communities together for an epic Neverwinter stream.

Oh, and giveaways are totally in the works. Here’s to seeing Cryptic pull through with some codes or any type of Neverwinter goodie to get us psyched for Elemental Evil.

Be sure to subscribe to the channel for all our streams, giveaways and general shenanigans. Hit the jump for the livestream. This super special show will kick off at a special late time of 11:00 PM EST. Yes, that means it’ll run to 1:00 AM EST on Wednesday. Sorry to our European viewers!
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