About Me

Contact Info - You can email me at fulguralis DOT nimbus AT gmail DOT com. Replace the caps with the symbols and you've got it. (That's a little trick I learned to thwart mischievous mages). In addition, you can follow me on twitter as @Fulguralis. Feel free to drop me a line!

Fulguralis - The personality, not the toon. The name is actually Latin for a "flash of light" and speaks of my affinity for thunderstorms.  It's been my online moniker for almost a decade now, dating back to the days of Starcraft ladder matches on Battle.net and Yahoo chat rooms.  Remember those?  27/m/IN.  That's right, the heartland, and I'm in the middle of the middle.  Indy is a good city.  I'm an avid sports fan, loving my Chicago teams (I was raised near there) as well as the Colts.  I work as an engineer and moonlight as a high school football assistant coach.  Writing has been a hobby of mine for a long time, and I've even published a couple novels (more on that in a bit).

I've been a gamer since I could hold a controller, having owned systems starting from the original Nintendo all the way through my current Wii/PS3 ownership.  I've never gone the Xbox route, fwiw.  I try to be diverse in my gaming.  Though MMOs take up a lot of time, I will find ways to squeeze in a console game now and then.  Especially when friends are playing the game as well.

My MMO journey began in college.  I was mostly a console gamer at the time, but a girl introduced me to the world of MMOs through Final Fantasy XI. After college I decided I didn't have time for the grind that was FFXI.  Work adds a different sort of complication to the MMO puzzle.  Thus, I wandered around through "free to play" games a bit, looking for something else that excited me.

After a brief but pleasant stay in Guild Wars, a friend at work coerced me into the World of Warcraft.  I joined his wonderful guild, Generations, that spans many games but became home on the Alliance side of Lothar.  Joining in May of '08,  I moved quickly up the ranks to become an officer, but in April of '10, I stepped down from the guild in order to focus on raiding interests. In late 2012, I jumped over to Alexstrazsa in order to play with my cousin. Good times.

I started this blog in order to flex my writing muscle, plus to hopefully be able to entertain and inform about the classes and games I love.  My original niche was Affliction Warlockery, and continues to be my main push.  However, it is not uncommon to see me branch out into all sorts of other things.  I'll try to stay focused, but no promises.

I mentioned novels above, stories that have nothing to do with the World of Warcraft.  If you're interested in that side of my life, you can find my author blog hereI have a personal blog as well, where I post once a month, mostly to update my family with what is going on in my life, but also to chronicle some of life's more mundane adventures.  And finally, if you're curious about the high school football program I'm helping out, I run a site for them here.  Feel free to check them out and ask me about them, either here or there.  I'm more than happy to go off-topic, though you may get more than you bargained for.  I can be a bit of a talker.  You've been warned...

Toons - I don't really RP, but your toons can take on a life of their own.  The short version is that I have basically two main toons.  Fulguralis is an affliction warlock in the World of Warcraft.  The Warlock was my first toon and continues to be my main of mains.  He's a shadowy reflection of myself and tends to be the center of things around here.  He's an action-oriented fellow who is a bit cynical because he has to put up with so much crap from his minions and their constant shenanigans.  Until such a time as I leave WoW for good, my heart will remain sharded firmly within my affliction warlock.  Everything else is just distraction.

Decedereful is a female Death Knight with an affinity for frost in the World of Warcraft.  She will tank or DPS, depending on what's needed.  She is the sister of Fulguralis and is indicative of my so-called feminine side.  While she still struggles with her rebirth as a Death Knight, she finds that it has certain advantages.  Chief among them is the bond it gives her with her brother.  Had she not been turned, she might never have found him, and she certainly wouldn't have been able to keep up with the Warlock in her former life.  Still, the food is terrible (Flesh Flakes for breakfast... yuck!) and plate isn't all that fashionable.  Dece struggles constantly with being a powerful weapon, yet a little sister still at heart.

I have several other toons in this game and others, but these two represent the longest time spent with one set of pixels. Generally, on the other games, you can find me as Fulguralis. Don't be afraid to say "hi."