Blue Recluse

2602212-1000This morning we hit 1,000 challengers and the credit goes out to all of you: the veterans, the podcasters, the WoW Community and all of our new challengers! I am just one person among you; I’m a guy that loves this challenge, and while I’m not a veteran, I am absolutely dedicated to the community that was, is and can be. Thank you so much to everyone for the support, it’s truly greatly appreciated! We were sitting around 150 or so challengers when the site came online and we began actively pursuing help to “spread the word”.

At the time of this post we’re actually at 1,014 and is split up between all three challenges: 913 Irons, 37 Pacifists, 64 Blood Thirsties. I’ve broken down the stats on the Irons alone as there are not really enough Pacifists and Blood Thirsties to start breaking those ones down yet. We currently have 486 Irons ALIVE with 446 of those green-flagged. We’ve got 150 dead and another 277 lost to the nether (this means the challenge was attempted and then the character was deleted). Why do I count those that are dead or lost? We honour (Canadian spelling, eh!) everyone that attempts the challenge, successful or not.

I do have two new challenges I’m eventually going to introduce, I just need to work out the details. If you’ve been following my streams / episodes or know me, you’ll know which ones I’m talking about.

I’ve listed these folks out on the About Us page but I wanted to call it out here again since this is a huge milestone for us. If I have missed anyone, please don’t take it as a slight… I’m only one person and can’t be everywhere; if you’ve heard of us on a podcast that isn’t mentioned here or in the About Us section, please let me know immediately and I’ll add you!

Blue-RecluseMartin and Thom of The Blue Recluse podcast graciously gave me some time to chat about the Iron Man challenge and our WoW Challenges site. You can find the full podcast for Episode 51 here: It was fun to talk about the challenge on a real live podcast… this has sparked a little interest from myself to do the challenge on a PvP server! I put that challenge up to anyone… and no… you can’t realm transfer a toon over. :p

Please check out The Blue Recluse. They’re two great dudes that chat about pretty much anything Blizzard and sometimes spills over into other non-Blizz games.

For anyone listening… I stutter. Yep… I do. There are days where you won’t even notice it. Other days it’s tough to get a word out. Unfortunately this was one of those days… it could also have been from the excitement over meeting these two chaps. In anycase, try and muddle through my responses as best as you can. 🙂