Welcome to the Gear Up! Questline!
I'm Chris and I'm also one of the guild officers of the Gear Up! Questline. I look forward to hearing from you all and getting to know more about you all as the Teacher Camp progresses.
I am an Associate Dean for Career and Technical Education at the community college level and have been utilizing games and game based learning since I was a full time faculty member. I've used game based learning in Accounting, Business, and Statistics. Role playing games like World of Warcraft and many other games have robust mathematical and statistical infrastructure that manage things like loot drops, being able to hit an enemy, how much damage or healing you do, etc. Most players are unaware of all that goes into the mechanics of the game until they reach the end game.
As the Guild Master for Inevitable Betrayal, it has been a lot of fun setting up the various outpost guilds and developing this questline to really focus on the mathematical and statistical framework that exist in World of Warcraft and are used by players everyday. Once you are in game, my toon's name is Terroir. So feel free to look me up and chat in game. Please let either Kae or myself know if you have any questions during your quests.
I'm also very excited about the opportunity of introducing more educators to World of Warcraft, which really has become a third place. This virtual space is where our guildees meet, socialize, collaborate on projects, and pursue various aspects of the game and its implications and applications to K-20 education.
I look forward to seeing you all online.