My name is Amsel, aka Zuu. I’m a writer, formerly freelance and mostly in games. I’ve been a gamer since 1992, an MMO gamer since 2005, and a content creator in the World of Warcraft community since 2013. (I took a break from the gaming community during 2017 and returned in 2020.) I play a variety of MMOs, but WoW is my focus as a creator and community member. I used to have a blog where I wrote a lot about World of Warcraft and the WoW community. In 2016, I shut down the old blog to take a break from writing and return to school.
I have an AA in Sociology (focus: social anthropology and human sexuality) and I’m currently in my last year of Communication studies (focus: environmental communication and communication management). I thought I would use my degrees to get involved in my local community, but then I stumbled upon a passion for competitive gaming in 2020. I had it in mind that I would not be involved in the industry at all in my career due to the toxicity toward women that runs unchecked in so many gaming spaces. I recently began to look at my passion for the industry as something to fight for, not something to fear. The possibilities of being involved and how I can be involved have weighed heavily on my mind for the past year. When I consider those possibilities, my passion for gaming, gaming communities, charities, and management combine and thrive. This is my long-winded way of informing you that, oh yes, we’re totally going to talk about esports here.
Lately I’ve been dipping my toes in freelance project management. I manage the guide creation process for Limit during Race to World First. The guide writer calls it bullying. Tomato, tomahto.
I’m also a Perky Pugs community manager! I mostly work behind the scenes on new projects and events. I apparently make really good spreadsheets.
Outside of gaming and the online world in general, I’m someone special’s hella queer wife and the mom of the coolest kid on the planet. I have a cat that loves me, but only if my wife is ignoring him. My favorite color is sea green. Bats and sea turtles are my weakness. I main a mage in WoW, a sorcerer in ESO, a dragoon in FFXIV, a necromancer in D3, and a stealth sniper in FO76.
Blog readers can expect posts about:
- my offline world
- community engagement
- World of Warcraft “guides”
Say hi back. <3