I finally broke down and decided to make myself a WoW blog! I've been lurking around, reading other people's and thoroughly enjoying their adventures. But then I'd see interesting transmog challenges and think: Wow I'd kind of like to do something for one of those. And then there were screen shot challenges. Wanted to do those too. So the idea for making my own WoW blog started germinating in my head. After much toying with it and debating and angsting with myself over a name: Here it is.
And here's a little about me and my gaming history: I started playing WoW pretty recently. A week or so before the Cataclysm hit. My friends had been trying to get me into it for well over a year and I finally gave in and let myself be talked into it. I figured I'd probably like it. And I did! I'd played EverQuest before. Not a lot really, or particularly well, but I played it.
I had a Dark Elf Fighter (I can't remember if that's what the class was called any more but I think it's right.) His name was Drazzek Windblades and he reached the illustrious level of 29 largely by grinding mobs and by ever so slowly killing things until he was Kill on Sight in his home city and could wander around in the Wood Elf city, without getting more than strange looks from the guards. Because I could. I didn't do anything really epic on him, but I had lots of funny adventures that made me laugh and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So WoW wasn't my first MMO and at first there were a lot of things I really didn't like about it when comparing it to Everquest. The character customization was unimpressive. The male elves looked like bodybuilders, the graphics seemed kind of cartoon-ish. I've largely gotten over my quibbles with the graphics. I don't mind any more if my plate wearing paladin who totes around a gigantic sword looks like he's got the brawn to heft it. I do still wish the customization was better. I wish that my warlock could look skinny and bookish in comparison. It still bothers me that the females of most races are 10 times sexier than the males. And that gigantic chunks of some sets of armor just fall right off when a woman equips it. But I love the game.
I love leveling professions. I love leveling alts. I love grinding up reps for achievements and mounts. Especially mounts. I never got a mount in EverQuest. In WoW I'm working my way ever so slowly toward that elusive 200 mount achieve. I love playing my characters. I play paladins a lot. I had a paladin in EverQuest too. I've played paladins in a LOT of D&D campaigns. So of course the first thing I wanted to make in WoW was an elf paladin. And as soon as a friend got me my own copy of BC I did.
I love playing with friends. What finally made me give in and get WoW was the fact that most of my friends were playing. And when I got into the game I made a few new friends. A lot of the people I played with when I first started don't play any more, but I have so much fun with the few that do!
I don't raid. I wish I did, though I am not sure I'd really be fast enough or good enough at mechanics to do it. I'd try if I knew a raiding guild that would take me. I like to think that I mostly manage to not stand in things and I hit the bosses like I'm supposed to hit them. But my guilds are small, casual, social guilds so the most we usually accomplish is the occasional tear through old content, group queue for LFR or a get-together to slaughter every Zandalari Warbringer we can find.
I'm kind of terrible at PVP even though my first server was a PVP server and half of my mains still live there. Periodically I forget how bad I am and go into battlegrounds and die a whole lot. Sometimes there's swearing involved, but it's bound to keep happening as long as there are some honor point mounts I haven't bought yet. Sometimes I even try to fight back when somebody attacks me in world too. Usually this ends very shortly with me being dead and the person on the other end probably either wondering who the spaz on the other side of the keyboard is or feeling very good about themselves. As long as they don't camp me I don't begrudge them either.
This will be my WoW blog. In it there will be squeeing over achievements, rants about things I don't like, stories about adventures with guildies, screenshots of mounts and pets and transmog sets. There probably won't be any cutting edge strategies for raids though, or amazingly insightful theory-crafting. Just the adventures of somebody who likes to play WoW and thought it would be fun to write about it. We'll see how this goes.