I started playing WoW right before Wrath lauched, but I didn’t really get into the game until Cata launched. I was so excited to play a Worgen (of the Worgen I’ve rolled, only my bank alt survives). We went to the midnight launch, and I finally got to use my husband’s computer to play after he passed out after his race to sever first level 85 rogue.
Cata was a lot of firsts for me. I started playing, thinking I was going to be casual and just a social raider, and at this moment, I’m accidentally a Dragonslayer.
I played my first tank, my first character to 85. I played my first horde character to 85- my first caster! I played my first twink. It was a big expansion for me. I raided my first raid- and later, I led my first raid.
Deiter was my first character to 85. I have trouble sticking with things, so hitting 85 was a big accomplishment for me. She was the first character I ever tanked on, the first character I ever raided on.
Waypoint has been a great guild to me. They took a completely green tank and let me really find my own. That’s an entirely separate post, but I don’t think I’d still be playing now if not for my guild. They’ve given me the opportunity to do so much.
I still remember stepping into Blackwing Descent for the first time. I was so nervous! I only knew how to properly use half of my buttons! For the first few weeks, I would literally sit at my desk shaking for two hours because of barely-suppressed panic attacks. Somewhere along the way, I gained confidence.
Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows how dear a character this cranky elf was to me. I started him on a whim, and made a few new friends along the way to 85.
Somewhere between leveling my first mage, and writing a story for this cranky old elf, I found my art again. In high school, you couldn’t pry a sketchbook out of my hands, and somewhere along the way I had lost that. Things had happened- life had happened. Kirian may be no more- he’s a lady goblin named Deezi now, but he turned out to be the muse I didn’t know I was looking for. I’m thinking of going back to college now, and slowly pick away at art courses.
Special thanks to Miri and Snack for helping me write him. I know he wasn’t always nice or cheerful, and I know I gave you some tags you probably didn’t know what to do with.
My locked level 70 rogue was a fun side project for me- more fun than I thought s/he would be. She started off as Davranth, the blood elf. Before WoW, I used to hate PvP. I rolled a rogue a few times, but only one managed to stick. It was fun! I was taking down rogues in full heirlooms. I was taking down rogues in full heirlooms played by people who had rogues at the endgame.
I never did manage to get my glaives, but maybe that will be something to look forward to in Mists. My account has something near 25k honorable kills on it- far more than I ever thought I would have. Not all of these come from Dettah- I now look forward to stepping into the Gulch as soon as I hit level 10 on a new character and ripping it up.
Still, there’s a special kind of joy in stunlocking someone or getting a shadowstepped ambush crit.
I saved this one for last, because she’s a proper way to close out this post.
Kirian was my first mage, and Deedle was the second mage I made when I realized how much I loved playing one. I’d never played a caster before- I was more for hunters or healers, melee DPS, never a mage.
Well, the plan now is to take this little elf and make her into a Pandaren. Deiter was my main through Catacylsm, and I plan to make Deedle my main for Mists. I promise I know how to play her, Waypoint!
With the shift from Blood Death Knight to Arcane Mage, I decided it was time for a blog rename. Welcome to Arcane Runes. I promise I will update about as frequently as I used to (once a year or so).
Less than 12 hours to go! See you in Mists!