Category Archives: Druid

Ch-ch-ch-changes

There’s been a lot of them.

To start with, I transferred Ahimdylaw, my 80 tanking pally, to the Wyrmrest Accord server. I was really digging the environment and community over there, and I wanted a Cata-level toon to enjoy it. Plus, she can totally benefit from her new guild’s leveling perk.

Speaking of leveling perks–or the lack thereof–everyone else wandering off to do their own things meant that Occam’s Razor, our little friends-n-family guild on Nesingwary, was going nowhere fast. As I was telling one of my friends in game the other day, the new guild leveling process, while very cool, will be the death of most such guilds. Those who choose to keep it small, close recruitment of strangers, and only allow IRL friends to join have no chance of surviving.

So, I didn’t kill OR, but I did pass the leadership down to an alt and then moved Malarea over to the guild our friends had joined. D did the same thing with his tanking druid. We’re oh so pleased to be a part of Ömen, and they really seem to be great folks. Mal’s only a bubble or so from hitting 85, and then she’ll be working on that heroic gear – joy!

Anyway, back on Wyrmrest: I’ve been having a blast with the druid. I know, I know, first a pally and now this. I’m getting all touchy-feeling on you. Well, hold on to your bloomers, I have an even more shocking announcement for you: she’s Resto. /cringe/ Eh, what can I say? I like having the lives of all other party members in my hot little hand. Well, she’s a Troll, so in her huge, sweaty, blue hand. Whatever.

 


Re-visiting the lowbie game

I’ve found my way back to WoW, in just little dribs and drabs, lately. I haven’t so much as touched my high level toons, though. Instead, I’ve been leveling a couple of Draenei alts back on the server where D and I played Alliance way back when. If you happen by Dalaran say hi to drama-queen Emnyte the Shaman and Draece the Clumsy Hunter.

I have them both on the cusp of level 30, and – other than the DK I made there to farm gold for me (Turette the potty mouth) – it’s pretty much the highest I’ve ever leveled an Alliance character.

You know, I take that back. I do have Colbi the cheesy Night Elf Druid languishing in her mid-30s, but other than getting her a new ‘do and checking out the pink cat form, she isn’t seeing any love either.

What I have REALLY enjoyed, though, is that leveling is no longer the monstrous ass-ache it used to be with the running back and forth and spending hours just getting from one place to the next. Say what you will about ruining the game, I’m DIGGING having early-access to mounts. What do you think?

Recent WoW mount changes re-vitalize the lowbie game


Exploring my dark side

What? I play the classes which are the epitome of evil. Death Knight, Warlock, Shadow Priest… what would I possibly consider worse than that?

I spent some time over the weekend on a long-abandoned toon, on the server where D and I keep our small, low-level Alliance toons. Here’s a confession: I actually have a Night Elf Druid. Yup – I’m not proud of it, but there it is. Colbi managed 4 levels over the weekend, from 26 to 31. She’s now the proud owner of a Striped Nightsaber mount, which imho is totally worth all the pain.

I’m leveling her Feral, since my leveling buddy is a Disc Priest, but I’m also compiling a set of healy / boomkin gear just in case. It really has been pretty fun and interesting to see the game from the other side. I have to say, though, after 3 years it’s really hard for me to be comfortable walking around inside Southshore. I keep looking over my shoulder. And everytime I see a Gnome, I shudder. I hear that’s common even with people who always play Alliance, but I’m hoping to be able to overcome that panicky reaction.

There should totally be some kind of counselor this. You know, there’s grief counselors, and marriage counselors, and those who deal with addiction and troubled teens, and gender issues… where is my cross-faction counselor? WTB WoW-Yellow Pages so I can look one up.