Don’t Send A Man To Do A Worgen’s Job

If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find one… maybe you can hire… a worgen.

After waiting over a week across three garrisons to finally get this mission, noone else was getting assigned to this mission.  Not even a level 100.  This mission was going to be done, and done RIGHT.

PREPARE TO BE TWITTER BOMBED NOW!

Tails of the Worgen: A Death Knight Is Born

So I woke up after, umm, I don’t really know how long.  I found myself in a guild named <LICH KING FORCES>.  Oddly enough, there were others that joining that had just woken up too.  Our GM was named Arthas, and he was doing some serious zerg recruiting.  He said we could only recruit dead people though, so we needed to kill lots to fill our guild ranks.  COOL!  I LIKE PVP!

As I was heading out of our garrison, I met a guy that swore he knew me.  I’m pretty sure he was making it up, THIS WAS A FRESH CHARACTER!  Anyway, he was in a guild called <ALLIANCE>.   He said Arthas was causing a lot of drama on the server.  Arthas was using <LICH KING FORCES> to grief <ALLIANCE>, <SCARLET CRUSADE>, <ARGENT DAWN>, <HORDE>, and pretty much every other guild on the server.  When this guy was done talking, I started to respond, but killed him on accident.  I must have been staring for too long at the AMAZING RUNEFORGE GLOW ON MY SWORD!  Oops.

Things were fun for a while.  WE CAMPED THE $%*& OUT OF THE <SCARLET CRUSADE> GUILD!  THEY QQ’D A LOT.  IT WAS GREAT!  When we killed them, we got to keep their stuff.  It was pretty crappy, but there are some dumb merchants in our garrison who will apparently pay ridiculous sums of silver for pocket lint.  I’m OK with that.

There was always something happening.  Every time I woke up, some guild mate was sending me off to do stuff.  Mostly it was to #$%@ with <SCARLET CRUSADE> players..  Arthas said they were just gonna get themselves killed anyway, so it was better if we killed them so we could join our guild.  SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

ONE DAY OUR OFFICERS STARTED GIVING OUT FREE GUILD MOUNTS!  WE EVEN GOT A FLYING MOUNT!  IT WAS REALLY AWESOME, except the mounts were not comfortable to ride on.  They were all skin and/or bones.  The flying mount made me chafe.  I decided not to ride him again.  Ever.

One day I started reading general chat.  Apparently our GM Arthas used to be in <ALLIANCE>.  According to screenshots, he had ninjad a legendory sword out of a raid, and then gquit <ALLIANCE>.  So I started asking around the guild, and there were others concerned about he possibility of future ninja behavior.  Arthas had given us lots of free stuff though, so we asked him to talk it out.  Arthas agreed, and EVEN INVITED <ALLIANCE> TO THE MEETING!  NOTHING BAD COULD HAPPEN NOW!

So the big meeting with <ALLIANCE> went down, and we talked about feelings, loot rules, and so on.  But apparently Arthas was using the meeting to PLAN A SECRET WORLD PVP ATTACK!  So we did the only reasonable thing.  RED MEANS DEAD!

Finally after a stalemate, Arthas challenged some <ALLIANCE> guy to 1V1.  This guy must have been a big time raider leader or something, ’cause he had a legendary sword too.  His name was Tirion, and he made Arthas run away from the duel.  That’s when I /gquit <LICH KING FORCES> ‘CAUSE I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A GUILD THAT LEAVES PEOPLE BEHIND IN PVP!

So now I’m in a new guild called, YEP!, <ALLIANCE>!  Their GM is a HUGE arena PvPer from back in the day.  He also made all the <ALLIANCE> members top throwing fruit at me.  It was a totally ridiculous amount of fruit.  And spit too, but mostly fruit.  SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WHO KEEPS FRUIT IN THEIR BAGS ALL THE TIME?  Anyway, that’s my story so far.  <ALLIANCE> wants to send me to a place called OUTLANDS to fight some guild called <BURNING LEGION>.  SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

Why I Portaled Back To World of Warcraft

Everyone Comes Back To World of Warcraft

I’ve always said everyone comes back to World of Warcraft.  In my 7 years of Warcraft, I saw people leave, but they always came back.  When I left though, I didn’t think i’d be back.  But here I am, no more of a special snowflake than the next person.  So why do people come back?  Well, I can only offer you my own reasons for now.  Hopefully you’ll share yours at the end!

World of Warcraft Anniversary

The temporary/new battleground event is all the reason I need to come back to Warcraft.  The nifty Terror of Terran Mill Title will always remind me I got to be a part of this milestone celebration.  It’s been 10 years since World of Warcraft launched.  That’s an entire decade that WoW has been on top of the MMORPG heap.  Ten years is a long time to be on top of anything.  I like Blizzard.  I like them a lot.  I’ve played nearly every Blizzard game since Orcs and Humans.  I approve of their treatment of their playerbase, their business practices, game design, and so on. I’m OK with rewarding them with my money to encourage them to continue along their current path.

Friends and e-Family

I game with a small-ish, core group of friends.  My friends are most of what keeps me playing any particular game.  I love Guild Wars 2, but with none of my friends playing, it’s just not worth it.  Over half of my friends were either currently playing World of Warcraft, or considering it.  Not to mention my group of friends was much bigger when I played World of Warcraft.  Expanding our little core group would be nice.  The more the merrier, right?  There are also some people I used to play with that I wouldn’t mind talking to again.

WORGEN

Man I missed my Worgen.  I love their lore, their looks, their animations, abilities, everything about them.  Normally i’m all human, all the time, in every game I play.  Guess i’m a plain, vanilla type person.  But when Worgen came out, I added a double dose of caramel to that vanilla.  I instantly race changed my warrior, and rolled up a druid from scratch.  I miss that bit of extra flavor.  I don’t necessarily dislike being a human in SWTOR or Guild Wars.  I just like being a Worgen more.  Can you imagine a Worgen race in SWTOR?  Wielding blaster pistols and rifles?  Glorious.  If only.

The Experience Is Hard to Resist

I’m re-evaluating my commitment to World of Warcraft.  I’ve been through several years in other games, and gotten to see a lot things done differently.  I’ve compared every bit of it to my time in World of Warcraft.  So am I comparing everything to Warcraft because that’s where I want to be?  Or am I comparing it because I want to spend my time in the right came?  Probably some of both.  But I’ve compared for three long years, and now it’s time to put myself to the test.  Did I remember everything clearly, or if I was looking back through rose-colored engineering goggles?  Stick around and find out.

What brought you back to World of Warcraft?  Cause I know if you left, you’ve gone back.