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7-03-2011 @ 5:59PM
When my fiancé and I bought an iMac, WoW was one of the few games natively compatible and so we gave it a shot. I remember misreading the "One month free" on the Battle Chest and then having to treck all the way back to the EB Games (Gamespot to you American types) to buy a time card. My fiancé would watch as I dragged a big, blue Paladin kicking and screaming through 70 levels over a space of two years. I didn't understand the mechanics of the class and somehow managed to slowly and painstakingly solo Deadmines, BFD and Stockades because there were quest items in there. I had no support, thought guilds were "dodgy" and survived on about 3g until the missus - who had rolled a Warlock on the same account - talked me into joining the guild she had joined. It was amazing! On joining, I was issued with four Netherweave Bags and the princely sum of 10g. Three hours into level 70, I was invited into a Kara run - still packing level 60 blues and greens. I learned a LOT during that run: the guys were patient and answered questions and instead of screaming, "Ninja!", when I rolled on something out of class, explained why the particular item wasn't suited to a Retribution Paladin - and gave me a free roll on Despair. I still have that weapon in my bank. Years later, we now have separate accounts, separate iMacs and play in separate rooms (I'm noisy over Vent). I'm still as clueless about my character's class mechanics, though. The EJ bookmark on my Safari is just for show.
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