Mar 13th 2008 8:46AM I agree with you. :) The lore that is scattered through Azeroth at the moment is great - I often stop to read the little books that are left on tables to read. I almost wish I could take them away with me as items unto themselves.
Mar 12th 2008 11:28AM Dayam!! o_O"
Excellent shot. :D
Mar 12th 2008 9:03AM I have to admit, every time I go back, I fall in love with Teldrasil all over again. It's calm; it's quiet; it's pretty.
I know, I know, it's boring and it IS a bit flat and nonthreatening in places. But isn't that just what an old Night Elf needs when her back is tired of lugging around a heavy battle staff? It's the sort of place you could lie down on the vines for a quick nap and nothing would happen to come your way for a good few hours.
However, currently Azurelle is returning to Stormwind for sheer centrality/ease of access to all those little shops.
If she does have a sudden change of heart though, I can see Azu setting up camp in Booty Bay. That quirky little place would have even Han Solo off for a visit.
Mar 9th 2008 6:00AM Lmao... Autofollow IS a dangerous thing. Back when I was still in my levelteens, I set myself on autofollow on one of my Guildmates, a Nelf druid. He was showing me around Darkshore heading towards some decently difficult quests for the time - I needed a quick break so trusted my character to the loving care of the Druid.
Of course, autofollowing on a precarious corner on the pier was too much for him to resist, so he did a running jump over a corner quite visually laughing as he did so. I come back from the bathroom and found that my Nelf was stuck behind a pillar in the sea, getting attacked by a Darkshore thresher.
Being the friendly nieghbourhood Druid that he was, my guild mate patiently sat on the edge of the pier, healing me...
... Whilst calling me a dumbass.
Mar 6th 2008 8:46AM I play with a whole bunch of people - primarily my guild-mates - but rarely actually have a side-by-side questing buddy.
I'm very lucky in that our guild is relatively close-knit. We all know each other offline as well as online (if not directly, then through another guild-member) and are always chatting with one another, sharing some utterly hilarious in-jokes.
Most of us are couples (bf's and gf's) who bumped into each other during random play. We'll bring in our siblings, our friends and so forth. As a guild, we help each other out during particularly difficult quests. The camaraderie is fantastic.
We're fairly evenly spaced out with regards to levels. I often will join my guild mates in dungeons and instances even if it's too low level for me, just for the heck of it, as we enjoy working together so much. :)
I find myself surprised to realise that, despite being part of a guild and a couple, I solo a fair bit. Occasionally I'll call on my heroic L70 bf to come in and save the day. My brother now plays and is leveling up nicely during the week; I visit him from time to time whenever we're nearby or en route. It's a great feeling, especially when we live quite far away from each other IRL.
I'm glad I play with them, even if we're not always playing directly side to side - my favourite playing buddies are my guildies, but they're perfect because they're there when I really need them, not because we're joined at the hip. :)
Mar 1st 2008 5:37PM My condolences for the loss of your friend and what a touching account of the experiences you shared together on WoW. 27 is certainly young.
I know from experience that when the only way you can socialise after a long day at work is to sit at your PC and catch up on emails and/or play rpgs, those relationships can become something quite real and very significant; they're based entirely on communication and banter.
My argument has always been that you could sit next to the same people every day at work and never be their friend, yet a person who lives thousands of miles away and shares your interests will always be a better friend.
You wrote your article very well and I'm glad you got to honour your friend like that. I'd be proud to be remembered as fondly as you recounted Gregil.
And I agree: "WoW is just a game, but the people are not".