Feb 22nd 2009 11:47PM Oh, that one's easy, just talk about Dwarves ad nauseum.
Jan 8th 2009 9:08AM Oi, some of us girls are better at this game than our boyfriends, and have been in it longer! Just because we bring the boobs to the game doesn't mean we can't be hardcore - my fiance is better at farming money, likes collecting nice armour, and loves the minipets, and I'm the one that theorycrafts and prefers raiding to the RP (we're on an RP server). Suppose that makes me the man in this WoW relationship *grin* I'll go get me trousers.
If your girlfriend is interested, then let her roll a character. Don't tell her to, just allow her to do it if she wants to and in her own time. Don't interfere, even if you think she is playing her character wrongly. If she wants help, she will ask. Don't bedazzle her with theory, just answer her questions. If you need to suggest anything, perhaps chat about the different classes and abilities that they have to start with, to see where her preference lies. Let her get on with it, don't hover at her shoulder.
We find WoW a really good part of our relationship. We met on there *blush* and since he lives five hours away it is basically a great way of communicating, along with Vent. When we move in together in February, we're going to pick up the raiding again, though I've switched characters to a resto shaman (he's holydin4life) since our synergy on heals is excellent as we know what each other is thinking. We're also in the same main guild as co-GMs, and raid with the same group. We're still young and poor, so it's a good and cheap hobby that we can do together without spending too much.
It works for us. It might not work for you, but you don't know until you try.
Nov 12th 2008 11:05AM Bear goes RAWR!
Oct 30th 2008 12:22PM That's because it's a blog for Holy Priests, maybe?
Oct 21st 2008 8:00PM So that means you don't eat shellfish, don't go near women when they're menstruating, don't wear nylon clothes? Or are the Romans to blame for that? Wasn't it the Greeks that originally translated from the Aramaic, and the Romans from the Greeks? And anyway, aren't the Greeks and Romans evil because of their boylove, so why read their tainted text?
Nooo! The gays got the Bible! Nooo!
Aug 19th 2008 11:32AM That's the situation I was in recently, until I had to put my foot down or go stir crazy. I played a lock, had a priest and a paladin at 70 as well, and our raid guild ended up lacking a healer. The pally was always meant to be a tank and for grinding, so I was asked to switch my priest from shadow (she was a just for fun character so was a facemelter and I loved it) to Disc/Holy. So I redid my tailoring, ground for gear so I could be more useful, and finally got to a position where I could do adequately. Not well, but enough to cover the lack of main healer just about.
Thing is, I'm quite good as a healer, but I'm uncomfortable playing it, especially as I was thrown in at the deep end without having healed before in ten or twenty five mans. But I took one for the guild, and I went in and healed. Of course, being an alt, I wasn't as progressed gearwise as the main healing lot, and my lock was being left behind, so my situation ended up with me having okay stuff, just everyone was ahead of me.
And then we needed a shadow priest.
And then I took another one for the team, respecced, redid my tailoring, had to build up my gear again. Again am still undergeared compared to everyone else since this is supposed to be an alt. The crux of it being, however, that while I want to play my priest, I always ended up, after I respecced to the facemelter I am and am good at, on my lock for one fight, when I really needed gear for my priest, then switching in and out ad nauseum.
So finally I had to put my foot down, and I raid now on my shadowpriest. I love the idea of having the utility of several level 70's, of being able to swap to whoever is needed at a moment's notice, but the reality is that you end up being the one that everyone relies on to go onto the character you don't want to play, have to grind rep on two or three characters just to stay afloat, you never do your best because you never have the opportunities someone on one character has i.e with loot drops or for badges. You end up being the skivvy. I just want to do my best, and help the raid - but sometimes you get taken advantage of because of your innate flexibility.
I'd never do it again. I like to sleep sometimes, you know *smiles*
Jul 8th 2008 6:01PM Apart from the Dwarf DK in Naxx, you mean?
Jul 6th 2008 9:27PM This is taken from the Warcraft RPG books, and is the closest I've found to actually getting anywhere with racial ages.
Gnome - Adulthood: 40, Middle Age: 100, Old: 150, Venerable: 200
Human - Adulthood: 15, Middle Age: 35, Old: 53, Venerable: 70
Dwarf (Ironforge) - Adulthood: 40, Middle Age: 125, Old: 188, Venerable: 250
Troll, Darkspear - Adulthood: 17, Middle Age: 30, Old: 47, Venerable: 69
Night Elf* - Adulthood: 300, Middle Age: 500, Old: 650, Venerable: 700
Orc - Adulthood: 20, Middle Age: 40, Old: 65, Venerable: 80
Tauren - Adulthood: 50, Middle Age: 75, Old: 95, Venerable: 110
Undead, Forsaken** - Adulthood: ---, Middle Age: ---, Old: ---, Venerable: ---
* All Night Elves older then 300 are still counted as being at Adulthood age. Thus, they still have 400 years to live. Those born before the loss of immortality follow a different pattern.
**Undead do not age as, well, they are undead.
Jul 6th 2008 8:58PM Yep, taking the opportunity to switch from my warlock, who I've raided with for two and a half years, and my holy priest, and I'm going prot pally tank and hunter. At least I hope so; my guild have a very small number of locks, I'll probably get guilted into levelling my lock instead. Gah! I love her, and my priest, but it's time for a change after slinging shadowbolts for so long.