Jan 12th 2009 10:03AM Sadly, I completely abandoned two level 70s (a warlock and a druid) to play my death knight.
Since the game's creation, I have always wanted to play a melee class, but I was never really turned on by paladins, warriors, or rogues. I didn't enjoy warrior or rogue at all (I could only get to level 30-ish with either of them). Paladins were okay (I got one to 48) but I wanted something that resembled the dark knight class of FFXI.
I thought that in Burning Crusade, they might give the Blood Elves a bit of a darker version of the paladin (with the name Blood Knight) that could do melee with some evil shadowy powers. But they didn't. They were just paladins. Sigh.
I was hooked on this death knight from quest number 1 and I have never looked back. Sure, I took the warlock and druid out to places like Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra in the beginning but when I thought of the fun I was having with my DK, that stopped. My DK just hit 80 this past Friday and I haven't thought about playing my other characters for two months now.
I think I am a Death Knight for life.
Jan 8th 2009 3:39PM I have used it for this more than I have used it for any other reason. It's awesome.
Jan 8th 2009 3:09PM All of my characters except one are night elf, and I started experimenting with this new feature as soon as I found out that you could use Shadowmeld in combat.
When you are along (no summoned pets or anything) it seems to work great.
But let's say you're a hunter fighting a mob. The mob is hitting you (not the pet) and you shadowmeld. The pet will gain aggro. But when the mob kills the pet, even though you are "hidden", it still proceeds to beat the crap out of you.
Something similar happened with my death knight. I accidentally aggro'd Abdul the Insane (elite) on his pirate ship. Hit hit me and proc'd the blood worms. I shadowmelded. He killed the worms and then came back after me, even though I was "hidden".
I've not quite figured out this mechanic.
Jan 5th 2009 9:19AM Ironforge is my hangout but not my home. I go to Ironforge to conduct all of my business. I think it's the easiest city for doing that, though if you are not a dwarf it's not much to be impressed by.
My home, though, is Darnassus. That is where I am chillin' if I am not doing to much of anything else. Having a night elf character and being somewhat lore-centric myself, I enjoy the remoteness and tranquility of it.