Apr 15th 2011 3:34PM I got married to someone who thought video-games and role-playing was a huge waste of time, energy, and creativity. He was also controlling, but I didn't know it at the time. I had played a MUD back in college (closet gamer girl), and that was when I heard of the game, but I don't exactly remember what made me pick it up. Maybe it was the Mountain Dew Horde/Alliance promotions, or maybe it was Ozzy Osborne's commercial about being an undead warlock.
In hindsight, I have realized I was trying to escape my relationship and establish some control in my life. I made a Forsaken Priestess, and I was happy to reinvent my self-image and immerse myself in a game that was so different from the world in which I was living.
I left that guy. I still play WoW and other MMOs (Rift is fun!). I have a much better(healthier) idea about my life. I don't play anymore because I need to escape, but because I've made some friends along the way who are nice folk, and video-games are FUN. My new (better) other half games with me.
Apr 1st 2011 9:36AM I can completely understand the motivation behind hiding your identity. On my first WoW server, I ended up getting cyber-stalked. I didn't divulge a bunch of my personal information all at once to a bunch of folks, but little by little bits of info would come out. Things like: my age, my city of residence, how many cats I had, etc. A guildmate googled all the information that he knew about me one day, and actually found some of my old internet profiles. He ended up bringing things up in guild chat (along with telling people behind my back that we had a "connection" and insinuated that something was going on between us) and it got really uncomfortable and strange. I ended up stopping WoW for a little while (weird internet-stalking playing a part in that decision), and I eventually changed mains and changed servers.
It's very possible that something like that could have happened to someone else in Liar's guild, so I think that if you take that advice above, people will be understanding. I know I sure am.
Mar 15th 2011 12:24PM I knew nothing about WoW when I purchased the Vanilla game (right after BC came out) and popped the disc in. After a few hours of installing, the character screen opened up and I saw my choices. The Alliance looked nice, but kind of boring, and then I saw the Forsaken. They were eerie and delightfully wicked. I had to have one.
I chose a priest, though I can't remember exactly what drew me to her. I gave her a cute little tomboy haircut and away we went! Until I got to level 16, and anger over the Sons of Arugal nearly made me delete her. I took a break from my priest, bought BC, played a huge number of alts (even hitting a draenei paladin to level cap and never playing her again until race/faction change happened).
In wrath, i had my 80 pally, my 80 mage, and a 75 warlock, and my priest sat in the closet gathering dust at level 70. This wouldn't stand! I finally got her to 80 pre cata, did a few raids, and she was the first one I hit 85 with.
She raids as heals now (when I'm not playing Rift, or now Dragon Age 2)
Feb 7th 2011 11:19AM Haunted Memento. Never leaves my bag.
Feb 1st 2011 9:58AM We have been using this strategy from the beginning. I was a bit skeptical but it totally works. Our hunter kites the nasty worms around while the ranged dps attacks/slows/stops them. Usually one of our other priests keeps an eye on him to make sure he's healed. Body and Soul helps too. We're downing him regularly now.
Jan 25th 2011 11:58AM I can understand the feeling of getting an achievement when it is still the new or difficult content.
I don't understand wanting to strip an achievement from someone else.
Jan 25th 2011 10:07AM But Kris Kross'll just makes me sometimes...... :(
Jan 24th 2011 11:14AM I never really got into achievements until I resubbed in September. I've gotten a few good/hard ones, but the first one that immediately popped in my head when I saw this happened pretty early in my WoW escapades.
I didn't even know it was an achievement. I just thought I was defending our base from the enemy, when I killed an enemy flag carrier and saw "Not in my House!" flash up on my screen. I am sure I /roared afterwards. Such a little achievement in the grand scheme of PVP, but at the time I felt like such a protector! For the Horde!
Dec 22nd 2010 3:56PM "You spoiled my grand entrance, rat."
"I'll hunt you to the ends of the earth if I have to! Do you hear me? TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!"
Dec 14th 2010 12:00PM I like that some of my characters are "hot." But I would like a little more variety for my ladies especially. I want my troll to have a look of primal toughness. I opt for the mean faces and the biggest tusks. As for the worgen, I am unimpressed with the ladies. The bodies don't bother me as much as the gentle faces. They're WOLVES. They should look like it. Only one face choice has the hint of a snarl. Yet another reason I will forever be Horde At Heart.