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Back in the dark ages of history, in vanilla World of Warcraft
, I rolled a rogue. This was before battlegrounds, when dishonorable kills were a fear and world PvP was a rush, when men were men, mages sheeped for fun and warlocks ... well, let's just say that warlocks have a reputation that they've earned.
World of Warcraft
was my first MMO, after coming from persistent worlds hosted by Neverwinter Nights
. I played a rogue there, too, steeped in Dungeons & Dragons
rules and the like. World of Warcraft
was both nothing like and exactly like my roguish experiences before -- a sneak who dealt devastating damage with small weapons, no matter whether the target was gnome or giant, fearsome orc or fiery dragon.
In the midst of a Westfall investigation (tasked by SI:7
to infiltrate a tower), I noticed a few growing complaints in guild chat: "We have seven rogues in the guild but only one priest; would someone please
roll a priest?" I told them I would, sent my rogue back to the character select screen, and rolled the character that would take up the entirety of my vanilla experience.
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