Now and then?

Rarely do I get interested in a topic but the “now and then” posts others have been posting intrigues me for some reason. Must be the history buff in me….

November 4th 2010 was my 1st “small” journey into the world of Azeroth. Being a fax on the Warcraft RTS games, a MMO intrigued me. Previously friends had tried to get me to play Everquest, but I resisted, although I did cave in and played FFXI a lot. At the time of WoW’s release, I was still heavily into FFXI. (sorry – Mithra and Taru > Goblins and Night Elves) Therefore, my initial foray into Azeroth was tainted I admit. Many of my friends in FFXI at the time did not have good things to say about WoW and WoW for (at least players on my FFXI server) was for the “kiddies”.

An old college friend had gotten the game and I rolled a forsaken on their server at the time. I think it was a Warlock….no wonder why I hate them so….

1st impression on WoW – laggy…..cartoony…..sooo many people where are the quest mobs….and I ahve to quest to level? WTF?!?!?! People don’t group up and grind down mobs for xp chains or skill chains? WTH?

In addition to the doomed Warlock, I think I also rolled a Tauren Warrior. With the warlock I recall traveling to Org to get sword training lol – melee lock! THe Tauren I used a gun to pull in stead of charging in lol.

I then quit after the 1st free month and went back to my catgirls. It was not till Burning Crusade when WoW entered my life again. BLOOD ELVES AND SPACE GOATS! /Waggle! Come on…I was in! Immediately rolled a Belf Hunter of course named Liyhe! And a Dranei Paladin named Adori…HATED the paladin….the hunter I was not to fond of as well for some reason, both toons only lasted till lvl 26 and I then quit WoW.

Not till 2009 or so, when I finally broke my FFXI bug I picked up WoW again….(wow must be “easy”) This time I was determined to see endgame etc. So of course I rolled a Belf and a priest, as it seemed closest to a White Mage from FFXI. Yes, I was a masochist, I leveled as Holy…..Smite ALL THE THINGS! Needless to say, I died a lot. This was back on Uther Server…I did join a guild there who did have aspirations to raid, but it was one of those who recruit via Trade…yeah was quite the cesspool.

As I got closer and closer to Northrend, I started to look up WoW blogs…it was this one Clearcasting that convinced me to apply and raid. I admit I was a fresh 80 in super bad gear…..but they took me in and it was a blast. It was right around that time the “infamous” dungeon finder came out…geared up raid ready in one day…..spamming heroics….from 9AM to 2AM… I was so tired….

Here is a pic I think from LK days…

As you can see Sorak is still a cow and we still have Del the tree man!

Somethings happened in SR (no need to chew on old soup bones), so I moved on for a bit and raided 25 man Alliance side for a while on Skywall in Choice – Choice. It was a blast, but looking for that Arcance Torrent button haunted me. AT > Blessing of the Naru. It is a definite difference going from 10 man to 25man heroic. When I joined they were working on Heroic Deathwhisper and Heroic Putricide…OMFG the wipes on Putricide…but the awesomeness when that punk went down. I got to raid with Kurn as well! Kurn’s Corner

Soon after that is back to SR, Liyhe was back to be a Belf! Woot! Sorry for the lack of SS as those are at the home PC. People have come and gone but, WoW is still going strong, TOR is in contention atm though lol. Through WoW I have met alot of awesome people, learned alot about the game from other people who blog etc. I guess the internet is not just for porn eh?

  1. March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Awww Sorak still being a cow. *sniff* good times

    • slice213
      March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      yeah he is not so large and in charge now

  2. March 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    aww there are some old school names in that screenshot

    • slice213
      March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Yup indeed

      Zarigar is sitll in there somewhere! Prob covered up by the fish feast!

  3. March 14, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I remember you hitting level cap and just grinding up to raid-ready in what seemed like a couple of hours. It was absolutely impressive.

    One of the best parts of that screenshot? I’m in parts of my T9, which I’m currently ‘mogged in to. So it’s like I haven’t gotten better gear since then, lol!

    • slice213
      March 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      LOL that caused me to hate LK dungeons so much…well the root start of it.

      lol T9 is nice on mages 100% agree. The mage twins arioch and soth lol!

  4. Chris
    March 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    If you look really closely, you can see an awesome mage not named Arioch.

    • March 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      You live!

      • Chris
        March 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

        I subscribe to everyone’s blog still. Well, by everyone I really mean Slice, Dots and Hots, Supafly Mohawk Troll, and Clearcasting. Its the only attachment I have left to WoW. Miss playing with you guys. Don’t really miss the game.

        • March 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm

          You should come play TOR with us! I can get you a 7 day free pass 🙂

  5. slice213
    March 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Woah Soth! yo!

    Yes, dark was a sexy mofo

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