Firstly, if you haven’t already read my introduction as to why I am doing this, the head here to read that first. OK, now that is done, we can continue.
I told myself I was only going to play for an hour, what with it being a work night and all that, but once I started I couldn’t stop. I can feel the addiction kicking in again.
When I first logged in I decided to make a whole new character. I went for a Gnome Mage. Gnomes are the best in my opinion, or at least the funniest. I had a little mess round and was quite pleased to see that the starting area had changed, which makes levelling interesting again. The first thing I noticed is that everything seems pretty easy now, well at level one it is anyway. Whilst I was faffing around trying to familiarise myself with the controls and how to turn auto loot on, my friend came online. For the sake of this friend’s identity we shall call her Shakira from now on. Anyway, Shakira logs on and tells me to use my level 80 Warlock which I had transferred to her server so we could level that up. Sounded good to me so away I switched.
The first problem I faced when logging in with my Warlock is that I had to have a name change. Coming up with an original, funny and unique name is pretty hard on a server that is full. Apparently lolcats, my original username, was already taken. After several attempts to come up with a suitable name, I gave up and just called my character BunnyKitten.
The second problem I had is that I noticed BunnyKitten’s bags where full of useless items. To be honest I had no idea what to do with all these random items; I could try sticking them on the Auction House, but chances are I will be super lazy and just vendor them.
The third problem happened while Shakira had entered us in the queue for a random dungeon, I had noticed that my talent tree had been wiped. Now not remembering a single thing about the pros and cons of each talent, I chose to go with destruction; placing all the talent points willy nilly and wondering what all these new spells where. Chaos Bolt and Conflagrate, they all sound so familiar yet so distant.
Anyway shortly after completing my talent tree we finally found a group for a random dungeon. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit excited as it was one I have never done before. Don’t ask me the name, I don’t know it! There I was, pottering along with a group that’s clearly all pretty good, probably doing terrible Damage Per-Second (DPS) – I am feeling the need to get my mods back tonight – and admiring all the sights.
Not only am I the only one who gets killed because I don’t know the tactics, but I am also the only one stupid enough to watch the new cinematic (well new to me) and get locked out of the room. I apologised for my mistake, I know how annoying it is to have a n00b in the group, but the tank turns around and says its OK because I am cute. Well I know I am cute in real life, but what makes me so cute online? Is it because I am playing a girl Gnome with pink hair, or the fact that my username is BunnyKitten? Either way I had to laugh at myself as I remembered that being a girl playing wow you can get away with so much more. This was proved after the same group decided to kick out the Hunter for ninja pulling one group. Bizarre I tell you!
I didn’t even get a quarter of a level, but that was enough for me. It was long gone my bedtime, even Britain’s Got Talent had finished, so I called it a night. I played through two instances and still don’t have a clue what I’m doing. I can’t wait to get back on tonight.