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Back in the saddle again
comment 11 Written by on August 25, 2008 – 9:26 am

So, after what has essentially been two weeks of wow vacation (I showed up for the raid last Thursday, and that’s been the entirety of my logged-in time for two weeks), I’m looking forward to getting back to my “normal” schedule again.

wildhorses by markmiller

My usual game time is Tuesday through Saturday evenings for a few hours (more for raids, less if I’m just taking care of other things), but some weeks I see less of my characters than others.  Hopefully now that school is starting back up, the “summer slump” that everyone has been seeing will get ironed out again, and TRI can iron out the lumps and really get some time in Black Temple.  Oh – and we need to off that Archimonde guy.

*guilty look*  I’ve also been playing some of Diablo II again – I’d forgotten how much fun it is (and how much less thought it takes than being a healer!).  My little Amazon is pewpewing her way around Act II right now, and I’m having a blast.

So what does this mean for Too Many Annas?  Probably not too much – but it does promise a return of the Resto Shaman vs. ?? posts, now that I’ve seen Kael’thas, 4/5 Hyjal, and some of Black Temple!  Hooray!   I don’t feel comfortable writing up a guide to a boss that I’m not comfortable fighting, but I think we’ve covered enough ground, enough times by now.

So what’s on my list right now?

  • Still don’t have a flying mount for Annalira
  • Still don’t have Aelflaed’s SSO rep up for her alchemy trinket
  • Still have a level 42 feral druid
  • Still need to get Annorah’s engineering to 375 (at 365ish right now)

And I think that should keep me busy enough for now.  If not, I have a level 10 warrior (Aneela) that I’ve really neglected, not to mention all the other alts!

*Regarding the title – I’ve always wanted to create a “cowgirl” character in game, but haven’t yet figured out how to do it.  Perhaps a human warrior?  Weilds an axe, rides a horse, and carries a big gun?  Dunno – but it’d be fun.  Aneela’s tiny enough that she could be rerolled as such, but I kinda like the Draenei as well.  Which would mean deleting one of my other characters, or rolling on another server.  Any advice?

*image courtesy of Mark Miller

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11 Responses to “Back in the saddle again”

  1. Female gnome warrior. They’re cute and tiny, and in my opinion, can pull off the “howdy!”s as well as anyone else can. And just imagine how cute it would be to see a tiny little gnome girl on a somewhat larger horse.

  2. Gnome: This town ain’t big enough for the both of us!

    Villain: …seriously? ‘Cause you’re really small…

    :P

    By Lilivati on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply
  3. ooo. ok – yeah – that’d be *really* adorable, and funny.

    just have to figure out two things: some kind of backstory?

    and who do I delete?

    By Anna on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply
  4. Sure, I’ll help with the first one.

    Name – Anni Spursparkle, cowgirl extraordinarie
    Class – Warrior/Rogue (your choice)

    Backstory (really brief) – Anni was born Annilee wheatsprinkle, named after her dad who designed mechanical harvesters for the farmers in Westfall. She grew up spending her summers on a westfall farm of one of her dad’s clients, playing “cowboys and bandits” with the human children. She was so enthralled by the experience that she even brought that personna back home.

    After the invasion of gnomeregan, Annilee and her family emigrated to Ironforge, where Anni is now of age, and has taken up the art of the Warrior/Rogue, and renamed herself Anni Spursparkle, in hopes that one day she will not only take back Westfall from the Defias, but also go on adventures that she once dreamed of while playing “cowboys” with the farmchildren.

  5. ^ cheers! That’s awesome. Annilee would be adorable. =)

    By Niyahti on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply
  6. Aneela has been rerolled.

    Tomorrow (or soonish) you’ll meet Annie Mae Spursparkle.

    Krizzly – you solved my backstory issues there with such fantastic ease I’m amazed. it’s *PERFECT* <3

    By Anna on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply
  7. My pleasure, anna. I for one ADORE the name you gave her.

    Annie Mae = Anime?

    Intentional or not, it makes me giggle in my gnomish trousers.

  8. >.> crap! no, that wasn’t intentional. however Annielee and Annilee were both taken, and so was every variation of Annibeth.

    sooo Annie Mae it was.

    By Anna on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply
  9. Be warned about the exact timeline of your character growing up. Remember that the current year in WoW is 30, and the second war ended in year 6.

    To fix a mistake that I had made regarding the timing of her story, the second war (and thus the gnomeregan exodus) occurred the following year, meaning that her family would have emigrated to ironforge first, before starting any annual trip down to Westfall.

    Assuming Annie Mae is about 35-40 years old, your family would have had started working with Westfall farmers right after the second war, making Annie 10-14 years old when she started doing the cowgirl thing.

  10. Didn’t the Gnomeregan exodus happen in the Third War – when the Gnomes mysteriously disappeared from the Alliance forces against the Burning Legion?

    That means, if the 3rd war was WoW 20-21 (Reign of Chaos/Frozen Throne), they could easily have already been working for Westfall Farmers – particularly if her parents were part of the Alliance engineers in the 2nd war, and retired to a “less chaotic” life, putting them far away from Gnomeregan at its irradiation.

    The area around Stormwind lay in waste after the 2nd war, so a contingent of farmers (and engineers perhaps?) have tried to reclaim it after the destruction of the Orcs – even in the face of the Defias.

    By Anna on Aug 26, 2008 | Reply
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