Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Dear…
comment 1 Written by on February 21, 2008 – 11:28 pm

  Dear level 55 hunter:

No, I do not want to join your guild, as, among other things, the guild name is in all caps and partially misspelled.

Thanks,

Annorah

Finding Magic in a Character
comment 3 Written by on February 20, 2008 – 10:19 pm

What is it that makes you *click* with certain characters and not others?

I ask, because right now Anryl and I are sort of at odds. I like her, her look, her class, and her character concept. I think she’s one of the more solid characters I’ve created recently. And yet, I find her stagnant to play. She’s got great pets; I’m excited about her spec… but she just doesn’t have the addicting feel that new characters usually hold for me.

Maybe it’s the cross faction thing, as I’m quite unfamiliar with Horde territory past about level 25 and have very few friends there; Maybe it’s real life getting in the way (that job may not be so awesome as previously hoped, and is currently slipping through my fingers). But when I rolled Annorah, and Annalira, and Berylla, and Brietta and Laisrean I got, in a sense, “hooked” on them. I played them straight through to 20, or 35 in the case of Laisrean, or 70 in the case of Annorah, in one giant push over the first few weeks, as though I just couldn’t get enough of the character. New characters are fresh and exciting, the leveling is fast, they learn new things all the time, and there’s a “bigness” to the world that’s addicting. They take on a life of their own, and I can’t seem to find that life with Anryl.

In some ways, I’m rather afraid it’s because of Angoleth and her burnout – another elf hunter, that sort of thing. Angoleth was the first character I clicked with and is still extremely nostalgic to me – but I can hardly stand to play her anymore, because of various things that happened in the 6 months leading up to the release of Burning Crusade. Those various things being Zul’Gurub, Blackwing Lair, and the honor grind. We’ve all got horror stories of things we’ve farmed for that never dropped, but I became rather obsessed with a few things that I either couldn’t get to drop, or had ninja’d when they did. And I had a major conflict with a raidmember who took it upon himself to be arrogant, spiteful, and condescending to me in such a way that I can still hardly look at Angoleth without thinking of what a horrible, worthless hunter I am. (yeah, I know that sounds silly, to have let someone in my head that way, but for whatever reason, I did). Not new gear (looking at tier1 was making me upset), not new goals, not even Tim… the ravager have been able to keep my interest in her lately, and she’s languishing at 68 again.

And I’m afraid that that fear/insecurity/disgust/tired feeling is rubbing off on Anryl, who should have the fresh exuberance of a new character in a new zone (my first blood elf). I love the hunter class, and I’m finding myself afraid that I won’t be able to play it anymore.

And so I ask you, my 3 readers, for advice. What have you done in the face of character burnout? Class burnout? Do you have any advice?

Busybusy…
comment Comments Off Written by on February 19, 2008 – 4:46 pm

Just a quick update (I’ll hopefully have a longer post later) to let you guys know why I’ve been a little quieter than usual.  Quieter than I’d like really.  I have a “new” job – as a permanent substitute teaching middle school choir until May, most likely, so I’ve been a little busier than usual, since it’s an everyday sort of job.   So far it’s a lot of fun, small choirs and I’m really enjoying it.  I’ve also got a teaching mentor, of sorts, who has invited me to sit in on and help with her band classes in the morning (not for pay, the district will only pay me for the afternoons, but learning is good!  Hopefully once the newness wears off I”ll be back to normal everyday updates again!

UI Issues
comment 2 Written by on February 17, 2008 – 5:59 pm

So, I’ve been looking at all these “Post your UI” threads on various warcraft forums lately, and I’ve come to have UI envy. I was introduced to warcraft by a guy that wrote addons, so I’ve never used the default UI for longer than it took me to get things working again after a patch. But… I’m also a healer – and very forgetful. People have UIs that have two buttons on them. Warlocks and Mages have Necrosis/Cryolysis – spiffy little circular mods that do just about everything. Rogues have one giant button and three little buttons next to it.

http://www.amar-prestar.org/images/wowstuff/annorah25.jpg

So this is my shaman’s raiding UI. It’s cluttered. Shiny. Flashy. It shows little or no resemblance to the standard Blizzard UI. I’m tempted to go on an addon purge, and go back to something more like what the original game came with, with more minor modifications… but I’m so used to having things where they are, I’m not sure I could function.

*Stands at Podium* My name is Anna, and I have an addon problem.

Deconstruction

November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Patrol

November 13, 2013 – 9:59 am

The cathedral bells stop ringing overnight, except for chiming the hours. Three bell strikes, and Angoleth padded softly around another corner of the Cathedral District, staying carefully in the shadows. Trained ears picked up Mogget’s soft breathing – nearly inaudible …

Riders in Lordaeron – Memory

November 7, 2013 – 1:33 pm

(Written by Jolly, Tarquin, and Annalea)

The highlands of Lordaeron were not for the faint of heart; be it the putrescence of the Scourge’s long-lingering remnant, or the rock-strewn hills and valleys that made farmers out of only the most …

Riders of Lordaeron – Logistics

September 13, 2013 – 7:11 pm

(With Tarquin and Annalea)

Once more, four people made their way through the thickets and hills of Lordaeron, this time in the crisp chill of late morning, seeking after the Rider. Aelflaed had snatched what sleep she could while Chryste …

Riders of Lordaeron – Problematic

September 11, 2013 – 9:47 am

(With Tarquin)

She hadn’t wanted to leave Jolly – not so soon after finding him again – but once away, it took about five minutes for Aely to figure out she had a problem.

That problem had just announced that …

Riders of Lordaeron: Arrangements

September 9, 2013 – 10:05 am

It was an uneasy goodbye for him, but it was agreed by both he and Aely that a stroll back to Hearthglen would not be very easy to explain, nor would the explanation needed for the three Argent soldiers once …

Riders of Lordaeron

September 7, 2013 – 9:02 am

“Light sent me ye when I needed ye afore – an’ now again when I need ye. I canna ask fir more than tha’.” She sighed and slung the shield back across her shoulders. “It’s… Light. Been awhile hasna it? …

Dark Rider of Lordaeron (Part 4)

September 6, 2013 – 2:02 pm

She blinked, but did not drop either of her shields. “Aye, though I’ve been Caltrains fir th’ last near three years. Canna say I’ve any memory ay ye.”

“Yeh’ve far moar’n yeh realize,” he replied evenly, his grip tightening on …

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