Written by | Posted June 3, 2016 – 11:21 am First, Finest, Last (Anryl)

She was barely fifty years old* when she took her first – a contract handed out in Everlook, though how she’d ended up in that godsforsaken ice-sheet she couldn’t be sure. It was a simple thing to kill the woman listed on the paper she had signed. Anryl had no idea what Telwae Lightsorrow had […]

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.



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?

comment Comments Off on Busybusy… 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.


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.

First, Finest, Last (Anryl)

June 3, 2016 – 11:21 am

She was barely fifty years old* when she took her first – a contract handed out in Everlook, though how she’d ended up in that godsforsaken ice-sheet she couldn’t be sure. It was a simple thing to kill the woman …

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