February 4, 2008 – 6:23 pm
…the earth was formless and empty.
Kind of like this blog, at the moment. Soon to be filled, but probably never in a particularly orderly manner, of my adventures in the World of Warcraft.
So who am I?
Well, I’m Anna. *waves* I’m an RPer, a “casual” raider (5/6 SSC currently), a very casual PVPer (welfare epix anyone?), and suffer from a very bad case of altitis. I’ve been playing WoW for just shy of 3 years now, nearly all of that time on Feathermoon server. My characters are:
- Annorah – 70 Draenei Shaman (engineer)
- Annalira – 70 Human Priest (tailor/enchanter)
- Angoleth – 67 Night Elf Hunter
- Aelflaed – 53 Human Paladin
- Berylla – 49 Gnome Mage
- Laisrean – 34 Night Elf Druid
- Brietta – 32 Dwarf Rogue
I also have a few scattered horde alts, namely another shaman and hunter, but with the above list of alts, I don’t spend too much time hordeside anymore. And yes, both of those level 70′s are healers. Yes, I’m crazy. Yes, I’m leveling the hunter so I can make some money and not have to find friends so that I can go kill a few elementals for motes of whatever.
Anywho – gratuitous intro post over, I’ll try to have some real content up here later today, once I get this thing up and running!
February 4, 2008 – 1:42 pm
Q: What do you enjoy about the class you play the most?
Hrm. Ok that’s a hard question. The class I play most is a Shaman (Draenei variety). Annorah is a restelemenhancement shammy. Meaning that I like all three specs, have played all three specs, and have (more or less) decent gear for all three specs, but not enough money lying around to hit the respec button every few days when I decide I want to do something else. So currently, since her raid needs the uber chain heals, she’s resto.
What I like most about the class, honestly, is how much fun I have playing it. I just enjoy being a shaman. I like the way the class works as a healer and as DPS, and I take a great deal of pride from the fact that no matter what’s going on, Annorah is always useful. I love that i can, even as resto spec, bring an extra 20% DPS (at least) to a melee group, or a mana IV drip to a bunch of addict mages, and still perform well in my primary role as a healer. I really enjoy that kind of functionality and usability, and I miss it when I’m on my priest or hunter. I also really like the synergy of the enhancement tree right now, and while I’m not going to say that there’s *nothing* that needs fixing, I’ve really enjoyed the time I get to spend applying winfury directly to the forehead of Maulgar and his buddies.
From a lore standpoint, I love the background of the Shaman, particularly Farseer Nobundo and the Draenei Shaman. Yes, I know it was something of a retcon – bite me. If you’ve not read Unbroken, the story of Farseer Nobundo, it’s a great read and brings a lot of depth to Draenor lore that happened pre-Burning Crusade. To have a race so intimately tied to the Light, but yet to experience a connection to the elements is really kind of fun and makes for challenging character development.
Also. TOTEMS – IN – SPAAAACE! ’nuff said.
February 4, 2008 – 1:40 pm
- (from Miriam Webster’s Online Dictionary)
- Main Entry:
- \?shä-m?n, ?sh?- also sh?-?män\
- Inflected Form(s):
- plural shamans
- ultimately from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia) šam?n
1: a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events
Ok. So I hear a lot of people lately talking about all the shamen. I’m guessing this is because, in their English speaking minds, you have one man, and three men. Therefore one shaman and three shamen. Except, as far as I know, it doesn’t really work that way in Siberia. The plural of shaman is shamans (or just shaman, as I’ve seen it in other encyclopedias, but fail at finding now).
This is not a Clyde Crashcop segment… Sha for sha and man for man…