My very first healer was a priest – Annalira. However, as I’m sure many of you have noticed, I get a great deal of my motivation for playing from RP – feeling connected to the character. Sometimes I create that motivation, as I’m doing with Annylais and leveling.
Other times, however, it’s hard.
Annalira has, in effect, had several in character things that have made it very hard for me to connect to her at all anymore. Which is not to say that I don’t enjoy priesting – I do, or I’d just delete her, or make her my banker… which isn’t a bad idea, since that’d open up a character slot…hmm… except that my banker has more RP than she does!
Annalira was created inside a group of other RPers, and she had a place there in that group. Unfortunately that group has either left the game or is no longer RPing in any way that I know of (with a few exceptions – Nauloera over at That Damn RPer being one of them). Since then, I’ve tried to pick up RP with her, and it’s either failed or blown up in my face every time. And that createss personal (OOC) baggage that manages to carry over into IC interactions. In short, I feel no connection to the character, and don’t really like her.
I like her idea – her concept (a totally drama-free, generally happy person with a stable family that is both still alive and still part of her life). However, RPing that with a different group makes it hard to find a place for her, and – to be honest – I don’t find her interesting anymore.
It’d be really easy to just let her “ride back home to her family” and retire. But then I’d not have the priest in my arsenal, and I really do like priesting.
So I’m stuck with a dilemma. Do I…
- delete her entirely?
- turn her into a glorified bank alt (difficult, given her myriad of stuff and the fact that I rather like my current banker)?
- give her a new name and a new face, and try to start some new RPs?
- continue to ignore her and pretend she doesn’t exist?
#4 has been my solution for most of Burning Crusade and all of Lich King.
How do/would you guys handle this situation? I’m looking for advice, and you’re some of the smartest people I know!
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