Sometimes, you plan a character. You know you want to play a (whatever), so you look them up, look up the lore, read about the class history, read about race histories, and see what sounds like fun.
Sometimes you have an idea for a personality, and that has to translate into the game, and so you create something that works.
And sometimes, characters appear out of nowhere.
My good friend, TRI raid mate, and one of the best Paladins I know – Gryphonheart – has just started a new blog called The Lion Guard, and he wanted a guild tag to match that blog. (If I am a good healing Paladin, it’s thanks to Gryph and Siha. Hands down.) So I made a tiny little human warrior, named her Oaklawn (the first thing that popped into my head at the character screen) and ran her to Stormwind to help him with his guild charter.
And as I was running, I met Rirri Oaklawn, a little Forsaken Death Knight. Tiny little woman, with a nervous twitch and a serious protective streak.
Just poof – like that – out of nowhere. Maybe because Oaklawn sounds like a cemetery (thanks Rav!). Maybe because I’d been contemplating a Horde Deathknight anyway, but didn’t have a good character concept. Who knows the mental paths that lead to creativity – but there she was. She’s joined the ranks of the Annas (and she’s not even an Anna! dangit!) and is sitting pretty in Hellfire Peninsula.
Now – anyone know how to play a Deathknight? Clueless Anna is Clueless (aka – button mashing).
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