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30 Days World of Warcraft Challenge

Day 01 — Your first character?
Day 02 — The biggest jerk you’ve dealt with (in game)?
Day 03 — A class you’re awful at playing?
Day 04 — Your favorite zone (Classic, BC, WotLK & Cata)?
Day 05 — Your favorite classic instance?
Day 06 — Your favorite quest line?
Day 07 — Your favorite piece of lore?
Day 08 — PvE/PvP/RP?
Day 09 — Horde or Alliance (and why)?
Day 10 — Your favorite mount.
Day 11 — Your favorite gear set.
Day 12 — Your achievements (choose one character and link it).
Day 13 — Your favorite Burning Crusade instance?
Day 14 — When did you start playing?
Day 15 — Your favorite Wrath instance?
Day 16 — What do you listen to while playing?
Day 17 — Your favorite WoW related YouTube video?
Day 18 — Best and Worst thing about WoW?
Day 19 — Favorite class and why?
Day 20 — How did you come up with your main’s name?
Day 21 — Your favorite battleground?
Day 22 — Your non-combat pets (choose one character and link it).
Day 23 — The longest you’ve gone without playing?
Day 24 — Your favorite screenshot.
Day 25 — Who do you play with?
Day 26 — List your characters and their levels.
Day 27 — Your titles (choose one character).
Day 28 — Your favorite and least-favorite boss?
Day 29 — Something you worked really hard to get.
Day 30 — Your main (Armory link & screenshot)?

I went through my blog and saw I once started this challenge but never finished it. So now I am going to continue this. I have linked the first 5 days to my previous post and I will pick up from day 6.

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I never claim to be excelling in any class. I think my husband worded it best when I lamented this: ‘You lack the concentration to really focus on one character.’ And he is right, I do switch alts far too often. I guess when I played my druid constantly I was a good healer and when I was a mage for a very long time I could easily hold my own, but as soon as I start switching alts I tend to forget how to play the other characters in favour of my flavour of the week or month. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I really suck at playing a Deathknight. I just can’t get my head around the rune system. I tend to just bash my buttons and hope that the damage is ok. It’s a shame really, because I always think that he armour they wear is pretty cool. I also really dig the concept of a Deathknight.

I intend on playing a DK and levelling her all the way to 85. I think I just need to get some rotation from Noxxic.com and hopefully learn how to play her properly. She will be my last toon that I’ll get to 85 so I don’t have to worry too much about switching alts and forgetting rotations.

This is my little DK. Cookie points if you get the name reference!

So what class can’t you get your head around?

I guess I have to ‘cheat’ a little bit here. I’ve had my fair share of jerks while running dungeons, or people who jump around when they are trying to disrupt an RP-event on purpose. The worst people I’ve encountered were part of a guild I was in. This was my old raiding guild in which I made a lot of friends. I left after a while when I wanted to play Age of Conan, but came back after a year. People had left and joined. Three new people joined the guild (2 guys and a guild princess) and one of them was also an officer. I didn’t particularly like them. They were obnoxious, loud and very full of themselves. I decided to not interact much with them and just leave it at that.

This changed when they made a racist joke on the recruitment forums of our guild. I asked if they please wouldn’t make jokes like that. I was polite and I don’t think my request was unreasonable. They however thought they had every right to be racists. I got loads of things being thrown my way. I guess the gem was: ‘why are you even upset, you’re not black enough to feel upset about it.’ And apparently the girl (who was Greek) was blacker then me and she was ok with racist jokes. Now I’ve seen pictures of this girl and trust me she is not black or brown at all. I guess for me it just stung, since I’m half-Caucasian and half Asian. I’ve always felt like I wasn’t white enough to call myself white, but now I was also being called out on not being ‘brown’ enough. I felt like I was nothing and I had no rights at all. I know it’s bullshit and I shouldn’t care about racist jerks, but it’s not easy when stuff like this happens.

Luckily I’m no longer part of those people any more, but I can’t help but hope that one day they’ll experience what it feels like to get comments like that thrown their way.

For years my main was a nightelf druid called Oronil. It’s what most people still know me by. Every time I serverhop I make a new character named Oronil. The name is as much part of me as my real life name.

I got this name 6 years ago. My then boyfriend was into Dungeons and Dragons and had a half-dragon character named Oronil. I loved the name and when WoW was released I knew that I should have that name for my first character. To be fair, I did spell it wrong. It was supposed to be Orronil, but I left one r out.

It’s weird that just seeing the name brings a smile to my face. It brings back very fond memories of my first years in WoW, when I started to forge friendships with people I still talk to today. It reminds me of the time when I started to interact with my now-husband under that name.

I don’t have very fond memories of that boyfriend, but the name is mine now and I’m claiming it as my own.  However, I am not using the name any longer. I have returned to my old server to see things on the alliance side (even if I still have lots of fun on my horde server.) I don’t raid so I don’t see why I should stick to one faction/server. I did notice that I’m very hesitant of using Oronil for any of my new alliance characters on my old server. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I don’t always want people to know who I am. There are some individuals on my old server who I really dislike and I don’t want to interact with them whatsoever. Using my old name would only draw attention and I just want to level in peace. But it is tempting to use my old name again.

I am struggling with this question. There are a lot of good emotes in this game, but I hardly use any at all. I guess if I look at my past I’d go for the /dance emote. Especially in pvp or when someone in a dungeon dies. I tend to start dancing on their corpse. Trust me, that’s a lot better than the emotes I used to make back in the days of Molten Core when some of my guildies died in the raid and I decided that ‘teabagging’ as a kitty was funny. I made a whole macro emote for it and all. I was quite the pervert back then… in fact I still have some very disturbing emotes/macro’s somewhere.

When the /cower came out I found it hilarious to see it on my moonkin. I couldn’t stop laughing and  I guess it is still a favourite of mine. Like I said, it’s not my best question to answer, but it’ll do.

On more interesting news: I just recorded show 3 of Girls gone WoW and I’m really happy with the result. It just needs some editing and music and we’re ready to bang it onto Itunes. I just wish I knew how to make it a bit more noticeable to the wide world. Anyone have some amazing tips how to reach more listeners?


Day 3 – Favourite NPC?

Posted: January 3, 2011 in 30 days
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A few days ago I would have said Thrall. I would have gone on and on about how I loved his background story and how I loved how much he cares for his people. I have to admit that Christie Golden has influenced me a lot when it comes to loving Thrall and orcs as much as I do now (and Metzen of course after stating Thrall was “Green and Sexy”).

However, as of a few days I found an Npc whose background I find fascinating and so dark that I’m hoping Blizzard will give her an even bigger role in Warcraft. I’m talking about Lilian Voss. Her background story is here on Wowpedia and after watching some of the video’s surrounding her questline it is clear to me that this will be my favourite NPC.

She’s betrayed and everything she believed in has been taken away from her. The fact that she has the coolest deathgrip animation and can make people burst into purple flames just add to her scary-factor. Sylvanas move over, I want this twisted chick leading the undead! (I know it’s never going to happen, but I do hope she’s getting a bigger role in due time).

Ow and she reminds a lot of people of a character from Magic: the Gathering.