In the beginning…
First post, new blog. Weeeeeee!
This blog is about all things World of Warcraft – my guilty pleasure. I bleed horde blood in the game, and I once ran a leveling guild called <Dead Gnomes Society> on Uldaman US. The guild still exists as a bank guild for the real life friend that sucked me into the game. I felt it was a fitting name for my blog.
This blog chronicles the journey of a WoW nublet into a succesful Guild Leader.
So where do I start? My very very first toon was actually not a horde. Back in late 2006, I had another friend who lives in Amsterdam make me sign up for a trial account on the EU server Argent Dawn. I made a baby Night Elf hunter named Alyki. After helping me with the first few starter quests, he left me to my own devices and said “I want to see you at level 10 tomorrow”. Okay! So I set off on my new quests. Ding! Level 2! And away I go! I shot my arrows at little imp looking things that hopped around, I killed sabres…ding level 3! Off to kill me some spiders!
So I entered the cave of death. Got the first few spiders down but soon they were all over me. I tried to run away. I tried to shoot but “target too close” AMIGAWD… I punched them in the face. I drank a healing potion that dropped off my other kills. Finally it happened.
“You have died, release to the nearest graveyard?”
… um, okay. I’m a ghost. Now what? Let’s try logging off. Logged back in, I’m still a ghost. WHAT DO I DO!! I scratched my head. I ran around aimlessly. I finally logged off and deleted the character. This is too hard.
Fast forward to after the release of The Burning Crusade. I was dating a long time friend, and when he came over and played, I sometimes watched. I decided I wanted to play again. So I bought the game, downloaded it, and he walked me through navigating to Uldaman and making a character on the horde side. Ooh I can be a zombie. Sweet! So my Warlock Lunatyk was born. She ran around Deathknell shadow bolting bad zombies. When I was low in health I got to eat their corpse… BRAAAAAAAINNNNSSSSSSSSS.
(she was later race changed and name changed in case you click the link and get confused)
At level 15, Luna was hanging out in Orgrimmar and discovered the entrance to Ragefire Chasm. Suddenly I got a party invite. There was a mage, and um… some other people. They were all blood elves. They were jumping around and doing this cute twirly move. I wanted to do that! So I made another toon, a blood elf hunter named Alykki. I leveled her all the way to 70 and poor Luna was left in the dust. At this point the guild I was in <Dead Gnomes Float> used to be a PVP guild. Leadership changed hands, my bf’s brother took over, and he turned it into a raiding guild. We were going to raid Kara! As we were gearing up for it in heroics, I got a lot of unsolicited advice on how to play a hunter “you want agility”… “why the fuck do you have strength weapons?” and a LOT of “you’re doing it wrong”. I didn’t know what a rotation was, but I did become a pro at chain trapping! This was before camouflage and trap launchers!
DGF started being a little more focused on end game, progressing into ZA and Gruul/Mag. Finally they stopped inviting me to 10 mans because I was bad. I really was. But I was also really hurt. Nobody bothered to help out a lil nublet. So they decided they needed another healer. They also decided that DGF was for mains only, and that they wanted to make an alt guild.
So my paladin Alykii was born, as was <Dead Gnomes Society>. I recruited other baby toons into DGS to play with. I ended up making some really great WOW friends. When we got to 70 we moved those toons over to DGF to raid.
I will have another post “Confessions of a Healer” to go into more detail on Alykii’s adventures…which will then evolve into “Confessions of a Guild Leader”.
Finally, I was excluded from most raids and I no longer had a place in my guild. I joined a wow-friend’s guild and raided Kara with him on my paladin. I was then recruited into a T6 guild on another server, and was kicked the next day for being bad at healing….in kara gear they threw me face first into Sunwell.. gee mister Elite GL of your Elite T6 Elite Guild how did YOU think that would turn out?? I was stuck on that server for 30 days…and then I moved back to Uldaman for the launch of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
To be continued…..