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Dragging Me In, Kicking and Screaming

I don’t know what it is exactly about WoW that I like so much. When I quit months ago, I told myself that I wouldn’t be going back. Fast forward a couple of months and I find myself with a month-long subscription. Downloading, thinking that this is just going to be as boring as I remembered it, that it really hadn’t been that long since I had played. But it finished downloading, I logged in, and a rush of emotions came back. I was so excited to see my warrior again. Oh how I missed playing her, and I didn’t even realize how much I missed it! I signed in and ran around going “Eeeee! Wooo!!” and other such nonsense. I was on Skype with my friend Dennis (who bought me the month sub) at the time.. and he probably thought that I’d gone mad or something. Maybe I had a bit.

Though I missed all my characters, I found that I didn’t really know where to start with them again. It had been so long since I last played WoW. Did I remember the controls? Could I get as good DPS that I was getting when I was playing before? Maybe I should just start another character, play that for a bit and then jump back on my main. So, I made a hunter. Dennis and I started roaming about the Blood Elf starting area. To which I was finishing quests, at lightning speed (okay.. maybe not that fast..). I’ve made so many blood elves that I just know my way around. We hit level 10 and decided that it was time for battle grounds! Boy what a mistake that was. He’s so squishy (priest) I’m so squishy..it just didn’t work out well. So we went to doing quests again until we hit level 15. Jumped in a couple of dungeons, ended up hitting level 21 where I realized my heart just wasn’t in leveling a hunter.

I decided I wanted to learn how to play a warrior again. Get this one to level 90, and play it only with Dennis, then play Bellona (my main) when he wasn’t online or awake. He went to get pizza, and by the time he got back I was already level 6, plowing my way through the starting area.

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It’s definitely taken some getting used to again. I’m trying my best to remember where I put all my spells, and getting them slowly over time is a pain, but getting there! He ended up having to sleep, and as we’re leveling together, I didn’t want to do too much without him. Even if he has to spend 10 levels just following me around so we can pew pew. I’m looking forward to getting into dungeons though.

I still don’t understand what’s really drawn me back to the game. Maybe it’s that I have someone to play with again (as that’s the biggest reason I stopped playing)..maybe I’m just really really bored and need something to fill my time. Maybe it’s both! Who knows. I just know that I’m enjoying playing again, and having someone to play with. I might even decide to actually tank with this warrior instead of just DPS!

So… This Happened

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It’s been several years since I played World of Warcraft, solidly. What I mean by solidly is that I’d have moments where I’d get bored and play for a few months before I got over it and found interest in [insert game here]. As a result I never quite made it to cap but I figured, hey I have the time now, why not?

I won’t make promises that I will make it. I tend to get bored in the higher levels with no one to play with– actually, if I’m honest, I get bored when I have no one to play with period. I used to try to play with my husband but he also has the tendency to get bored, much sooner than I, so he’d quit and any motivation I had would go with him.

I’ve already noticed some changes since I started playing which is taking some getting used to. I am also still using the default UI so if anyone has any good recommendations for add-ons, please feel free to shoot them my way.

I’ve also started over again and am currently leveling a hunter with plans to finish leveling my priest and eventually a monk.

It’s fairly ambitious given my track record but maybe I’ll surprise myself.