Well, great as my guild is, I miss the social parts of the game which I lost when I moved from a guild of 350 or so, to one of 40. When the split happened a few of my friends also left and decided to start anew with a Horde guild. Since then some have faction transferred as well. I kept in touch with some of them via MSN and decided to join them on their new server as a Horde.
So – what to choose? I wanted a healer – I can’t do anything else. Taurens are ugly, so Druids were out. I can’t get to grips with Shaman and I have a lvl 80 Paladin available that I don’t play. It would have to be another priest. I love priests. What race? I’ve started BE moderately recently, so went for a troll.
About level 6 I realised that no matter what shoes you had, the feet always looked the same. UGLY. So I rolled a BE. At last another character that I could make pretty.
I’ve been playing for a few weeks now and am loving the new experiences being a Horde. All the new lore. It’s like reading a whole new fantasy book. The best part so far was finding Lady Sylvanas necklace. She went all sad, summoned 4 Highborne Lamenters and began to sing the most beautiful song. I’ve had it in my head now for the last 3 days. It was wonderful. Google “Sylvanas lament” and listen to it – even if you’ve heard it before – it is very, very beautiful.
I have now worked my way slowly through almost all of ghostlands. It is slow as a priest and I almost gave up with the number of things that I have to kill my way through to collect a few ears, or eyes or fins….
But I made it to level 20 and then I remembered with extreme joy that you can get a mount at level 20. Wheeee! Lots of pretty coloured birds to choose from, but I fell in love with the black one.
Doesn’t he look lovely? I tried to think of a name for him. I googled Black Parrot and came up with the Latin name of Coracopsis nigra. So that’s it – he’s called Cora.
I do like my pony tails and hoop earrings. I had a trip through SFK (OK, I was boosted, but the gear there is amazing) and came away with a new dress, belt, shoulders, staff and a whole host of greens to auction off.
The troll has become my banker and has doubled the 20g that a guildie gave me and the new Seph is starting up in the glyph business. I am having fun again. I don’t even need the social side as much because there’s so much new stuff to do Worry not – Human Seph is still my love. She is still raiding, but I have renewed life for the game and I am pleased about it. The best bit – it’s on a PVE server so I will not be ganked. I think that’s one of the key reasons I’ve not got many alts past level 30 – you get to STV and get ganked and I give up. Now I don’t need to worry about running away or hiding at the sight of a red player. I can wave and flirt and continue my quest without having to look over my shoulder all the time and await certain death. Wow is good again.