(Note- I had originally started posting this somewhere else, but decided I liked the format on my blog here better so Am transferring it over. This is why you will see multiple days posted right away.)
Later today I will be stopping by a local EBworld and picking up the World of Warcraft Battlechest edition. This is not to say that it will be the first time I've played WoW. In actuality I have had a level 70 Undead priest that has run through most of Karazan, and have had experience doing most of the old world raid instances. (That is to say I have never stepped foot into Naxxramas's Lair).
This time around I'm starting fresh, and figured, what the heck, everyone else is doing it, so I figured I would blog my returning experience. As things stand now, I will be creating a female Blood-Elf Paladin, but am unsure yet as to what server. Yes, yes, I'm another guy that plays female toons. I figure if i'm going to be sitting there staring at the screen all day, I might as well enjoy the scenery! Not to mention, for horde Paladin I have to be Blood elf, and I'm not so keen on the male BE models. Also, I always thought the female models looked much better in the high end gear then their counterpart males did. But it's all personal opinion I suppose. And since this blog is about my opinion, case closed. ;-)
At this point I have a few points running through my head. First is what server to play on? I am an EST player, with a normal desk job hourly type thing going on. So obviously an EST server would be best, but I've found that that doesn't always work. This of course is based on the fact that I do plan on raiding once I get to 70, and I always try to think about the end-game. I love to raid, and look forward to getting back into it. It will be a tad different as a Paladin, but I look forward to the change. Or not so much of a change from what I've seen on raids, But I like the look of plate armor more then robes.
I'm torn between a Holy or Protection spec, as I have raided with both a Priest and a Warrior, although I was a much better priest then a warrior. But I didn't get much experience on the warrior, as i never really made the time to get him geared correctly for it. I would like to think I was a very good priest, and I never received feedback to the contrary. Maybe I should mention that I also had a level 60 dwarf priest before TBC came out.
So I liked being a priest. But leveling a priest? Not so much. I had a third one also that made it to 41 on a different server. I must seriously love torturing myself. -sigh- And yes, I played a healer as my main in just about every MMO I have ever played.
Ok, so I know I'm going Paladin this time around, I enjoyed it before, and I know they could use a bit of work for the raiding standpoint, but hey check out the guild recruitment forums, holy paladins are always being recruited.
Oh, and I can get back to the EST thing, I always seem to get the wrong server. Why is it that guilds raid on such odd times? I get up at 6am in the morning to get ready for work, and everyone wants to go to 11 or 12 at night. Just can't do it, I'm afraid, but a solid 6:30-10:30 pm EST would be great if I could find it. But I'm digressing again, sorry. I'm pretty bad with the Tangents, always have been.
So I need to find a server that might just possibly have one or two guilds that raid at my current times available. Oh, and I can't play Saturdays(Table-top RP night), but Sundays are wide open!
I like the Blood elf starting area, so that should make things a bit more fun to start, and have only done it once, which is something that can't be said for any other starting area. Also I heard that the experience for monsters and quests between 20 and 60 was increased, and the experience needed to level in that range was decreased. If this is true, that is truly a brilliant decision by Blizzard to help people just starting out get through to where the larger part of the population is much faster. Kudos Blizz!
So, for now I wait and wonder what will come of starting WoW all over again. Do I look forward to it? Certainly. WoW Isn't perfect, but they did a lot of things right in the PVE department, and that's really what I like to do most. I look forward to making 70 and having the chance to possibly raid again.
Well, I guess that's enough for my introductory post. I hope I didn't bore you too much, and if you're at this point thanks for reading the whole thing.