"All we can do is walk the road we are given with such dignity as we can muster, each to our own glory or demise, and pray that there yet remains something of our own hearts when all is said and done. By the Sunwell, I hope that there will remain something of mine." -Lor'themar Theron
I've played Alliance since vanilla World of Warcraft. Played every Alliance race, been there done that. What else is there for me to do? Raid, PvP, all the good old end game things, but I haven't done ever since the start, I have not taken the Horde side seriously. I've made maybe one alt, created him, and then never touched him after that. I was trying to figure out what to do, I was stuck in Stormwind, and thinking to myself, I need to do something different... Something more than what I am doing now. My guild raids here and there, and we pvp together, which is all fine and dandy, we are friends and all, but I'm missing what I need the most in a game, fun. Fresh air, something different. Why not switch sides? My favorite race has always been Blood Elves, I like their Lore, and just everything about them. I'm not even playing a Blood Elf Paladin, I actually made a Monk. I wanted to see the point of view from the Horde side.
I wanted to see what my server had to offer in terms of Horde. My server's ratio is basically 1:1. It goes from Med to Large from time to time. It's not as popular as say Proudmoore, or Tich, by any means, but we have a good server, and a lot of people are talkative on the official Skywall forums. A lot of good people on the Alliance I have made friends with, but all in all, I needed a change. It's not the end of my Alliance characters, but I am taking the Horde side very seriously. It's going to be fun starting all over again, new starting areas, etc etc. Plus, like I said before, I love my Blood Elves. I am hoping it will be just as fun as when I started my first Alliance character, back in Vanilla. A lot of things have changed since the beginning, but I am hoping for the same course for this side. Honestly, I've always been a Horde person, but my IRL buddies, and such play the Alliance, hence why I am Alliance to start off with.
After dealing with games such as Neverwinter, Rift, Tera, and etc. I just went with WoW in the end, I've stated in previous blogs why, but just to sum it all up in a few words. It keeps me happy. Some people hate the game, which I can see why, but you know, it's all personal preference for me. Even though the games I have mentioned are now free-to-play I still can't get into them, I wish I knew why, but I prefer subscription over free to play games now. I used to be the opposite, but now I prefer to pay monthly for my game. I guess i'm not a cheap bastard anymore.
No game will be as good as World of Warcraft for me. People yawn and laugh when I say that, but you know... No game can come close to giving me the hours of fun WoW gives me. Neverwinter gave it a run for it's money, but since Perfect World runs in, and after all the bugs, I couldn't keep going. Sad day. In the end though, I sit on my computer, check twitter, and facebook, and eventually click on the World Of Warcraft Icon, and play, and play. I've learned to deal with the grind, with all the other stuff they have for you to do, besides questing/leveling, it keeps the game fresh. Professions was never really my thing, I have a level 90, who has like level one professions. I have learned from that, and I level my professions with the area I am, and continue to do, until I can go to the next area, and level it there. I grind my quests, and level my professions at the same time. It works out very well for me, and I don't get frustrated or bored with doing them.
I planned on writing a Rift free to play review, it's saved as a draft for now, I have been playing to much Horde to really work on it. I plan on finishing it, and releasing it here for you all to read, I think it is a very fair view on the game, and the free to play aspect of it. Besides that, I will keep writing about World Of Warcraft, and my new Horde adventures. It'll be fun, and It'll be fun writing for you all to read. Cheers!
"The beginning of wisdom is the statement 'I do not know.' The person who cannot make that statement is one who will never learn anything. And I have prided myself on my ability to learn" -Thrall