The User! Edit
Who am I? Edit
I consider myself a semi-casual WoW player, bordering on the line of avid. I have only one level 70 at the moment, but a slew of alts (and about to have my second 70, possibly by the end of August 08). I've only been playing for a year, and I'm more of a raider than a PvPer, but have some knowledge in both aspects of play. Due to the time that I began playing, I got into the raiding scene rather late. However, I consider myself lucky to be in Tier 5 content at the moment. Also, I'm addicted to priests, Tauren, healing and tanking. As well, I favor healing as a shaman or druid over healing as a priest. In addition, I find it difficult to play mages, paladins and rogues, though I have at least one of each. Also, Holy Fire is the best spell ever invented.
Should you care? Edit
No, not really.
The Characters that matter Edit
These characters are the ones that I generally play, though not all the time. The spec listed for the lower level ones is the intended spec for when they are high enough level to achieve that spec. I generally stick to my Alliance characters more than my Horde characters for reasons pertaining to raiding more than anything. I don't actively favor one faction over the other, but prefer the quests from the Horde thus far.
|Character||Faction||Server||Level||Race||Class||Primary Talent Tree||Guild|
|Kuranis||Runetotem US||80||Restoration||Honor of the Goddess|
|Cortege||Runetotem US||80||Blood||Honor of the Goddess|
|Zanaar||Runetotem US||80||Smite||Honor of the Goddess|
|Reuben||Runetotem US||39||Frost||Honor of the Goddess|
|Loeb||Runetotem US||66||Survival||Is Out Of Mana|
|Orichai||Runetotem US||80||Protection||Honor of the Goddess|
|Tomaj||Blackwing Lair US||73||Smite||Will healz U|
I like to think of my choice in characters as rather varied. More so pertaining to class rather than race, really, as I do prefer some races over others (for example, I love playing Tauren, but hate playing Humans). Racials aren't game-breaking in any sense of the word, and all races are able to play in any aspect of the game and do well - some just slightly better than others, but min/maxing is a terrible thing. Otherwise, all alliance mages would be gnomes. Despite all that, though, I'm a warlock enthusiast.
My first actual character was a Night Elf rogue, but I've only gotten him to level 41, and rarely play him due to troubles trying to solo with him. I much prefer playing my rogue in a group, but the activity of the server he is on has dwindles until late Outland, so it does not seem likely I will level him anytime soon, unless I choose to reroll DK with him. My warlock was my second character, and has since grown to be my main. Since I'm terrible at PvP, my warlock is the character I've been raiding with. I started out playing Alliance because I was playing alongside my at-the-time significant other, but also rolled Horde on Baelgun to play with another real life friend (who I don't really play with anymore, thanks to raiding schedule).
Originally, I'd picked up a Druid on Baelgun, but passed on it in favor of a Priest. Little did I know at the time that I would prefer the playstyle of a Druid healer over a Priest healer. Since that time, however, I've also grown to be happy with my Priest, but again, thanks to raiding schedule, I've been unable to really focus on many of my alts, especially given that my Priest is on a different server. Over the last year since I began playing, I've tried my hand at every class, and gotten all of them past 20, most to 40, and even four of them in Outland.
My favorite aspects of play have been tanking and healing, but because people seem to have gone in favor of Druid or Paladin tanks, I haven't touched my Warrior much recently, though I have been complimented many times on tanking ability (which I hope is in part to leveling as Protection). Instead, I took up a Shaman, who I leveled from 10 forward as Restoration. At level 67, I've achieved 12 days /played time, which I think is a pretty good accomplishment, all things considered. I didn't spend as much time in instances prior to Outland as my other toons, but have been able to gather groups for the most part when I've needed them, thanks to being a healer on-demand, as it were. I do enjoy playing the Shaman healer very much, and it is pretty much ez-mode healing, to boot, so that's even better. From what I've noticed, mana problems are a lot less prevalent for Shamans than they are for either Druids or Priests, but that may just be the level of gear I've got in equivalence to the level of the character.
A lot of people say that leveling as a Holy or Restoration spec is not possible. They're also very wrong. It is possible, just not nearly as viable. However, I've found it's a lot easier to stay alive as a healer spec than it is as any other spec. Same goes for my Protection warrior; I don't have to sit and eat/drink or bandage nearly as much as others of the same classes and different specs (the exception being shadow priests). Besides, the fact of the matter is simple: I enjoy it. That's all that really ought to matter, right?
A note on my accomplishments: I started playing post-BC, so some of these are actually kind of a big deal to me, considering that a lot of these reputation grinds, keys, etc. are either no longer necessary (especially given the state of badge gear past 2.3) or not sought after. An example: MC is no longer an attunement people use, but I have completed it on two characters anyway. Or better, the Karazhan key is also no longer required, but I also have that. Also, all of my Heroic keys for Roxanne were obtained at Revered status (excluding Magister's Terrace).
|Roxanne||Black Morass||The Master's Key (Karazhan)|
Key to the Arcatraz (The Arcatraz)
|Kuranis||Black Morass||Shadowforge Key|
Shadow Labyrinth Key
Raiding Status Edit
And here is my list of places of been, who I've killed, etc. I haven't done more than Zul'Gurub as far as Azeroth raiding goes, however, due to the time I began to play.
This is a collective list of all the raid kills I've made, regardless of time frame, between all my characters. All of the vanilla bosses I downed either in BC or Wrath due to not having played prior to BC.
|Seasonal, Outdoor and Vanilla|
|Seasonal Bosses||Zul'Gurub||Onyxia's Lair||Blackwing Lair||Molten Core||Naxxramas|
|Omen||High Priestess Jeklik||Onyxia||Razorgore the Untamed||Lucifron||Heigan the Unclean|
|Wrath of the Lich King|
|Vault of Archavon||Obsidian Sanctum||Naxxramas||Ulduar|
|Archavon the Stone Watcher||Sartharion||Anub'Rekhan||Flame Leviathan|
The attempts I have made against various bosses, but with no luck.
|Outdoor Bosses||Serpentshrine Cavern||The Battle for|
|Emeriss||Hydross the Unstable||Rage Winterchill|
And the loot I have obtained from said raids.
|Dropped From||Karazhan - Roxanne||Karazhan - Kuranis|
|Trash||Ritssyn's Lost Pendant||Ring of Unrelenting Storms|
|Attumen the Huntsman||Bracers of the White Stag|
|Moroes||Brooch of Unquenchable Fury|
|Maiden of Virtue||Gloves of Centering|
|Opera Event||Beastmaw Pauldrons|
|The Curator||Voidheart Gloves|
|Shade of Aran||Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy|
|Netherspite||Jewel of Infinite Possibilities|
|Chess Event||Ring of Recurrence||Fiend Slayer Boots|
|Prince Malchezaar||Nathrezim Mindblade|
|Nightbane||Talisman of Nightbane|
|Dropped From||Gruul's Lair - Roxanne|
|High King Maulgar||Voidheart Mantle|
|Gruul the Dragonkiller||Voidheart Leggings|
|Dropped From||Magtheridon's Lair - Roxanne|
I take pride in the fact that I can craft stuff. Case in point, my warlock is a 375 Enchanter, 375 Tailor. As such, here is a list of rare craftables I have acquired.
Anything Else? Edit
On the Web Edit
I added the following templates to the Mounts section:
|This user's character performed the ritual to summon their Dreadsteed.|
|This user's character has obtained their Charger.|
|This user's character has obtained their Charger.|
Honestly, I couldn't understand why they weren't already there. >.>