Saturday, October 11, 2008

Alts

I'm a firm believer that a guild officer should know about most aspects of the game, including every class, in order to connect well with her guildees. That said, I am also a hypocrite.

I set up groups for raids well enough. I know which healing classes are stacking mp5 and which need a shadowpriest, which casters get the elemental shaman and which get the BM hunter, and so on, but the details about each class? Eh, there are plenty of other officers that have a ton of alts to take care of that.

I never rolled another character pre-BC. I've always been very satisfied with my Hunter - I knew what I was doing, I could do it quickly, and the results were good. The Burning Crusade was released, and I relived the joy of leveling again. But that idea of a new race and a new class was just too tempting, so I joined the bandwagon and rolled a Blood Elf Paladin, Bubbleoeight.


The original intent was to level along side with my fiance when he rolled a BE Rogue, but that fell through, so I leveled her just out of interest for the Palidan class. I managed to get her to level 41 when I decided that melee really wasn't my style, and what I really wanted to experience was a Tauren Mage.

Well, Tauren Mages don't exsist, so I settled for the next best: Tauren Boomkin!

If I had to assign back stories to my characters, Ranrele would be the little sister of Negathle (when I rolled her, and asked for the ginvite, my friend said "Can you ever have an easy-to-pronounce name??). Whereas Negathle is the lone, adventuring type, Ranrele is a bright, bubbly member of the family. She's currently 38, but I enjoy leveling her enough that she'll eventually make it to 80.

I'll never switch mains, Neg is simply too close to my heart to ever make her second fiddle, but I enjoy the Druid class and lore enough to make Ranrele an acceptable alt. Come Wrath, I am 90% positive that I will never roll a Death Knight. That 10% uncertainty accounts for the mild interest I have in the starting zone and the Rune System, though I have about as much interest in their energy system as I do a rogues (WTF is a Combo Point, anyway??).

9 comments:

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Alts

are dumb.

Neggles said...

Twinks are dumb.

Alts are getting more for my money.

Maevet said...

going to roll a DK, just too damn intresting to not...


leveling my pally has been a huge pain in the ass... can't hardly get a run in the 30-40 bracket it seems....... I supose thats why I keep rolling hunters... they aren't mind numbing to solo with..

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Twinks are dumb.

Transitive property, mon ami.

Twinks = alts
Alts = dumb
Twinks = dumb

:P

Pike said...

Bubbleoeight is an awesome name.

Neggles said...

Twinks are dumb.
All twinks are alts.
Not all alts are twinks.

Thus, not all alts are dumb.

QED

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Alts stealing my gear and schemata are dumb.

Neggles said...

THERE'S the source of all this anger!

Now, tell me, only the good things, you remember about your mother.

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I love my mother. I don't see how that has anything to do with this o_O;

And why am I laying on a leather couch?