20 Days of Blogging – Day 3

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW
Day 04 – Your best WoW memory
Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game
Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
Day 09 – Your first blog post
Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire
Day 14 – This upsets you
Day 15 – Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it
Day 16 – Things you miss (post Cataclysm)
Day 17 – Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)
Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
Day 19 – In your bags/bank
Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

Day 3 – Your first day playing WoW

My boyfriend played WoW well before I met him. When we moved in together he was raiding with a team on weekends. I still remember him getting so excited about getting the bosses down. I also remember laughing at him when he scored heroic pants. “You’re excited about pants? Weren’t you wearing any before then?” I’d teased. 

One afternoon he sat sat me down and told me to just give it a go, that I might like it. I rolled my eyes at him. Like a lot of other people who have never played World of Warcraft, I only knew the stories of the “types” of people who played WoW – I didn’t want to be one of those. But then logically, Thor wasn’t really one of those people either. And he was keen for us to have a hobby that we did together. So I gave it a go. 

At first he had me try his max level character – I was immediately overwhelmed. Too many buttons! What is a quest? How do I know where to go? How to turn, jump, cry in a corner? He could see he was losing me, so we decided to create a character from scratch. He guided me through how to choose a faction (Alliance (I didn’t want to be a “bad” guy Horde)) race (night elf), and class (mage). I then chose her facial markings, her hair, her skin colour – it was all quite fun. I then named her. Sylaera. (pronounced Sy-lair-ra). She entered the world, and Thor explained what to do. I was hooked from the first frostfire bolt. Honestly, I haven’t looked back since. I was amazed at this little character that I had created – she was running around on the screen, kicking ass, helping people, and getting stronger and stronger. She died a lot, and I was painfully slow, but I loved it.

Here is my mage now, 2 years later She’s had a few changes – I made her a Draenei shortly before MoP started. At the same time, I changed her name to Cinderella (thus starting my “cinder” naming convention). When she moved to Frostmourne she had another name change, this time to Cinderblaze. And now that she’s moved to Barthilas, she’s changed race and faction to a Horde Blood Elf. Here she is being all kick ass in the library 🙂

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