This is Day 3 of the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge.
My first day playing WoW seems like it was ages ago. My memories of what exactly I did in the game are a little hazy.
I remember the character selection process best. I found humans boring, gnomes ridiculous and dwarves weren’t for me. A night elf was the obvious choice. Horde was never an option. Of the classes available, Druids stood out because of their versatility and their affinity with nature. I had no problems choosing my appearance, but then I got to name selection. I must have spent at least 2 hours trying to think of a name. I went through names in Greek mythology; I thought of characters in my favorite books. I ended up writing all these names off, or finding out that they were unavailable. Then I thought about my favorite video game, Planescape Torment. There was a minor NPC character that needed to be rescued from some corrupt guards called Jasilya. I’m not really into the whole damsel-in-distress thing but I liked the sound of the name. I changed it a bit to make it my own (and vowed to never have to be rescued from corrupt Harmonium Officers) and Jasyla was born.
After that ordeal, I finally logged into the game. I was impressed with the environment; I loved the greens and purples of Teldrassil. I was much less impressed by quests that had me killing cute little nightsabers. To be honest, I found the whole mob-killing, item-collecting thing a little dull and decided that World of Warcraft was not for me.
** Spoiler Alert: I changed my mind **
Then I signed into the game again the next day. I mean, come on, I needed to spend at least as much time playing the game as I did thinking of a name for my character. I began to realise just how much there was to do and see in the game.
Ooh, a new town to discover with new quests to do! A new spell from my trainer! That mob dropped a green I can equip! I’ve earned a whole silver! Whee!
By the time I made it to Darnassus, I was hooked.