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New Death Knight, New Surprises

Come on, Arthas, smile for the camera!

Last night I decided to create a new death knight character. On the Horde side, I already have a 110 plus female blood elf death knight, but I’ve yet to manage to level an Alliance death knight very far.

In the past I’ve made female draenei death knights and male night elf death knights, but I lost interest with all of them eventually. So it seemed apparent that I needed to create one in a setup I already enjoyed.

To that end, the death knight I created last night was a female night elf, just like my rogue, Syaine. Not sure why I didn’t think of doing so before, I guess the mood just had to strike.

While I was customizing my new DK, I was surprised that I could get the Night Warrior eyes on her. That made the appearance choices even more extensive than usual for me.

My new nelf DK, Zyve.

While I was customizing my character I received a message from my oldest daughter playing in her room down the hall. She asked if I wanted company in the DK starter zone. I always enjoy playing with my daughter and we hadn’t done a starter zone together yet, so it sounded like fun.

Once I was done creating my night elf DK I entered the game and accepted the first quest. My daughter’s character was already there which surprised me. I later learned that she’d made her night elf DK a while ago and had just never started playing it. It seemed like the timing was right for both of us!

My night elf and my daughter’s night elf receiving orders from Arthas.

We quested through the starter area for a while before calling it a night and we communicated via shouting to each other through the hallway because it was faster than typing in party chat. We had a lot of fun wreaking mayhem as death knights together.

I’ve done the DK starter area more times than I can remember and it’s definitely easier than it was when Wrath of The Lich King first came out, but it feels like one of the more immersive starter areas.

My daughter and I finished up the starter area tonight and I’m glad we did it together. I took lots of screenshots and video to remember the experience by and there’s a sampling at the end of this post. Hopefully the memories I made with my daughter will motivate me to get this Alliance DK to max level. Time will tell!

gaming, Player perspective, Warcraft, Warcraft characters, Warcraft Writing

Addicted to Warcraft Elves

My lovely blood elf hunter, Sriset.
My night elf rogue, Syaine.

It seems fairly obvious that my addiction to creating elf characters in World of Warcraft started with my very first character of a blood elf hunter. My first alliance toon was a night elf hunter I believe and among my 50 characters, the majority are some type of elf.

I’ve experimented with all the other races at some point and I do like the draenei and now the new Zandalari trolls, but otherwise it’s elves. Blood elves, night elves, nightborne elves, and void elves, I love them all!

I have too many to post pictures of them, but here’s a few favorite images of my plethora of elves.

My blood elf paladin in mid-attack.
My blood elf mage.
My nightborne shadow priest.
My void elf shadow priest.
My night elf druid.
My nightborne monk in mid kick.
My void elf warlock.

Why elves? Well, I think it’s their poise and grace of movements. I’m still disappointed that the nightborne don’t do the night elf flip because their jumping just looks awkward. Otherwise, the elves seem like the most lithe and maneuverable of races. Those traits aren’t necessarily traits I possess in my own body.

I’m obviously not the only player that loves elves as whenever I start a new blood elf or night elf, the starter area is full of brand-new toons questing around. Many of them are notably new toons of someone with a higher-level toon because they’re wearing heirloom armor. I have heirloom armor pieces as well, but I don’t usually put them on until I can transmog them to something more unique and appealing in appearance.

My newest night elf priest with an heirloom wearer running by.
My blood elf warrior in heirloom gear. Umm, no.
Much better after a transmog!

My oldest daughter thinks I have far too many elves and she’s entitled to her opinion. She’s happy that I’m enjoying playing the Zandalari trolls as a change of pace, but my first love will always be elves. It is a fantasy game after all and it’s fun to pretend to be something that doesn’t exist doing things not possible in the mundane real world.