Because I’ve just started to blog, there’s a dearth of content here on Tricks of the Trade right now. Also, some of the topics I have in the hopper will take quite a bit of time to write. In order to keep a steady stream of posts coming, I’ve decided to take on Saga’s 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge. One of my guildmates is also starting this now; we plan on holding each other to the schedule as we work our way through, so check her entries out too!
Day 1: Introduce Yourself
Why, hello there! On this blog and in my guild, I’m called Tikari. I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since early Vanilla, but I took a break for 3 1/2 years. When I left, I found very little to do after hitting level cap since I didn’t have the time to commit to raiding. Battlegrounds had just been introduced, but the queueing and lag made the whole experience lackluster. I eventually quit out of boredom. When I came back, I started solo, but started raiding to see all the content – I needed to kill the Lich King to “complete the story.” I’m glad I did, because now I’m part of a progression-oriented raiding guild and have built some great friendships and acquaintances in the greater WoW community.
I don’t think a rundown of who I am in game would be complete without talking a bit about the characters I play. Although I have a slew of low-level alts and bank toons, I have four characters I’ve spent any real time on recently:
Tikari: Night Elf Assassination Rogue, Level 85. My main, through and through. Tikari is the character I raid, achievement hunt, and hang out in Stormwind on. I rolled Tikari on my first day in the game, and I feel at home when I’m logged in on him. The other characters are a means to an end (trying out tanking, leveling professions, etc.), and I never feel 100% comfortable on them.
Tintagel: Human Protection Paladin, Level 85. I leveled Tintagel almost exclusively through Dungeon Finder, tanking the entire way. I quite enjoy the Paladin tanking style. A variey of defensive cooldowns, solid AOE and single target threat, multiple interrupts, good self-healing… it was a blast carrying groups through low-level dungeons, and I’ve also enjoyed the occasional alt run in T11 and T12 content on this character.
Pagkabulok: Tauren Blood Death Knight, Level 71. Yeah, so I’m new to playing a Death Knight, and I know I’m bad at it. I’m okay at the basics, but I’m not to the point where I know anything about important stuff like rune management.
Tldrana: Dwarf Marksmanship Hunter, Level 12. My newest alt, named after my GM and her propensity for writing long blog posts. I figure if she can play a hunter, they can’t be all that hard. I kid. Maybe.
I will probably start a druid in the near future to try out that tanking style and to see the worgen starting area.
As far as personal interests, I dabble in a lot. Computer games, computer networking, software development, bad television, cooking, watching and occasionally playing sports – the list goes on for a while. I’ll cover more details on that as I post over the next few weeks, but for now, I hope you come back and read further as I complete this blogging challenge!
Next up: Day 2: Why I decided to start a blog….