So, for day 3 of the 20 day blogging challenge I’m supposed to write about my first day in World of Warcraft. Since I took a break from WoW for 3 1/2 years, I feel as if I have two “first” days. The first day I ever played, I spent it all soloing through forests and caves and the like in the Night Elf starting zone, in awe at the whole experience. It was so easy too – get quest, go kill or collect something, come back. Lather, rinse, repeat. There was so much going on, it was kind of overwhelming, but I loved the look of the area, and the early, frequent rewards were an effective hook for me. A part of me wishes I could have that feeling back again; the feeling of excitement for each new quest or ability, not knowing anything about what was coming next. Simpler times, for sure!
My first day on returning to WoW was similarly overwhelming. There was so much new and changed since I had last logged on, but there was also a lot that was the same. As I clicked around, I remembered certain things I’d forgotten, and as it slowly came back to me, I felt like I was putting together a puzzle. Some tasks were like digging through memories – going through my bank, for instance. Numerous items I half-remembered waited there for me to sift through. Trying to figure out where I need to start back up with leveling took a while. Soon enough, though, I got my feet back under me and started figuring out bits and pieces again. The game’s deep and broad enough that I’m still figuring out bits and pieces now, and that’s kept me hooked, likely for the long haul this time around.
Next up: Day 4: My Best WoW Memory….