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Ten Years in Azeroth

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To celebrate the upcoming 10th Anniversary of WoW, Godmother has put together 1o Years, 10 Questions so we can all look back on our time in Azeroth.

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1. Why did you start playing Warcraft?
My brother had just started playing and while watching him do a few quests in the starting area, he showed me the cinematic trailer (which looked a little scary to me). Even so, he handed me one of his 10 day passes so I could try it out. I did and was hooked after the first couple of quests.

2. What was the first ever character you rolled?
A human pali which seemed like a fun character to play since she was melee with spells.

3. Which factors determined your faction choice in game?
I chose Alliance because it was the most normal looking race (and the one my brother played) although I didn’t know what server he was on at the time.

4. What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?
I’m not sure if it’s necessarily in-game but there have been many. The Thanksgiving Event in 2011 turned out to be a real turning point for me. It gave me the courage to post in a public forum and turned out to be a great opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from other realms and regions.

5. What is your favourite aspect of the game and has this always been the case?
When I first started playing my hunter, it was all about taming those rares and collecting silver dragon shots. Now I have so many other interests from collecting pets and achievements to transmog and treasure hunting.

6. Do you have an area in game that you always return to?
I find myself in Uldum quite a lot. I just love the zone from it’s Egyptian feel to the Harrison Ford questline.

7. How long have you /played and has that been continuous?
Since April 2005 and the only lapses in play have been from holidays where I’ve not had access to the game.

8. Admit it: do you read quest text or not?
I always like to read them through the first time (although that doesn’t always happen).

9. Are there any regrets from your time in game?
Some of the interactions with people.

10. What effect has Warcraft had on your life outside gaming?
It’s funny, I only started collecting nerdy t-shirts over the last year. Sometimes when I watch movies, I’m reminded by something in-game although it’s probably more correct to say it’s the other way around. Other than that I like to keep my gaming persona separate from RL. My friends and family know I play but don’t know much more than that.

There you go, short and sweet.

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Orphan Matron Cymre

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The first time I saw the Blood Elf Orphan during BC, I thought she was one of the cutest things in the game so I always made an effort to pick one up for Children’s Week. I was particularly excited to see the event commence on my birthday and was happy to show her a few of my favourite locations.

Even though the event is now over, I still wondered what the Pandarian counterpart would include so feel free to join in with me. All you have to do is come up with three locations and a reward.

Whenever I feel like a bit of rest and relaxation, I head to one of my absolute favourite spots in Tian Monastery, as featured in my Adventures of Cymre Jones video. Personally, I’d love to see a lily pond in my garrison but even if that never happens, I know where I can go for some scenic beauty.

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Then there’s the Ambermarsh in Townlong Steppes. I remember thinking it was some sort of magical wonderland during my exploration of the beta.

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Lastly, the Serpent Spine roll track was always fun, especially when you get the Roll Club achievement.

Serpent Spine

As a reward I’d still love to see one of these glow flies in my collection. I mean it wouldn’t even have to battle.

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So what about you?

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Liebster III

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I woke up to find I had been nominated for the third time by Jojo of Admiring Azeroth. The first was by Reihyou and then… (afraid I can’t remember at this moment but it was someone who didn’t list any questions and was on blogger).

So here we go again:

1. Do you still play your first character? If not, why not and if you do, how much? Are they your main or just an alt…

No, I don’t. It was a human paladin (which I still have) but has remained level 23 or so since early vanilla.

2. What’s your opinion of the more monotonous side of WoW? Things like fishing, archaeology, rep grinds etc.

I usually do those for the novelty items like the Scepter of Azj’Aqir, then it’s the rep and achievements which keep me going until I’ve completed everything.

3. Which of the in-game races does the real life you best resemble? (I’m a Dwarf or Pandaren).

Definitely a Blood Elf although I’m slightly more shapely than the current model and my ears aren’t quite as pointy.

4. What other games do you play?

Hearthstone (and I dabble in D3 from time to time).

5. Are you a gold-maker in-game?

Not a serious one but I have been trying to generate gold for any outstanding pets I don’t have or the odd BMAH purchase.

6. Would you class yourself as a typical gamer?

I always thought of a gamer as one who plays lots of different types of games. I don’t, but I guess I am even though I only like to play WoW and Hearthstone.

7. I play on a laptop which is slowly dying from all the WoW-time. What do you play on?

I have my main computer which is what I do the majority of stuff on but I also like to use the laptop (in the evenings) when I can relax with some of the more casual stuff.

8. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you as a result of blogging?

I just love sharing my experiences with others in the WoW community whether it’s my own personal accomplishments or material I hope will help others. On the other hand, I often think sharing so much of myself on the blog limits a lot of interaction that I might otherwise have in-game (also shown by the few comments I receive) because people think they know everything there is to know about me – this isn’t necessarily the case. Remember, I love to read your comments.

9. If all the WoW servers were merged, so EU and US could play together etc, would that affect the game for you? What would you do in celebration? Or could you not give two beeps.

Not at all, unless they didn’t speak english perhaps. I’d much rather be able to do some fun activities like raid with cross-faction friends though. That would mean I could always bring my main for that one transmog item I’ve been trying to get, achievement or just help with heals or DPS.

10. We all have at-least one fun fact about us, what’s yours?

Ooh fun fact? Hmm, let me think about that one..

I used to be in the highest gymnastics class at school.

11. If you could add a new profession to WoW what would it be? Primary or Secondary?

I’d love to have another primary profession, maybe a plastic surgeon so I could customise my character more, LOL.

Well there we go. For those who haven’t participated yet, feel free to take this as an auto-nomination if you’d like to join in. Just don’t forget to add your 11 random facts about yourself and leave a message below so we can see what you’ve written.

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