Then and Now

Vidyala over at Manalicious recently did a post about how her toon has changed over the years. Predominately, what has changed and what has stayed the same. She asked herself:

How would an old image of my main character look alongside a new one?

It’s an interesting question. I don’t have many pictures of my toon in the beginning but there are a couple that fit the bill. I feel that I should mention, if you’re new to my blog, that Cymre was originally a human Priest, created as a precursor to BC coming out. I levelled her as shadow all the way to 60 doing dungeons and PVP’ing until she reached Rank 10. I managed to achieve this rank just before they took away the ranking system.

Although you can't see my gear you can see what my UI looked like. Shadow was a lot simpler back then.

Looks like I mainly used Titan Panel, Decursive and Recount as my main AddOns of choice. Cool and I still shared the same Guild name even though it was on a different server. This was our break from our regular server, 2P’ing a lot of the content once we hit max level, as well as a lot of PVP.

The day I reached the Rank of Lieutenant Commander in my full PVP set - 21 November, 2006

It was a pain in the butt doing enough PVP every week to progress through the ranks. In fact, towards the end I was getting really burnt out from the honour grind. It didn’t help that the time I did my matches we lost so many, but I guess that’s what you get for PVP’ing on a US server.

Çymre & Çoolidge before our name changes - 13 May, 2007

I wrote about this picture in a fond memory post for Saz’s screenshot challenge. It was a sad day when Cool and I had to change our names due to a naming rule. Looks like I was just wearing quest items but the most memorable thing to me is the mount. There weren’t really any Blood Elves on the the Undead racials at that time.

During a PUG for TotC, 2009

Still on Khadgar, playing as Disc, adding Healbot and Skada to my repertoire of AddOns. I love how whispers from a random person can make your day :)

After our first Lich King kill - September 2010

After moving to Dath’remar, I remember buying the gown first as I just loved the look of it. Coolidge didn’t mind either :P

Tier 11, 2011 with championship belt

Part Tier 13, part mix 'n match - 2012

So what’s changed?

The main things are the race change – even though we levelled from 0 to 70 and of course the name. I’ve also experimented with new hairstyles quite a bit, as you can see above. But one of the best changes are from transmog, although soon I’ll be reverting back to my Tier 13.

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