Remember that post where I listed out all of my WoW Characters? Well, here’s the continuation to that post, only this time, it’s me listing all the characters I have in different MMOs.
Let the listing of the toons begin!
City of Heroes/Villains
The first game I’ll focus on is City of Heroes/Villains. (I’ve never really liked calling the game City of X, or CoX. Probably because I’m a prude XD). This was the first MMO I ever played (at least I’m pretty sure it was, as Guild Wars came out after CoH did). I fell in love with the costume designing, something I still enjoy doing today. It really blew other games of that time away with the amount of custumization you could do. I remember being slightly offended and yet intrigued that in Guild Wars, you could only customize some limited facial and body features, and that their clothes were based on what they were wearing. How crazy!
But anyway, back to CoH. Here’s a screenshot of my main server, Justice:
As you can see, there’s a mix of heroes and villains. Happily, it’s symmetrical, with 5 heroes at the top of the list, followed by 5 villains. I suppose if I start making more characters it will ruin the effect.
Anyway, here are my current heroes…
- Celt Paladin – Tanker: Quite possibly my first MMO toon made, ever. There may have been one before her, but I can’t think of who that would be. As a testament to my slow leveling pace, she still has not reached level cap. *hangs head in shame* I swear it’s not my fault. I just picked the almost worst possible combinations for powersets ever (Maces, Stone Armor, with Super Leap as her travel power. 😄 ) She does, however, have a neat backstory that involves time-travel. Good times. Though more unfortunately, since she only wears the same outfit recolored, people often mistake her as a guy, for some reason.
- Adiutrix – Defender: Ah, good ol’ Adiutrix. I believe her name means ‘Helper’ or something like that in Latin, as I made her while I still remembered some Latin from high school. While Celt Paladin was a tanking class, as suggested by my friend who encouraged me to play CoH, I went to my ‘healing roots’ when it came to making her. She also has a weird backstory, mostly driven by my desire to hide the lower half of her face because I didn’t really like the face choices we had in game.
- Snow Kitty – Blaster: Ice/ice to be precise. Looks like a snow leopard. I was also surprised that name wasn’t taken.
- Madame Tempest – Controller: My friend’s characters often started with Lady. Like Lady ____. I decided to run with this for my Controller, but using Madame instead of Lady. I believe she is an ice/storm controller.
- EPA – Scrapper: To get all the classes, I had to make a Scrapper. And who needs a super hero the most? The Environmental Protection Agency. Yeah, I think she has the lamest background out of all my heroes.
And on the villain side I have…
- Sorceress Silvae – Dominator: Her name means Sorceress of the Woods (parly Latin again). She is the main villain against Celt Paladin; I believe I thought of her role in Celt Paladin’s background even before CoV came out, and then decided to expand on her character and create her in the game once it did come out. As her name may imply, she is a plant person, and will crush you with her beloved trees.
- Palindromic – Mastermind: I made this villain specifically to hang out with one of my friend’s villains. I believe they were all the Mastermind class and named after various parts of speech so we could name our minions funny things. She has a very symmetrical design, with as many silly parts as I could throw in as possible (like elf ears and insect feet). She uses a bow as her main weapon, and controls ninjas with such names as HannaH and BoB. Yeah, she’s pretty weird.
- Morzena – Mastermind: Another Mastermind, though this one controls zombies. She’s supposed to be undead herself, though I never really settled on a costume I absolutely liked. And that’s a really important thing for these characters where you can choose what they wear.
- Silver Tiger – Stalker: She’s a stalker, and I rather like her character design as well. Her outfit is black and silver, and looks very stunning. Too bad she spends much of her time stealthed, so it’s hard to see! Unfortunately, I never got to play on her too much. Besides my altitis, my friend ended up disliking stalkers so much, so I didn’t want to upset her too much by playing on one a lot. 😄
- Queen Venificia – Corruptor: This is another character who’s design and concept I didn’t really fall in love with. She was based of a villain from a long defunct Gaiaonline RP (the RP was eaten by a forum bug, I believe). However, the setting of that RP was set in a medeval fantasy world. Queen Venificia was very evil, but mostly used magic. And certainly would be wearing a long flowing dress. Problem: City of Heroes doesn’t have long flowing dresses (or at least not while I made her). So her outfit seems out of place, as well as her name (some mangled Latin which means something to the effect of ‘poison’), and her entire personality. I may delete and recreate with a different character, someday.
So that’s all the characters on my main server on CoH. However… back in the day before additional character slots could be added, my friend and myself started making more toons a different server. Specifically, we made them on Virtue, the self-proclaimed RP server of CoH. Here’s the screen of that login page:
Quite a few of these are throw-away characters, or heroes who were based on a name that sounded neat in concept.
- Allie the Tech Savvy – Defender: Her name is supposed to rhyme. It sorta does, if you stretch it a bit. She’s a bubble/electric defender. Who teleports. She’s pretty fun to play.
- Stormy Justice – Defender: This is someone’s real name. I kid you not. I ran across it once, and I decided that it had to be a super hero name. Her costume was not as stormy or justicey as I hoped it would turn out though.
- Sam the Dog – Blaster: Yeah. That Sam. I only made him because I thought it would be cute if The SA and I paired off as them. However, it just wasn’t the same, being ported into CoH. Plus The SA never really like this game; he never got past the initial trial. We only played on them once.
- FashionablyLate – Blaster: I think I may have read this phrase, and determined it would be the perfect name for a fashion savvy (or not so fashion savvy) super hero. Apparently someone else thought that too, because it was already taken; I had to get rid of the space. Her costume is a ridiculous black and pink clown like number. Though now that I remember making her, perhaps I will have to port her into Champion’s Online, since nobody can take your name there.
- Devil in a BlueDress – Corruptor: I kick myself for not changing my mind and making it ‘Devil with a Blue Dress’, as per the song. However, I thought it looked nicer than ‘DevilWithABlueDress’, which is what it would have to be since it’s close to the character limit for CoH names. Or at least I thought it looked better, at the time. (I’ll let you take a wild guess as to what her costume looks like).
- Rica the Robot Queen – Mastermind: She’s yet another Mastermind, this time controlling robots. She’s Allie’s twin sister, and also her arch-nemesis (even though her name doesn’t rhyme). Conveniently, that made it much easier to design her outfit.
Man, I remember being SUPER excited when Guild Wars came out. A MMO? For free!? Count me in! In the end, like most games that don’t have subscriptions, I don’t feel guilty for not playing them, and therefore I don’t play them very often. Whoops. I had to download a patch for hours to log back in to try and get a screenshot for this post. The first problem was trying to log in again (what do you mean I have to remember a character name!? Also- I guess my account won’t be as secure since I’m posting all my character names here). The second problem was that the game forgot what all my characters looked like. So all of the characters were replaced with completely random character models. FOR ALL OF THEM. And I can’t take a screenshot of those characters because they look like nothing I worked so hard to design! I seemed to recall that logging in would fix all of the previews, but after it took another couple hours to download the content to log in, I decided to skip the screenshot of the login page and go with a screen of my main character, Wren Maldadda, dancing to Thriller, as Necromancers are prone to do:
Let me tell you, it’s hard to get a proper screenshot of that dance where you can A) Tell she’s dancing the Thriller dance, B) see her face, and C) not get an almost inappropriate shot of her legs. I think I may have succeeded on two counts.
But anyway- the list of Guild Wars characters!
- Wren Maldadda – Necromancer/Monk: She was my first Guild Wars character, and she hasn’t even reached the level cap of 20! Though in the original game, it took awhile to reach level cap, as far as I can tell. When the first expansion came out, the leveling was really, really fast. Oh, and for the record- I was doing over the top minion control before it was cool. Just so you know. And I will continue to do it even after it’s not cool any more. I really kind of liked all those flesh monsters you could create. She is pretty much a port of a character I had made for a Gaiaonline RP that never got off the ground. If I play a game as a Necromancer, I almost always name them a variation of Wren Maldadda (in her original world, the double-d (dd) is pronounced as ‘th’, so sometimes her name is spelled ‘Maldatha’, or ‘Maldaltha’ if I forget there is only one ‘l’).
- Ashandi Yashi – Monk/Mesmer: I’m pretty sure she was the second character I made, in an effort to do more Monk-like healing and less Necromancer-like summoning. She actually looks like a Monk, if only for the fact that she has no hair on her head (that way you can see her awesome tattoo). I had planned on making her only a Monk, but I don’t think Guild Wars allows you to be a single class, so she ended up being a Mesmer too. She is vaguely based off a Star Wars character I made up, a Twi’lek Jedi in-training of the same name. They don’t have much in common, besides their names being the same, and how Jedi are sort of like Monks.
- Cyntra Bethrin – Ranger: Her appearance (and kind of her name) were based off of yet another Gaiaonline RP character named Centra Blu. I think I had altered it to make it seem a little less modern, as Centra Blu existed in a Space setting. As for Cyntra, she is still in the beginning happy land, where eventually she’ll cross class as a Elementalist. Probably.
- Zehia Teng – Ritualist/Necromancer: This character is my first and only level capped Guild Wars character. She played through the majority of the first expansion to get there. Note: Ritualists summon lots of pets too. Squee!
- Gaile De Cerise – Necromancer: As you can see, my love for lots of little minions had me keep rolling Necromancers, even with the limited number of character slots (and that’s with knowing there was another expansion, and that my sister had taken a character slot as well). My intentions for this one was to make her a Ranger, so I could have even more pets. However, I was conflicted; she seemed like someone who would be a Mesmer, and the Necro/Mesmer combo was (is?) very, very powerful. I have yet to make up my mind on this one.
- Mhena Besi – Dervish/Elementalist: She is the only one from the second expansion that I have made, so far. She’s fairly far along in her levels, though she certainly isn’t maxed out. The Dervish class is pretty fun to play too.
Age of Conan
Ah, good old Age of Conan. I play this one with a WoW guildie, when I do play. However, now that they released offline leveling, I pretty much will keep subscribing to them. 😄 And no, I really have no idea how AoC arranges the character list. I don’t think it’s by when you make them, nor is it alphabetical, or by level. It’s dreadfully annoying.
But now it’s time for me to ramble on about all of these characters, in the order that I think they should be in!
- Dynesia – Aquilonian Priest of Mitra: She was the second character I made in AoC, and the first on the realm my guildie plays on. She’s a healing class, of course. I got way more into healing after making a healer my main on WoW. She also, in character, is much nicer than much of the Conan lore. That’s probably another reason why I’m not a fan of her ‘come hither’ wiggle that she does on the loading screen. (All the woman do that, actually. Probably because this game is aimed at Men.) It’s especially silly because it looks like she has a cold since her nose is red.
- Ahnrahk – Stygian Tempest of Set: Another healer type. I gave her some neat tattoos, so she looks Egyptian-like.
- Tkalha – Stygian Demonologist: She looks really, really scary. Her hair is in dreadlocks, with her face covered with a heavy black tattoo (that makes it scary). I mainly made her so I could have her walk around with one of the AoC succubi (a female one, of course; the male ones look way too scary).
- Wrenmalda – Stygian Necromancer: Remember what I said about necromancers and their names? Yup, the trend continues. She looks more or less the same as the Guild Wars one; her skin is darker, though, due to Necromancers being Stygians.
- Geloryn – Cimmerian Ranger: I decided I needed a Cimmerian, and also a token male. So Geloryn was made. Sadly he’s still a loincloth, like my WoW male priest. Oh my poor, poor token male toons.
- Maldatha – Stygian Necromancer: What, another one? Yes, this one lives on a different server (Cimmeria, a RP-PVP server vs. Wiccana), before I knew where my guildie resided.
I do find it rather funny that I have most of my characters as the ‘bad guy’ race, while my ‘main’ character is the prudish race. What does that say about me, I wonder.
Hm… what familiar names. Yes, I am guilty of porting in my CoH characters into the Champions Online game. After all, it’s pretty much developed by the same people, and I did miss playing on Celt Paladin and the rest. However, I’ve only imported three of them. The rest are original. In fact, I have a list of characters I’d like to make of the different power sets that would fill up the rest of my character slots.
But as for the characters that are currently there, I have…
- Celt Paladin: While Champions Online has an amazing character creation system (it is sexy), it was (at least at launch) severely lacking in Medieval armor, especially helms. I was a little disappointed, but I thought I did fairly well. Also, in this game she uses a sword instead of a mace. I learned my lesson. Haha.
- Adiutrix: Her outfit turned out nice, and it was probably the closest to the look and feel of the original CoH character. However, I don’t think she has a healing power set like her counterpart.
- Snow Kitty: Her costume was close, but didn’t quite hit the mark. I think it was mostly how her face looked; I’m not exactly a fan of Champions Online faces either.
- Howling Hawk: She’s a wolf-human with wings. Enough said.
- Warden of the Woods: I wanted her to be a tall, elegant deer humanoid, like a demi-god. I don’t think I ever got her costume right, even with all the fiddling I did.
Weirdly, I seem to recall having made a ‘Fyrefox’ character, who looked like a female version of the Firefox logo, more or less. Since I have the character costume all saved, I’m guessing the character was deleted. (Unless that was made in only beta).
There are some games I’m currently not subscribed to and/or will be playing in the future, including Warhammer Online, Aion, EVE Online, LOTRO, and Star Trek Online, so I can’t list their characters (either because I haven’t made any yet, or I forgot their names). But maybe someday in the future when I reactivate them, I will show off all my spiffy characters. (Did I mention I love character customization? Because I do. I really, really do).
And so those are all of my characters in many of the games I play. Not all of them have backstories, but quite a few of them do, so I hope to share those with you. And maybe I’ll see you in-game!