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NaNoWriMo 2011 Summary

16 Dec

Now that I’ve posted all of my NaNoWriMo story, it seems like a good time to reflect on what I’ve done and what I’ve plan to do. And then post it on the blog. Because that’s what bloggers do.

What I Have

50050 words, officially, 50777 unofficially.

Ten or so ‘chapters’ written, of variable length, all with horrible titles. Here are links to the Raw Drafts:

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9

A general idea of Brulee and Creme’s past.Greetings from NaNoWriMo WINNER 2011 nanowrimo.org

A new character to roll on Feathermoon (Brulee’s sister).

Ideas for their future adventures.

A neat winner’s graphic for NaNoWriMo.

The satisfaction of winning NaNoWriMo three years in a row.

Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

What I Plan To Do

Come up with a title for this adventure.

Edit all the chapters to fix minor mistakes and take inventory of what in there is good to keep, and what should be taken out.

Write out a rewritten plot so it makes a little more sense, especially considering it should mesh with other people’s RP stories on Feathermoon.

Add more scenes with both characters.

Write short stories with Creme and Brulee, together or individually, to get a better handle of their personalities.

And countless things I haven’t thought of yet!

It seems like a lot of work to do, doesn’t it? (Especially with that part about ‘countless things’ that need doing — and I don’t even know what they are yet!) And all of this would be for a story that will never be ‘officially’ published.

A screenshot of Brûlée.(Not that the majority of my writing would have ‘publishing’ as an end goal. However, a lot of people use NaNoWriMo to kickstart a novel they would like to see published, and I ‘considered’ publishing some of my previous NaNo stories (the type of considering that isn’t really serious). But this year’s story, being more or less WoW fanfiction, wouldn’t really be a candidate for publishing, due to a limited audience. And copyright issues, I’m sure.)

A human mage with short orange hair in a brown dress.

Creme - A human mage who becomes an orphan in just the first section! D:

However, I feel that if I’m going to RP with my characters Creme and Brulee, with their punny names and all, I should at least finish this backstory. This is something that never got played out in game, but is very integral to their characters. The only downside of writing this all down outside of game is that it doesn’t involve others on Feathermoon very much at all. It doesn’t explain how Brulee and Creme became associated with Stormwind University (besides being mentioned in passing only once), nor does it involve others even in passing during the events. It makes sense that my story about my characters adventures would, well, focus on them, but it would be nice to have some scenes with others who aren’t just NPCs. Not to mention some people’s characters might actually have noticed Lakeshire under attack and would care to do something themselves…

Have you ever had to merge a out of game story into in-game canon before? Sneakily told everyone ‘oh yeah, this all happened during the last expansion, sorry for not telling you sooner’? Or do you get others to add bits to your draft and integrate them into the final history? Let me know — I think I need some help on this front!

Meet Bluburry

15 Aug

One of my original intents in making this blog was to showcase my characters. So far I’ve showcased… one. One character. Obviously I have a stellar record for doing this.

But lately I’ve been roleplaying more on Feathermoon, except I’ve switched sides For The Horde! And my main Horde RP character a Death Knight called Bluburry who’s history I’d like to share with y’all.

Bluburry

The Basic Information

Name: Bluburry Stonehoof (She currently goes by just her first name).
From: World of Warcraft
Race: Tauren
Gender: Female
Age: 37

Bluburry, wearing her typical armor and waving her sword around.

Appearance: Bluburry stands at a few inches short of seven feet, an average height for Tauren women. Her looks, however, are not average, mostly due to the fact that she is undead. Glowing blue eyes and bright blue mane, braids and tail confirm any suspicion that she is no longer living. The rest of her fur is an unnatural white, as are her horns. Her current clothing choice, dark blue plate armor with blue runes, does hides little of her unusual coloring.

Bluburry speaks in a slow, southern drawl.
Home: Orgrimmar
History: Bluburry lived most of her life in the hills of southern Barrens with her father, Brightstar. Her mother, Bluehawk, died during a centaur attack when Bluburry was young.

Her family is part of the large and widespread Stonehoof tribe. Their particular subset in the southern hills was only a few families large, but they were known for their expertise in crafting metal weapons and armor. They would sell these armaments when they met with other tribes, a few times a year. Her father, one of the most skilled weaponsmiths, gained fame amongst the tribes for his wares. Brightstar weapons were highly valued.

Because of her tribe’s smithing nature, Bluburry too learned the trade from her father. She slowly became an excellent smith herself, helping her father to create his famed weapons. Not only did she learn to smith the weapons, her father also taught her the basics to use each kind for both demonstrations and to defend herself from attack. While she certainly was not as skilled as a trained warrior, Bluburry knew enough to be a threat to those who would attack them.

Her tribe continued to provide weapons to other Tauren until the founding of the Horde. When the Orcs came, the Stonehoofs from all corners of the map lent their aid in the form of Braves to fight and armaments for them to use and wear. Her tribe was a part of this, and they provided quality weapons for the Horde efforts. The major difference was that they traded these weapons for pure gold, instead of different types of goods they would normally trade with other tribes.

Even after the Horde had been founded and the war had mostly concluded, Bluburry and her father continued their smithing trade in the Southern Barrens. Thunderbluff was founded, and the various fronts that the Horde continued to fight around the world gave them even more business. Their local tribe worked together to provide fulfill orders from the Horde and private individuals, and Bluburry would help with the bookkeeping. She would also make deliveries to troops across Azeroth.

Bluburry has a sad.

It was on one such trip where she was killed in a skirmish in the Plaguelands of Eastern Kingdoms. Not long after, she was raised as a Death Knight by the Lich King. During her time under his control, she learned to wield swords and axes with a much greater proficiency than she had in the past.

Once she was freed from the Lich King’s control, she went and stayed in Orgrimmar. She began doing mercenary and smithing work for the Horde as a way to atone for the atrocities she commited while under the Lich King’s grasp — acts that she still remembers. Bluburry has yet to go back to her tribe, due to her undead state. It is unlikely they even know she is alive.

Recently, she’s joined a group of like-minded Horde members called the Sword & Quill. She appreciates their guidance and admires their ideals.
Personality: Bluburry is a laid-back, easy-going Tauren, a trait likely gotten from her Southern upbringing. She does have a sense of humor, but is awkward enough around others that it doesn’t always show. She has a strong sense of duty and loyalty. However, she’s a little slow on the uptake when learning. Bluburry also has conflicting feelings about being a Death Knight, though she is still slowly accepting her fate.

Bluburry finds it easiest to accept her fate while gazing into the distance.

Additional Notes

I had the idea for Bluburry the moment I saw you could make a bright blue Tauren Death Knight, back in the days of Wrath. I had already made a dark blue Tauren on my main server (that’s Mourninglory), but I absolutely had to make a bright blue one!

So I made one on Moonguard and came up with a loose backstory (a little bit slow, speaks with a southern accent, is a skilled blacksmith who learned from her father but is consumed with guilt for being an evil abomination /emo). And then I never played on her.

Some time passed and I ended up RPing on Feathermoon. I decided to reroll the exact same character on that server in hopes to actually RP with her… and then left her alone for another year or so. That was when I learned about The Sword & Quill from another guildie on the Alliance side. I checked it out, and here we are. I go to their weekly RP meetings, and they’ve been really fun. I highly recommend them for an RP guild on Feathermoon!

Bluburry is looking forward to all of this too!

I’m really excited to be playing on her, even if I’m bad at small-talk in and out of game… not to mention how I keep changing her Southern accent! (I’m sure I’ll get it down pat someday). My plan is to have go back to her tribe, and more importantly her father, where there will hopefully be a tearful reunion and character growth all around. This was my original plan for her story, I still haven’t had the opportunity to play it out, but it may happen soon! I’m already crossing my fingers that it will end up going well!

As an added bonus, here is her in-game application that was turned into The Sword & Quill:

Your Name
Bluburry

Race and Class
Tauren Death Knight

Age & Residence
37 – Orgrimmar

Primary Occupation
Sword for Hire

Professions or Notable skills
Blacksmith. Can mine and smelt metals.

Are you currently or previously affiliated with any major faction (Kirin Tor, Scryers, etc.) or guild?
Former Death Knight of the Lich King (deceased). Now unaffiliated.

Who or what brings you to the Sword and Quill?
I spoke with an acquaintance who said the Sword and Quill would be a good place to be.

What do you hope to gain by becoming a member?
I hope to gain companionship and more opportunities to use my skills.

What can you offer as a member?
I can offer my sword, and my blacksmithing skills, to others in Sword and Quill.

Any additional information you would like considered?
No.

She’s pretty verbose, duncha think? XD

-Misha

Guest Post Repost – I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore…

28 Jun

Over a year ago, I wrote a guest post for Arrens‘ now defunct blog (you can see my introduction to it here). It was one of my earlier attempts at blogging, so I decided to repost it here because I haven’t written much recently I think  you’d enjoy reading it. Even though it’s an older post, I’m still very interested in the subject of RPing in WoW. Let me know about your own experiences with RP (or lack of them) in the comments!

Hello! I’m Misha, from Me, Myself, And All Of Them… not that you would have heard of such a new blog! Anyway, I’m a Tauren, from Ysera, who likes long walks on the plains of Mulgore…

Whoops! Wrong post. What I’m actually here to talk about are my experiences on RP realms, as coming from someone who spends most of their time on a ‘normal’ realm, who is now spending slightly more time on RP realms. I was chosen for this task because Arrens doesn’t have enough posts on his blog (last I checked it was a month since the last one and that makes me sad); and also because I just joined his guild (Stormwind University) with my little Night Elf hunter (Likal) after excessive but very polite in-game stalking (or at least I think it was polite). And as you all surely know, Arrens resides on Feathermoon, an RP server. And get this: they RP over there!

Now, I’m not the most inexperienced RPer in the world. Back in high school (must be about 9 years ago now, my word, don’t I feel old), when The Internet was really starting to pick up and AOL was a viable internet provider (oo, burn!), I used to AIM RP with my high school buddies and a few of our internet friends. I even played in MUDs (specifically one based on the Wheel of Time series, ironically one I have not read), where I did some lighter RP. Eventually this lead to forum RP on Gaiaonline, something I still do today. So with all this RP experience under my belt, I know about the basics (probably – I’m sure there is much to learn!)

And it’s not as if I haven’t dabbled playing on WoW’s RP realms before. While my fiance would rather not RP, we still rolled a couple toons on an RP realm that a Gaiaonline friend played on. We didn’t level up too far though (probably because they’re Alliance – FOR THE HORDE!!). But we never actually roleplayed on those toons. Oh sure, we didn’t say anything weird in any public channels, we would emote back at people if they emoted at us, and every now and then we would giggle as we RP walked around town for a little bit (well, I giggled; I’m pretty sure the fiance just sighed and played along). And being the altoholic that I am, I rolled plenty of low-level toons on multiple RP servers (words of advice: When almost all of the servers are down, don’t roll a fresh toon on an RP server… it is not pretty), but I never really roleplayed on any of those toons either.

But that doesn’t mean I haven’t done any WoW RP before; I’ve had some spontaneous encounters on my RP realm alts. Once, my level 20-something Night Elf druid playing ‘tour guide’ for a couple low-level lady Night Elves, who had put out a distress signal about horde on Teldrassil (they were just RPing, of course. Otherwise I doubt I would have lived). On our way to Stormwind (for that is where they wished to go), their personalities alternated between being naive and… lusty. It was very interesting baby-sitting those two on the way. Another time, I happened to be leveling my female human priest, who was level 4 or 5. There happened to be another human who was also leveling; some male warrior, I think. I was questing, he was questing, and so we ended up questing together a bit (in character!). He acted like a perfect gentleman. Except that once we got to Goldshire he asked if I wanted to E-RP. *facepalm* I should have known such an innocent RP was too good to be true while wandering around the human starting zone! (I firmly declined his invitation, of course, and he eventually respected my decision. Though we did end our RP conversations shortly after that.)

However, none of those incidents really felt like ‘real roleplaying’. One reason was because I haven’t RP’d ‘instantly’ using a chat client for a long time. I mean, RP in the WoW client is similar to AIM; you can converse as fast as you can type. You can’t hold off on posting, to ponder for hours, even days, on what the best way to react would be, and then to write it. You have to instantly spring up with dialogue, or actions, and make sure that those are things that your character would say, things your character would do. And that, for me, is one of the scariest things for ‘live’ RP. Especially if you’re new.

And it leads into the second reason why those RP situations didn’t feel ‘real’ – I wasn’t worrying too much about what my character would do or say, something that probably is, you know, important when roleplaying. In the above examples, neither of my toons above had a well-defined background. If I logged in again, none of the people I RP’d with would likely remember me, so I could get away with making up a new background. But now that I’m trying to establish myself on Feathermoon with a permanent character, with a set backstory, I’m worrying about that a lot more.

My worrying lead me to actually avoided doing any significant RPing on Likal for some time. I leveled Likal to level 10 (because what kind of self-respecting hunter doesn’t have a pet?). I picked professions that I thought would work well with the character (herbalism, for money, and tailoring, for bags). I got her the perfect pet (the Flamingo!); I spent days thinking of a suitable name. I worked out a backstory. Where was she from? How old was she? Why was she a hunter? Why didn’t she want to get one of those cats that are all over Teldrassil and instead got the bird from enemy territory?

I read various RP blogs for months, familiarizing myself with their stories, and other interesting tidbits that would (possibly) help my own RP in-game. I looked at various RP addons, eventually installing FlagRSP, which I spent some time fiddling around with. (Here’s a fun fact – if you go between factions a lot, you can actually read the profiles of the opposing faction. Freaky!)

And then came the hardest part – making contact.

Remember what I mentioned about stalking? It’s true. I would log onto Likal, to quest a bit or sell my herbs, and then I would /who University, or /who Wildfire, to see who was on from Arrens’ guild and Anna’s guild (Yes, this Anna). Sometimes I would see names that I had read about from their blogs, different characters all with interesting stories in their own rights. But since they weren’t the bloggers themselves, I decided not to freak them out entirely and limited my initial contact to only Arrens and Anna. It was easy enough to say ‘Hi’ OOC-like and have a conversation about how awesome their blogs are. But after a while, I wanted more than just to say ‘nice blog’ and giggle like a crazed fangirl. Yes- I wanted to RP.

But… I wasn’t too sure how to go about it. Sure, I had FlagRSP, but every time I set it for ‘Looking for Contact’, I would get extremely nervous that maybe somebody I didn’t know would start talking at me, and then I would make a fool of myself! Yes, my inherit shyness extends even into game. And that same shyness stopped me from seeking out others who were set to ‘Looking for Contact’, because, well, then I would be seeking strangers for RP opportunities.

Instead, I logged on and looked for signs of RP. I had to leave the Night Elf starting zone and Darnassus, as apparently no one hangs out there, and head to Stormwind. I hung about the two bars around Old Town and the Dwarven District, as I heard that sometimes RP happens there. I even followed some people who started RP conversations around town, to see what things they talked about, to see how what they would say (which, I must admit, would be pretty creepy to see a little Night Elf with a pink bird following you around).

Finally, one day, I decided to break the ice. Mainly because I saw that Annalea (who is not a Too-Many-Annas Anna, fyi) was in Stormwind. Well, I was in Stormwind too! Maybe if she wasn’t busy, I could try this roleplaying thing. To determine if she wasn’t busy, I tried to use my leet tracking skills to find her (Likal is a hunter, remember?) If she didn’t seem to be too busy, then I could casually start RPing with her. The fatal flaw in my plan was that I am a fail-hunter, and could not find her after wandering the streets of Stormwind for longer than I’d care to admit. Finally I broke down and whispered her, asking where, exactly, she was. But that at least broke the ice, and her directions to her location were utterly clear. And while our conversation started OOC, once I arrived at her location we started to RP!

It was just a conversation, of course. I was (and probably still am) a complete stranger to her (both IC and OCC, har har). Just a couple of adventurers, sitting near the wine shop, making small talk (well, I was standing for most of it until I realized that looked silly). We talked about all sorts of things; my pet and her name, where I was from, where she was from, various people she knew (a subtle way to indicate where I could find more people to RP with, I suspect), events that would happen in the near future (mainly The Rose Ball). She picked up on various descriptions from my FlagRSP; I mostly tried to keep up with the conversation and actually ask her questions instead of just answering. It was like I had studied for a test and I knew the answers; I knew enough about Likal that questions about her past were easily answered. I didn’t need to hem and haw when she asked me where I came from, or why I was in Stormwind. And that made it more fun to act out.

I’ve been present for two Wildfire Rider and friends Tuesday RP nights, mostly just watching. I’ve introduced myself to a few more people. I’ve joined the Stormwind University. I could probably go on about each of those events, but I think I’ve written enough for now. My ‘introduction’ to this particular RP group is still ongoing; Likal certainly doesn’t know everyone yet, and they don’t know her.

And while I’m still getting accustomed to RP in WoW, I’m still enjoying what I’ve done so far, immensely. This kind of RP may be different than what I’m used to, but in the end the goal is the same: To tell a story, and to have fun while doing it.

Saturday Sketch – The Esteemed Professor

28 May

As I’ve had a cold this week (again), I merely have time to present to you this sketch I did some time ago of Arrens, Headmaster of Stormwind University.

Yup, it’s most definitely a sketch. I’m personally amazed that he doesn’t look entirely like a girl, as most of my attempts at drawing men end up as. It’s the eyebrows, I’m sure.

This was drawn on the same day I did that snowball sketch, in case you were wondering.

Now excuse me while I go blow my nose some more…

— Misha

New WoW Alts!

6 Aug

Recently, I’ve created new WoW Alts. Yes, that’s right — even more characters. I only really made them because I’ve gotten myself another account (a purchase that may or may not have been made to be able to ride on a rocket).

Mishaweha on a flying rocket.

Whee!

>.>

So since I recruited myself to play, I decided not to waste the triple experience and level up some pairs of toons. My goal is to get them to 60 before the triple XP runs out, but I’m not too sure if I’ll make it with two sets of two… but we’ll give it a go!

Pair Numero Uno

The first pair (and in the original plan, the only pair) are on the US-Feathermoon server, which is an RP server. Please keep that in mind when I introduce to you…

Crèmè

A female human mage with short orange hair in a brown dress.

A human mage

and Brûlée

A draenei woman with short spikey hair.

A draenei paladin

(Yes, I have trouble spelling their names too).

And if you don’t get the reference, let me explain…

I’m a sucker for naming things with themes. I love love love cute names like that. My previous specially-made dual-box pair? Priest/Hunter draenei combo named Obladi and Oblada, with the hunter’s pet named LifeGoesOn. My ‘main’ hunter? Mamisha, with her ‘main’ pet Rexxa, a play on Rexxar and Misha. My dwarf hunter? Abbota, with her pets Costello (the white bear), and Costella (the black raven bird). My orc hunter? Maxwel, my orc hunter, with her pet boar SilverHammer. Heck, I even got The SA to make a toon with me on Moon Guard once to go with the ‘Christmas theme’ guild Xcessive made there (even though we never actually met up with any guildies):

Two female human priests posing, with the names Hallee and Aivee.

That's right. Hallee (Holly) and Aivee (Ivy). They're priests.

So when I had to make two toons that would be dual-boxed with each other, I had to pick names that matched. But I also had to keep the names reasonable-sounding, as Feathermoon is an RP server. While searching for pair names that weren’t outlandish, I came across the dessert Crème Brûlée, and immediately decided that that would be a great pair of names (besides the fact I love Crème Brûlée — I’ve only had it at restaurants, and I wish I discovered it sooner!) The names stand on their own, I think, and only together do they make a phrase that references something IRL. And really, it’s a benign phrase compared to some of the names I’ve seen on RP servers.

Unfortunately, some folks had already taken the proper spelling of Crème. Then I tried Creme, but that was taken too. Luckily, my last resort of Crèmè was still available. (For some reason, no one had taken Brûlée… I wonder why?)

Anyway, I really love Brûlée’s hair. I had this style planned for a draenei mage at one point, but when I decided to make a paladin instead, I kept the style.

A close-up of Brûlée.

Best hair and horn combo -ever-.

Crèmè and Brûlée are already level 18 or so. There were only a few ‘double dings’ while they were leveling, though, due to class quests for each of them. But I did get a screenshot of one:

Crèmè and Brûlée level at the same time.

The Elusive "Double Ding"

Plus, I get to giggle when I see things like this in chat:

Pair Numero Dos

The second pair I originally didn’t plan to make. What changed my mind was that one of my guildies decided to start playing again on the US-Windrunner server with a few other guildies, and I decided to join the fray (although at this point in time, I think I’m horribly behind them in level, and/or they stopped playing on that server). They all rolled dwarves, so I decided to keep with that theme when I made them.

So here are my two new dwarves, Thymine and Adenine.

Two dwarf women (Thymine and Adenine) stand next to each other.

Thymine is on the left, Adenine is on the right.

Thymine’s a warrior, and Adenine’s a priest, but you’d never be able to tell from the gear they were wearing in the picture.

Yes, I did name them after a DNA pair. I’ve had about three LFD groups comment on that so far. And yes, I’ve already saved the other DNA names on the server for my bank alt (a dwarf paladin) and planned cataclysm toon (who will be a dwarf of some kind).

These two have recently dinged 31, thanks to a productive run through Gnomeregan. You can certainly get a lot of quests to complete in there, which is especially handy if you get triple XP!

It seems like only yesterday they were completing Fire Festival dailies (gaining a level for the quests each day I remembered to do them, which was two XD) and spinning in the fire.

Adenine and Thymine spin in festival fires.

Adenine and Thymine spin in festival fires.

Adenine and Thymine spin in festival fires.

I have a lot of pictures of my toons spinning around the Fire Festival pole, but not too many of two of them spinning in unison!

So How’s The Leveling Going?

How considerate of you to ask. It’s actually going fairly well. As I mentioned before, Crèmè and Brûlée are 19 and 18, respectively, while Adenine and Thymine are both 31. So one pair is already over halfway to 60, while the other is almost a third of the way there! Considering my usual (extra-slow) leveling pace, I think this is going really really well.

The speed at which they level can in-part be credited to the ease of getting into dungeons using the LFD system. With the triple-XP, I usually get at least one level per dungeon! At least! That may change once they get to the later dungeons, especially if the queue time increases (I’ve heard not as many people queue when you have such gems as Sunken Temple and BRD in the list).

I only queue as DPS, so I can fail dual-boxing in non-critical roles (though I was realizing that I could probably tank with one while dual-boxing if I dps’d with the other. But for now it’s just safer for me (and the group) if I just dps!)

Another handy thing about the triple-xp is that I don’t need to worry about rest XP, so I can park the toons wherever I feel like, if I need to log off in a hurry. But I still usually drop them off in cities and inns; a good habit, I guess.

A screenshot of Brûlée.But there are downsides to this rapid leveling. I’ve neglected to give any of these toons professions, as I’m trying to focus on leveling. They would have likely out-leveled any gathering profession I took, and due to the 90-day limit on the XP bonus, I don’t want to stop leveling to farm things. This means I’m in a non-self-sustaining loop. No professions means no gold coming from the auction house, and leveling mostly through LFD means I don’t get a much quest gold to pay for skills.

They did get starting gold from various sources — Crèmè and Brûlée received gold and bags from Likal, my only other toon on Feathermoon, who has been making money from tailoring and herbalism. But I haven’t been playing with her as much, so less gold is coming in. (On a side note, I find it amusing that Crèmè and Brûlée’s “sugar mama” is currently level 18, and they both have more XP than her). But it shouldn’t be hard to use Likal’s professions to get more cash for the dual-boxed pair.

Adenine and Thymine, on the other hand, got their initial cash from my guildie’s old main on Windrunner. But I’ve squandered all the start-up gold on ‘skills’ and ‘mounts’ and ‘weapon training’, so they’re getting exteremly low on gold. My plan is to fund them with the cloth and other useful items they’ve picked up in dungeons — I just need to get all their stuff transferred over to the ‘bank alt’ I made. And then sell it. XD

Another downside to rapid leveling is that the toons have a tendency to out-level their gear! I was replacing a gray on one of them in their mid-twenties (Note: I’ve actually done this before on a not dual-boxed toon. >.>;; ).

An easy way to solve this would be to buy gear from the AH, but due to me being low on gold on these servers, I think it would be best to save my “hard earned” gold on more important things (like skills). I guess all my LFD groups will just have to suffer. : )

What about you?

Have you ever got yourself another WoW account just for those recruit-a-friend rewards? Or do you have actual honest-to-goodness friends that want to start playing WoW? Do you like coming up with silly names for toons, or do you have a different method for naming toons? How often to you make new alts? Let me know!

-Misha

How many toons do-you-have? 1 2 3 4 5…

11 Apr

The title is supposed to be read in the sing-song chant of skiprope and double-dutchers everywhere.

I’m sure I would fall down before I finished listing all of my characters. I was never very good at skipping rope.

I’m not going to list all of my characters here, though— just ones that are in the MMOs I play. The ones that exist on Gaiaonline RPs or other writing I can introduce on a case-by-case basis. However, I plan on talking about the MMO characters in passing in various posts, so it might be handy to know them. And hopefully I’ll remember to take some of this information and transplant it to a page so everyone can figure out what servers I live on quickly. Though maybe that’s not such a good thing…

Let’s start with WoW characters, since that’s the game I currently spend most of my time in.

World of Warcraft Characters

I, at this very moment, have 53 of characters spread across 10+ servers on 2 accounts (you can blame the Zhevra from recruit-a-friend for that one). A good number are alts rolled on different servers to play with various friends, in real-life or through other connections. Some are Death Knights; a few are ones I rolled to let my friends try out. Most of them (including my main ones) are on non-RP servers, which is a little silly considering how much I like the idea of roleplaying (I’m not too sure how well I execute the RP when I do it, especially in game, but the idea of it I can get behind.)

I’ll break it down per server, starting with the nearest and dearest to my heart.

Ysera

Good ol’ Ysera. I believe this was one of the ‘suggested’ servers when me and The SA first started playing. In fact, my very first toon was on this server, a Human Priest named Lazena, to go with The SA’s second toon, a Human Warrior. But The SA made his second toon on the server a Forsaken Rogue, and I made my current main, a Shaman Tauren (I love Tauren, by the way). So instead of being our Alliance server, Ysera became our Horde server, where I have a vast array of Hordlings at my beck and call.

Here’s the character selection screen of Ysera on my main account:

Ysera Character List

That's right; I'm too tall for the screen with that helm on.

It goes Tauren, Undead, Tauren, Blood Elf, Tauren, Undead, Tauren, Blood Elf, Tauren… Blood Elf. (And that last Blood Elf is one of my rare male toons, since almost all of my characters are female. Of course, he is a Blood Elf so he doesn’t exactly count as male, amirite?) Eventually this pattern will break when Cataclysm comes out and I ‘have’ to transfer or Race change one of them, but until then I’ll enjoy it as is. (Can you tell I like Tauren?)

Here’s a break-down of who’s who.

  • Mishaweha is my Shaman Tauren, my main, and my namesake (on this blog, at least). She was the second or third toon I made, to try out Horde-side with the SA. We leveled together for a little while, but he ended up leveling much faster than I did.
  • Milthete was named in honor of one of the SA’s toons. She unfortunately is lower on the leveling chain, mainly because I’m not that good with rogues. And maybe the fact I insisted on leveling subtlety.
  • Mamisha is my very first hunter, and will probably be my third 80, if I manage to level her up there before Cataclysm hits. She has two main pets; Rexxa, one of the cats found around Mulgore, and Moonshine, the ghost kitty in Darkshore.
  • Methril was my first Blood Elf, and my first mage.
  • Moisha is my second druid (the first one was alliance). I had to hold off on making her until after BC came out, so that way I didn’t have two Tauren in a row. See? I planned that pattern from the start.
  • Maiheela is my second undead. This is the one I plan on turning into a Tauren in the future, since I have so many priests. And a Tauren Priest would be awesome. So I haven’t really leveled her in awhile…
  • Mistreaver is my neglected warrior. Tauren, of course.
  • Marlenn is my scary Blood Elf Warlock.
  • Mourninglory is my Tauren Death Knight, and my second 80, even if it is cheating.
  • Mandlebrot is my poor little neglected Blood Elf Priest, and my only male toon on Ysera. He is currently wearing a loincloth. Pity him.

So those are the toons on Ysera… on my main account! Yes, my secondary account is also on this server (you know, from that recruit-a-friend thing, since most of my friends were smart enough not to start playing WoW). However, the second account isn’t held to my self-made rule for toon names; that is, all the of toon names did not need to start with an ‘M’. They also didn’t need a pattern either. I tried picking some races that I didn’t already use horde side, but I still have a Tauren in there…

Here are my secondary account toons

  • Mamouska is a Tauren Hunter (again!), because I obviously needed more pets (I do!). I dual-boxed her with Methril for awhile, though now they’ve been using the LFD tool separately.
  • Xaviera is my Blood Elf Paladin, currently neglected. She is dual-boxed with Mandlebrot (’cause she likes pushing him around).
  • Telklah is an Orc Warlock, since I felt a little guilty for not having any Orc toons. Also, Orc warlocks are cool.
  • Maxwel is an Orc Hunter (more pets!). I plan on twinking her in the 19s bracket (even though I suck at PvP).
  • Temporella is… a Draenei something or other. She’s only there to get alliance things and will probably be deleted.
  • Xcessivespy is a Troll Rogue, and may or may not become a twink. It depends on if I delete her or not…
  • Eiahasha is a Tauren Druid, but will likely be deleted once Cataclysm comes out.
  • Dabu is an Orc Shaman, but will likely be deleted once Cataclysm comes out.

As you can see, there aren’t as many on the second account. But even so, I will probably ‘have’ to get rid of some to make room for Cataclysm toons, once I buy Cataclysm for this account, that is. Currently my main goals for the toons is to get one up to 55 so I can start making EVEN MORE DKs, and to actually get my twink(s) to twinking levels and, you know, twink with them.

Anyway, onto the next server!

Anvilmar

Anvilmar Character List

Only level 33 after HOW many years!?!

Anvilmar was another one of those server Blizzard suggested we use when we were first playing. It became the home of our alliance toons (well, the home of my alliance toons, as The SA doesn’t really play another that’s not on Ysera anymore.) I realize now that it probably would have been best if I made said Alliance home on an RP server… but I’m far to cheap to transfer all of these characters… right now.

  • Erjanna – Dwarf Priest
  • Esquinna – Night Elf Priest
  • Adellin – Human Paladin
  • Abbota – Dwarf Hunter
  • Iristra – Draenei Shaman
  • Irinna – Human Warlock
  • Obladi – Draenei Priest
  • Ironshield – Dwarf Death Knight
  • Oblada – Draenei Hunter, on the other account. She plays with Obladi, and her pet is named ‘LifeGoesOn’.

None of them are past level 40, besides the Death Knight. And I haven’t really played on the Death Knight, either, since I may shuffle around what Death Knight is on what server. Now, these are all the toons on Anvilmar, but the other ones are just nameholders that may or may not be deleted in the future.

(P.S. The naming pattern for this server is names that start with vowels.)

Argent Dawn (RP)

The toons on Argent Dawn are newer, as I made them to go into the blogging guild, Single Abstract Noun. So all of the ones listed here are in SAN.

  • Mishalea – Draenei Death Knight
  • Mishalom – Draenei Paladin; and a male toon to boot!
  • Mishalina – Dwarf Rogue, on my other account.

As you can tell, I decided to start them all with ‘Misha’, so that way people would still shorten the names to ‘Mish’ or ‘Misha’ and that way I wouldn’t get confused, and it would be easier to tell who my alts belonged to. I think it was just coincidence that I managed to pick all the names to actually start with ‘Mishal’.

Moon Guard (RP)

This server has a mix of Horde and Alliance toons, mainly because of the number of different people I know (in theory) that play on it. My main’s guild has an alliance alt guild here, which no one plays on but I made a toon for anyway. A co-worker and some of my old high school friends play Horde-side on this server, but I haven’t really met up with either of them. And finally, an online friend from Gaiaonline plays on this server part-time on the Alliance side… but I haven’t seen her toons much either! So mostly it is a server full of abandoned alts.

  • Lazena – Human Priest; she’s a copy of my first character, which I remade on this server. Her hair isn’t the exact some color, but it’s pretty close.
  • Hallee – Human Priest; she was made to go in my main’s guild’s alliance guild. Her name is supposed to be a weird version of ‘Holly’, and I’m only supposed to play on her with The SA’s Alliance toon on this server. (Which never happens).
  • Moonscythe – A Tauren warrior name placeholder; I still haven’t used that name, nor have I logged on this toon.
  • Bluburry – A Tauren Death Knight. This one has the more blue skin, hence the name.

Kirin Tor (RP)

This server is where an online friend from Gaiaonline spends some of her WoW time (the same one mentioned above). I’ve only been online with her a few times, but it was enough to get me some starting gold! (Hooray!)

  • Zilva – Night Elf Druid. I’m leveling her in a dreamstate healing spec.
  • Kalzaram – Night Elf Death Knight. I’m not sure I’ll keep her on this server; I haven’t really logged onto her at all.

Feathermoon (RP)

Feathermoon Character List

You can tell she's neglected 'cause she's wearing THAT.

I had made a toon on this server ages ago, to play with an online friend from Gaiaonline (not the one mentioned above). I never did catch her toons’ names, so I never leveled that first toon past level 4. That is, until I started reading Too Many Annas and Through the Eyes of Death, two wonderful roleplaying blogs that happen to be headquartered on Feathermoon. I now am slowly leveling my little alt while I stalk them (a nice kind of stalking, where I burble happily about their latest posts), and try to figure out how to RP in-game.

  • Likal – She’s the Night Elf Hunter (more pets!) that I had made on this server ages ago.
  • Bluburry – Tauren Death Knight. Sound familiar? She looks exactly like the one above, but hopefully I’ll play with her more. She was created recently.

Other Realms

I have a small number of toons on other server that I won’t bother to list here, as I am unlikely to log onto any of them. However, I am going to list the Death Knight’s I have, mostly for my sake so I can keep track of them.

  • Mordette – Undead Death Knight
  • Alatoriel – Blood Elf Death Knight

Conclusion?

And there you have it; the majority of my toons on WoW. Now you can easily stalk me wherever I go. Since that took much longer to list out than I thought it would, I think I’ll save the toon listings for other games for another day.

-Misha