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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

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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