Welcome to the second part of our World of Warcraft story. If you missed the first part don’t be a sourpuss go read it.
So upon creating our characters we were thrust out into the cold server space known as Azeroth.
Safiurr heard a man in her head monologuing about the state of the tribes, and that Cairne Bloodhoof was dead and that his son had taken over leadership.
“WHAT!”said Devin nearly spitting out his drink. You see as Devin would later explain to Tim Cairne one of his favorite characters in one of his favorite games, Warcraft 3. This put Devin in a bad mood, but he was willing to hear WoW out.
After the narration Safiurr found herself standing around a smokey campfire in midday looking at a Tauren. Now this Tauren had a giant yellow ! over his head. Now Devin knows that this is pretty standard for MMO’s ,but he does wonder if Safiurr sees the ! as well. That would be weird.
Anywho Safiurr was tasked with killing a whole bunch of boar thingies. Apparently the Tauren land was being invaded by quillboars…please don’t correct me if I’m wrong. Anyway she finished that and after talking to a bunch of people she was on to the next village. After killing a bunch of wolves she drank some water and became a spirit bird soaring over the plains so high. I suspect some “herbalism” was used on that drink. She landed in a new village where she had to chase some level 40 guys dog. Seriously you couldn’t do it yourself guy?
She finished that, killed some cougars and gained the ability to turn into a cat. That’s right, and pretty soon, she’ll get to be a bear too. How awesome is that? She spent a while talking to people in cat form and running around in pure delight.
Then she drank a second “vision water”, and this time instead of becoming a spirit dog, she became a spirit dog. She found herself outside Thunder bluff the home of the Tauren. It’s basically a wooden village on top of huge rock. Oh and the only way up is through these huge elevators that don’t stop for any person(or cat apparently).
After this she went around blessing wells, killing spirit wolves, and fighting evil Tauren. This took Safiurr up to level 10 at which point she had to choose a path to go down. She could choose between Balance, Feral, and Restoration. Now, let’s be Frank here, Restoration is all healing. Healing is for losers, and who want’s to be balanced? Safiurr loves being a cat, so of course she went with Feral. Oh ya! NEVER NOT BE A CAT is my motto. Now I learned that my adventure was just beginning and that I had many a quest to complete in the city of Ogrimmar which I remember being constructed in the Frozen Throne Bonus Campaign(Look at me throwing around knowledge).
Safiurr has tried to meet up with Pedrofiliac, but as fate would have it, the goblin zeplins do not fly to Undercity which his the closest port city to where the elf lives. Speaking of Pedrofiliac, you’ll read about his story in the next part of I just want to be friends.
Before our next I want to be friends I wanted to mention that you can play bejeweled for free in WoW. You know what I have to say to that? Wow.Apparently one of the popcap guys just decided to make it, since he was getting bored during battles.
Ok so just download it, and then extract it into World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns .
Then load WoW, and you should see a little button on the character select screen that says Add Ons. Click that and then check the box next to bejeweled and check the box that says load out of date mods . That is VERY important.
Do that and then when you join the world their should be a little button for bejeweled next to your minimap. Click on that to start playing and gaining ranks in your Bejeweled skill! Have fun!
Oh, don’t worry we’ll get to it. But we should start this story where it began. So one fateful night Blizzardvision or Actiblizzard if you will decided that they needed more people to play World of Warcraft(WoW). They had seen their numbers going down after a number of other MMO’s had gone free to play. So they decided to make WoW free to play.
” Wait,” yelled a man. ” I have an idea, lets just give them the first 20 levels, but a mere taste of what the world(of warcraft) has to offer.”
And the chorus of Blizzard/Activision chairmen cried out “YES!”, and so it was.
This was a few months ago. Devin wanted to try it out but didn’t want to be alone in his venture. And so he waited, buying his time until one fateful day Tim exclaimed ” DUDE WORLD OF WARCRAFT IS FREE!?!!”
To which Devin said, ” Ya, dude its been free for like 2 months.”
” Yes,” said Devin and the downloading commenced.
And they watched a progress bar move for a while. Then on Tim’s screen their appeared as if from thing air a big ol’ play button in bright red.This was odd as the progress bar was not complete, far from it in fact. He hit it of course sending his macintosh professional into a period of nothingness. Then the portal opened and we were thrust into the world(of warcraft) for a but a brief moment. We spent a few minutes looking at the character creation options, but Devin convinced the giddy Tim to wait until Devin could join him.
Timothy obliged, however something quite troubling happened: the play button would not illuminate again. In fact Tim’s progress bar seemed to have mysteriously reset. We panicked and created a mess the likes of which we had not seen for at least a few hours.
Later that night Devin Skyped Tim. As they were talking Devin was fiddling around with the downloader option, when he noticed that their was a button called “begin quick play even if connection speed isn’t optimal” or some such rubbish. Devin found that when he clicked this option the big ol’ play button illuminated once again.
He had done it. In a whir of excitement they started playing and so they entered the World of Warcraft.
They had settled on Horde, and decided to reside on the Earthen Ring server.
Devin chose a Tauren Druid capable of transforming into a bear, or cat, and having the ability to align herself with nature for his avatar. He decided on Safiurr for his name, a refrence that if you are from the future or Tim, or I suppose both, will get.
Tim chose a graceful blood elf maiden…guy trained in the ways of magic to be his avatar. His preferred name of Yamaha was taken so he settled on Pedrofiliac(yes I know he spells it weird).
Still confused about the title of the post? Don’t worry it will be explained(probably…hopefully) in part 2 of out journey into the world….(sigh) of warcraft.