Top Five Characters I Should Have Kept Playing, But Didn’t

Hello! I’m all settled into my new place, albeit jobless (though if worse comes to worse there’s always K-Mart… u_u ) so I’m back to pester you all! Exciting, no?

Let’s get down to business. 4.0 is coming out today. Don’t come to me for any guides or anything, at least for a bit. I’m no good at explaining things if I haven’t actually sat down and done said things (I’m a “learning by doing” person, 100%), and since I never got into the Beta and I’m not really a PTR kinda girl I have no idea how the new gameplay is going to be. Nor am I overly concerned. I’ll figure it out as it comes. *shrug*

So instead, have a list of awesome characters I started but then abandoned.

Tanfarr the Level 27 Draenei Paladin
I had a great RP for Tanfarr. The idea was that he was a very devout and just Paladin who was horrible at speaking Common. Thus, everything he attempted to say would come out very very wrong. (“The hand of the light touches you in a very special way!”) The joke is that poor Tanfarr would never dream of saying this stuff in his native tongue but has no idea how racy it all is.

So I was really excited about this character and paladin’ing was actually pretty fun for a while. Then I just, I dunno, got bored. I guess I got tired about only having like two attacks. It’s been about a year and a half since I logged into him, I think (not counting the time I stripped him of his BoAs to send them to other characters). Sorry ol’ buddy. I keep him around just in case.

Skybinder: aka Goggles Bear: Level 29 Feral Druid
Hey remember when I quit WoW? Yeah, I was actually gone for a good few months. Then I decided to come back, but for a while, I still didn’t want anything to do with my 80s or endgame and I didn’t want to be tempted by them, either. So I activated a second account and spent a really fun month and a half playing from scratch as a feral druid engineer. I had no BoA items and no help from any level 80s and it was honestly a really good time. I successfully tanked a couple instances (my first attempt at doing so) but then a bad SFK run turned me off of it for a while and I opted to kitty my way through dozens of Arathi Basins instead. Good times. Really good times.

So what happened? Well, long story short I finally decided to reactivate my original account. Then I wanted to save money by not having two accounts running at once, so Skybinder has been stuck on an inactive account since then.

Goggles Bear lives on, though; recently rerolled as a tauren druid who I’m excited about. Engineer, of course.

I drew it :3

Any Death Knight I’ve Ever Rolled
I dunno about you guys but I really do think the DK starter quests are a tour de force. It’s always an experience when I go through them, and I always come out of them really excited about my Death Knight. The first time I did it I remember I’d see other DKs running around afterward and feel an odd kinship with them… they know what I’ve been through. Props to Blizzard for making an emotional connection like that.

Of course then you’re kicked out into Hellfire Peninsula (a zone that I hate) with no idea how to play your class.

No Death Knight I’ve ever played has gotten beyond level 58. I try. And I fail. I always get really close to 59, but it just never happens.

RIP, Pike’s Death Knights.

Any Mage I’ve Ever Rolled
I have this really bad habit of rolling mages, getting them up to the mid-10s or early-20s, and then getting distracted.

I don’t know what it is. I like mages. I just… I dunno.

The highest level mage I have is… huh, can’t check at the moment. I wanna say level 27. I turned her into one of my bank alts some time during Burning Crusade. Oh well.

McDuff, the Level 13/14(?) Undead Mage
He falls into the above “Any Mage I’ve Ever Rolled” category as well, but I wanna give him his own section. I had a really fun backstory for this guy. Geeky sciency farmkid who goes to Lordaeron to study geeky sciencey things and gets undead-ified by the Scourge. Bad timing and all that. Of course, that doesn’t faze our hero, who just wants to blow things up.

I had a lot of fun thinking about this backstory and playing this character but I guess he was never just very high on my priorities list. Too bad, because last year I spent days farming Brewfest tokens for him so he could have a purple hat. Hey, you gotta have a geeky hat for a geeky character. True facts.

I have tons of others I could ramble about but I’d rather not crit you with the text. What are some characters that you were excited about that you wound up abandoning?

10 thoughts on “Top Five Characters I Should Have Kept Playing, But Didn’t”

  1. Levelling a ret paladin below 40 (when you got Crusader Strike) was insanely boring. I slogged through it just so I could have a high-level enchanter. Hopefully the new paradigm improves that.

  2. #1 character i didn’t keep playing? a 27 warlock, poor Thilan was stuck with no mounthalway between ironforge and menethil when he got deleted in a fit one day….and because i’ve filled up all the slots on that server since then…he’s doomed to stay that way
    idk how many others haven’t made it, but i’m still tempted to rez poor Thilan

  3. #1, my human rogue Aidelyn. She even had her own blogpost in character and everything. But I needed to reserve my worgen lock name and I didn’t have any slots and rogueing was just not fun to me. Oddly enough, now that placeholder character (a nelf rogue) is wildly entertaining to me, and I kinda want to keep her. I blame heirlooms. Of course, I need another alt with an A name like I need a hole in my head. I have 3 on my server already.

    #2 hasn’t happened yet, but likely will. My nelf warrior (and only male toon) has been an escort for a squishy priest who became my main. He ended up being a bank toon in SW, and I need one free slot for a worgen.

    It looked kinda risky for my farm girl pally with a chicken guardian for a while there, but she pulled through once I hit 20ish and discovered I was indestructible. Plus, bombs are fun!

  4. um.. all of mine.. i went the offline permanent route a couple months ago. i have twinges of regret from time to time, but a whole lot more time to devote to family and the training i’m putting in to change careers.

  5. 1. My druids. A while back, I was doing the whole “I SHALL HAVE ONE OF EACH CLASS IN BOTH FACTIONS AND IT SHALL BE GLORIOUS!” thing, and actually got both of them into the 40s, before realizing 1. doing this is a long-term project at best, and yes, I really am better off doing one toon at a time, especially in terms of getting the profs I think I need, or at least want, maxed out (Horde main, but the allies have not been abandoned; they’re on extended hiatus =); and 2. honestly, druids just got boring. I was lvlling kitteh like most everyone else, and it was fun for a while, but…I don’t know, just one of those things. I see this all the time from bloggers and commenters, they just get bored with a class at a certain point. That’s me w/ druids. I tried going Balance too, but was going OoM after every other pull b/c of my complete lack of Balance gear of course.

    2. Related to the above, my shaman. The two classes excluded from the above are shaman and rogues. They’re the classes I gave a try and just felt either completely alien (rogues), or just didn’t feel natural/intuitive/whatever else along these lines (shaman). But, I was kind of juiced about shammies when I started mine, and while the rogue was deleted, the shammy (just one atm, orc) is the one I still pick up again every few months and see if I can make either head or tail out of it. As a hunter, I love shammy healers (a well-timed Chain Heal = the raiding hunter’s best friend), so I kind of hope one day I’ll be playing and it’ll all click, kind of like ‘locks with you, but yeah, so far, lvl21 and it just hasn’t happened for me yet. =/

  6. Hey, if you ever get onto Trollbane or Argent Dawn, look me up ok. I know at least how to have fun lvling a DK. Kerrsplat didn’t really like to lvl a Dk, but I showed him a few tricks on how to really have fun as he watched me play mine. It’s like a powerful Mage when you get down to the Frost aspect of a Dk. My Dk can incase mobs in Ice,m hold them still in Ice, fire ice at them , etc, …. It’s actually pretty fun the way I showed him, just like I showed him how much fun Spell reflection can be on a warrior when used correctly against casters.
    It’s those little things that I go with & it really makes it enjoyable to play.
    Yeah, I get frustrated too, that’s when I take a small break, maybe eat something or drink something or even take a nap & think things through before I try again. It can really get better as things go on. Strangulate on a DK & path of Frost in the low 60’s do help you out a lot if you let it be the funniest thing while fighting.
    example. Running through Burning Steppes or Searing Gorge with Path of Frost on because you don’t wanna burn your feet. Lol. =D =) The white poofs behind you make it all the funnier. =)

  7. How long have I been playing WoW? Years. How many 80s do I have? 0

    I tend to reroll a lot…

    way too much….

  8. Much as I hate to admit it, particularly on this blog of all places, I have got bored with my hunter (ducks)… I rolled a DK and played it through and I really have to agree about the starting quests. But then I decided to hang around Azeroth and level up professions instead of boldly going to Outland and getting killed a lot. The result was that, by the time I stepped through the portal I was relatively comfortable with the new class and my BE DK was the first toon I played all the way up to 80. My poor Tauren hunter is stuck at 75 and may well have to languish in Dragonblight for a bit yet as I am busy working up some mid-30s alts right now for profession spread and – um, well fun basically… And then, once the Goblins arrive, what chance is there?

  9. I can’t count all those poor alter egos of mine who have to serve as bank chars (25?), or are used as an experiment on different servers . Even DKs. I had no problem with playing especially one (they are so strong!) , as long as I strictly played my role. But when my roleplaying plans could not be realised, I gave her up. My problem is, I’m playing too much with my alts, trying out the roleplay on other servers, to learn from there and to be able to improve the RP experience on my ‘home’server.. *sigh*
    At the moment i’m creating chars like Ciocco Lata, who sells sweet cakes with her GHI bag, or Migisi, a lvl12 warrior, an old gnome woman warrioress who has to steal to survive. Was not my idea, but I met a little gnome with green braids and named Limetta Sprudelwasser? (Die Aldor) She sold me the best drink ever! I could not resist to create such alter egos also.

    But well, right now I try to update my very first char again – my NE huntress, the only one with lvl 80!

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