I will preface this with the clear warning that age does not make one wise, and I am as much of a green horn idiot novice at WoW as it’s possible to be after playing over a year. Then again, I consider that one of the reasons it’s fun.
Tripsoverhercats lured me into WoW almost three years ago, in retaliation for the Assassin’s Creed addiction I roofied her into. At that time however I was in South Korea, and my bank account wasn’t, so Blizzard put my happy play time on hold until I came back to the states and my ISP looked less like a desperate ploy from some middle aged business man to finance his Starcraft marathons.
I grew up in the loving arms of the Marine Corps and Marguerite Henry, among many many others. My father introduced me to video games back when IDDQD was the answer for green aliens and IDKFA got you sent from god mode against them to self implosion against the alien wizards the game later. Back when Laura had a uniboob and got eaten by dinosaurs a lot, my father and I were competing for time trials with his PT stop watch. Now we let the online leaderboards decide who has to wash the dishes.
Currently I’m back in school, working full time grave shifts, and taking care of two disabled veterans called my parents so game time is a thing that happens in spurts and odd schedules. The first two bachelor’s degrees got me out of the country and independent, but now that I’m back and facing a distinctly different future than I planned for, it’s back to the grind of higher education. So while I don’t have a spouse or children, home is still a bit FUBAR.
I speak a lot in military. I try not to type too much of it out in the course of correspondence, but if I get into mummble and start calling out alphabet soup, well, it’s old habit. Sorry.
Trips and I have been friends for over ten years, and since she got me into this digital time and money sink I figured I’d check out who she hung around. I’m not an exceptionally social person, and I don’t play games for high scores (just higher than my dad and he doesn’t play this. Yet.) so I’m almost level 60 in my first year and this is the first and only guild I’ve looked at. I’m interested mostly in hanging out, getting tips on how not to fail too hard (Trips has been wonderful, it only took nine months before she figured out I hadn’t figured out that the angel in the graveyard can resurrect you there. I’m so green I’m a conifer.) and having more ‘chieves’.
I went Hoard because that’s what I do. I hoard. I collect all the pets, all the simple exploration and profession achievements, and I’m looking at having a huge stable of mounts when I finally hit 60 and can fly. I have been known to spend hours at a time fishing. I like fishing. Pagel is single right?
So I’m not sure what else to put in here, I hope I come across as the literate, worldly and well aged example of a player you’re looking for, but like all the best cheese I come with a scent. In my case it’s called ‘cheerful ineptitude’.
My first album? Can’t say I was ever much into music but I remember when The Wheel of Time was a New York best seller and the Xanth series didn’t suck.