Save the Best

I’ve had my mind made up for a while now and I may have mentioned it here before, but I wanted to talk about it one more time before its official.  When will it be official?  “Soon”

My history with the different classes in the game is a bit unique and very altaholic-ish.  That being said, I want to run a recap of characters that I’ve considered my main of that class. 

I started out as a Mage.  His name was Fikkle.  I retired him during BC (at level 70), but have kept the name as my internet persona.  He’s since been levelled to 74 in Wrath so he can port to Dal.  Yes, that is the only reason I levelled him at all.  After that I levelled two other characters at the same time.  The first was a priest.  He was going to be a raid healer.  He made it Terokkar before I dumped him and swore I’d never ever play a priest again.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some good priests, I just can’t stand playing one.  The other one was my hunter, Grimshot.  He became my main once he hit 70, taking over from my hunter.  He raided and was the character I took the farthest in current-at-the-time end game content.  After that a bunch of us decided to reroll on a pvp server to see what it was like.  My Druid Antaeus was born and levelled to 64 on that server before I switched him to a PvE server.  He then finished levelling to 70 and did some BGs and Arenas, never getting very far.  After that, I dual-boxed a Warlock and Shaman from 1-70 together.  The Warlock hasn’t been played since.  The Shaman, Brak, hit 70 just before the Scourge invasion and then became my first character to 80 in Wrath.  He’s been my main for the past year.  Once again going back to before Wrath, I had a Paladin that I’d levelled to 64 and never ended up getting back to.  After Brak hit 80, I pulled Juris out and quickly rocked through to level cap, getting my second character to 80.  After that I levelled a Rogue that I had at mid level (can’t remember when I got him there) up and he made it to 73, where he is now.  After that, I took my hunter back out, levelled him to 80 and decided that I’m no longer a hunter.  It was a sad day.  It was almost as sad as the day the music died.  Can’t remember when it was, but after having done 200 arena matches in the arena tournament as a Death Knight, I pulled my DK out of the starter area and levelled him to cap as my fourth 80.

If you’re keeping score, there is one class I haven’t mentioned yet.  Warrior.  I suppose I saved the best for last.  Not that I’m saying they are the best class in the game (they are the best class in the game) but they are the best class for me.  There are a few reasons for that though.  You’ll notice that I started with a caster, and with the exception of the hunter, I levelled all of the casters first, and even levelled my shaman and druid in resto builds (and maybe moonkin too, for the druid).  After hitting 70, my Shaman went enhance and I tried melee out for the first time.  I liked it.  I levelled my Paladin ret.  It was easymode.  I levelled a rogue.  Very sneaky-cool, Sir.  I played a DK in the arena tournament, and that I think had the biggest impact on it.  While there were times when I got frustrated and just logged out for the night before we’d met our quota, I really learned how to play a melee class in pvp from those 200 matches in a short amount of time.  The DK really allowed me to find my own spot in the BGs.  My live-server DK, Martog, was levelled to 80 before the changes to pvp levelling were introduced, so I never got to try that with him.  But my Warrior, Kor, has almost exclusively levelled in BGs.  That experience as well, has really helped me to learn the class well, what works for them and what doesn’t.  I think knowing ALL of the other classes helps as well, but when it comes right down to it, I’ve found me a home. 

My brother came to visit last weekend.  He saw me pvp’ing on my warrior for the first time and was blown away at how much I was outdamaging the next highest person in the BGs, and the tricks I was using to keep myself moving and living, while still killing everything else around me.  Now, I’m not trying to toot my own horn here.  I would never call myself ‘the illest’Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 😉  Then again, my warrior isn’t the son of the man.  Although, he could be, he’s not really sure.  He’s an orphan and doesn’t know who his parents are… (RP Story coming “Soon”)

 They’re definately not gnomes though.  I mean, I have green skin, not green hair.  

Anyways, all I’m saying is that I’ve learned a thing or two and decided to write some tips for anyone else who’d be interested.  I’m planning a multi-part guide to levelling an Arms warrior as a Transient Twink, called Arsenal.  Keep an eye out.  So right now, Kor is level 72.  I’ve been keeping him going, and I’ve got his gear wish list ready for both Prot (Primary spec) and Arms (Secondary spec) for when he hits 80.  I want to get back into raiding, I’m enjoying him that much.  I also plan on pvp’ing with him until he’s a Conqueror.  Those are his roots after all.  Maybe then I’ll be able to be the illestconquerorwarrior! Amirite?

 EDIT: /grammarhammer… I can’t believe I there’d a they’re… wow

Stay Hordecore



4 Responses to “Save the Best”

  1. I think warrior is fitting for you. I mean come on, I need someone out there to stand in the front, get the crap kicked out of them, and gather the huge repair bills! Plus, Nim’s gone from the server, so we all need a good quality meat shield! (just playin, glad you are finding your newest groove there Fik!

  2. Lennon Simpson Says:

    Somebody somewhere got to my blog via yours. So I thought I’d give you a visit and a “whats up”.

    Enjoy reading what you write. Drop by and take a peek some time

  3. Lennon Simpson Says:


  4. Flankstake Says:

    Meat shield no matter how many times I hear that it is funny. Warriors ftw GRRRR!!!

    Wait, I am a meat shield… Yea Meat shields!!

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