The One That Started It All

With so many memes and other challenges going around, I’ve been thinking about creating my own. So here’s my version of a screenshot challenge:

Show us your very first screenshot from the game. Tell us about it, including the date, what you remember about the photo and who was in it with you. Do they still play?

I’ve upgraded my computer several times since I started playing WoW, back in 2005. Back then, I didn’t really take a lot of screenshots but looking through my past emails and WOW folder /screenshot folder, this is what I have.

30 April 2006, Undercity

I’m not really surprised that this image has stood the test of time (and Hard Drives). To this day, it’s still one of my all-time favourites from the game. Huga and I were in a Guild called Fyrstorm. We had run UBRS, etc. many times to try and complete our dungeon sets. I remember my chestpiece became the bane of my existence. Hence the tabard. I used to hate kiting General Drakkisath to the Beast’s room. I was nervous every time I had to do it, as a bad kite would often mean a wipe. Luckily this didn’t happen too often, at least at my hands :)

I remember the first time, Huga whispered me “No pressure! :P” and I managed to kite the boss all the way to the Beast’s cubby hole before I finally tripped over my hoof. Thankfully, I eventually managed to get my chestpiece and later on we even managed to complete the upgrade chain which I was proud of.

I’m happy to say that Huga and I still play together but have since changed our mains to the photogenic Blood Elf Priest and Pali combo that makes us an unbeatable combo imo. So thanks Hug for so many wonderful memories. Here’s to the next six(ty) years, wherever that takes us.

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Tallys

When I first started playing WOW, I created a Human Paladin on a random server I liked the sound of. When I told my brother I was on this realm his response was “Wasn’t the point of you creating a character was so you could help me out?” True enough I guess; although he never told me the name of his realm at the time. Shortly after, I created a NE priest on his server Khadgar – the guys at the game shop apparently recommended this realm as the one to be on. That was six years ago now.

Tallys wasn’t always a female Tauren mind you. I started her as a male Tauren since the males always seemed to have better stats in the previous games I played. So I created a male hunter, levelled him to L17 and then realised I couldn’t take a tauren scratching his ass every few seconds so I re-rolled a female and the rest is history. A lot of things have changed since then. My first and really only character to get to 60 in Vanilla was my hunter Tallys. She remained my main until BC came out. Actually a little before that since Cool and I decided to do a trial run of our future BE’s on a couple of humans we created.

Since then my Priest has been my main for a long time and I pretty much stopped playing my Hunter. Partly because I really like the BE race and priest class. I’ll always have found memories of my first 60 but my interest in her has dwindled over the years. I’d go through long patches not really paying her much attention but out of all my alts I consider her my main alt. I tend to play the minority specs, not necessarily the most popular or the like.

Lately though, I have been trying out different specs and filling up my stable with A LOT of pets. In fact my 20 slot stable is almost full :P After trying MM for a while, it was a nice change but yesterday I went back to my familiar SV role. After doing 4 heroics yesterday I think I’m starting to like my hunter again. It’s been a long time coming and I’m glad.

It Comes in Threes!

I still can’t believe it!

What an awesome 3 days it’s been. Two days ago I managed to get The Horseman’s Reins on Tallys, the next day the same thing happened on Cymre. The Pièce de résistance came when after days and many hours of camping King Krush, he was finally mine!!

Persistence really does pay off :D