Sunday, April 21, 2013

A New Beginning

I've been pretty scarce around these parts the past couple months. I know y'all don't come here for updates on my personal life so I won't go into everything that's kept me away but a brief TL;DR version is Eluniar and I split up (amicably, though I was still screwed up for a good while) and I moved home, I got sick, had surgery, recovered from said surgery, and am now much better. While some crappy stuff happened now that I've come through it all I'm in a much better place than I've been in a long time, so despite what it sounds like, this was all good news!

I sat for a time, wondering how I was going to keep playing WoW. Eluniar's quit WoW and I've been out of raiding since December so there wasn't much left in WoW for me. The game was fun still, but logging on always reminded me of the people I no longer raided with, the friends who had quit playing, etc. It was just kind of a bummer.

But there's a silver lining to everyone being gone! You see, now I have nothing tying me to Argent Dawn and the filthy, dumb Alliance. (Just kidding, no hate on Alliance here, though I personally prefer Horde very much.) Argent Dawn was a slowly dying server and I wanted to feel like my server was full of life.

And so I've set out on a new WoW adventure on a new server. A secret, mysterious server, one shrouded in mist that you can only guess at. Okay, it's Illidan. I wanted lots of Horde players and so I went big and rerolled on Illidan. I'm not made of money so I only transferred on character, a 82-or-so Belf Paladin. I couldn't afford to both faction and server transfer a character so I just picked my most valuable Horde character (Holy/Prot for fast queues, max Inscription and Enchanting with every glyph learned) and gave him 50k gold and a good round of heirlooms to assist in leveling more characters later.

I considered spending some time transferring as much wealth as possible with me; turning gold into items to bring along for the ride. In the end I decided that I wanted something closer to a real re-roll experience. Hell, if I hadn't been dying for heirlooms I wouldn't have transferred him at all. I just need that experience boost!

I haven't abandoned AD, just kind of put that on a shelf for the time being. I'm very excited about this. It feels great to be Horde again, and it'll be like starting anew. A new chapter, if you will. And I look forward to writing about gold-making from a new perspective I'll have as a reroller.


  1. Welcome back, Faid! I'm glad to hear things are going well for you overall. If you need any updates as to what's been going on in-game in your absence, just ask.

  2. Welcome back! Seeing another blogger doing the server transfer thing makes me want to get the damned server transfer guide for the gold maker, complete! Actually, I've barely started on it! lol Looking forward to some more great reads from you :)

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    1. Eluniar is the WoW character name of my (now ex-)boyfriend. He's been in a few of my early videos and podcasts and one episode of the PWG Podcast.

  4. Welcome back, Faid. Real life comes first. Glad that you've recovered from the surgery etc.

    Starting fresh can be a very good thing. And if AD ever brings you back you still have your bulk of toons there.

    For the Horde!

  5. Welcome back, Faid. Glad to hear you're through the clouds and back into some semblance of sunshine.

    One thing I have learned about WoW is that no matter what memories you have in the rear-view, there are plenty more waiting around the next corner. Looking forward to seeing you around more. :)

  6. Welcome Back Faid!
    Just watching your videos and reading your blog new, so it's not same-ol-same-ol (or SSDD) - you're still getting new followers!
    I understand about the ex thing. My server has been dying for a couple of years, since around the end of Cata, and Cata drove a dagger into it, and it hasn't been alive since, but like you, I have limited funds and can't move on, despite all my old guild mates having done so over the years. I still love the game, but sometimes I just don't know what/where to go. So I'll be reading your progress, and maybe, just maybe, I'll find the inspiration and a new server.

    Here's to beginnings!!

  7. Hey Faid, it's good to hear you're back on your feet again. I'm wishing you all the best and hope that everything works out for you.
    New beginnings always bring so many new opportunities, make the best of them :)
    Keep it up,

  8. Good to see that you're back Faid, myself include have been on and off too and I'm even starting over (from level 1) I know this is a bit late. I haven't been around keeping track of other bloggers. I do wish the best for you and everything and look forward to updates on your progress.