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.