First of all I would just like to say this. BALLS! *cough* Sorry ’bout that. WordPress decided to screw up the first draft of this post, only leaving two random words out of the whole thing behind. Anyhoo, on with the show.
Over the last couple of weeks life decided to throw me a series of curve balls. Due to these balls (you might have guessed my favorite curse word by now?) I haven’t been able to play as much and as consistently as I’d like to. That means that I can pretty much forget about my plans of ignoring alts until Cataclysm and completely focusing on raiding. At least for the next couple of months. Still not too fussed about alting, I needed to start looking for something else to do while playing. What I needed was something that didn’t require a lot of time, could be done at level 80 and was still challenging and fun. The answer? PvP of course!
Not being particularly fond of PvPing as a druid, Blizzard could not have chosen a better time to finally release faction changes in the EU. You might remember my rant a couple of weeks back where I was contemplating what race I would turn my gnome into if I should decide to do so. At the time the choice was between an undead and a troll since, as a guildy so nicely put it; “There are no such thing as male blood elves”. However, I’ve had a change of heart since then. I realized that I spent the majority of vanilla and a large part of TBC staring at a troll’s backside, then probably as much staring at various boney arses while leveling alts after TBC. It was time for something new and fresh. So, then, without further adu, let me introduce, Eruantiel!
Eruantiel, the mage formerly known as Adustum (TMFNAA? Perhaps not the same ring to it as TAFKAP…), currently got a measly 1461 SP and 282 resilience and a player who’s forgotten the difference between invisibility and polymorph (yes, I actually mixed them up once). I’m really enjoy mage PvP so far, which much be obvious by the 49k honour I got yesterday… Though, it’s still obvious that there is a lot of room for improvement both when it comes to gear and skill.
The plan for the next few weeks is to PvP my arse off whenever I got time for it, and hopefully getting the skill and geared required to do some arenas as well. Eventually. I’ll leave it at that for now and report back with thoughts, experience and probably various cursing and frustrations later.