Hi. I’m Wulfy and I’m a WoWaholic.
I’m also the lucky guy that Ercles picked to join him on this, the undisputed greatest blog of all time™. Which works nicely, as I’ve been looking for an outlet for my various ponderings on my gaming life. I am a PC Gamer to the very core and a big delicious chunk of that core is my WoW time, so suffice to say I am very pleased to be here.
So who is this ‘Wulfy’ guy and what is he doing on your internet? Well, in reality I am an eccentric 25-year-old with a love of computer games and a number of other geeky interests. I live in London and spend a lot of my time gaming, as well as watching cult tv and reading comic books and sci-fi novels. I also like to paint and play warhammer. I’m very passionate about writing and in addition to doing some journalistic work to bring in some cash I also like to write stories. You never know, I may even get published one day. In a more social context I’m a typical Brit, meaning I spend a lot of time in the pub and talking nonsense. I also like sandwiches.
But moving onto the good stuff – what kind of WoW player am I? Well, I’ve been playing since the original launch back in 2004. I was no stranger to MMORPGs, having cut my teeth for a few years in Everquest and Star Wars Galaxies. But Warcraft was clearly different from day one: it wasn’t just a game, it was pure living breathing art. I’ve been a hopeless addict ever since. Originally I rolled an Orc Hunter thinking “OMG its like a Beastlord and a Ranger rolled into one”, and I diligently levelled him up to 60, constantly marvelling at how damn beautiful the world was and having a lot of fun. However I hit a glass ceiling at 60 because back then raiding with a hunter was mind-numbingly boring. Cue a hasty reroll which created the Orc Shaman ‘Wulfkin’ who remains my much-loved main to this day. Playing a shaman really hit the spot for me with its cool hybrid nature and awesome lore implications, and definitely NOT because I’ve had a man-crush on Thrall since Warcraft 3. Honest.
With Wulfkin, I did a little bit of everything: raiding, roleplaying, exploration and even got into PvP (back then Shamans were the kings of PvP, how times have changed). Two expansions later and the game has evolved like crazy but I still maintain a pretty hybrid playstyle, as well as my favourite hybrid toon. I can’t stay too focused on one thing for too long, and since I recently rolled a Death Knight I find my personality split even more between competing urges to tank, dps and heal. Plus there’s that loremaster achievement that keeps taunting me. Gotta love WoW, always something to do, and therefore always something to write about. So I’ll finish off here by saying that I look forward to being a regular blogger and thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.