~ This toon is for raiding, the alts are for fun!”
Well, not really. The hunter still gets a lot of playtime besides raiding and doing a daily random for delicious and precious frost emblems of <3. Eventually (s)he'll have Loremaster. It has a great ring to it. But, love for huntering and achievement whoring on my main, I do have a raging case of alt-itis. And so people know who's who, I figured I'd introduce all of them.
Well, I have ~40 characters on ~10 different servers, but these are the ones I still play, that you can actually catch me on if you want to internet-stalk me. All toons, now, are on Azgalor, except otherwise noted.
Mathorvos: My main, my favorite, and barring massive and disturbing changes, he always will be. A couple of the characters on here are ones I’ve played before, gotten as far as 47 on two of them, but nothing clicks with me like hunters click with me. I’ve put a lot of time logged playing him, I’ve put a lot of energy into being a competent and capable hunter (… most of the time), and I have an awesome goddamn cat. That eats faces. Math is the Hunter and thus I am the Huntard.
Farimu: is actually two characters. The first was my second character ever (well on my own account, I had one or two on a friend’s account, the night I stayed up until 6 am playing WoW, and fell in love with the game for the first time), over on Detheroc. Troll Shaman, made it to 32 before I stopped double-timing on two servers and stuck to Azgalor for a while. Then I remade him as a Troll on Winterhoof a few months ago, he became my second 80, and then after putting so much effort into him, I brought him with Math the day after. A lot of my time recently has been gearing and l2p his Enhancement set, and at least gearing his Resto set. HOLY CRAP MELEE IS DIFFERENT. Despite also being a female dreanei (because you have to be a spacegoat to be a shaman, and their men look funny!).
Beardy: Dwarf Warrior. My first character. Ever. He’s still in his original guild on Azgalor ( I <3 you, Green Mountain Militia, even if most of my toons are in Brotherhood of Oblivion D: ), even! Eventually I want to get him to 80, and be Fury just so he can dual wield Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds and Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood in full Imperial Plate, except for the Embrace of the Lycan. And then still be my Bank Toon, which he is right now, in a pimpin' tux, pimp hat, and diamond-tipped cane.
Belzenef: 72 Orc Death Knight if Vek’nilash. One of these days, I’ll level him to 80. One of these days I’ll move him to Azgalor, but having just expatriated two toons from Winterhoof, I’ll wait a few months before paying to switch and transfer -another- one. Besides, none of the Alliance races rock me as Death Knights the way the Orcs and the Trolls do. He’ll, I guess, be a Dwarf. All things considered I could just make a NEW Death Knight there, but I spent 4k, and a lot of time, getting his JC to 450 (he still has ~70 unspent tokens, ffs!) and his Enchanting to Northrend Levels. I like this guy a lot. Plus, he has a White Kitten, and I’ll tell ya there’s something fucking cute about this deathly imposing Orc sitting down and playing with his tiny kitteh.
Mirrari: 47 Spacegoat Mage. My third or fourth character. Warrior, Shaman, Warlock, Paladin – huh, fifth. It was with her that I first really clicked, “hey, I love dpsing shit!” I make the big numbers that make things melt, burn, and then fall down and distribute loot. Dreanei, ’cause I made her near the start of TBC to check out the new starting zones and they were the new hotness. And I have a bit of a confession to make:
I like the blue spacegoat women. I’ve got Eredar Fever and the only prescription is moar cowbell. Every time I see “WTB Port from X to Y, will pay 10g”, I think, “man, I wish I had a mage I could just LOG OVER TO.” If I didn’t want to have a tank (lol, instant queue time AND the ability to help guildies who need it) so much, she’d be my next 80. As it is, she’ll be my fourth. She picks flowers, and will probably pick up Inscription. She’s being levelled fire, even though Ice is by far “teh best !!1oneeleventy!” levelling spec for mages, FIRE IS FUN. “Charge at me, and all that will touch me is your ashes!”
Mir also has The. Best. Macro. Ever.
Galgamesh: 47 Human Paladin – levelling Lolret, but will probably be Prot/Holy by 80. This way, if we need a tank or a healer, I’ll have a newb-friendly tank and both a raid healer (Fari) and a tank healer (Gal). Her name (’cause male humans look ridiculous with their Massive Steroid Forearms OF DOOM) is a bit silly. Originally it was to be Arturia, ’cause at the time I was on a big Fate / Stay Night kick and I wanted to make a female Pally with the name. The name was taken, so I thought, “Gilgamesh was pretty cool, too – plus it’s a spiffy name”. But Gil was taken. So I think, ‘hrm. Gal, sounds like Gil, and references that she’s gender-switched, sort of, same as Arturia vs. Arthur’ – and what do you know, it was un-taken! She picks flowers and mines, but since Math and Malth mine, she might stop smacking the earth in the face with a pick and pick up Alchemy. Because what’s better than a Paladin? One whose drunk and stoned off her own potions.
Malthorvos: Gnome Warlock! Because I gotta have a gnome, eh? It’s kinda funny. If his expression was less irrepressably cheerful, and Gnome Hair allowed for Cornrows ( … … … no. ), he’d kind of look a lot like Sten, from Dragon Age. In a dress. There’s not much to him, right now. He’s my little baby!Warlock. More will develop as he develops and levels up past 12. I’m not sure what I think of him right now, or why I’m playing him instead of Gal or Mir, since I already know both will beat him to 80.
?????: I really, really want to make a Dwarf Priest, and level him primarily through PvP and instances, as a healer (Disc, eventually dual-speccing … … into Holy). Besides, I still really really really want to get onto the little bubble under A’dal in Shattrath, fly up on a mount until I hit the ceiling, and then cancel that. Fall and no one would really see until suddenly OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE this screaming Dwarf goes AAAAH SPLAT and then BWONG Spirit of Redemption up this mother! Yes. I would level a priest just for this, and for LEVITATE EVERYWHERE. He just needs a name. I have a name I tend to use for priests (I’ve had and discarded two), but it’s a Shadow name, and not really suited for a Dwarf. As soon as I figure out what to name him, though, he’s so getting rolled. And then once he’s made and Cata comes out and Belzenef is moved to Az I’ll have one of every class on my server AND MAYBE THEN THE ALTITIS CAN REST.
… haha, who am I kidding? They’ll all need to be eighty! … five.
I also have names reserved for two Worgen:
Mathfurvos: Worgen Druid. Kittybear. Though Boomkin looks fun. And so does being a Treealer. Aaaagh so many choices because DRUIDS CAN DO IT ALL. I’ve been wanting for ages to roll a Druid, I just didn’t want to be a tauren and really didn’t want to be a Night Elf. CATA FIXES THESE ‘PROBLEMS’. Yay!
Awarewolf: Worgen Rogue. “A werewolf!” “I dunno, it looks pretty oblivious to me.” Well. It was that, or “Wherewolf”, but WHEREWOLF WAS TAKEN ALREADY. /cry.
And then there’s the Final Three, the unloved & the wretched (oh who am I kidding? They’ll all get maybe 1 or 2 levels in their life but I still love them all):
*****: Level 1 Dwarf Hunter on Winterhoof, he exists now only to talk to a couple people I know Alliance-side there. Which is why when Cataclysm comes out, I’m gonna delete him (ha!) and make a Goblin. The name is hidden because I actually don’t wanna be stalked, a bit, maybe.
*****: Level 58 Troll Death Knight – actually, this one doesn’t exist yet, but I’ll roll him in the near-ish future to keep in touch with a few people on Winterhoof.
Cowpitalist: Level 2 Tauren Warrior in a Pimp Suit – Actually you’ll almost never see me play this guy, he was my bank toon on Winterhoof. He’s just so rock in his getup that he needs to be noted, too.
After a while of playing them, a few of them start to take on a life of their own. I don’t roleplay on WoW, but I roleplay off, and then I write, and so in my mind, they start to become characters. And having this many alts just makes it worse. Or better. I’m not sure which. More present, certainly. Math takes insane risks, and walks out smelling like roses and mending his turtle or his kitteh because he’s a hunter and they do that. He also likes finding really tall, high-up things to climb up, look around, and then dive off of. Usually they’re into water, thankfully. Farimu is a bit neutral, actually. Belzenef Loev Kittehn. Mirrari liek fire, and I get more pyromanical on her. It’s not so much they develop personalities or characteristics, so much as I develop certain quirks of playing WoW that really only show up when I’m playing THAT character.
Hm, so this is WordPress.
I guess I’m here to post some stuff about my class, my thoughts on WoW, and WoW-related stuff. Mostly I wanted to start keeping track of this stuff. You leave a guild and suddenly you wish you’d written a lot more down.
… And kept the compromising photos of hilarious and obscene stuff in Officer chat.
Oh well, live and learn.
I’m Chris, though by now I’ve answered to it so often in-game and over vent that if you if you called out my character’s name – that’s Mathorvos, or even just ‘Math’ -I’d answer to it. This is my blog. Probably, if you’re here, you know me, and knew that.
The blog’s named for my main hunter pet, sorta – I <3 cats, offline and in WoW, and it seems the next time I get a cat, rather than be named Tesla (because, deep down, all cats are really awesome mad geniuses… “just” fluffy balls of aloof doom is a clever ruse), will be named for my invisible, face-and-meter-eating Spiffy. Yes, technically, strictly, wolves blow cats out of the water when it comes to dps, but I put down enough I’d only summon Agincourt the wolf for hard modes.
Well, let’s get to cracking on some content, eh?