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My newest Character in this world

Yes.. I finally gave in and made a new Hunter. It’s not like my Mage is 87 now and could reach 90 in a rather short amount of time if I really levelled her properly.. But oh well. This game is not a chore, right? So if I feel like making another Hunter, then I will make another Hunter!

I have to admit, after playing Mage for so long and not being completely happy with the Human Hunter I originally made on Argent Dawn (the animations of female humans are too stiff >_<) I was thinking about making another Night Elf again for a while, and now that I finally did it proves to be a good decision already – in more than one way. After all my very first character I ever made in World of Warcraft had that race and class combination before, so it has a rather nostalgic feeling to it. That was so long ago. ._.

Going back to these roots now feels like pulling out the old favourite clothes from the wardrobe, taking off shoes after wearing them for too long, using the playground at night as an adult – just this familiar feeling of fun and easiness, of old happiness. It came somewhat as a surprise and I wasn’t prepared for the strong feeling of being comfortable and at home, but now it’s there and it’s pretty certain that this character will see some higher levels soon.

So this is my newest goal now, finish getting my Mage to 90 and pulling the Hunter up as well (the latter is probably going to happen first, though ._.) before the next patch! I’m not that optimistic and have no clue if I can do it at all, but there’s only one way to find out. After all there is still a bit of time and Hunter is a class that’s very easy to level, especially since I had so many already and it’s no trouble to do group stuff alone.

This kind of ruins the original plan of getting Teribeth to level 90 quickly and then start to farm reputation for all those factions of Pandaria to get all those rewards and the mounts left to collect for me. Saying that it’s not a race at all wouldn’t be completely true, since I would have wanted to do that before the patch to get started on some of the new content that’s going to be added. But then again, it’s not like I was ever great in keeping up with the actual content, even less in finishing raids and achievements related to them when they’re up to date, so it’s not exactly going to hurt my play style.

Seems like that will keep to be my fate – forever a slowpoke! But at least I’m having a lot of fun with it still, after all this time. Even though I have to say the elvish starting areas were rather confusing, they kept a lot of the old storylines but still changed some points around it, which ended up with me going to the wrong places too soon and having to go back to finish a quest, and other problems with the orientation. I ended up climbing the big tree in Shadowglen before I was supposed to, and then there’s this thing with the Ban’ethil Barrow Den – I keep making the mistake of going back to the big ‘crossroads’ room to find the body of Oben Rageclaw for the quest Druid of the Claw, forgetting that they actually put him in a room right next to his ghost (and the quest giver) now. Seems like old knowledge doesn’t die easily, even though it’s completely wrong and out of date.. Not sure if that is actually a good or a bad thing. ._.

Anyway! I guess those were enough meaningless words thrown together, maybe I’m just getting a bit too worked up over this whole thing. But I’m looking forward to see how it works out in the end and how I’m going to choose to spend more of my time after all.. the future will tell!

Also I really like my new weird name. Teiranae.


What to wear in a fight?

As a mage, I always wondered about this question – even if you only have to stand back and use your arcane powers, why would you want to wear a long dress with loose sleeves on a battlefield? I definitely prefer some pants for better movement and repositioning in case you have to hurry!

That’s why I made the Crimson Battlemage Set:

 – Cindercloth Vest: That is basically what I based this set around, I love the look of this vest, but I really don’t like the Cindercloth Pants, so I wanted to combine other armor pieces to get a nice overall look. A tailor has to learn the pattern to make this – I got lucky and found one in the auction house (it was expensive, but I paid it off with selling Cindercloth vests in return, and now I’m making a nice profit with it^^)

Elegant Circlet: A friend send me this for disentchanting, but I kept it for the nice looks and later combined it with the Cindercloth Vest. At some point I will try and get the rest of the Elegant set.. Maybe I should stalk the AH more often.

Crimson Silk Pantaloons: Just a pair of pants that fits well colour wise and is easy to obtain fom a tailor.

Orange Martial Shirt: I prefer having a shirt under the vest for a less ‘naked’ look, and the orange that shows around the shoulders works well with the rest of the outfit and makes for a better connection with the gloves. This is another item you can get from any tailor who bought the pattern in Darnassus or Thunderbluff.

Silver-Thread Amice: Yes, I simply like to use parts of this set for other combinations, it always looks simple and elegant and fits well to a lot of things! Again, the auction house is my friend – and if I happen to find any silver-thread pieces while questing I always keep them, no matter how many of these I already have. There’s always a new character..!

–  Astralaan Belt & Astralaan Boots: These fit well with the shoulders to make for a nice differently coloured accent next to the red and orange theme – mostly available through the AH or with some luck as a drop in outland. I guess all three black/white items can be easily replaced with other items of any fitting colour.^^

Embersilk Mitts: I added gloves only because it looks better for the image of a mage on the battlefield, if they’re left out the pretty pattern on the sleeves of the shirt can be shown off. Also can be replaced with the Hands of Darkness from a tailor, I simply bought these because they were cheap and I was too lazy to look for an alchemist to make the required Potions.

Healer’s Staff of the Forest: Well, I liked the look of this staff that I got from a quest in Terokkar (available for horde and alliance), but it can be replaced with pretty much anything as long as the colours don’t clash.^^

In my opinion this would also work well as a scarlet crusade outfit (at least partly) – as a caster/priest set or even for a scarlet monk.