Well, I haven’t done one of these in a while. I read Anea’s at her blog “Oh Look, An Alt” and I kind of tagged myself with Anea’s permission. So, here you have it, I’ve added a couple of tags at the end.
What did you do in World of Warcraft that you’ve never done before?
I actually start RPing, and joined an RP guild (Stormwind University). I’ve also never really been big into playing all of my alts or venturing into other servers till this year. I’ve completely change my game style as of late.
I think there is enough things to do in this game that you can find a completely different aspect of the game when you get sick of another. I still really haven’t explored the PvP world in Azeroth which I would like to do more, but I guess that’s not what this question was about, was it.
What was your favorite new place that you visited?
I have to agree with Anea, I love Northrend, its beautiful. I especially love the look of Howling Fjord, I think that would be a very nice place to live (minus monsters trying to eat you and all).
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Well, I took like a month long hiatus that got me really behind with my guild. I’m always behind as it is, cause I don’t have the time to level and raid and such as they do, but I would like to hit the ground running with the next expansion and maybe keep up (somewhat) with the whole raiding thing a little more. Oh, and I want to spend more game time with friends. I typically play alone due to the fact that I get the majority of my game time done in the morning before I go to work. Sometimes it becomes a pretty solitaire game for me.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Well, I suppose early on in the year Aoirselvar hit level 80. It take a little longer for me to level for a couple of reasons. First, I already mentioned time constraints, second my hunter now only levels with Kydra, my wife’s mage. I have several characters that are paired up with characters my wife play. Then only get played when I’m playing with my wife. However, once you hit the level cap then I can do other stuff with them. So, I’ve played Aoirselvar quite a bit, but I don’t want him to leave my wife behind when it comes to leveling. That’s one reason why I’m pushing for a 2nd level 80 before the next expansion. So far my DK is up to level 76.
What was your biggest failure?
Well, I think my raiding has been pretty pathetic. Our guild was doing pretty well with 25 mans then when school started in the fall we lost a lot of guildies and we had a falling out with some of our Texas guildies. So, now we are only doing 10 man raids. They haven’t particularly needed me, and I’m not geared enough for what they are raiding anyway, so I just haven’t been raiding. I haven’t raided since October. I’m a bit worried that I would be able to see the Fail of Arthus, oh I mean the Fall of Arthus.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I’m really excited about finally getting into heroics and instances with the new LFG system, but I’ve honestly been a little shy about it so far. I’m confident with my abilities as a hunter, but not so much as a DK or a druid. I’m a little worried I’ll mess up and wipe everything, but I’m going to try sooner or later. I also don’t have much experience healing or tanking. I probably should just jump on that.
Oh, and I stoked about worgens!
What do you wish you’d done less of?
I don’t know, it seems like I did those dailies up in Ice Crown a little too much. I could have leveled other characters a ton more and been much farther.
What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
I’ve had several podcasts that I listen to, but I get behind quite frequently. The podcasts that I like to listen to include: The Instance, The Twisted Nether Blogcast, The Hunting Lodge, and The World of Warcast Podcast. There are several others that I’ve listen to from time to time, but these are the ones that I keep coming back to. As for blogs, I read a ton of them but I’m really bad about keeping up to date (I always have +1000 unread in my google reader). But I’ll stop by here and there and poke my head around, leave a comment occasionally.
Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
Wow, I don’t know if I have any good sage advice, not sure. Um, keep trying, and remember its only a game. When the family comes first no matter what then you’ll be happier, at least that’s the case in my life. I’ve also learned that rolling alts can be addicting. My wife rolls her eyes whenever she hears that I’ve rolled yet another alt. Anyway, that’s about it.