Unlike Chawa, I know exactly how I got here. 🙂
Back in 2001, I moved away from my hometown for work. And over the years, one of the ways of staying in contact with friends back home was through online gaming. I logged several hours on Counter-Strike (in the clan [CBLA], baby!), being in a new town with few friends. Eventually, those friends migrated over to World of Warcraft.
After repeated urging from those aforementioned friends and a few failed characters, I finally started to play WoW regularly in early 2006. I dabbled in a few raids and a few alts, but nothing really that serious. Eventually, I somehow managed to convince Chawa to start playing – but that didn’t happen until she moved in with me. While she leveled her first toon, I leveled my highest alt with her.
It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that I actually started to put more time and effort into my characters. Inspired by Chawa’s quest for more information and knowledge, I also started reading more WoW blogs and getting information on proper talent builds. And as a result, I’m probably a much better WoW player than I’ve ever been (although I still suck at PvP… silly keyboard turning!)
In regards to blogging, well, I’ve actually been doing personal blogs for some time – ranting and raving about whatever I choose at the given time. For no particular reason, that got put on the back burner and has been there for awhile. But with all the blog reading I’ve been doing lately, I’ve been half-inspired to start writing again. I’m not a theory crafter, the best informed player, or a hardcore raider – but really, the blog would mostly be for myself as a general outlet and to celebrate our successes. So when Chawa mentioned that she was getting the urge to blog, I just clicked and said, “Let’s do this, then!”
And here we are. With this blog. Again, it’s mostly for ourselves, but if we somehow manage to get readership and some lively discussions out of it all, then that would be awesome. For now, though, I guess we’ll just see where it goes.