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Playing Favorites

The shared blog topic thingus this time around, as proposed by Matty, is all about why a certain character may be your favorite or your go-to char to play.  Given the number of alts I have (I don’t have a problem!  I can quit whenever I want!), I don’t have just one favorite.  If I had to choose, though, I could DEFINITELY narrow it down to the top three.

1. Thermalix

Thermalix Spendtrue

Thermalix Spendtrue: Her True Form

As the second character I created when I first started playing again post-Cata, Thermalix has had her ups and downs over time (and also her different forms, as she was once Versebelg the troll).  I always seem to come back in the end because hunter is quite possibly the perfect class and goblin the most ideal race for me as a player.  As a hunter, I can play independently or with a group.  Speaking of groups, I’m lazy, so the fact that everyone has low expectations for huntards means that I can surpass most people’s low opinions with a minimum amount of effort!  And as a goblin, I thoroughly enjoy being cheerfully demented and in general not taking things too damn seriously.

Thermalix: OMG!

Thermalix ruins Vol’jin’s moment.

Thermalix: Just Sayin'

Thermalix is just sayin’

For better or worse, Therm is probably closest to my actual personality – quirky, intelligent and prone to running into things.

2. Ailabeth

Ailabeth Blisswell

Ailabeth Blisswell

The number two slot goes to Ailabeth, who was the first character I made when I returned post-Cata and who is my namesake.  Though I don’t roleplay very much due to finding it really hard to take things seriously (there’s something rather stilted about using the /em system in public for conversations that would almost certainly be private), Ailabeth tends to be the representative of my darker, more cynical and definitely more destructive elements.  Forsaken are perfect vessels for feelings of sadness, loss, betrayal and fierce independence.

And as a shadow priest, melting brains is always fun.  I also like mind controlling humanoids and forcing them to jump or run around in circles.  I remain disappointed that you can’t make Vrykul /dance.

3. Niremere

Niremere Tasset Lane

Niremere Tasset Lane

Lastly, there’s Niremere, who quite possibly has the most established/typical history of the bunch despite that total lack of roleplaying that I do.  (I felt I had to cook something up to explain why she uses a sword and shield despite being Retribution nine times out of ten!)  As a human and paladerp, Niremere gets to be all the positive, warm and fluffy ideals that I either aspire to or refuse to admit I want on a regular basis.  She is the calm one (in reality I might be calm on one frappuchino, but definitely not none or two) who acts on reason, the just one who seeks to treat all living things with compassion, and the one who will honestly admit to having a totally hopeless crush on the King.  Nir is the one who wants to save All Teh Things even though she logically knows that this is not possible.

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If the Goblins Were NPCs

So there’s this Blog Azeroth Thing, where Cymre asks what NPC your character would be.

Mechalis as an NPC

YOU! YES, YOU!
You need a rocket camel!

Mechalis would be a Rocket Camel Vendor.  She would fly to different major cities (perhaps one city per week), exploding on the scene and causing mayhem and uproar and attracting lots of publicity, and hopefully making a nice tidy profit once the smoke clears.  She’d have to take one week off every now and then to replenish her supplies, but for the most part, she’d be devoted to sharing Rocket Camels with the world.

Thermalix as an NPC

I’ve looked at the map
I still can’t get out of here

Thermalix would be a secret Quest Giver whom players would normally find lost in a corner somewhere in Dalaran.  If you talk to her often enough, you’ll get a quest where you can offer to escort her safely to the Auction House.  On the way, you will be assaulted by visions of nightmarishly expensive armor and Minigob Manabonk.  If you defeat them all and succeed in showing her the way, you’ll receive some of the engineering crap she’s stored in her bank.  If you’re lucky, you might even get an Explosive Sheep!

Centina as an NPC

I wouldn’t go outdoors in that
But whatever, it’s your dignity

Centina would be a Transmog Specialist.  She’d stand next to the transmog guy in Orgrimmar and critique your outfit loudly and in public.  By critique, she means “inform you that your wardrobe choices need work, and your sense of color is totally … interesting,” and if asked, she’d recommend pieces for you.  This means no one will ever talk to her.

Bombelina as an NPC

If you want me to be there
I’m gonna make you wait

Bombelina would be an optional, rare spawn that shows up occasionally in some dungeon you run way too often to care about.  She would drop a prototype of her latest leather jacket design, made for those moments when you accidentally jump off your flying mount.  They explode upon impact, thereby negating the crushing force of the landing!

Thingie as an NPC

1,000 pelts? I meant 10,000
I like to see you suffer

Thingie would be a daily Quest Giver related to your profession.  She would first ask you to produce 5 of something, which seems reasonable.  The next time you do the quest, she’d ask for 50.  After that, she’ll ask for 500 of the same item.  She would continue this until you are so horribly bored you think the skill up/bag of shiny things isn’t worth it anymore, so you abandon the questline and quit.  Months later, you’ll read a post on a site somewhere, saying that if you manage to survive all her requests, you get an epically shiny, super-duper rare mount.  But she won’t let you continue once you’ve abandoned the quests!

Majig, who hasn’t shown up in the blog in her own right yet, would be that Quest Giver who keeps on walking away from you while you’re trying to read the text, causing the box to close.  It isn’t a glamorous job, but somebody’s gotta do it.