So a few days ago I received a 7 day free pass back to World of Warcraft. It was about September last year that I had last played and before that on and off since the gates of Azeroth opened.
Because I spend most of my free time writing and editing my book/short story/rpg game I haven’t had a lot of time spare on games so it was a free chance to go see what had changed from the 5.3 patch I left wow on.
The only thing standing in my way was what I call “Character choice paralysis”
You see, over the years of playing WoW I have been on 5 different servers, of those 4 of them had 10 characters between 1-90. Just logging into the character screen became a nightmare of “what do I play and if I play that does it mean I’ve wasted my time, etc etc.
So I took 2d6 dice of death and surveyed my roster for the 1 character I would keep out of the 43 toons I had.
Firstly I decided to roll odd/even for faction
Odd = Horde
Even = Alliance
Rolled a 6
Alliance Prevails! (that’s how they should have decided what chopper to keep!)
Then I took each of the characters as they were listed on the create character screen and asigned a number
2 – Warrior
3 – Paladin
4 – Hunter
5 – Rogue
6 – Priest
7 – Shaman
8 – Mage
9 – Warlock
10 – Monk
11 – Druid
12 – Death Knight
Now the problem with a 2d6 system is it isn’t random so once I considered the probability I decided to go to random.org and allow them to choose the single character to survive the purge.
and the winner….drum roll!
random.org rolled a 5
Alliance rogue it was.
Rogue was probably my least played class, I hadn’t touched one in Cata – last time played was Cata so I had no idea if I would like one or not.
Also had to make 1 more roll
I had a 82 Human Rogue and a 85 Gnome rogue
Rolled a 7 – 82 Human Rogue it was!
The wining character gave a sigh of relief, the rest screamed into the delete bin. Took a while to delete 42 odd characters – I ended up with a lot of spare hierlooms too.
In three days of play my rogue is now 85 and into MoP
Cata was crazy short, blink and it was done.
When the 7 days expires my rogue will go into hibernation until the next free time or until I have the need to dig into Azeroth one more time.
I have to say that she plays really well, stealth and assassination is a lot of fun.
I don’t think that is exactly what blizzard had planned for their free game time but I thank them none the less. With all the clutter gone I can now sit back and enjoy the game whenever I choose too.
The picture below is a little old – for some reason the armory has sync’ed her gear but not the appearance.