So, I guess this where I should start, with an introduction.
My name is Darth. Just Darth. I have 11 characters, 9 of which are “Darth____”, my guild knows me as Darth, I often call myself Darth (which has a lot to do with hating my given name).
I started playing video games in the 80s with an Atari of some sort (I was around 5 at the time, so BACK OFF!). I remember playing Pitfall and ET, and I remember loving that damn joystick.
For Christmas one year we received a Nintendo Entertainment System and our minds were blown! The graphics were freaking amazing!!!!
I could keep going, but I’ll spare you. Suffice it to say, I’ve played video games my whole life. And during that time, one genre of game continued to bring me back time and time again…. RPGs. I loved the idea of taking a character from “How do I use a sword?” to “Here, let me stab you 1000 times before you can hit me once.” It was a blast to watch my character transform before my eyes. Some of my favorites have to be The Legend of Zelda series and the Final Fantasy series. Yeah, “big brand stuff”, don’t care. It’s what I like. These aren’t the only RPGs I’ve played, just the ones that I liked the most.
I put off World of Warcraft because I thought the game was for “nerds” and “losers,” however, in 2010 I realized something – I was bashing a game that I never played. I decided that I would install the trial.
That was it. That was all it took. WoW is evidently coded with heroin, because one time was all it took and I knew I wanted to play more.
I got my first character (a rogue named Darthkeller) to 85 in January 2011, about 3 months after I installed the game. In February of that year I joined my first raiding guild and realized what I wanted to do: RAID! In fact, that was all I wanted to do!
This did bring about a realization for me, though. I was raiding a few nights a week, but what do I do during my downtime? At this point I started my alt-farm. From my first character until the end of Cataclysm I had leveled 9 characters to 85, had each of them running the LFR, and took several through Dragon Soul.
In MoP I saw a need in our guild. We had lost a tank so I leveled my DK (Darthdecay) instead of my rogue and I’ve been tanking this entire expansion (honestly, I fucking love tanking!!!!). My rogue has been leveled, sure, but he was #3 this time around, since I needed mats for various professions, and since my only farmer is my druid, he was number 2.
So, what’s up with this blog? I hope to make this blog a place where I can vent, where I can come to explain my point of view of the issues of the day in Azeroth, and even talk about other games from time to time (when I take the time to play another game).
For now, I think this will work for an introduction to who I am and what I’m about…. If not, I’m sorry. I promise to continue to disappoint in the future.