(Thank you, Kelli for helping me figure out how to do a screen shot and get it here by pasting it into paint. It works like a charm.) This is my World of Warcraft toon, Selibo, on the Whisperwind server. I have been playing WoW since about November of last year. I feel like I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg with this game. There are many races, classes, professions, and places to go in the game. And of course there are Alliance and Horde toons. I have had one on the Horde that I loved. But my husband and kids prefer Alliance toons, so that is what I am on now.
My professions (skills) are mining and engineering. I just made myself Flying Tigers Eye goggles the other day, and now I upgraded to level 150 engineering goggles. I made level 30 this week and got my first mount shown in this photo. I had to work very hard for it. Both my boys helped me quest to reach level 30 and even loaned me some WoW gold. I can get places quicker and outrun beasts more easily. I'm surprised at how much I am learning about all the different minerals out there to mine and how to mix them to make new creations. My engineering is exciting too. Both my boys are testing new toons all the time to see what skills they have. I am convinced they are going to be WoW experts soon. It takes a few years to be experts, I would assume.
I'm so amazed at how much fun gaming is. It can be time consuming, but I figure this game is just another faze in a long string of learning and playing we will encounter over the years. My boys' friends come over to play and one of their friends has it at home now, thanks to his older brother. His mom says it's evil, but that is coming from someone who has never played it. I think it depends on what you chose to do with the game. Our experiences have been positive. It is not for everyone though. There are lots of other really cool games out there. This one takes the internet and only one person can play at a time; unless you want to pay to have it on two computers. There are four of us that enjoy it, so that is a must here. I'm sure as the weather turns warmer and we get a second vehicle we will be onto other interests. But we'll always remember this winter as the winter we fell in love with WoW.
May your blades never dull,