Thursday, March 24, 2011
Day 01 – Introduce Yourself
Posted by Dustin Thomas
My WoW adventure began in February 2008 when I decided to buy a new computer. I went all through college with the same old Sony Vaio (purchased in 2002) and it was starting to get outdated. I ordered a new Dell desktop and when it arrived I was super pleased. It had been years since I had a decent running machine that could handle the graphics of modern games and websites. Up until this point I mainly gamed on consoles (PS1 and PS2) and had grown very fond of the Final Fantasy series. FF7 was really the first game in general that enthralled me. Many of my friends were table top gamers as well, and I played Magic: The Gathering with them but I never really delved into the D&D world. Now I had the opportunity to get involved in a game that I hated on (but secretly wanted to play) for a few years, World of Warcraft!
The journey began with a level 1 Orc Hunter named Blachand. I picked the class solely on the fact that my father and I always hunted in the fall. Not to mention all the other classes just seemed alien to me. I was certain that I wanted to play the horde based on my experience playing Tides of Darkness, which is the Warcraft RTS game. Back when I began to play (in the middle of BC) hunters had a few shots then had to run around meleeing the shit out of things with whatever was laying around; a staff, a mace, a sword...... a fishing pole.....for the first 10 levels. When I could finally train a pet, I messed the quest up and never turned it back in to get the Call Pet ability. So I had this Taming Rod in my inventory and I couldn't tame another pet or call forth the existing one. So I just plugged along until level 14 when my shaman buddy figured out the problem and I once again had my trust pet at my side.
When I created Ferocious Inspiration, I basically wanted a chance to voice my thoughts and opinions about anything WoW related. I was also looking to give back to the WoW community who was there for me while I was coming up. I read many a blog and many a database while I was first experiencing the world and without those resources I'd still be that noob carrying around a Taming Rod and no pet. As time progressed and my in game relationships grew, I was joined by a few fellow guildies who were like-minded enough in having a desire to write but different enough to be interesting. The rest is history.