Azeroth Days - A World of Warcraft Blog

A blog to chronicle the virtual lives of one player's characters in the MMORPG World of Warcraft. Also for discussing issues related to the game.

Monday, December 13, 2004

My First Post

Azeroth Days is a new blog setup to chronicle one player's experiences through the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment known as The World of Warcraft. The World of Warcraft came out in November 2004, and it already has more than 500,000 subscribers. WoW is an online multiplayer fantasy world. The game itself costs about $50 and the first month of play is free. After that, users pay $15 per month (with discounts available for purchasing 3-month or 6-month subscriptions).

In WoW, I play a Night Elf Hunter named Ami. My character is on the Argent Dawn (RP) server. There are lots of different servers that you can choose from when deciding where to create your character. Some servers are designated (RP) which means "Role-Play", supposedly these servers are more geared toward players who want to get into character and act/speak in game as if they are actually their character and not just playing a game. There are also "normal" servers where RP is less strictly enforced. And there are (PvP) servers which are geared towards Player-vs-Player conflict.

Ami, on Argent Dawn, is currently level 21. So far Ami has been played approximately 90 hours. Ami is not just a Hunter, she is also a skinner (to skin hides from animals) and a leatherworker (creates leather armor and items from animal hides). She's a good fisherman and cook also. These types of activities are called "tradeskills" and allow you do participate in the player-run economy of WoW.

Ami has two "best friends" in WoW already. One is Nya, a Night Elf Rogue who is played by a real-life friend of mine, and Melingko, a Night Elf Druid also played by a different real-life friend of mine. Ami has met many other nice people she considers her friends, but so far has not opted to join into any "Guild" of associated players yet.

The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the lives of any characters I create in WoW and also to note any new news about the game that I find interesting or any other info related to the game.


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