Grinding to Valhalla

Interviewing the gamer with a thousand faces

Sister Frances (Chapter 3)

Posted by Randolph Carter on July 6, 2009

MMO community connection:

No Prisoners No Mercy

Chapter 3: Online

Were you ever exposed to MUDs?

Sorry, no dungeon games…my friends played D&D, but I never did.

What was your first MMO experience?

My VERY first MMO was World of Warcraft…about 3 or 4 years ago. My sister Julie had started playing it, and I was watching her over her shoulder, and I couldn’t keep watching…finally I wanted to play so bad I rolled up a couple of toons. I still have one of them…a warlock named Feathana, which I enjoyed playing until endgame before WotLK became so incredibly painful…people dissing other ppl, kicking you out for not being “keyed” or “geared” it SUCKED! So that is when I went to Warhammer, then WotLK came out, and I went back to WoW.

If possible, list all the MMOs you’ve played extensively.

Well, as I stated above, my FIRST MMO was WoW, my character is still there, she’s a level 73 or 74 Warlock human named Feathana, on the Earthen Ring server, but I’m thinking of moving her to another server so that my sister and I can have an Alliance Arena Team. Then in Warhammer, I rolled up a High Elf Warrior? the one with the sword and sheild…and the “cone head” looking helmets!! But after the first 3 tiers I got so tired of it, I left and never went back.

What is your current MMO of choice, or perhaps, what are your current MMOs of choice?

It has to be WoW. I have played a little bit of EQ2, LOTRO, and Warhammer, but I just didn’t like them as much as I like WoW…it just seems to hold my attention, even at endgame, now that they’ve gotten rid of the “keying Process”!

Which MMO have you spent the most time playing? How long would you say that has been?

It would have to be WoW. I’ve been playing it almost for as long as it’s been out…maybe a year less than it’s been out, so like I said, 3-4 years.

Have you reached level cap in any MMO? If so, which ones?

I reached the level cap with Feathana the warlock when 70 was the cap, but then when WotLK came out with Death Knights…I just HAD to have one! Despite the fact that I HATED that initial quest where you had to kill innocent villagers…that one bothered me, but since then my DK is level 80, she’s a Blood Elf named Vahlkyrie on Proudmoore server. I really enjoy playing her…that is when I dont’ get criticized for not having good enough gear!

Loki taps you on the shoulder one day to inform you that you have fallen victim to one of his elaborate pranks. The world you’ve been inhabiting of countless MMOs to choose from and play has merely been a dream. In reality only one MMO exists. After laughing at you for a bit he decides to take pity on you and allows you to choose which MMO will remain. Which one would you choose and why?

Wow, because it actually holds my interest.

Are there any MMOs currently in development that you are particularly interested in? Please explain.

STAR TREK ONLINE!!! Can’t wait!

Feel free to share an interesting or amusing anecdote related to your MMO gaming experience.

The “horror” story I tell is when I was playing one of my alt toons, a warrior Dreinai. She’s level 45 and in that instance that is in the Tenaris desert…Zul Faruk I guess…and I do a PUG, and one of the players in the group starts picking on me….saying I “don’t have enough hit points” and what not. You know…I was the TANK, tanks don’t have HIT points, they TAKE DAMAGE…anyway, just after the first 2 or 3 mobs are killed this chick says, “I don’t think this group has enough POLISH!” and she hearths out!!! I was FURIOUS…it took like 3 hours to get a group together, and this chick just up and quits…Sr. Julie and I immortalized her in our podcast with the song, “hip hop hell”, I think it’s in show 5 or 6. The words I wrote after doing that sucky instance, Sr. Julie had to sing it because I have white woman rhythm! (it’s a genetic defect! 🙂


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