Oh, It’s On Now!

After the wife and kid went to bed, and once I wrapped up the evening’s projects, it was time to experience some Cataclysm first hand.

Cataclysm Added to my Battle.net Account

Once the installation and account upgrade were all complete, it was go time. I logged in and played with the Worgen character creation screen for awhile, then I hopped over to the horde side and messed with the Goblin creation screen.

Then I went back to the Worgen. Now, I have yet to see a goblin in-game, so my opinion may change, but… there’s something unsettling about their features. They look like they’re wearing masks. Like I said, perhaps it’s different in-game, but at the log-in screen, their heads don’t seem to jive with their bodies too well.

I’d been leaning towards creating a Worgen anyway, since everything about them seems to appeal to me, so maybe I’m being a little bit biased. Plus, even though I dabble in the dark side, I’m pretty much an Alliance guy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After configuring an identity for my new Worgen, I sat there thinking… so why in the hell am I planning on leveling another hunter..? I have four already…

Garwulf, Level 80 NE Hunter

My main, of course, and my first WoW toon. With 209 days played and close to 100K honor kills, Garwulf is my baby.

Thorgren, Level 72 Dwarf Hunter

I rolled him way back in vanilla for a variety of reasons… I liked the dwarven racials, engineering seemed fun, I wanted a toon I could play anonymously (he’s remained unguilded and held in secerecy pretty much throughout – – until now..! doh!), and I wanted more pets! We were so limited back then, with only three stable slots. We also didn’t have dual specs in those days, so it was nice having a MM hunter available to play without having to re-talent. Garwulf was (and still is) my Beast Master.

Wrathchild, Level 19 NE Hunter

Wrathchild is my twink hunter. At one time, he was among the top twink hunters in my battlegroup. Wrath was a first team member of the top twink guild in Vengeance, and had a 5-0 run in 5 officially scheduled WSG premades vs the top horde guilds in our battlegroup. Those premades were some of the most exciting WoW events I’ve participated in, period. One of our raked pre-made battles lasted 2 1/2 hours!!! I was shaking afterward.

I’d consider Wrathchild my second main.

At one time, he actually had more honor kills than Garwulf. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cabrรณn, Level 49 Orc Hunter

Cabrรณn is my lone horde character. He resides on a different server (and a s**t server at that) from the rest of my clan. I made him in an effort to experience the game from the horde point of view, prior to Cataclysm. I’ve had immense fun playing this character. My initial plan was to level him all the way, but I ended up parking him at 49 once I found out we were getting regional battlegrounds. I thought it would be fun to unleash his fury upon the experience-off Alliance wussies in the 40-49 bracket once 4.0 hit. Unfortunately, this plan got completely f**ked after I discovered that my once uber gear was now vendor trash. ๐Ÿ™

Cabrรณn shall resurface at some point.

So you see… I have quite a bit of experience in the realm of huntering. I absolutely love the class, so I don’t feel having four hunters is a waste at all. It’s all about what you enjoy.

However… last night I got to thinking… 5 may be a bit too many, especially when I have one or two I’d like to level at some point.

Also… if I’m only rolling a hunter so that I have something to cover on the site, that’s defeating the purpose of what I’m doing. I’m taking a step back from the game so that I can try and detach from the “work” aspect. Discussing my new lowbie hunter would be in a sense, me writing a new hunter leveling guide. Not to mention, BRK already covered that topic pretty well. There’s no need for me to go down that road.

I am a WoW hunter to the core, so there’s really no reason I can’t talk hunter stuff now and then, even if I am not actively playing one. You guys know where my heart is, so it’s not like you’re going to abandon me… right..? I’m still going to hopefully have a few writers covering hunter stuff on here, and I may talk about some pet stuff, or this and that, and maybe the other thing…

I mean, I’ll be back at it soon, so you guys will still be stopping by seeing what I’m up to, right..?

I have another question for you too… It’s…

Time to get my stab on.

21 thoughts on “Oh, It’s On Now!”

  1. Garwulf; I only have 4 toons. Omogon is my main, dwarf hunter, Nogomo is a NE resto/boomchicken, Omogono is my WHU hunter on Icecrown and I have wee gnome bank alt. I am loving Hyjal on my main. I like the whole “lore” aspect of the game and Hyjal to me is a great experience. It’s weird being decked out in ICC epics and getting stomped by some 85 Tauren and actually having to consider which mobs to pull…but overall I am enjoying the leveling experience and expect to hit 82 this evening. I am gob smacked by how may horde 85s are running around though !

    • PvP server eh… I bet that’s fun. I’d thought about rolling my new toon on a PvP server, but I didn’t want to be poor, so I kept him on the server where all my riches and heirlooms are located.

      My horde hunter is on a PvP server though. I’ve decided to level him up, so that’s going to be interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying the expansion. I look forward to seeing the 80-85 stuff once the holiday season has passed and I have time to drink it in.

  2. Gar my man you are going to love that rogue at lower levels!!! 1 shotting clothies never gets old. Even plate goes down easy. Ambush is really OP. I have a human rogue but since they nerfed the racials I am thinking of starting over as a Worgen…..either that or a Worgen Warrior not sure yet. I think going to a new class is really going to open it up for you. I know you have a dk. One thing that has kept me having fun at this game is leveling and understanding new class mechanics. Also, it’ll make you a better hunter. You’ll get to understand your enemies better what really are the strong and weakpoints? You’ll learn that first hand. Enjoy the game again Gar it is afterall……a game. It’s meant to be fun not tedious. Keep us posted on how it goes brotha.

  3. I certainly have fun exploring what other classes have to offer. Aside from my two hunters (1 alli, 1 horde) I also have an 80 warrior (my first toon ever and probably my “main” although not nearly as fun as my hunters), 80 DK and I was leveling a priest prior to cata hitting (MAN do healers get insta-blamed for the wipes!). I think I’m going to try a worgen at some point….I just don’t know when. So much to tame!

  4. So you decided after leveling four Hunters that you were going to get crazy and level another DPS class?

    I had hoped you be rolling a class at least capable of fulfilling the other roles. The more roles I play the better I am with my hunter in both PvE and PvP.

    • I have a DK tank/dps and a Resto druid as well.

      And yes… seeing the game from all angles definitely helps.

      When I took the brave leap to be a healer, I found that I was actually quite good at it. In fact, I quite enjoy it, but killing stuff is still the most fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I have toons covering most classes, and all get a ‘little’ playtime. I mainly created them so I would have an insight into them, not necessarily to level them all the way. I can now appreciate why a warrior tank might wait a few seconds before charging, why mages and warlocks treat each other with such open scorn, and why paladins feel just a little superior. Alright, a lot superior. Still don’t understand priests, don’t understand anyone who takes up healing. Admire them, yes! Appreciate them, yes. Understand them, no. And druids? Really! So Gar, having some fun with another class just has to be good for you. Enjoy!

    • I have a couple other 80s and I completely agree on the class insight thing. Playing a DK and Druid has really helped me to better handle those classes. I’ve never had a particularly difficult time with Rogues in general, but on occasion I’ve come up against some really good ones that have blown me away with their skills.

      Rogues seem to have a similar advantage in PvP, as hunters do in PvE. Meaning, hunters have a distinct advantage in terms of leveling, but if you play one well, you can really stand out in many aspects of the game.

      Rogues are built for PvP, and almost anyone can do alright playing one, but a good Rogue is a real threat in PvP.

  6. Welcome to my class Gar if your going to follow the path of shadows.I have been playing the rogue class since vanilla and I can tell you that Rogues now are a lot better than they were 5-6 years ago.See I was pretty good hiding amongst you hunters till you said it now.I thought I’d reveal myself now.(evil snicker)
    Anyways hope you like trying the rogue.And yes the Ambush is insane providing you have a dagger equipped in main hand.(275% weapon dmg.)and Vanish works like a charm now.5 years it took Blizzard to fix the Vanish bug.
    Whoa…Here I’m rambling about a different class on you hunter site.I shall do it no more.
    Well take care had have fun with the new class and race.As for which race you should have pick depends on the racials.Just a heads up there.Gnomes and Undead are by far the class to be for a Rogue.They both leave a free slot for your trinkets.Racials are able to free themselves from impairing effects.Dwarf is not a bad choice for the stone form.
    Oops again.Dang.Ok I’m done.
    Whoosh the sound of stealth,Laters.

  7. What server u guys on..im not a kid and i would like to run with u guys. im a huge hunter,rogue fan myself. Would you mind if i joined you. Plus i love my hunter so i cold always use help…..i mean hunters can any of us bow shooters have just 1?

  8. You know I was going to say Rogue. Especially, seeing how freakin awesome OP ambush is at lower levels. I’ve enjoyed it.

    Maybe stop focusing so much on posts, and maybe join the little family you got going on in the forums. Thats how I roll. Log in every now and then, join some convos, then hit the warcraft.

    There also seems to be some new people since I’ve been around that have taken over? Like Drach… Abby.. Bobbafett.. WHO THE FU–… just kidding.

    Stop workin, join the party.

    That’s it everyone, we’re rollin rogues.

    • Yea man, there is an awesome group of people assembling in there. The forum’s really spread its wings over the past six months. Glad to see you’re back.

      After 4.0 dropped, I was running some 10-19 WSG for a week or so. It was great fun until I got ambushed, then 2-shotted. I’d open my combat log and see a 963 Ambush crit… WTF..?! Granted these were twink rogues, but still…

      Tell me that’s not OP at 19. ๐Ÿ˜ I was hoping they’d fix that, but now I’m kinda hoping they get to it later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Wait till you get 4 or 5 rogues on your BG team… it’s insane. We won 3-0 in a WSG and all the rogues just camped the area below the enemy GY. Let me know how you like it.

        Leveling may be a bit more boring without your pet companion, but I feel like pvp is more fun.


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