Ever since February, I've been playing Rift. I've had a lot of fun, met some amazing people and great friends, and absolutely had a blast RPing with Adriel, my elven rogue assassin and her alter-ego, Griffin the bard. But while I still adore the RP that we are continuing to explore with our RIFT characters, a fellow RIFT guildy has drawn me back to WoW. Only this time, he's suggested that I try an RP server.
For the past week, we've been on Moonguard-H, and I created Pigglewick "Pig" Goldhammer, my goblin hunter who is just insane enough to believe that her pet crab can talk to her. It's been a lot of fun, but... I don't know. Maybe it's the guild we're in. Maybe it's me. But I find myself yearning for my world of the Alliance.
Brandon (my RP buddy) offered to come Alliance with me if that was what it took to be able to RP together, but I've suggested a compromise. We'll keep our Horde characters and also create some Alliance characters. With that out of the way, it was time for me to come up with a character concept. What did I want to play? Who did I want to play? I miss Adriel, but I also know I need to branch out and try something different (plus I'm not as fond of the WoW rogue as I was the RIFT rogue). So, what, then? I went through multiple ideas and concepts before finally settling on one that I'm actually excited about.
Keleili, my 85 human shadow-priest, is going to come to Moonguard-A. Brandon already has an 85 draenai shaman, so we'll be on even ground, and we won't have to worry about leveling both our Alliance and Horde toons. Since Kel was leveled on a non-RP server and doesn't really have a background, I'm actually planning on giving her a clean slate, such that she doesn't remember who she is or what happened to her. It'll be fun to figure out all the questions about her past rather than just write it out in a long boring history. Also, it means I can play my main again, the one that has all my achievements and all my history and all my pets and mounts.
Despite being 85, Kel has a lot of catching up to do. She leveled through archeology, so she hasn't actually finished any of the Cata zones. Her gear is horrible and her other professions are in sad shape. This will all allow for some very fascinating RP, I think, and it will allow me to relearn how to play her (I have plenty of quests to leap into that will gradually teach me how to play a priest again).
The more I think about it, the more excited I am. Unfortunately, I can't transfer her until I log in and make sure she has everything she needs, empty her mailbox and disband her arena team from like 2 years ago. And I can't do that until I get home today after work. Ugh. HURRY UP, MONDAY! I want this day to be over!