Allow me to take a break from analysis and nitpicking to just use this space as a megaphone:
A bunch of people have jumped on Kirin Tor and said hi to me in-game. I’ve grouped with a few people and had tremendous fun. Chatty DM and I stomped on the vile creatures that plague Bloodmyst Isle. My brother (who you’ll see in the comments here as Skeeve the Impossible) has jumped into the game and seems to be happy with his Gnomeish Mage. My friend Bogan and I have done a run through Deadmines and found various humorous ways in which to have the monsters of Azeroth send us to our deaths.
I have to thank the people who have dragged my diverse collection of incompetent heroes through their assigned quests, as well as those who humored me and all of my detailed questions instead of just replying, “Have you HEARD of Google, Shamus?”
Once again, here are my characters:
Pavelock happened by accident. I was just trying out a Dwarf to see their quests and starting area. Twenty-five levels later I realized I had a new main character. I do regret the name, though. It’s intended to be pronounced like Pave Lock but I’ve already had someone take it for Pavel-ock. Ugh. Someone else saw the “lock” at the end and assumed “Warlock”. I figured every possible compound word featuring stone is probably taken by one of the other million or so dwarves in the game. So “pave” seemed like a good substitute. (And Pavelock is actually a videogame reference.)
I do have trouble keeping track of who is who, in-game. With the proliferation of alts and names I get hopelessly lost. I see people talking about joining the game in my comments and on other websites, and I see new names in the game as people greet me, but I can’t sort out who is who. So, this is an invitation to people to post here and relate their name here in the comments with their name(s) in the game.