2012 in 2012: February Update
Happy Birthday to me! That means it is now the beginning of March, and time for another 2012 in 2012 update! Lots of updates!
Levels gained since January: 77!
Left to go: 487 (approximately 50 levels/month)
I did a lot more leveling this month than last, especially in my vast amounts of free time and low ambition over the last week or so. heh I also did a major revamp to my list of 2012 toons. Since we can only have 50 toons total to make up the 2012, I removed some from my list to replace with others to fit my leveling and transmog ideas. Basically, on top of making sure I have two of each class and one of each race, I made sure I have one male and one female of each race.
None of my Level 85′s changed, nothing over 15 was deleted. I merely added in the missing race/gender combos on Eonar, along with my current toons – which are now mostly Horde on that server.
So in reality, I leveled far more than 77 Levels.
Listed below I have the toons that affected my total in a negative manner.
Death Knight Adjustment
I realized I was counting Effræti fully at 78 levels. Since I am already counting Caeridwen as my “main” DK, I had to take 50 levels off Effræti.
- Leveled to 6 as a Draenei
- Deleted her, recreated as a Human
- Leveled to 10 as a Human
- Deleted her, recreated as a Draenei (again)
- Level to 13 as a Draenei
- Maeyv (12 Levels)
- Kiirae (11 Levels)
- Ahyzrael (5 Levels)
- Eír (11 Levels)
- Maestus (10 Levels)
- Brizaeyl (7 Levels)
- Brownee (5 Levels)
Sisters of Elune
- Vaadaree (5 Levels)
- Brizaeyl (5 Levels)
Total Levels Lost: 126 Levels
Adjusted Levels Earned for January: 203! (Holy crap! When did I do all that??)
Aerora -Leveled my Paladin to Level 13, again.
Poor Aerora. I could not make up my mind with her most of the month. But she is finally back to Draenei and Level 13.
I switched her to Human, with the intention of using her to complete the Human starter zone post-Cata. Then, I realized I needed a male Human, and switched her back. For some reason, I feel the need to have a female Draenei Paladin around. (Sorry, Laz.)
Aerora I want to level as Prot. With BoAs.
Æthelwúlf – Leveled my Worgen Warlock from 31 to 33.
Still aiming for 40, and my first ever epic Felsteed. I realized today that I have not leveled him at all this month, so I jumped on about 4pm with full intentions of doing just that. But distractions deterred me, and 40 will have to come in March. They were all good distractions – mostly one of the officers asking me for some of my thoughts on a new Resto Shaman applicant. That made me feel pretty important, so I did not mind that it only meant between then and raid I only gained two levels. hehe
Æthelwúlf is currently Demonlogy, and I think he will stay that way, at least while leveling, but given my unfamiliarity with Warlocks, there is always the possibility that Poneria will be able to sway me otherwise. With BoAs.
Ahyzrael – Leveled my Dwarf Shaman from 13 to 18.
So far I am leveling her without any BoAs, even though she is on my main server, Elune. She and Tøggle I am so far using to see the Dwarven questlines, since it is one I usually do not do. The lack of BoAs does not seem to be hindering either of them. In fact, the only reason I might decide to send either some, would be to play around in PvP. Enhancement Shaman are pretty lethal in PvP. >:)
Ahyzrael is Enhancement and I am finding this spec to be quite fun, especially for melee. No BoAs.
Atabey – Leveled my Troll Druid from 1 to 5.
My intention is to get all of my 2012 characters to at least 10, so they show up on the Armory. Before I came to that decision, though, I started Vianessa on a “new” server (only new because when I played on Eonar it was as Alliance), and I needed someone to send items for the AH. Atabey became that toon.
Atabey is not high enough to choose a spec yet… I think she will be Feral, simply because that is the easiest to level in my experience, and because Troll kitties look cool. :D No BoAs.
Gæladrial – Leveled my Worgen Mage from 1 to 13.
I leveled her high enough to get out of Gilneas. Since Gael is one of my “story” characters, my goal is to get her to at least 20. I am trying to remember why I thought to change her to a Mage, instead of a Druid? It is not coming to me at the moment, but perhaps simply because I am acquiring too many Druids.
We shall see if March is for Gael, as February was for Aerora.
Gæladrial is Arcane. So far it is okie, but not as much fun as Fire. We shall see. No BoAs.
Ironeffy – Leveled my first Ironman challenger from 1 to 25 before her death.
I started Ironeffy as a randomly generated character – sex, race, class (though, it really wanted me to make her a Night Elf Warlock, sorry). I leveled her in only greys and whites, selling quest greens and blues and random BoEs (it was painful), no spec, no glyphs, no pots, no enchants, no BoAs. I leveled through Teldrassil, Axuremyst and Bloodmyst Isles, Redridge Mountains and Duskwood. It was in Duskwood she learned to fear the Reaper, discovering that dancing that thin line between safe and dead would eventually catch up to her.
I plan to try the true Ironman Challenge once more, with Ironlaz, who is already rolled as a male Troll Druid. If Laz dies, the only other way I may participate is through a more “anemic” version of the challenge. hehe
Ironeffy has no spec, as that is part of the requirements for the WoW Ironman Challenge. No BoAs.
Kiiræ – Leveled my Draenei Mage from 1 to 40.
I started Kiiræ as a story character. She is in truth a blue dragon. So, my intention was to make her a Frost Mage. My track record with Mages, specifically Frost Mages, is horrible. Kiiræ on Elune is probably my 10th or so incarnation of a Mage – none so far breaking the 15 level mark.
Kiiræ is a Fire Mage! I am having soo much fun playing with Fire! With BoAs.
Lharz -Leveled my Orc Death Knight from 55 to 58.
It would be embarrassing to admit how many DK’s I have created over the many realms of Azeroth. Part of my glee at having two accounts, is having two DKs. Sad, right? I know. However, the only spec I ever play is Blood (except for the very short stint where I created my Frost tanking spec, which was used on like two fight – Magmaw and Nefarion). For some reason, I am absolutely horrible at DPSing on my DKs.
BUT I think it is a matter of trying to jump into a spec at max level. I tend to overload myself. I have noticed it especially with my Druids. I find it easier to start a new one than to relearn how to play one. So, time for a new DK or two.
Lharz is Unholy. Orcs have a racial bonus for their pets, so it seemed appropriate. No BoAs.
Raeviin – Leveled my Undead Warlock from 1 to 10.
I have a serious distrust for Undead. Too many alchemists with potions and gases and plagues to kill, raise, deform, torture. But the 2012 challenge requires at least one of each race. So, there was Raeviin. I am still working out her life to undeath story, but I am sure it is tragic. Perhaps romantically tragic.
Raeviin is Demonology so far. But for the sake of variety, I think I may spec her as something else. No BoAs.
Rosælyn – Leveled my Night Elf Druid from 46 to 54.
Rosælyn is coming along well. So far, she is still leveling between a mixture of dungeons and PvP, but with my recent adventures into questing, that may change in March. Of course, if I switch to questing, I have to pick a second spec – likely Boomkin. But since I am finally enjoying healing on a Druid, I think I might leave Rosa that way.
Rosælyn is Resto, a spec of Druid I am usually no good at, but even without any AoE heals yet, I seem to be doing well. Compliments on a healer (or a tank) are always appreciated. With BoAs.
Skeiron – Leveled my Night Elf Hunter from 32 to 36.
Still a regiment of dungeons and PvP – a Hunter with BoAs, what better way to level than perforating Horde? (Sorry, my Horde friends… That was not aimed at you, just the specific Horde in my specific BGs on my specific server.) Dungeons are amusing, Skeiron is always at the top of the damage meters and no matter how hard I focus on NOT pulling aggro, he pulls aggro. Hunters are so OP. Just look at the top contenders in the Ironman Challenge! There is your proof! lol
Skeiron is a Beast Master, yet so far he still only has his starter kitty, KT. With BoAs.
Tøggle – Leveled my Gnome Warrior from 7 to 28.
She is so cute, and she kicks azz too! Yes, she had green hair before, but I had to switch her to pink! She must have pink hair!
Tøggle is Arms. I could not level a Prot Warrior over about 15, not like a Prot Pally, that is for sure. Then I tried Arms and I really like it. But I have never played a Fury Warrior, so that may be in the cards eventually. No BoAs.
Vianessa – Leveled my Tauren Pally from 1 to 40.
I started Vi for a leveling contest on Horde Eonar. I leveled her to 40 in record time, with grand ideas of writing a story of her adventures… but as her level fast outpaced her story, the pressure I was putting on myself, alongside everything at work, started to eat at me. So at 40 she sits, and the first part of her adventurers still lies half-done.
Vianessa is Retribution. I figured I am pretty bad at the spec, but it would be easiest for leveling – unless I decide to do some dungeons at which time I will give her a Holy spec. No BoAs.
Zaerja – Leveled my Orc Hunter from 1 to 10.
My Orc started with a black boar for a pet, and I promptly named him Baekuhn. I am very fond of him, for having never tamed a boar on any of my other Hunters. So Zaerja and Baekuhn and have been questing their way through Durotar. She is quickly growing on me, as for a female Orc, she is kinda cute in a body-building, I could benchpress you, not so feminine kind of way.
Zaerja can only be Beast Master, because that is the only spec I like to play and cuz they get cool pets. No BoAs.
At least one of each race – check x2
At least two of each class – check
All my 2012 characters to at least 10 – Work in Progress
All my story characters to at least 20 – Work in Progress
I know others have mentioned this and I know many are now raiding in the Twitterland group, which I have not delved into. So I wanted to throw out there that I am always happy with company, whether I am solo or doing dungeons or whatever. So if anyone wants to chat, I have the same email for my contact here as on my RealID on WoW. Just please be sure to put a note in the request – including your online/Blog/WoW character name.