Some time in Winter of 2006 my then Girlfriend (now Wife) got me into World of Warcraft. It took me a while to really get into the game. I bounced around classes, wanting to like Warriors but finding i was too tunnel visioned to play melee. Then in June of 2007 i created my hunter Bedrock and for the next five and a half years he was my constant companion. He and his wolf Jet fought and killed the Prince in Kara, emptied Naxx and became known as “the Undying”, Killed the Lich King, and so many more things. Then the Cataclysm came and I started to lose whatever it was that I had to raid and sit at the computer for long stretches because I had too. Firelands broke me and pretty much the guild as well. I came back for Panda’s for a small time but left before the expansion was over almost two years ago. My WoW days were over.
Just over a week ago (after months of talking to a co-worker about WoW) i fired it up on a ten day trial. The original Bedrock (for reasons) had transferred servers and was now Lodestone. At the time we moved i didn’t want anyone else to have the name so i made a place holder. I deleted that and made a new Hunter named Bedrock and there I was in the snow covered Dwarven starting area. Little did I know that some time since i left WoW had found its magic again.
It took me a bit to go though all of my toons to see what I had and to understand all the changes that have been made in my absence. My wife laughed at me. I had been talking about it for a few weeks and she told me to do it and have fun. She sat there on that first night back home in Azeroth and said. “Dammit you are making me want to play.” She went into her office and fired up a ten day trial. We started to play together and laughing. “How do I WoW” was said more than once. Trying to remember all the / commands sent us into giggle fits more than once. “Oh yeeeeeah” and “Right I forgot” have been said a ton. I didn’t realize how much I missed this game until I head a Dwarf Guard tell me “Be Good!” i got goose bumps. MY smile stretched across my face and I was happy.
A week on and we have bought the expansion. are in our early level 40’s and bought a game token with gold that we had on our old mains. We are hoping to hit 60 over the weekend and boost up to 90 to see what the xpac looks like. I know it won’t be like the old days, as we don’t want to be in a big time raiding guild. I know that most of what made the memories were the people we were with. It is my hope that my wonderful Wife and I will get to play together and have a nice time together, find goofy achievements to pull off and see some of the game we missed (i promised to get her a particular achievement she missed out on with the old guild) and maybe hit up the LFR or Time Walking events. Hell we may just play WoW Pokemon all night who knows. All i can know is it looks like we will settle for having fun.