Wednesday, September 19, 2007

And the clouds parted …

… and a light shone down from above and lit the face of a humble hunter. And it was good.

I don’t remember how I first found Big Red Kitty’s blog. But, since that date, I have become an avid reader. BRK is not only highly informative, but he’s just plain amusing to read most of the time. Being a total non-gamer, there’s zillions of things in WoW that I don’t fully understand. I play, I learn, I grow. But, often, there are questions I don’t even realize I should be asking until someone answers them. BRK is a good source for just such answers. A couple of days ago I linked BRK’s blog here. And then … BRK his mighty Dwarven self posted a comment! I am humbled. I am blessed. I have been touched by the Big Red Hand of Awesomeness. (And at the same time I vaguely wondered how he knew I linked him? Does his all-knowing, all-seeing eye reach even beyond Azeroth? Apparently so.)

Of course, reading BRK’s blog makes me realize on a daily basis just how little I really know about WoW in some ways. Oh, I’m a soloing demon. One doesn’t make all those trips to the cemetery without learning something. But, honestly, I’m pretty much a Carebear. I like to instance but don’t often get the opportunity to do so. Even so, I feel I’ve learned even more through these grouping ventures. But reading BRK’s discussions of end-game groups, stats, recommendations and, well, all of it, makes this little Draenei’s head spin. It makes me realize even more that I really have no business in this game. If I could change my character’s name, I swear I’d change it to Stillanoob.

Am I ready for end-game? Not even close. Then again, hunters are one of the (“the”?) most highly played classes and, in fact, two of the three 70s added to our guild recently have been hunters. Those to be added to the several 70 hunters we already had. I highly doubt my services will be needed. I’m coming to realize more and more that level 70 represents end-game for me in a different manner than it does for most. For me, it’s pretty much going to mean the end of the game in some ways. I’ll finish skilling up those professions, get some decent gear when others need help in the regular 5-mans, feel powerful when helping lower guildies and then …. ?

But, as usual, I digress. If you play WoW, especially if you play a hunter, check out BRK’s blog. Kitty is good ... Kitty is wise ....