Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pics or it didn't happen! *grin*

There are really three parts to this blog post:

The first part is, I want to say thank you to all of you who commented on my last post about taking my time through Outlands. Thank you for the tips and support, and I think I'm going to be telling any over-eager friends that I will let them know when/if I need their help, and that I don't exactly need it right away.

Secondly, Kestrel posted over at his blog that when it comes to girls on the internet... "Pics or it didn't happen!" ;) So off I went in search of a picture...

It's nothing exactly stellar... and yes I know I look a lot younger than I really am (I am in my mid-twenties! Really! Honest!) but it's the best I could dig up for now... and my boyfriend really likes this picture (he actually took it) so I guess it can't be all that bad! =P And yes, that is a Firefox shirt I'm wearing. Geek pride all the way, baby!

Lastly, I wanted to expand a bit on a comment I made in another blog. Grumpy had an interesting post on his blog, called "Do you regret your choice?" It asks if you ever regret rolling a hunter because of all the flak that hunters seem to get with being "easy-mode" and "overplayed". This was my response:

"I have to say that sometimes I feel a tad bit embarrassed to be yet another "female night elf hunter", but on the other hand it reminds me that if I want to stand out, I have to become a really good hunter. That was one of the first things to really inspire me to start looking up hunter information online and start practicing my skills-- I decided early on that I wasn't going to be "another night elf hunter", I was going to be "a good hunter".

I don't regret being a hunter because I love the class so much. But sometimes I do wonder if it's just because it's the first class I ever played so maybe it's like a "first love", so to speak. I wonder if, had I picked another class, I would have fallen in love with that one instead. I guess we'll never know..."

And yeah, I think my comment pretty much sums up my thoughts on the matter. Is it annoying to often be lumped with "all the other millions of bad night elf hunters who need to learn to play"? Yes, it most certainly is sometimes. But to me, that's all the more incentive to truly become a good hunter. I want to become good at my class and stand out. I know I still have a long way to go, but I think that I'm at least on the right path.

It's true that I also have been wondering if I would love hunters so much if it wasn't the first class I picked. I want to say I would have anyway, but we'll probably never know. I'm glad I picked the class I did though, and yes, I'm proud to be a hunter. Most overplayed class? According to Warcraft Realms, yes. The easy-mode class? Debatable, but I'll accept it. But nonetheless, I'm proud.


Kestrel said...

ROFL!!! Okay...okay... I give up! :D

pelides said...

Warlocks are leveling ez-mode! Hunters have to work a little at least!

Psycho & Chaos said...

Great Blog and yes we know there are girls on the internet. :P

Macciatto and Catsmeow said...

I wouldn't say it's the easier class at all. Easiet to solo perhaps? I can't saw because I'm just starting a second alt after having my Tauren Hunter at 70 for months. I will saw it most certainly NOT the easier class to play in groups. I have to change the way I think, play, CC, manuever all while I try to prove the value of having a hunter in a group to even some officers in our guild! Dare I say the ease of which we solo puts us at a disadvantage when grouping with others? I shied away from grouping while I leveled, which I regret, because I lost out on learning how to better my play style earlier on as grouping becomes vital in Outlands.

Pike said...

@ Macciatto and Catsmeow:

I definitely agree that hunter is a difficult class to master and play correctly. I think that the "basics" are fairly simple but then again so are the basics of most other classes.