This week’s Blog Azeroth Shared Topic, suggested by Fiorentin, is:

If you had the chance to start all over again in WoW, but your char is already level 80, or level 1 depending on if you like to level or not :>. What class would you pick? What race? What faction? Why would you pick that class/race/faction?

And most of all what would you plan to do with it? Raid, PvP or just hang out in Dalaran?

Let’s just imagine that my account is gone. Space aliens came down to Earth, tamed a bunch of elephants, and stole my WoW account. Thus leaving me with the need to start all over again if I still wanted to play WoW.

The first thing I’d have to do would be to decide my faction (after of course buying a new copy of the game and installing it and banging my head against the desk for a bit while it patched). At the moment, my main is on Vashj, I’m having some fun on Argent Dawn with SAN, and I have a few friends on Terenas. I’d have to make a Horde alt on Argent Dawn anyway, to say hey to the guys in SAN, but realistically I’d want to be Alliance, so I’d head over to Terenas and stare at the character creation screen a little.

Here is where I would really have to decide which race and class I want to be. I’d probably spend a little time creating female Dwarves and giggling at how silly they look, maybe play a bit with the female Human model, then eventually settle on the race and class combination I’m so attached to: Draenei Hunter. Of course, those who know me should know how badly I’d like Fae to be a Draenei. The waggle has a certain charm I tell you and they have the best hairstyles. Hunter is just a given fact by now, I don’t need to explain that one. According to maths, they are the least faceroll class in the game, so obviously that means they’re the most fun, right? Okay, I get to have an attack bear. Hush. I would tame the polar bear from Dun Morogh and call it Patrick, named after the large cuddly polar bear that lives on my bed.

Then I’d have to log in, skip the intro, sort out my settings, get the video and sound settings to exactly how I like them, and add people to my friends list and throw them a poke. Also perhaps grab a couple of mods, but these are the boring bits so I won’t go into too much detail.

Levelling is okay for me, I don’t mind it. I get to do something that’s not raiding, see the old world, enjoy being a lowbie, and get used to the character. Terenas is a PvE server so she wouldn’t need a personality or a backstory, but I would work hard on her to earn some gold, level a her professions, grab a few achievements, and gear her up a little. Once I hit 80, I would spend most of my time doing Loremaster, working through my achievement panel, and collecting mounts and vanity pets, occasionally popping over to SAN to say hello. Perhaps I’d level a Mage or a Death Knight over there, they’re pretty enjoyable classes.

Overall, it wouldn’t be so bad, and it wouldn’t be a whole lot different to what I do with my time now: levelling, collecting, and achievement whoring. The only thing that would be different really would be the confusion over why the heck the aliens decided to tame elephants and steal a World of Warcraft account.