Random Impressions. Probably contains spoilers.
Hrm.. copying a character is going to take a long time. Ok.. DeathKnight it is.
Hmm.. ok.. a gnome to try it out. Name name name.. All the good ones are took. Ended up naming her Aoem. Because those were the letters under my hands when I slammed my hands down on the keyboard in frustration.
Rawr.. Nice intro. Ok.. so I used to be a hero. Ok.
Wow.. right there.. Arathas, the Lich King….
Though.. at this point in the timeline is he really the Lich King? I mean.. Let’s see
Boring timeline review
Arathas angry paladin. Bad Padwa.
Travels to Northrend because his Dad sent him there.
Fights through Northrend. Finds and takes up Frostmourne (killing his dwarf friend).
Frostmourn steals his soul. Arathas no longer feels anything.
Back to Lorderon. Culling of Strat.
Arathas stabs Dad.
Arathas joins up with and starts to lead scourge.
“Everything must die”. – Arathas
Arathas kills lots of stuff.. including Sylvanus (who he raises as a banshee).
Lich King’s power begins to fade he causes Arathas pain.
Arathas travels to Icecrown to “save” Lich King.
Arathas defeats Illidan (who is allied with Kael’thas and Lady Vashj).
Arathas enters Icecrown, goes to the frozen throne and takes up the Lich King’s armor.
So.. when I materialize as a baby DeathKnight. Am I at point A or point B? I guess it’s not a huge distinction.. but you know.. I wanna know.
Interesting little mini-shows around the ziggaurat. I particularly enjoyed the little show where the DeathKnight Initiates were made (or not made and consumed by ghouls) and the one with the Night Elf Druid in the Blood corner.
Found a book that said I “need more cowbell”. It made me laugh (also laughed that the name “Harmony” was found in violation of the naming policy and was struck down by the Lich King).
So. Ok. I’m evil. Check.
*sigh* Just like normal. Learning a new class and I don’t yet “get” the spells. Need to spend more time with them.
Spec’d by shotgun. On the podcast “Casually Hardcore” they said that speccing into blood was the best levelling spec. So, ok, I threw my points into Blood. Then, at the end of the night I figured out that controllable pets (esp ghouls)(that -really- amuse me) come from the Unholy tree. So I probably need to respec *sigh*
So far I’ve found the quests to be interesting. There’s a lot of “go see that guy over there” quests.. and a lot of “learn how your spells work” quests.. but there’s also a lot of quests the likes of which I’ve never seen before.
The “you’re evil” is a little bit morally troubling. I’m slogging through it though.. I want to see the resolution and figure out how I get to turn “good”.