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Bow Lovin’ Dwarf Chick

October 7th, 2009

If you hadn’t noticed by my lack of ‘This Week in Raiding’ posts lately, I haven’t been raiding much.  There are many reasons for it, school and work have been keeping my schedule unpredictable, and our guild has lost many key members, and we can’t pull together much on our own anymore.

Well, a friend of mine tired desperately to get me to faction & server transfer to raid with her…

AND I DID IT!

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Just kidding.

There’s no way my Troll could ever be anything but a Troll!  It just isn’t right.  And I’m just too cheap.

So instead, I rerolled a new Dwarf (yes, a female!) Hunter on Skullcrusher to quickly level up to play with her.

Meet Ailsa, and her fuzzy bear friend Righneas (it means Tenacity in Gaelic or Scottish or something.  I’m that clever.)  And yes, she uses a bow. Remnants of my Trollish tendancies, maybe?

ailsa

Observations

It’s been a long time since I leveled a hunter… nearly 4 years, actually.  And a lot of things have changed.  But it’s interesting to level a class you already know very well, and I’ve discovered a few things:

  • With the removal of the dead zone, leveling 1-10 with no pet is so much easier.
  • Kiting is your best strategy for 1-10, not melee.
  • Make sure you keep those ammo stacks at 1000!
  • Not having Feign Death, Intimidation or Misdirect makes me much squishier, and there’s a lot less room for aggro.
  • OMG HOW DID WE EVER LEVEL TO 40 WITHOUT A MOUNT?!  MADNESS!
  • Blizzard seriously needs to add Hunter loot to quest rewards, I’m sick of all this cloth and plate or spirit leather crap.
  • Female dwarves have extremely bouncy boobs.  Every heard of a bra?  Seriously, ouch.

As of writing this, I’ve just hit level 36.  That’s 36 levels in only a week and a half! Not too bad for me.  Now just another 44 levels to go!  *sigh*

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5 comments to “Bow Lovin’ Dwarf Chick”

  1. Okay, so I’m not the only one to notice that the brassiere needs to be introduced to dwarven culture. Good.
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  2. -blink, blink, blink-

    You been readin’ my blog recently, Braj?

    I present to you, Eisla the troll Shaman:
    http://www.faulsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/eislasraptor.jpg

    Aaand Eisla the Dwarf Priest (Yeah, I was really stuck for names that day.): http://www.faulsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/EislaDwarf.jpg

    And you know the only reason they are called Eisla? Because Aisla wasn’t available! Creepy!

    (Also, the bears name will be in Gaelic – Scottish isn’t it’s own language these days, just a dialect.)
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  3. I’m thinking about starting another hunter as well, just something to remind myself why I love the class. I feel like I’m in need of it.
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  4. @Fauls: I was actually thinking about putting a reference in the post saying you’re probably the one to ask about the name origins ;) I had totally read about your Troll Shaman, but I didn’t remember until you mentioned it! I just found the name the same place I find a lot of names. Did a google search for “[insert some heritage here] female baby names” and looked for one I liked!

    @Negathle: Do it! It’s been so fun, and a great reminder that Hunter really IS the class for me. I have been able to relearn all the things I love about it! :)


  5. I haven’t gotten as far with the baby Shaman that I have on another server (about lvl 24), but I find it frustrating that I can’t use the spells I’m used to. Chain Lightning? Nope, not yet. Bunch of high lvl talent skills? Nope, none of those either. Dang… how does one play this class at low level? heh.
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