Remember the days when there was only one non-PvP title? “Scarab Lord”? If you saw someone riding by with that title, you stopped and looked. The PvP titles were neat too, but didn’t hold much meaning.
Then they brought in a couple more with Burning Crusade… “Champion of the Naaru” and “Hand of A’dal”. Eventually you could get “of the Shattered Sun” if you had some spare cash. They were quite a bit more common, but it still made you feel a bit special.
With the achievement system the way it is now, we’re more surprised to see someone running around without a title than with one. Anyone who has had even passing interest in achievements has upwards of 10 titles to switch through as they see fit.
I think it adds a bit of depth to each character – by seeing someone’s title, you can guess what their playstyle or in-game interests might be. Someone with the title “Jenkins” makes me think they just love messing around and having fun with the game. When I see a “Twilight Vanquisher” I feel like I’m in the presence of a doughty fighter. Is it wrong to judge people by their title?
Anyway, what brought this line of though on was that as of last night, Ghugh is no longer just Ghugh! He is now…
Ghugh of Ironforge! (Complete with spikey hat)
I think this is a fitting first title for most characters. And as you progress and gain more experiences, you come to be known for more interesting things than just your origin.
What do you think? Is there a reason you favour some titles over others?
Sorry it’s been a bit quiet around here lately other than “Need More Stable Slots” stuff (GO DONATE), but I’ve been quite busy at work, and it’s going to continue to be quiet just a few more days – I’m having a wisdom tooth removed tomorrow!
So I’ll be back when I’ve recovered and gotten sick of eating pudding and milkshakes. Is that even possible?