Last week was my official onboarding with Raenes and Vitalit into the world of WoW, and what an introduction it was!
I was not given a proper welcome binder, formal orientation meeting, or preface discussion; I was forced to make my decent into World of Warcraft rapidly and promptly, but luckily I had assistance from the greats, Raenes and Vitalit.
As I grabbed my freshly brewed hot black coffee and entered the “war room,” which was a simple and small study turned into diminutive WoW community, it was not difficult to transition into WARCRAFT MODE. Raenes and Vitalit were already buzzing, but I could not depict if their stimulation was from their recent defeat of King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle or from the half-full steaming Folgers coffee cups I noticed in front of both of them. Gut feeling it was a hybrid of both. I set up shop adjacent to Vitalit and took my first satisfying sip, and it was all downhill from there.
I was immediately bombarded with an influx of information, and it was difficult to keep up. Do not forget this was my VERY FIRST time playing, interacting or engaging with WoW, so saying my warcraft knowledge is marginalized is an extreme understatement. Vitalit, if you are reading this, I apologize for my noob behavior and distractions from your raids.
Right of the bat, I was particularly impressed in the amazing and wondrous landscapes of the zones and areas Raenes and Vitalit were journeying through. The sense of adventure and boundless excursions these two Dwarves were embarking on were truly awe-inspiring. My personal favorite area was Icecrown Citadel, which provided sentiments both dazzling and Game of Thrones-y, yet spooky, which was a great balance in my opinion. It made me want to activate Noob in Chief and #GoGnoming alongside Raenes and Vitalit (even though I would be more of a distraction and liability than an asset and comrade).
Another standout for me were the bosses. So cool. I remember making Vitalit pause his quest to have him expound about the huge rhino, Akali, in Zul’Drak. “Dude, get a pic with that guy,” were among the demands I made when I initially spotted the gigantic NPC.
The Prophet of Quetzlun, King Ymiron and Loken were some of the the characters I saw accept defeat at the large Dwarf hands of Raenes and Vitalit. It was fun watching the teamwork and collaboration that was occurring before my noobish eyes; There was so much action going on I could not keep up. Clearly, these two WoW veteran brothers were not phased.
Unsurprisingly, the selfie feature is killer. It was hilarious on my end watching Raenes and Vitalit commence on numerous selfie expeditions up soaring mountain peaks and immense castle tops, and hearing Raenes in real life across from me demanding, “Vitalit, get in my selfie and flex.” Naturally, I enjoyed the new add-on very much (hear Vitalit’s POV on the new selfie camera feature here). Ultimately, the numerous selfies and photo opps did not distract the Dwarf brothers from their core mission and goals, as I was alongside when they dinged 80 and completed the Wrath of the Lich King, which was a nostalgic moment for them, and a commendable occasion for myself.
As the clock banged 4 a.m., it was time for us to cease gameplay for the night.
We capped off the night with a late (or early) run to our local Whataburger, where we also have very fond memories as it was THE late night spot we would frequent the most in our younger days. It was great discussing the night’s gameplay highlights, top jokes, and upcoming blog content while devouring breakfast taquitos. It was the perfect conclusion to my inaugural exposure to World of Warcraft.
Special shout-out to everyone who tuned in to Back2Azeroth’s first live tweet event. It was awesome engaging with everyone and reading all the feedback, and it far exceeded our expectations. Due to the night’s success, we are looking forward to executing our next live tweet event soon, as Raenes and Vitalit inch closer toward their level 110 goal.
Be sure to stay abreast with updates from both Back2Azeroth’s Twitter page and blog. We are currently working on the next blog post, so stay tuned!
Noob in Chief, B2A