Introduction

Hi, I’m James. I’m new here.

I wish I could say that I’ve been reading KTR for months in between running raids with my 70’s. The reality is that despite being a passionate gamer my whole life, I spent much of the MMO revolution of the past decade watching from the sidelines. Other life priorities at the time. I’m here at KTR because I’m in the process of changing that.

When I play, I’m 40% explorer, 40% achiever, and 20% socializer. I will explore that stupid little cave just becuase I haven’t been in it, and I will run the long way to fill in that empty corner of my map. I may even hurl myself off a cliff to certain death just for the novelty of the experience. (I actually do this on a pretty regular basis, and yes, it sometimes annoys my group.) But I will also take the time to keep my fishing skill up to snuff, because I need to be prepared to kick some ass if I find myself in Stranglethorn Vale for that fishing competition one of these days.

Right now, I’m splitting my time between Azeroth and the Viridian Ocean. “The Viridian Ocean? What’s that?” Puzzle Pirates, silly. It rocks.

My main in Azeroth is Arroway, level 19 blood elf hunter. Yeah, I know. I just started over with some friends on a new server — although my old main was only 49. If you happen to play on Sargeras, look me up.

I joined KTR because I wanted to be part of a community where I could explore and share thoughts on MMO gameplay, design, industry, culture… anything about the whole damn awesome experience that visiting these worlds can entail. I think writing here is going to be great. I’m looking forward to interacting with all of you.

– James

8 thoughts on “Introduction”

  1. Welcome to the big show. Watch for groupies when backing up in the parking lot.

    Hey, Viridian, I’m occasionally there too. My bilge pump is mighty.

  2. As a result of this, I went to check my character in Puzzle Pirates. I have a pet rat. I don’t remember buying that. I could assume they gave everyone one, but I’ll pretend they know where I’m from.

    9 to go.

  3. Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!

    Zubon — I’ll look you up on Viridian. I go by Arroway there. Save some rats for me.

  4. Take my advice on WoW, and stick to that explorer side of yourself as you play. You’ll have plenty of time to burn out your achiever side when you get to the level cap, so enjoy lvling, and take as much time as possible doing it. Exploring Desolace or any other lower lvl zones at lvl 70 just isn’t the same as doing it when the quests there actually give you experience.

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