Welcome to Eight Paws! This blog is very much about sharing what I learn as I level and then continue to play my main characters, Dhakeilh and Aminyara, so I thought a good starting point would be to meet some of the stars of the show.

Dhakeilh

Dhakeilh

Dhakeilh, standing outside Halaa.

Dhakeilh has the dubious honour of being my first character to even approach maximum level, being currently in the low 70s but climbing steadily. She is a feral druid with a rather strangely hybrid bear/cat spec that has evolved over time; I initially wanted her to be a tank, and that is still the ultimate plan, but in the meantime leveling was far easier as a kittycat (and Tiganza thought cat form was more appropriate), so I picked up some dps talents as well. Being a coward, I am too nervous to group for dungeons as a tank until I have some idea of what I’m doing, so she currently spends most of her time as a cat with very mediocre damage while I learn the basics of bear tanking on a baby druid alt.

Aminyara

Aminyara

Aminyara in the moonlight, at the edge of Thunder Bluff

Contrary to appearances here, not all or even most of my characters are of the elvish persuasion. That said, I must admit Aminyara is indeed a blood elf – a fire mage currently in her low 30s. She is a member of a regiment called Sons of Victory on the Wyrmrest Accord RP server, and is played essentially constantly in character. This gives a wholly different experience to playing normal PvE (something I also love; Dhakeilh has no trace of roleplay about her!) and often creates a very fresh and interesting perspective.

I intend to post regularly about Dhakeilh and Aminyara both, as the ‘backbone’ of this blog. One of them is approaching endgame content and the other is involved in the roleplay scene – two utterly different aspects of Wow that both draw me in. On the way, no doubt I’ll learn a lot…and hopefully if anyone reads this, it will be at least mildly interesting!