A shiny new beginning

So there I was, deciding to create yet another alt. I was thinking to myself I should just blaze through the character creation screen as fast as I can click so I could just get on with playing. Then I realised I am going to be spending some time with the character I create, should I not put at least a few minutes into the creation? There are questions I should ask myself, and they can have huge implications later in the game.

The first question is “What do I plan to do with this character”? If your answer is run back and forth to the bank from the mailbox not so much thought goes into it. On the other hand do you plan to level the character? All the way to the level cap or stop at some predetermined level as a battleground twink?

After a bit of thought I decided this would be a character I will level slowly, up to the level cap. I also decided that since I already have A character at the level cap that is geared for raiding that would not be the focus of this character. My focus would be in slowly solo questing my way to the top.

Now I know where this character is going, I look at what I already have for characters. My raiding main is a holy priest with tailoring and enchanting as his skills. My other High level character is a hunter with skinning and engineering. I enjoyed leveling both of them but really did not want to level another of the same at the moment. Looking at everything here I decided to try a warlock. Without ever trying one before it seems that it will be somewhere between the hunter and priest in terms of play style.

Now we know that we are making a warlock we need to decide on a race. My tailor happens to be an alliance character so for ease of helping myself out I will limit myself to an alliance warlock. The races I have to choose from in this case are Human and Gnome. After looking at the different racial traits, and looking at the fact that I have never started a character in the Dwarven/Gnomish start area I decided to roll a Gnome.

So now I have it narrowed down to A Gnomish Warlock for my latest experiment, yet I am still on the character creation screen. When next we meet, “what’s in a name?” My look at the do’s and dont’s of character naming.