Well, I am new here. I just bought “Banished” in the Steam Summer Sale…I have been having some errr… issues, and stumbled on this site. My goodness, you all are a FRIENDLY group around here. That is Oh So VERY nice to see… because, yes, I came from WoW. Ugh! Lol And not ‘Ugh’ at the game per se, as more the community there is just so awful at times.
Anyhow… I started WoW in August 2006. The ONLY online games I had ever played were (no laughing here) The Sims Online, Second Life and Club Pogo. Good grief how nerdy is that? HA! A friend from The Sims Online had talked me into getting Diablo 2, which I really just hated. But it came with a free trial to WoW. I had heard a LOT of people talking about this game, and I was a little put off by the whole killing / combat thing. But my kids were at their dad’s for the weekend and I was bored so I said “What the hell….?”
Oh good lord…that was the end for me… well sorta. I rolled a mage, human. Magic! YES!! Yay! Started off in Northshire Abbey with NO IDEA what in the world I was doing. Got propositioned by some naked “chick” in the first 5 minutes. (I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KILLING GAME??? Sheesh!)
But then, I got to Goldshire. Got that quest, to go in that stupid! Dumb! Horrible! Mine! and kill Kabolds. Ok I had NO idea about that whole silly “agro” thing. Oh dear, it was bad. I got killed, repeatedly! When I would run back to rez, I also was unaware I could rez over in a “safe spot” and just kept rezzing right on top of my corpse… and BAM!!! Dead again!!
I was a little frustrated!! So I logged out, looked over the classes and read that Warriors, wear plate, are hard to kill, take lots of damage. Ok this maybe is what I need!! Rerolled a Nightelf Warrior! I wont say I didn’t die…but it was much LESS often! Haha! But the leveling thing and trying to figure it all out, I was hooked!!
A couple of days later, I was in Darkshores, on that mountain, about to accept a quest. Standing in that blue light thing, and some random dude whispered me to group up. Ok, I guess. I had grouped for one quest before and then couldn’t figure out how to leave group!! DOH! But we did a few quests, and a few more… and this guy was SO HELPFUL!! I thought he was a WoW God! He wasn’t lol. When I asked how long he had been playing he said “About 2 weeks, I read the book that came with the game!”
We have been playing WoW together ever since that night! My online BFF!! We have leveled so many characters together. We have raided so many hours together. Laughed at SO many silly, crazy ways we have found to die together. We currently are on a break from the game. His computer is broken, and I am just enjoying other games that are out and around.
I’ve met quite a few people since then in WoW. I have some really GREAT friends from the game. To me, that is what was SO AMAZING about WoW! It’s a good game, I won’t deny that. From stepping up to tank Prince in Kara for the first time, scared out of my wits….to tanking Garrosh before we stopped playing (Yes, I kept my warrior, she has been my main ever since that day I created her!), it has been a hell of a ride. But the friendships I found there, have always been my favorite part of the game!
Oh and as for my “issues” in Banished…I think I have those figured out, thanks to all of you who take the time to post helpful hints and strats… it HELPS! *hugs to all*