January 6, 2012

Look Who's (Kinda) Back!

Yes, it's me!
It's been a year and I've succumbed to peer pressure (Heka!) and gone back to Runes of Magic. But not in the regular way. I'm playing on a private server. Not too sure about the legalities of that, so I won't post the name, but the server is Europe-based, gives 10x XP & TP, and is, shall I say, quite interesting.
Sunset on Ystra Highlands

I swear my heart nearly beat right out of my chest when I first logged on to RoM again. I felt so nervous! Not sure why...I think because of some negative personal things that happened in the game around Xmas 2010. But Heka really wanted to go back, and he's my BFF and has stuck with me through good times and bad, so I took a deep breath and created a new Spiral.
At first glance, she probably appears to you to be identical to the old Spiral, but this is Spiral 2.0!
When I created her, I started off with her exactly the same, but I got this strange icky feeling in my stomach so I changed her hair style just slightly and that made the feeling better. I think I needed her to be a little different to symbolize how I've changed and grown personally in the last year outside the game.
Also, she is no longer a Mage/Rogue but now a Rogue/Priest, with a Mage third class sitting on the sidelines in case I get bored. When I was last playing Spiral 1.0, I was just getting into playing her rogue side and found it to be very fun. Stabby stabby stabby!  So I thought I would try Rogue primary this time, and chose Priest secondary so I could heal my Knight/Scout tank, Legitshizno, which is Heka's name for his new toon.

My adventures so far have been equally thrilling and dull. Ten times XP is CRAZY. I'm out-leveling my gear in an hour. Insane. The quests are boring, cuz I've done them soooooo many times. (How many alts did I have?? LOL) But it feels so cool to go back to my "old haunts" and see them again. I can't keep the smile off my face! Heka are I are in voice chat going, "Ooooh, I remember this!!" It's like going back to your home town or a vacation spot that you loved.

We're rebuilding our guild, Knights of Good, but we're only at level 3. Recruiting is going to be interesting as the server is very multicultural. World chat is predominantly English, but there is a lot of German and Russian too, and a smattering of other languages I can't figure out. It's been fun to chat with people from other countries. I love that!

So I can't promise that I'll be blogging about my new adventures or not. I'm pondering it with furrowed brow as I type this. I'm hesitant to think that I'll have anything scintillating to say about a game I've played for so long. But then again, I have yet to visit the Coast of Opportunity.  :)

I hope all my gaming friends are alive and well and having fun in their real and virtual worlds, wherever they may be.