I kinda skipped the first two weeks — perhaps I’ll tackle those two on a later date — but I thought I should give this week’s Newbie Blogging Initiative Challenge a try. Thanks Ambermist for creating these challenges. You should all visit her blog, it’s called Tastes Like Battle Chicken. That’s enough reason right there. ;)
So… my main. Damn, that’s been a long journey. For the longest time I didn’t really have my identity in virtual worlds, I just picked whatever name that sounded cool enough, usually using name generators directly inside the game. Even in online games, every game meant a new identity. I just couldn’t find myself to like one character, class, or name. And then, on a warm evening in 2005, everything changed for me.
I created a character named Kemwer for the first time, and that became not only my main character but in a way a reflection of myself. I mean, I’m not really a large black cow, but that was the first time I associated myself with a character name. I was no longer playing with Kemwer, the Tauren Hunter, I was a Tauren Hunter named Kemwer, or just Kem among friends. That’s when I started playing with characters on video games, and started created characters to represent myself on them.
That was when Kemwer the Hunter finally died.
This is why it’s hard for me to describe my character’s personality, because he’s me. He is the same methodical and slightly OCD-ish person I am (he is an engineer after all, as you can see by his stylish shades). He’s helpful and cares about his group, using his trustworthy pet Mihos to get others out of trouble. He grew to become one of the leaders of his guild, and led a couple of expeditions to the then unreachable Mount Hyjal to celebrate New Year’s Eve, he was present during the opening of the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. And then, after three long years, just a few months after reaching Outland during The Burning Crusade, realized he no longer wanted to live on that world. That was when Kemwer the Hunter finally died.
But his spirit lived on. Some time after disappearing from Azeroth, he was reborn in the Warhammer Universe.
Kemwer Seth and his siblings — all named after mispronunciations of my name by guildies, probably the best idea for alts I ever had since they usually get the “Kem” part right — didn’t last long, but still bring good memories. Kemwer was a Disciple of Khaine, a combat healer that taught me what was exactly I enjoyed the best about MMOs: helping other stay alive. I loved combat on that game, and the class and combat mechanics are still among my favorites on all MMOs I ever played, the rest of the game was the problem.
It was then I decided that I would always try to focus on classes that have great support potential, specially healers. I mean, look above: of the four classes I played, two were healers (Disciple of Khaine and Shaman), one was a tank (Black Guard), and only one was a pure DPS class (Sorcerer).
The same focus on healer/support classes continued on my next MMO, Allods Online. I have no screenshots saved of my time on Allods, so here’s my forum sig from those days.
Now I’m preparing myself to start on a journey to a new universe. Kemwer will live again, this time in Tyria as a Charr Elementalist. May his tale be epic, and his comrades many.
As for the bonus challenge, I started following a bunch of new bloggers on my personal Twitter account since joining the NBI, including a few ones this week, so I’ll just let you all know you can find me here: @DivinoAG. You can also find the link
on the footer of my blog on my blog’s header (I forgot I changed my layout). Follow me there, and let’s keep the conversation going. ;)