Recently I found myself thinking about getting back into World of Warcraft. It’s something I had been thinking about for a while really. I had previously played the game a few years ago but never got into it properly, felt a little bit overwhelmed at the time and I didn’t know anyone else who played. This time I knew that if I started playing again that I would want to not only play properly which I knew would be a challenge in itself but to also learn and read about the lore behind the game too.
In the run-up to making my final decision, I found myself questioning if I really felt like I wanted to play World of Warcraft again. Did I know what I was letting myself in for? I don’t really know anyone who plays and will that make a difference? Will I get that overwhelming feeling again? There were so many questions but finally, I decided to redownload the game and jump back in.
The first time I logged back in to start my new adventure my Spotify was on shuffle and decided to play Against The Current’s song, Strangers Again. The opening verse did make me laugh a bit as I was starting to create my character at the time and it just felt relevant to my past experience.
How did I get here?
And what have I done?
It’s like I’ve been sleeping for two years
And I’m just waking up
I knew that I would be able to level up to twenty before having to resubscribe to pay but that at the moment isn’t a major issue. As for choosing a character, this took me a little while to decided as I spent so long reading through all the different descriptions and backstories. After a few variations and last-second changes, my new character is created and I am now a Draenei Mage.
Choosing my name had to be the hardest part of the process. As with most games many names were already taken. Eventually, I resorted to using a name generator and came up with Amami. I just felt that it fitted my character and really I just liked the name. Later I discovered that it is actually a city in Japan which is located on the island of Amami Oshima in the Kagoshima Prefecture.
With my character and name chosen I finally started my adventure. It felt a bit strange coming back to the game. Starting off like any new player would I completed the initial quests, relearnt the controls and just really started settling back into the game.
I’m at the stage currently where all I can really do is go quest by quest before I can move on to a new area/part of the game. I’m currently coming up towards level ten or so but I’ve actually been enjoying it more than I did originally. I know I still have a long way to go and many quests to fulfil but even though I’m looking forward to what else the game has in store I am still somewhat a little nervous but I’m sure that is normal and down to not really knowing what could happen next.
Overall though I am enjoying playing World of Warcraft again and I feel like I will stick with the game for longer than I have done previously. I’ve also started looking into the lore but for now, that has only been a tiny scratch on the surface of it and I know there is so much more to discover.
If you have ever played World of Warcraft let me know what you think of the game and if you have any tips, tricks or advice for a returning player.