In the Beginning…

December 30, 2008

So here I am, a brand new blogger joining the ranks of those who have gone before me, hoping that I have at least a few thoughts in my head that haven’t been covered better, and more in depth by other people. I think there’s something there, but before I go and start talking about those things, I imagine it’s awfully pert to leave you hanging with no proper introduction.

So hello! I’m a lot of things, primarily a nerdy gamer girl for the purposes of this ‘blog. In fact, in case you couldn’t tell from the title up there at the top all shiny-like, my main obsession is my bear druid on the Horde side of the Earthen Ring server. I’ve also got a tauren hunter, and on another server a good handful of dwarves whom I love to pieces even if tauren are my usual thing. So far as my bear and his emphasis on this mode of communication though, I’d like to stop here and make one thing clear: I won’t be theorycrafting every last .1% of my threat or survivability and my spec will look a bit odd for a bear because I play the remarkably underpublicized and underappreciated role of “offtank”. Seriously! No wait! Don’t walk away yet, hear me out! See, offtank isn’t a role for the less-experienced or less-loved guys with buckets on their heads anymore, an offtank is a support role. You specialize in versatility and the Oshite button. You know, to the thumblength, exactly what you can put out and stay under the main tank’s threat so if he goes down, Mr. Bignugly goes onto your head and doesn’t rampage about, but you don’t get him prematurely and go down in a puff of smoke because your friends with the green glowy hands couldn’t react fast enough. As a druid, you also have the ability to take over a healer spot in case of emergency, or act as crowd-control, pop your battle ressurect spell, toss an innervate, stack some bleeds, and generally run around mopping up all the little spills that everyone doesn’t notice in the heat of battle. If I ever got stuck as a main tank, see, i couldn’t do any of those things… I wouldn’t be tanking if I tried to, I’d be a little smear of tauren who got out of bear form. Appreciate your offtanks, especially the ones who can be other things when they need to!

Along with being an offtank, I’m also one of those hairy, scary “Are-Pee-ers.” Only, I don’t do it right, see? I’ve never done cyborz or danced naked on a mailbox in my life (Okay, maybe once, but my character was drunk I tell you!). For whatever reason, I seem to try to roleplay as… a person. Like a REAL person. Not the long-lost tauren son of Thrall, or the One and ONLY person who killed Onyxia (nevermind that LOTS of people try to claim that feat). In fact, taken side by side with many “roleplayers” my characters are positively boring what with not having glowing green scars, or demon wings, or even a shadow that goes off on it’s own to do unmentionable things. Ah, well. What’s done is done. Le sigh.

There are other things, like being some kind of walking Lore encyclopedia, and an owner of cats, a draw-er of sketches, stitcher of leather, finder of fossils and minerals, honestly though I think those first two things are the biggies and what I’m going to be writing about. Obviously, of course, I can’t guarantee that I’ll always be on topic (and that sounds dreadfully boring anyway) but I’ll try. Just like I’ll try to update at least once a week. That’s what I’m shooting for. Maybe. We’ll see.

So there we have it- now I’m off to try and spruce this thing up!



  1. Unfrigginbelievable! I can’t wait for the rest of the adventure. Oakleafwolf – You are truely amazing. I hope this is the start of a massive following. Kudos and carmelcorn to you!

  2. By the way, I love the layout and the snow….

  3. Can’t wait to see more, Mita.

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